A Week In My Life // Iso Edition

Hello friends!

Hope you’re all well and thriving.

Today’s post is gonna be somewhat interesting, or potentially just super boring. We’ll see! I thought I’d share a week in my life, during this weird period of isolation and social distancing. I’ve seen a few of them going around, and I thought it would be interesting enough, regardless of the fact that I might not actually get up to all that much throughout the week.

That said, I hope you enjoy it anyway!

MONDAY

Monday, the first day of the week, and the only day during the week that I have had scheduled to work over the last few weeks. The music store that I work at is a small, family owned business, and as weird as it seems – we’ve done alright during this isolation period. We do a lot of online orders, a lot of answering the phone and we do get quite a lot of customers still, trying to cure their boredom during isolation I guess? That said, we’ve had to cut back on shifts to save on costs, so I’m currently only working one day a week.

Monday’s shift wasn’t too bad. Aside from being verbally abused by an absolute unit of a customer early on in the morning and using it as an excuse to have my lunch first, I managed to get a big bulk of work done, sort out a bunch of parcels and tie up any loose ends that had been floating around.

TUESDAY

Tuesday was a very good reflection of a regular day in isolation for me. Thanks to a weeks worth of setting alarms and adjusting my body clock, I’ve finally begun waking up naturally around 8:30 which has been great, because it means I get a bit more of a full day.

The current situation in my house since Miss Rona hit has my mum working from home in the study, my dad working from home at the living room table, and my sister attending online high school upstairs. Which leaves me kinda chilling on the couch or in my room or doing whatever it is needs doing for the day.

As my sister pointed out, I spent most of Tuesday in my room, on my re-discovered hobby – making wallpapers. A couple years ago I was hell-bent on making as many wallpapers as possible, and on Monday night my cousins asked me if I could make her one again. So I spent a most of Tuesday playing around with wallpapers, and ended up making more, one for old mate Kate, my other cousin Leah, my sister and my laptop, as well as a bunch of other ones just for fun! Check them out ūüôā

//Golden Hollywood for Kate, Harry for Leah and Outer Banks for Sonali//

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After my sister finished her online schooling, we headed over to the park, something we’ve been doing for the last couple of weeks! If we don’t manage to go for a walk during the day, we bring a football and kick it around for an hour or so, just to get out of the house. The park’s been a lot of fun, just because while there are other people there, everyone’s pretty responsible about the rules and does there own thing, but everyone’s always friendly, if that makes sense?

Other than the park, it was a pretty uneventful day, but I managed to get some blogging done and obviously, finish off those wallpapers. In the evening, I took Kate’s recommendation and binge watched the entire first season of¬†Hollywood on Netflix. Definitely would recommend if it’s your type of thing, I’ve always loved old movies, the Golden Age aesthetic and everything about that type of genre so I knew it was something I’d be able to get around. I didn’t get to sleep until I had finished it all, so fair to say I thoroughly enjoyed it.

WEDNESDAY

Wednesday was another mostly relaxed day at home. I helped with some work that needed to be done around the house while everyone was working but for the most part just watched some YouTube and did some reading. Since corona hit, my music teaching gig, which I was previously doing in person once a week with three students has dropped, but in the last three weeks we’ve begun classes back at the studio over Zoom, so I headed to the studio in the afternoon to set up for my class.

Teaching over Zoom, is a pain in the ass, to be quite frank. It doesn’t even compare to teaching in person, sitting next to the student and helping them learn, and everything takes about double the usual amount of time. However, the student I have for these Zoom classes is lovely so it’s not completely miserable, and I get to hang out at the studio and practice some singing and piano before and after class, which makes the 10 minute drive there worth it.

Like Tuesday, my sister Sonali and headed to the park again right after I got back from teaching to kick the footy, and we hung around to catch the sunset, as did quite a few people. Well worth the mosquito bites if you ask me.

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THURSDAY

Thursday was another interesting day, which makes this week a little out of the ordinary to be honest. Late on Tuesday night one of my best friends Jess passed on the message that one of her boyfriend’s mates had asked about me possibly performing on his university radio show on Thursday, so we lined everything up on Wednesday.

