It’s been what feels like forever since I wrote a monthly music post, so I’m bringing them back. Here is my June Playlist.
The last time I posted a playlist was in December 2018. I’ve now decided to start making them again. I’ll pick ten of my favourite songs from the previous month and post them on the first of the next month. For example, this playlist is my favourite songs for May, posted in June, titled ‘June Playlist.’
So, here are my ten favourite songs right now – and why.
Firstly, when I’ve not been out exploring, or working on my Eco Style project, Disney+ and Netflix have been keeping me going. While I’ve been reliving my childhood (and happier times) with Disney, I also really enjoyed watching Taylor Swift’s City of Lover concert. That’s when I fell in love with her song ‘Cornelia Street.’ It’s Taylor’s original style of music storytelling and I’ve added the live version to my playlist as that is the best version, in my opinion. Maybe I’ll regain my love for Taylor by finding more songs like this and less like those of hers in the charts.
Also reminiscing on the past, Cher Lloyd has made a surprise entry into my Spotify list. Her new song ‘Lost’ was advertised on Facebook and it grew on me after a few listens. Yes, I was that girl who had “Cher Lloyd <3” as her Facebook bio in 2010. Also, yes, I shaved half of my hair inspired by her. But, no, I’m not ashamed. I still have a lot of love for her.
Next up, Kaleo are always going to be recommended on my Spotify because I listen to them so much since Liam introduced them to me. Their song ‘Backbone’ is another great, chilled out track. I’ve had it playing in the background while working on new Eco Style stories constantly.
I could have filled the playlist with every song from Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? album. Every time I’ve driven anywhere this past month, she has been my go to choice thanks to Liam getting me the album for my lockdown birthday. If I had to pick a favourite, it would be ‘all the good girls go to hell.’ The song has a great beat and it’s so good to drive to.
Sticking with Liam’s influences, he shared ‘Rain on Me’ with me, and it has lifted my spirits when I’ve felt pretty crap recently. I love both Lady Gaga and Ariana, so it’s not a shock that I like this song. Plus, it’s just so catchy.
I don’t know about anyone else, but Sam Fischer’s song ‘This City’ has been haunting me. If it hasn’t appeared online, the TV advert will always find its way into my day. I’m not complaining though. It’s a lovely song and in the same way as Kaleo, it has acted as my backing track for all productivity.
You’re probably sick to death of hearing about BBC’s Normal People. But, I had to find out what the hype was about. It took me a good while to get into it. Admittedly, I hadn’t read the book so I went in blind. But, it is a beautifully filmed programme and has an even better soundtrack. I reclaimed my love for ‘Never Ending Circles’ this Spring thanks to the show.
In a flash back to this time last year, I had a moment of happiness remembering my time at Radio One’s Big Weekend. Quickly after, I had a moment of sadness remembering it was cancelled this year. Thankfully, I caught the brilliant virtual acts. Blossoms’ track ‘If You Think this is Real Life’ got stuck in my head for a long time after. It’s the catchiest song I’ve heard in a while.
But, my love for virtual Big Weekend also meant Haim entered my playlist. Their track ‘The Steps’ is also super catchy and very relatable to me at the moment. I have no idea what the tune reminds me of but when hearing this song, I was sure I’d heard it somewhere before.
Finally, I also reclaimed my love for a track I loved in 2018. Liam reminded me of Juice WRLD’s track ‘Lucid Dreams’ and that was it. I’ve played it over and over since.
I’d love your song recommendations. Share yours in the comments below or tweet them to me at @fayejessjourno.