Friday, 7 April 2017

MARCH has proven to be a fantastic month for music. So far, it’s my biggest playlist with 29 songs you should definitely check out. It includes established artists such as Ed Sheeran and completely new artists like BIMM’s Andrea Di Giovanni. It was tough to choose five to feature in the post. I made sure they don’t feature any artists I featured last month. Here we go…

5. Supermarket Flowers - ED SHEERAN

Even though, as I said in my album review for Divide, it’s not Sheeran’s strongest work, this is one of the few songs that stood out to me. I love it. Those who know me personally are aware of the fact that the sadder the song the better. For some reason, I’ve always had a special connection to ballads. For Divide, Sheeran has been inspired by family members for a few of the tracks, including Supermarket Flowers, which tells the story of when his mother lost her mother. With lyrics such as “fluff the pillows, make the bed...”, the writing is descriptive and honest, which automatically makes it all the more emotive. It’s simple and beautiful. Sometimes that’s all a song needs.

4. Hello Hello - FICKLE FRIENDS

Fickle Friends is one of my favourite bands. Their indie-synth-pop sound is catchy and leaves you wanting more. Moreover, they’re brilliant live, as I discovered a few months back when they headlined London’s Heaven. Let’s just say there was a serious mosh pit. Hello Hello is their first release of 2017 and it seems like they are experimenting slightly with their sound. The difference is in the beat. As always, the chorus is catchy and very radio friendly. What I wish next for this track are a remix and acoustic versions. Their acoustics are always beautiful. Needless to say, I’m excited to catch them live again, this time at Liverpool’s SoundCity Festival!


Most of you have watched The Fault in Our Stars and met Ansel Elgort as the lead actor playing cancer-stricken Augustus. Fun fact: he also is a DJ and singer. I had briefly heard about his music background but it only came to my attention when Thief was in my Discover Weekly playlist. This was one of my most streamed songs in March. His experience as a DJ shines through as it’s heavily produced. However, the melody is just as good. I do see this being a hit at the Clubs if it’s remixed to a faster tempo.

2. Bridge Back To Your Heart - THE BEACH

I had the pleasure of watching The Beach when he supported Tom Odell on his No More Bad Days Tour. Since then he has become one, my favourite current artists. His acoustic-led electro style is a slight breath of fresh air. His latest release, however, is a piano ballad. It’s different yet it works as it shows off his raspy vocals. As any good ballad, it’s got a good melody to support itself and an electronic beat that lifts it up. One to watch!

1. Bread Alone - LORNE

When this song showed up on one of March’s Discover Weekly playlists I saved it immediately to my favourites. I’ve listened to it so many times and I never tire of it. It’s another piano-led ballad and a beautiful one at that. Budding musician Lorne pairs an interesting melody and dynamics that give the song a sense of growth and demands attention from the listener throughout. I recently got in contact with Lorne himself and wrote a feature about him and his music on my music blog. Check it out here!

That’s it for this month. I do urge you to check out the whole playlist as there are some fantastic songs. Let’s hope April is just as good… or maybe even better! What have been your favourites?

Maria x

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