I spent most of the morning just kinda relaxing at home, watching some Netflix, then around 1:30, my friend Daniel, who plays guitar for me, and I met at the studio where I teach as we were using one of the rooms to Skype call in for the radio segment. It was super chill, and I got a few friends who happened to be listening message in to say they loved the cover we did! After we finished up the Skype call, we got an early dinner of Nando’s and headed home.

The rest of the night was very relaxed. I hung out with my family, listened to some music, made some more wallpapers and finished watched The Last Dance¬†on Netflix, which I¬†highly¬†recommend, whether you’re a Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan fan or not. Such a great documentary, super easy to watch in one day if you have the time like I did. Such an inspiring story and person, and getting the behind the scenes access that the documentary provides just makes his story and the history of the team all that more interesting to know. Coincidentally, Thursday was also the day my first pair of Jordan Air 1’s were delivered, which had me running down my street to the post office. I have to say, I am very much in love with the brand new editions to the family.

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FRIDAY

Friday was another chilled out day. I managed to get some jobs done around the house, including cleaning my room which was desperately needed, as well as scheduling some more blog posts.

I also took the opportunity to practice some guitar and learn new songs as well as the odd job-hunting, but I’m not gonna lie, a lot of time was spent on TikTok. That’s it.

I had a conversation with my Mum about this the other day, but for those of us in that space between university and full time work, essentially those of us who graduated at the end of last year, it’s a super weird time, because unless we got straight into a full-time job, this is essentially what I’d be doing, even without restrictions. I’d be at home, job-hunting, picking up casual shifts and working on hobbies. The only difference being restrictions on seeing friends and family, which has arguably been the hardest adjustment¬† for me personally.

SATURDAY

Saturday, being the weekend, was a day for a sleep-in, regardless of the fact that majority of the week had already been pretty cruise-y. I spent quite a bit of time blogging and jumping on Pinterest, as well as finishing off some Money Heist.

One of my good friends was doing a set on Instagram live, playing some of his original music and from there I basically spent the good majority of an hour and a half bouncing around between a bunch of people’s Instagram accounts, watching them perform in their living rooms and bedrooms, which was super wholesome and a great way to being my Saturday night.

I also watched¬†Mid90s, a indie-skate film directed by Jonah Hill, which I actually really liked. It was quite different from the other films I’d watching during the week, films like¬†Love Don’t Cost A Thing and some of the¬†Step Up series, but I really enjoyed it and got super into it. Definitely recommend it if you’re into indie, film festival style movies.

During the day my younger sister mentioned that she’d never pulled an all-nighter (she’s 15 so I’ll allow it) and wanted to try it, so we decided that Saturday night would be the night for it. Bless her soul, she ended up heading to bed around 5, but I stuck it out and was the first to greet my mum for Mother’s Day when she came downstairs for breakfast, from my spot on the couch watching Black Panther.

SUNDAY

Sunday was Mother’s Day as I mentioned before, and unlike other years where we’d usually be heading to lunch with my extended family it was just the four of us relaxing at home.

We spent a lot of the day hanging out in the living room upstairs together and we gave Mum her present, which was a brand new pair of Uggs because she always steals my little sisters pairs during the colder months.

Later in the evening we went and picked up a cheeky Nando’s to bring home for dinner. As had been the case for the last couple of days, it was a very low-key day, but it was a good way to end the weekend.

How have you guys been adapting to the change in daily programming since lockdown restrictions?

x

Priya

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Thank You Lennon Stella

Hello boys and girls, hope you’re well and thriving!

The time has finally arrived for Lennon Stella to share with us an album that I feel like I’ve spent years waiting for. Lennon was amongst the first few musicians I included in my playlists I shared on here, she featured quite a few times, and it’s been so fun to watch her grow, touring with The Chainsmokers, featuring on songs with artists like Liam Payne, touring and just over all killing it.

She’s come a long way from singing Happy Birthday to Harry Styles and using empty butter containers to perform The Cup Song with her little sister Maisy (who’s also a brilliant artist in her own right, and features on the album).

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This album,¬†Three. Two. One. is like a culmination of all the work Lennon’s put in over the last few years. The opening track, ‘Much Too Much’ is such a great introduction to the rest of the record, welcoming the synth heavy production, mixed in with her angelic, atmospheric vocals that she’s become know for.

