Saturday, 31 March 2018

HERE we are with another edition of Monthly Favourites. It has been another fantastic month for music. I know I've said it previously, but 2018 is truly shaping up beautifully. As it was the case last month, March's Top 5 features fresh music. Check them out now.

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5. Black Car - MIRIAM BRYANT

A lot can be said for Spotify's algorithm but I owe a lot to it. Thanks to Discover Weekly I came across this song. It reminds me of Lana Del Rey only more fresh and positive. Best of all, I can imagine myself driving to this song.

4. I Believe You - FLETCHER

(TW: rape)
8th March is International Women's Day, and on that day American singer Fletcher relased her widely popular song I Believe You. The song is inspired by the Me Too and Time's Up campaigns, and offers a support system to victims who struggle to be believed. It also addresses some stereotypes surrounding rape culture, with lyrics such as, "Did they tell you that you were asking for it by what you were wearing?" It's an emotional song that embodies all that needs to be said.

A portion of the proceeds will go to Time's Up for Women's History Month.

3. 1950 - King Princess

King Princess is the first artist to be singned to Mark Ronson's Zelig Records. Her debut single definitely does not disappoint. It discusses young love in hope that its reciprocated, whilst also paying homage to queer love, as she describes in this article.

2. Shotgun - GEORGE EZRA

I thought George Ezra's debut album, Wanted on Voyage, was an incredible album. However, his second album, Staying at Tamara's is even better! My favourite track off the new album is Shotgun. I can have it on repeat and not get bored of it. For some reason it gives me a picture of summer. Whenever I listen to it I ache to buy a physical copy of the album and play it in my car. I cannot wait to drive to this song, basically.

1. Sanctify - YEARS & YEARS

I must admit that I have never really been much of a fan of Years & Years. I'd listen to their music if it came on the radio or a playlist but nothing much more than that. However, I am incredibly impressed by this new single. It's more electronic pop than their previous work and the melody, specifically that of the chorus, is almost a work of art. I will definitely be seeing this in my Top 10 for 2018!

And as ever, these are some of the songs that did not make the Top 5 cut:
Ice& Sugar - MILKK
Pink Lemodane - JAMES BAY

Until next month!

Maria x

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