We all have songs that remind us of specific periods and events in our lives. Twenty years from now, which song will remind you of the summer of 2014?
I don’t really listen to a lot of current music. If I do, it’s alternative and indy. I’m sure you could say it about any time period, but to me, today’s music pretty much all sounds the same. Pop and Top 40, that is.
I really like, Lana Del Rey and Lorde. I wasn’t a big fan of Lorde at first, but her song Royals somehow became a song that I really liked. At first I didn’t get it, but one day I was like, “You know what, I really like that song”. Then I started listening to her other stuff and then I was, “Okay, I like her”.
I love Lana. Her stuff is mostly sadcore. I think it’s the vintage and retro aspect of her music that gets to me. The first song I heard by her was Video Games. I remember thinking, “That’s just an unusual song”. I like the melody and chord progression. It’s kind of unexpected. Haunting. Ethereal. All of her stuff. is like that. Like a dream.
I listen to a lot of shoegaze, dream pop, indy and alternative. Also, I listen to a lot of Jimi Hendrix and The Doors.
I make a lot of playlists for the 8tracks site.
I suppose that I will be reminded of 2014 by the music of Augustines, White Lies, Mojave 3, Memoryhouse, Tamaryn, Catherine Wheel, Lana Del Rey, and Lorde. I think I listen to their stuff the most. Aside from Hendrix, that is.
I listen to Songza a lot. It’s a streaming site, like Pandora. They have awesome playlists. If you haven’t experience Songza, you should try it.
West Coast – Lana Del Rey
Royals – Lorde
Baby’s Coming Home – Mojave 3
Kid Your on Your Own – Augustines
Big TV – White Lies