Wednesday, 31 January 2018

HAPPY New Year 2018! First post of the year and what a way to start off! I'm already loving 2018's music productivity and hopeful for some fantastic tunes as we move on through the months. This year I've decided to keep only ONE playlist and update it each month, roughly towards the middle of each month and I'm hoping to have a corresponding blogpost at the end of each month! Feel free to follow the playlist. So without any further ado, here are my top 5 tracks from January 2018!

5. Somebody Special - NINA NESBITT

I've been following this singer-songwriter for years now and I'm so glad to finally see her get the success she deserves. This song has more of a pop sound than her previous work and definitely the best produced. This will feature on her new album, which will be released later on this year. Needless to say, I am very excited!


Unless you've been living under a rock, the world was blessed with Hamilton: An American Musical back in 2013. Anthony Ramos was in the original Broadway Cast playing John Laurens/Philip Hamilton. This song is from his EP Freedom and it's definitely not musical theatre. This shows off his versatility as a singer and the song is incredible. Wonderfully produced and fits perfectly with current pop. Also: Cynthia's contribution is the icing on the cake.


Jorja Smith is set to take 2018 by storm. The beautiful ballad shows off her magical vocals filled with emotion. Best of all, it features grime artist Stormzy. The chorus is catchy and it builds up gradually until the final chorus includes electronic beats and some backing vocals.

2. My My My! - TROYE SIVAN

This is Troye Sivan's first single in 2015. It has been incredibly well-received fans and pop music lovers alike. It's a slightly more mature sound than his previous album but then again, a lot of growth happens in three years.

1. Push Me To My Limit - RAE MORRIS

I am very much looking forward to the release of Rae Morris' sophomore album next month. This is yet another single released off the Someone Out There album. Ths track is completely stripped back, with a skeletal instrumental, letting her vocals do all the work.

Some songs that did not make the cut include Justin Timberlakes Say Something and dodie's Party Tattoos. I also re-discovered some other songs such as Kodaline's Brother and One Foot by Walk The  Moon. Until next month!

Maria x

N.B. Unless you're viewing the link in January 2018, the songs will have by now changed the ones mentioned in this post. However, the Top 5 featured above will be compiled in one other playlist, marking my favourite songs of 2018.

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