March Music Club
Hello and welcome to the second installment of Monthly Music Club! I'm really excited to post about what I was listening to in March because it was full of amazing releases. This month the breadth of what I listened to wasn't as wide as February, but that's because I found myself replaying a lot of the same stuff. So without further ado, here's my playlist and some words on a few choice picks. https://open.spotify.com/user/123988297/playlist/3emX3IXgFwJEF4JIhWoQbF
Lorde - Green Light
I know that at this point, the internet doesn't need another person raving about this song. But I couldn't help myself. I just love the build throughout the whole song and the lyrics. I love everything about it. I've always been a huge fan of Lorde and I honestly cannot wait for the rest of this album.
Sarah Close - Call Me Out
I've been listening to Sarah Close's covers on YouTube for a while. It's so refreshing to see an original, and I gotta say I'm impressed! This song is so well produced and although Close's vocal talent is nothing new to me, I was amazed with the lyrical and musical component of the song. Not to say that I expected anything less... I just didn't know what to expect.
The Maine - Black Butterflies and Déjà Vu
I know... only the second month and both Music Club posts have a The Maine song. They've been releasing singles and I just can't get enough. AND the new album is out TOMORROW! These singles have me so hyped for Lovely, Little, Lonely. This song in particular seems like a nod to the beginning. It has a really similar sound to Daisy (which is a song on their debut EP) in the first verse and through some of the interludes. However, the chorus is definitely belonging of this new album, both through sound and lyrics. This song does one of my favorite things that The Maine tends to add to some of their best songs--which is to just go fucking nuts on the last chorus. I've definitely gotten weird stares at stop lights when I'm literally singing this song at the top of my lungs.
alt-J - 3WW
Whenever I listen to alt-J, I think of that viral video those two stoned guys made while eating rice cakes. But despite that, I can definitely appreciate the band's aesthetic. This single has some serious Iron & Wine vibes and is just really chill. Good music to work to or destress to. Each verse in this song sounds really different, yet it still makes sense as one song.
Drake - Fake Love
I had a really hard time just picking one song from Drake's new album, More Life, but I ended up going with this one. It's just a good jammy one. Sorry, I know that's how I describe a lot of songs but I don't really care. 'Cause you get what I mean. I gotta give some shoutouts to a couple of other songs from this album because there are so many good ones: Passionfruit, Blem, & Sacrifices.
Bleachers ft. Lorde - Don't Take The Money
Last on my list is the new Bleachers single. I love this band so much, and honestly, Jack Antonoff is just a freaking genius. He actually helped write Lorde's Green Light and Liability. So there's that. Back to Bleachers though, this is such a sweet song. It's got that sort of faded feel to the song that Bleachers does so well. Like an old polaroid or something. Although it was released on the last day in March, I'm including it here because I haven't stopped listening to it throughout this week.