Through tracks like ‘Pretty Boy’, ‘Older Than I Am’, ‘Weakness’, which features her little sister Maisy, and ‘Goodnight’, this record covers so much ground. It’s like Lennon’s stretched herself as much as she can to encapsulate as many aspects of her life into this one record, while remaining so authentic and true to the nature of all these songs and how beautifully they’re constructed.

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So any favourites?

Personally,¬†Golf On TV¬†makes me want to spontaneously combust in to flames, while also dissolving into a puddle of tears, so there’s that. There’s so much, lyrically, in this album that makes. my. heart. sing. The writer’s on this song did a phenomenal job, and the chorus consistently gets stuck in my head for hours on end, which is really not a problem.

Then there’s¬†Older Than I Am, which they had no right putting right after¬†GOTV, because it’s equally as beautiful but so emotionally charged and heavy. Again, the lyrics on this album are just another level, they take you to outer space in the best way possible.

There’s so much light and shade in this album, and having Lennon’s ethereal vocals laced throughout each song just brings them all together on this record and everything just makes sense. Everything fits, and the album as a whole feels like one big puzzle, with all the songs being the little pieces if that makes sense??

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I don’t know man, I’m just so happy this album is finally here. 13 beautiful tracks, I can’t really fault this album at all, though I’m not really one to share an album if I¬†can¬†fault it. If you’re a Lennon Stella fan, you’ll love this through and through because it’s everything that makes Lennon’s music so unique and enjoyable to listen to wrapped up in one record, and if you’ve never listened to Lennon before, this is the perfect first listen.

x

Priya

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Black Lightning // A Soundtrack

Hello friends!

Alas, another Netflix original has fallen prey to my stream of isolation binging, this time being¬†Black Lightning,¬†based on the DC comics. Once again, I’m thoroughly impressed by whoever it is at Netflix, managing the music direction, and picking the soundtrack for these shows, because nearly every single episode of the three seasons that are currently up, had incredible music in it.

The show, although primarily an action, super-hero series, is literally¬†filled with genres of race, systematic oppression, socioeconomic status, drug addiction and gang violence, all tied up together with the ‘super’ genre in a manner that is so relevant and contextually current, watching it today.

The music in the show is a great mix of old school funk tracks, some jazz, blues, soul, and then a bunch of newer artists, hip hop, rap and RnB tracks, and it all went perfectly with each scene.

Here’s a break down of some of my favourite songs from each season!

SEASON 1

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SEASON 2

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SEASON 3

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Let me know if you end up watching Black Lightning as well – I’d love to hear what you think, not just of the music but of the show as a whole!!

x

Priya

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A Very Pretty Spotify // musicScape

Hello boys and girls!

Hope you’re well and thriving.

Today’s post is gonna be a little one, but I’m keen to share it with y’all because I feel like there’s a few of you who’ll really like this!

As is with all good things, I discovered musicScape on TikTok. Feel free to roast me in the comments, but it is what it is and I have no regrets.

Essentially, musicScape is a a one-stop site, to have your very own landscape image created, based on your Spotify listens within the last 24 hours. It’s super easy an quick to do, took all of 30 seconds for me to have my very own pretty little landscape, which I’m planning on dating and printing out to stick up in my room!

Here’s mine!

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They’re super simple and sleek, and there’s also reasoning behind the landscape you get and what it means, which you get if you click on your name at the bottom of the page. It gives you a little rundown, like this:

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I just love anything that allows you to analyse your listening and get some insight into the way you listen because sometimes listening to music is so easily a passive activity, and we don’t even realise what we’re listening to or our patterns with what we listen to, when and why.

If you make your own musicScape, I’d love to see what yours turns out, feel free to shoot me a message on Instagram to show me!!

x

Priya

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Hooked // Church & AP

Hello! Welcome back to my little corner of the internet (suss the new look if you’re on Reader xxx)

Hope you’ve all been good and are well. Today’s post is one that has been coming since probably the middle of January, when I first discovered the duo I’m about to share with you all.

