10 tracks perfect for spring

10 tracks perfect for spring

It’s spring! And with that comes music! I selected 10 songs that completely give me that spring time feeling. Most of these I’ve already featured on here before, but it doesn’t hurt to share your favorites now does it?! Leave a comment down below with your favorite spring songs!

Janelle Monae – Dance Apocalyptic

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Why I stopped using Spotify

Why I stopped using Spotify

A few weeks ago I posted a message on Facebook: please help me find new music. I live for new music and by new I mean stuff I have never heard before, that are not mainstream and more out of the box. I am that person who knows the bands in the tiny print on the festival announcements. Or as my friend posted: “I listen to bands that don’t even exist yet”. That is something I’ve done for years and when my SD Card crashed last fall, I figured that I would move on to Spotify. Now, 6 months later I’m seriously debating unsubscribing from the service and as of this week I’m back to using an SD card for playing music on the go. why I stopped using Spotify

Why I stopped using Spotify

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Music of the Moment | Songs to sing at the top of your lungs

Music of the Moment | Songs to sing at the top of your lungs

This blog post was inspired by my recent commute. I listen to loads of music on a daily basis and sometimes, I come across song after song that I would love to sing along to no matter how out of tune it might be. Last Friday was one of those days that I had a string of songs coming on that I lipsynched along to all the way home. Here are some of my favorites.

Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes – I had the time of my Life

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Music of the Moment | November 2017

Music of the Moment | November 2017

Last day of the month and you know what that means: music favorites! November 2017 will officially be the month I finally switched to Spotify. I will always love my analog and carry along music, but I cannot deny how easy it is to have all the music of the world available to you at just the click of a button. I have been mainly listening to playlists that are premade lately and not too much has been standing out yet. But I managed to select a few songs that I love nevertheless.

Tom Walker – Karma

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Favorite cover songs

Favorite cover songs

I love a good cover. Sometimes even more than the original. It’s rare that I do, but it is definitely not unthinkable. That is why, for today’s blog post, I’ve selected 5 cover songs that I prefer over the original.

Collide – White Rabbit

It takes a lot to cover a classic, but this version takes the Jefferson Airplane original and turns it on its head. It’s not that different from the original. It still has trippy feel of the OG version. But this one is badder, meaner and darker. 

London Grammar – Wicked Game

Chris Isaak’s version is a stunner, but this rendition by London Grammar is just as good if not better. It is less whiny, more melancholy. Less moany, more drama. The instrumentation is more 2010s and the warm voice of the lead singer give this song a new timbre the original sorely lacks.

Rod Stewart – I Know I’m Losing You

This classic rock song sounds like it was meant to be this way. But before The Faces did this rocky version, this was a Motown song by The Temptations. I prefer this one though. From the guitar riff to the long instrumental sections this is one that is a quintessential 70s song with its roots in the 60s.

Calexico – Ocean of Noise

Arcade Fire is one of my favorite bands. But this one song in particular I like better than their original. The style of the songis still very similar, but this version is a little bit more raw around the edges. It’s less slick, clean and polished and with that adds another layer to this song.

Beyoncé – Crazy in Love 2014

Beyoncé does Beyoncé in this beautiful version of one of her biggest hits. Is this truly a cover? Perhaps not, but it surely is so far removed from the original that it does warrant the title ‘remix’ either. In any case, I far prefer this slower, sexier version of the song. This has a great build up and a great arrangement too for a pop song.

What is your favorite cover song?

Music of the Moment | October 2017

Music of the Moment | October 2017

October was not a great music listening month for me. I was too busy with my house to be consciously be listening to music. But that doesn’t mean we can’t discuss some of my music favorites, because I have plenty. So for this month’s list of music favorites, I thought we could visit some old favorites. But the twist is that all of these bands originate from The Netherlands.

Alamo Race Track – Unicorn Loves Deer

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Music of the Moment | September 2017

Music of the Moment | September 2017

I am a little bit late to the party bringing you this one, but I was so caught up posting my other blog posts, that I completely forgot about my monthly music favorites. But don’t worry! I still managed to find you 10 songs that I have been loving this month that I don’t want you to miss out on. Hope you enjoy!

228k – When It’s Cold Outside

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