10/15/15

New Music I’ve Been Loving

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I’ve been listening to a lot of new music lately, partly because I went to Austin City Limits Music Festival the other week and heard some great new stuff. I’ve also not had a Music Monday up lately (I BLAME COLLEGE APPLICATIONS) so this will all be new stuff!

ALBUMS

Daybreaker – Moon Taxi

One of my friends adores Moon Taxi, and I saw them at ACL on the day that Daybreaker, their new album, came out. It’s a stellar one – very NeedToBreathe-esque, so if you’re a fan of them I’d definitely check out Daybreaker! Some standout songs are “Year Zero”, “All Day All Night”, and “Run Right Back”.

WILD – Troye Sivan

I’m a bit late on the game but THIS ALBUM IS SO FREAKING AMAZING. It appeals to that part of me that is super into electronica/synths/interesting vocals. Troye has an incredible voice and his lyrics are impeccable. My favorite titles of the EP are “Wild”, “Fools”, and “The Quiet”. Also, check out his music videos for “Wild”, “Fools”, and “Bite” – they’re incredible!

ZABA – Glass Animals

I’d heard a bit of Glass Animals before, but I’d never gave them a serious listen. And oh boy was I pleasantly surprised. They’re such a cool band. They have interesting synths on their album (cue the rainforest animals?) and combine them with stunning vocals and out-there lyrics. I’m a convert. Song loves: “Gooey”, “Flip”, and “Walla Walla”.

Badlands – Halsey

Now, I loved Halsey’s EP. But Badlands. It blew me out of the water. (And live she’s even more incredible!) The musicality, stunning lyrics, and a great combination of guitar and synth made this album a standout. I’m obsessed. Favorite songs are “New Americana”, “Castle”, “Colors”, and “Roman Holiday”.

My Love is Cool – Wolf Alice

I’m seriously bitter because they played at ACL second weekend and I went first weekend. *cries for years* This album is amazing. I love it. I play it on repeat at all times of day. It’s slow and fast and bright and sad. It’s everything and anything you could ever want in a record. Favorite songs include “Bros”, “You’re a Germ”, and “The Wonderwhy”.

SONGS

“Pierre” – Ryn Weaver

I’m not a huge fan of the entire album, but “Pierre” is sing-out-loud-in-your-car-and-not-care music to the extreme. Her voice is flat-out amazing and the musicality of this track made me fall in love with it!

“Shut Up and Dance” – WALK THE MOON

Not a new one but YES. If you ever have the chance to see WALK THE MOON live, do it, because they’re one of those bands who blow you away live. This track is one of my favorites off their most recent album, mainly because it’s such a fun one.

“Molecules” – Atlas Genius

The single off their new album and it’s everything. Loud, boisterous, and perfect to belt out in the car. (Which I do often.) Go listen to this track, whether you’re fan of Atlas Genius’s music or not!


That’s it for me! What are some of your recent musical loves? Share them in comments!

  • Rachel

    1. SO into Troye Sivan’s album, which I did not expect at all.
    2. Glass Animals are in my top ten favorites, so it makes me so happy that you’ve gotten into them a bit more!
    3. I feel the same way about Walk the Moon. Ever since I saw them this summer, I’m like OMG EVERYONE GO TO ONE OF THEIR SHOWS.

    I’ve been obsessed with Børns (can’t wait for the album!!) and XYLø, and I’m loving Bleachers’s Terrible Thrills vol. 2 album!

    • 1. SAME DUDE.
      2. Glass Animals = love
      3. WALK THE MOON FOR FOREVER. So good. I want to see another show.
      I’m so weird about Børns – I can’t decide how I feel about their music. And I need to listen the new Bleachers! <3

  • Love your taste of music Willa! Have heard of Troye’s album a few times and I really do enjoy listening to it, haven’t had the time to really listen to the lyrics though aha! Loved Halsey’s Badlands. (LUCKY BUTT YOU SEE HER LIVE UGH JEALOUS!) I am really glad you’re liking something from Ryn! I really love her music and I agree, Pierre is definitely a crazy dancing and singing song. Thanks for sharing!

    ~Kaitlin @ Next Page Please!

  • Rebecca

    I love all these and just created a new Spotify list to keep track of them all. I love music, but I don’t find it easy to find new music, so this was great. Also, you have great taste in music ^__^ My favourite songs of September: Hide Away (Daya), followed by Fire and the Flood, Georgia (Vance Joy) and Here (Alessia Cara).

    • I LOVE ALESSIA CARA! Thanks so much for stopping by Rebecca, and the fact that you made a playlist makes me so happy. 🙂