If you read my January Tunes as well as my February Tunes, and come to think of it…my March Tunes, which you definitely should check out if you haven’t already, you might have picked up on the little obsession I currently have, with a young duo from New Zealand, known as Church & AP.

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Compromised of of Elijah Manu and Albert Purcell, Church & AP having been on a steady rise since 2018. They released an album, TEETH, in 2019, literally packed with bangers. They also released Cathedral / All Purpose in 2019 as well, so it’s not like these guys are short of stuff to prove just how hard they work.

Alladat was their first release in 2018, a fun lil spin on Sweet Escape by Gwen Stefani, and I may has well have lost my mind when I heard it. So clean. Everything just fits together super well. I’ve always been honestly upfront about how much I struggle to get into rap that isn’t American, namely Australian rap, but for some reason, New Zealand rap just does it for me, and a lot of it is down to these guys. They’re introducing a whole new audience to the rap and hip hop music that’s coming out of New Zealand, and there’s plenty of it.

Roulette is definitely my favourite song of theirs, purely for how heavy and hard that bass line goes in, and how catchy the opening chorus is. I also love how smart they are with their lyrics?? It’s not overly explicit, but every time you listen to it, it’s like you discover some new quip or clever remark and I love it.

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The song that really propelled them to the level of success they’ve currently reached is a track called Ready Or Not, which was the highest Shazaam’d song in New Zealand when it was released, which is a feat. Listening to it, I have no doubt why. For me, Church & AP are like a harder, slightly grimier version of BROCKHAMPTON, with a New Zealand spin on it. It’s a super unique sound, and I’m yet to come across an artist or group who just body their music so confidently and entirely.

One of their most recent releases, Aston Martin is also a track and a half. It’s a great example of how diverse these guys are, with the Latin influences dripping off this track’s production, yet still remaining true to the Church & AP sound. The hook is stupidly catchy, and it had my jaw on the floor the second I heard the opening bar.

Honorable mentions have to go to their latest single, War Outside, as well as Dandelion, moneytalk and Dera Meelan’s remix of Fire Sale with deadforest. All favourites. Hands down. It’s hard to pick.

 

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I’ll let you pick your favourite for yourself. You’ve heard me rambling about these boys for the last three months, so it’s probably time you checked them out. You can find their Spotify page HERE, their BandCamp HERE and their Instagram page HERE. Let me know what you think.

x

Priya

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Tunes For Social-Distancing

Hello everyone.

I feel like it would be weird to not make a post during the current world-changing events we’re living through at the moment at least mentioning it.

It’s weird isn’t it? Scary, definitely, very eye-opening. It felt like a slow burn but COVID-19 truly happened so quickly, I think everyone’s struggling to keep up.

Of course, there’s isolation, quarantine’s, and the big one, social distancing, a phrase no-one would have considered anything serious a couple of months ago. Seriously, it sounds like something people say when they claim to take some time off social media but are back a few days later. Instead, it’s become a very real part of our day-to-day lives, and so many people have had to alter the way they live.

We’ve got distancing rules, limits on venues and social places like bars and restaurants, capped capacity, AFL games that are being played to empty stadiums and plenty of people working from home or waiting to hear about the future of their careers.

Personally, social-distancing hasn’t hugely impacted me, other than a trip to New Zealand that’s looking more and more like it’s not happening. I’m no longer a student, so I don’t have to catch public transport into the city every day, and I don’t work full-time or part-time yet, so I don’t have that to stress over. I am a casual worker and my hours have taken a bit of a hit as local and small businesses are obviously struggling as they are all over the world.

It kinda feels like the time between Christmas and New Year where everyone’s home, but there’s things to be done, and no-one’s really sure what day it is. There’s also a sense of urgency that something’s coming (???) but there’s so little that we can actually do, if that makes sense.

I don’t know, it’s just a super weird time and I think the fact that it’s a global pandemic makes it all the more scarier and serious.

What has come out of social distancing however, is a lot of time spent inside. Time spent at home, with family,¬† hours and hours on end available to binge Netflix shows, start new projects, complete old ones etc. I’ve cleaned out a huge majority of my wardrobe, a task I was putting off for months, and my sister’s baked four cakes and trays of brownies already. I’m up to my eyeballs in scheduled posts for this blog and I’ve been writing and recording so much music it’s making up for the huge lack of inspiration I’ve been feeling since the start of 2020. And as expected, or given away by the title of this post, I’ve also been listening to a ton of music on repeat, which is what I’m here to share with you.

