Songs For // October

Wednesday, 15 November 2017


Even though I was enjoying the spoopy tunes as much as the next person. I did find some new tracks to add to my playlists. Here are the songs that have been accompanying my autumnal walks this October:

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My break-up-bae Banks is back and this song is a catchy lil' snippet of what her new album will be like and I am hyped for it if the songs are anything like this one. It has the classic elctro-pop vibes of songs from The Altar but a heavier undertone which makes Bank's vocals sound even more badass, oh and a bit of barking. 
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Sam Smith has featured quite a lot on my blog recently, but I can't help being excited for his new album's direction. As I'm writing this now, the whole album has been released and I have listened to it about 20 times, but I'm keen to do a full review, so you'll have to wait for that one. All I'm going to say is prepare to feel something for every song and that gospel hits you hard man, have tissues close at hand. 
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This month I watched Jools Holland with my mum because my dad Morrissey was on, but I discovered a band I hadn't heard of before. I immediately was attracted to the 80's-indie-style riff and the droney, all too similar vocals. Day I Die is a great song to dance around in your bedroom to and I am now a new-found The National fan, bit too late to the game but oh well. 
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My favourite group of Irish lads Kodaline are back and after their first heart wrenching album it must have been a hard task to write this EP. They have a very different sound now, which I'm not too keen on, with more dancey numbers. But, nestled under all that noise is this beautiful and incredibly humble track. Taking them back to their Irish routes I Wouldn't Be is an almost all acapella song with the closest harmonies known to man. This song caught me completely off guard and sent shivers down my spine and tears to my eyes. I'm a low-key fan of folk music and seeing Kodaline move once again closer to that kind of sound makes me all kinds of happy, much more than this clubland-pop kind of style they're aiming for right now. 
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I'm sure I've talked about Tom Walker on here before, but his new single Leave the Light On had to get a mention because I haven't stopped playing it all month. His harsh, gravelly voice is balanced wonderfully with the very catchy keyboard riff of the chorus and the lyrics tell a beautiful story. I'm really excited for what Tom does in the future. 
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Everyone's fave musical-big sister is back and even though I was a little disappointed with her new album; Jessie Ware's voice is still one of my faves. Alone is crazily catchy and builds so beautifully into this almost anthemic sound with amazing vocals. A great song for driving in the car with the windows down -even though you might freeze because y'know, it's October- 
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Another Jools Holland discovery is Khalid. I immediately found myself singing this tune after only one run through of the chorus, that's when you know it's catchy. This song is both relatable and incredibly clever, with simple but very deep lyrics and after hearing this one song I listened to Khalid's new album and wasn't disappointed, he's now one of my favourite new artists. 'Ya da da da daa' 
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Hippo Campus' new single has been released too late in my opinion, because this track would have been perfect for summer. I can imagine myself sitting in the middle of a field at a music festival watching the sunset when I listen to this song and that makes me kind of sad those times have gone, but there's always next year. It doesn't stop me having a bop to it in the shower though.
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I've had a very Demi Lovato based month and I'm not at all complaining. I listened to her new album all in one go in the bath and was once again astonished at her vocal range, I listen to her a lot but I always forget just how out-of-this-world her voice is. I then watched her new documentary on Youtube which shows some of the making of this album and some of the live takes of her recording this particular track, mesmerising.
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What have you been listening to this October?
         

2 comments

  1. Love this playlist! I've also been re-appreciating Demi lately, her voice is amazing and she just seems to be killing it at the moment.

    My October playlist featured a few new tracks from Jaden Smith and Selena Gomez but I also made a separate Halloween playlist for all those spoopy tracks haha.

    Georgie xo
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    1. Awh , got to love abit of Demi! Spoopy tracks are essential.

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