Hope you enjoy, and I hope you and yours are well and looking after each other.

YOU SHOULD HEAR

x

Priya

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Outer Banks // A Playlist

Hello friends!

Hope you’re all well and looking after yourselves.

Today’s post is another playlist, based on another Netflix original show,¬†Outer Banks, which I began, binged and finished in one day.

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This show is currently blowing up everywhere, whether it’s Instagram, Twitter or TikTok. I loved the show. It’s a little bit more than your typical teenage drama, mixed in with a treasure hunt, some class divides, a great cast and impeccable soundtrack. It was super refreshing to hear a wider range of music coming out of a Netflix original, and I think that was down to the genre of the film, it’s location in the Outer Banks and the storyline.

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As per usual, I did spend a fair amount of time Shazaming songs that popped up in the background of the show, just because it really hit my sweet spot for reggae, blues and roots. Some amazing music was discovered while watching the show, and I reckon I’ll probably end up watching the show a second time sometime soon.

In fact, I actually ended up making a brand new playlist full of songs that fit the vibe of the show because I was sick of searching up songs separately. If you’d like to have a suss, you can listen to DUCK DIVE, which I’ll link below!

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Have you watched Outer Banks yet? If so, what did you think? Let me know in the comments below! 

x

Priya

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April Tunes

Hello ladies and gentlemen. Hope you’re all well!

To keep a long story short, I listened to more music during April than I care to admit, here are some of my favourites.

Enjoy

Memphis – AG Club:¬†I’ve been listening to quite a bit of AG Club in April, but I found this one and loved it straight away. It came on during a home workout and I had to pause what I was doing to add it to a bunch of my playlists, especially my 365 playlist for 2020. These guys are starting to get bigger and bigger, and I reckon they’re set to have a BROCKHAMPTON or PRETTY MUCH kinda of trajectory. Can’t wait.

Caroline – Amine:¬†Just fell in love with an old favourite again. I don’t know why, I didn’t question it, but I was blasting this song all month.

Sundown РSIX60: Arguably one of my favourite SIX60 songs ever. If you missed my post all about the New Zealand, you really missed out, so you can read that HERE.

BELIEVE IT РPARTYNEXTDOOR: I feel like everyone simultaneously lost it when this song was dropped, just casually featuring Rihanna throwing down her vocals on it after a few years of not releasing any music and really focusing on her FENTY brands. I love this song, PARTYNEXTDOOR is great on his own, but Rih just brings that extra good good to the track in my opinion.

E.T.A – Justin Bieber:¬†I didn’t listen to this album straight away when it was released, but one of my friends sent me this song specifically because he wanted me to listen to it and I was shook. I feel like the¬†Changes album is a lot more soulful and honest than what Justin has released recently and I love it, it reminds me a lot of the¬†Journals album and how much I loved the songs from that record. There are a lot of gems on this latest album, would definitely recommend giving it a listen if you haven’t already, even if you aren’t a fan.

Are Your Friends Alright? – Milan Ring:¬†Milan is a super funky Australian artist who I’ve been listening to for a little over a year now, and she’s released a few bangers since then. This one is her latest, and I’m in love with it. Definitely give this one a listen.

Keep Ya Head Up – 2Pac:¬†I just loved Pac during April man. I don’t know why, but I found myself listening a lot of his songs, playing albums straight through, but I think because this song was played so much during my childhood, it was just good to give it a real good rinse this month.

Untitled (How Does It Feel) – D’Angelo:¬†Also fell back in love with D’Angelo. Listened to¬†so much D’Angelo during April, it’s a bit of a joke, but this song is a classic.

Water – Kanye West, Ant Clemons: I’ve had this album on my Spotify for a while, but I rarely give it a full listen, until I heard this song somewhere on Instagram and had to blast it. Such a beautiful song, such a beautiful album.

White Lines – SIX60:¬†I had to cut down the amount of SIX60 songs that were on this list, but here’s another one, an older throwback that I rediscovered while I was watching one of the recent ‘SIX60 Saturday’s’ the lead singer has been hosting on Instagram Lives. Followers get to have a say regarding what songs he puts on the ‘setlist’ and it’s super chill, just him in his living room having a sing, and when he sang this song I lost it, because it was one of the first songs of their’s that I genuinely fell in love with. It’s a super fun, upbeat, rock/funk song, strong chorus and amazing guitar and bass. I loved hearing it live at BluesFest last year, and I can only hope I get to see them live again.

Shockandawe – Miguel:¬†Miguel can do no wrong in my eyes, and this song is no different. I genuinely don’t know how to describe this song other than ‘electric’. Give it a listen.

What’s The Use – Mac Miller:¬†I was never a huge, dedicate Mac Miller fan, but there are definitely a few of his songs that I hold close to my heart, this being one of them. The bass line man, it just grabs you and then his flow sits perfectly amongst the bass and the drums. Plus add in those backing vocals and the dreamy synth and this song is perfect.

Hell N Back РBakar: This is a super chill song, with a strong bass like and a guitar riff that had me hooked.

Playing Games – Summer Walker:¬†Just some more Summer Walker. What can you do? Classic RnB, it’s simple as that.

You’re The Reason Why – Aaron Taylor:¬†This song is funky as heck. You can find it in a couple of playlists sprinkled through my Spotify, but I think the reason I love it so much is it’s groove. So easy to bop your head along to without even realising.

How Deep Is Your Love – PJ Morton, YEBBA:¬†Yebba can have my first born child, no cap. Plus PJ Morton? Yes please. This dynamic duo has been on¬†repeat the entire month, and I’ve busted my ass trying to sing Yebba’s verse more times that I care to admit because that woman has me convinced she has straight gold running through her vocal chords. Magic I tell you. My favourite rendition of this song to date.

Asthma – Darion Harris, Church Leon:¬†I only found out about this song because it feature Church Leon, the Church in Church & AP y’all have heard me go on and on about for the last three months. But I stuck around for the bounce and how much this song goes off.

Sneeze – P-Lo, Kehlani:¬†The saxophone sample in this is good on it’s own. Add in Kehlani featuring and this is a very strong contender. So groovy and slinky if that makes sense.

Treat Me Like I’m All Yours – Sasha Keable:¬†Another incredible woman with an incredible voice. I went on a bit of a Sasha Keable bender this month and this particular song came out on top for me. Definitely recommend giving this one a listen, especially if you like singers along the lines of Eloise, Yebba, Alicia Keys etc.

Selfish – Madison Beer:¬†She didn’t have to go this hard, but she did, and I’m thankful for it. This song is beautiful, and thanks to TikTok, I’m 100% convinced so is Madison Beer through and through.

Some – Steve Lacy:¬†Can’t go wrong with a bit of Steve Lacy. I had never heard this song until this month, but the bass line was just too damn good to not add to my yearly playlist. Lacy always delivers when it comes to smooth vocals and tasty guitar licks as well, so this entire song is a total treat.

Cupcake No Fillin – Trunk Boiz:¬†Guilty pleasure here. This song is such a throwback, way back to 2010, and I lost it when I heard it on TikTok at the start of the month. If you’re missing some of that old school RnB and rap, 50 Cent kinda vibes, and you haven’t already heard this song, check it out.

What were you listening to in April? Let me know in the comments.

x

Priya

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A Spotify Revamp

Hello friends!

I hope you’re all well. Today’s post is a short-ish one, but I thought it was worth sharing since it’s about my absolute pride and joy, my Spotify account.

Everyone and their mother knows that I regularly spend hours a day, scrolling through Spotify, making new discoveries, listening to albums I’ve had saved for months, curating my playlists and getting them just perfect, and it’s honestly the highlight of my weekly routine.

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//Spotify//

I made my Spotify account back in 2015, so it’s been up and running for nearly 5 years, and while sonically it’s constantly changing, developing and adapting, visually, it’s remained pretty stagnant for the last two years or so. I probably sound like the biggest loser saying this, but Spotify is such an experience for me, and nothing makes me more satisfied than going onto someone else’s page and seeing an aesthetically curated page of playlists. Whether it be through the names of the playlists, the way they’ve organised the tracks so they show up on the main page or the theme they have, it all makes me so happy to look at, let alone listen to.

When I first got Spotify, I was pretty low-maintenance in the way I organised my playlists. As long as the first four songs that were displayed on the cover somewhat went together visually and aesthetically, I was chill. Then about a year later, when some of my friends started listening to my playlists and I started this blog, I decided I wanted my page to look good. So I went with the black and white theme. Clean and simple, and it made me super satisfied to look at.

However, within the last couple of months I’ve become a bit bored of my Spotify page, and so with all the free time I found myself with during isolation, I decided my next little project would be to revamp my Spotify.

First things first was choosing the theme, and I was pretty set on using some of my film photos and adding some text to them. I have plenty of film photos that I love and vibe with heavy, you can check some out HERE and HERE, so I knew I’d have plenty to pick from, plus I liked the idea of having my own photos to switch in and out whenever I wanted. To be honest, it only took me just over half an hour to make all of the covers, which I think is pretty good considering how many playlists I have. I’m pretty happy with how it came out. What do you think?

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The last thing to do, was the big clean out. I’ve attempted to do this so many times, but for some reason I get super sentimental and attached to songs that I add to my playlists, especially if they have a memory attached to them or they remind me of a certain time in my life. It makes it super difficult for me to be as cut-throat as I need to be when cleaning out my playlists, because not only does it take up space on my computer, it also just clogs everything up, some playlists over-lap, others aren’t as clear as the others and it just hurts my head. I know, this is a huge first world problem.

So, I spent close to a whole day, on and off, picking a playlist and just going through every song. It was a feat, considering some of my playlists have grown to have over 300 songs on them. But, once I finished each playlist, just seeing each number sit a little bit smaller was very satisfying.

I think de-cluttering as been the move for me during these strange times, and while re-organising my room, going through my piles of books and clearing out my wardrobe have been the obvious move, my Spotify was overlooked for far too long, and just grew out of control like a garden. De-cluttering my Spotify was¬†good for the soul. Say what you will, but I will say that with my chest. I mean…maybe check out my Spotify for yourself if you wanna see?

x

Priya

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Get It Done At Home // A Playlist

Hello friends!

Hope you’re all well and healthy. Today’s post is an opportunity for me to share some more music with you.

So far on the blog I’ve done a few workout playlists, from the original workout playlist, to the new updated one, and now we have a home workout playlist!!

I don’t know about you guys, but the gym withdrawals have taken a second to kick in considering the whole social distancing and isolation situation the world has found itself in, and when my gym finally shut it’s doors, I realised I was gonna have to find an alternative.

So home workouts it has been. It’s different. Clearly. The one thing I’ve remained faithfully to, is I’ve become a walker. Something I never considered I’d find myself doing. I’ve been pretty¬† consistent in making an hour long walk one of the first things I get done during the day and it’s actually kinda fun?? Some days my sister joins me and other days it’s just me, myself and I, but I make it a priority to get out of the house for an hour minimum for some fresh air. ‘Working out’, however is a bit of a different story.

Some days I just won’t and because I’m meant to be working out at home, just not doing anything, is a whole lot easier. That’s meant I’ve have to find some fun videos to work out along, I’ve ended up getting my sister to work out with me, and I’ve also learnt that the best way I get it done, is by bringing my bluetooth speaker out into the backyard with me, blasting some tunes and just getting it done.

What do I listen to?? Glad you asked! Check out the playlist – PLUS I’ve also linked a couple of my favourite fitness YouTuber’s who have a bunch of at home workouts to help you get through this weird social distancing time!

 

F E M A L E - Sampa the Great Got It - Jaden Remind Me - Eminem Blow - Beyonce Fire Sale (Church & AP Remix) - Dera Meelan, deadforest, Church & AP Forever & Ever More - Nothing But Thieves Machika - J Balvin, Jeon,

 

Whitney Simmons

Grace Beverly

Chloe Ting

Krissy Cela

Ajahzi Gardner

How have you been getting your workouts in during this period of social distancing? What are you listening to? Let me know in the comments!

x

Priya

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