First of all, congrats to the winner of the ARC of STEADFASTL Way to go, Georgia! But there are more books to be had, and winning has never been easier. All you have to tell me is what music I should be listening to these days.
Sound too good to be true? It isn’t. Basically, I’m putting together new book soundtracks, which means I need new songs. I tend to like alternative and electronic music, but have pretty eclectic tastes. Some of the songs on my current “just fun” playlist include:
“What I Wouldn’t Do” by Serena Ryder
“Signs” by Bloc Party
“Generals,” the Mynabirds
“Future Starts Slow,” the Kills
“I’ll Follow You” by Shinedown
“Jump In The Pool” by Friendly Fires
And lots of MSMR, Lorde, Emeli Sande, and Natalia Kills. Plus I don’t understand why Florence + The Machine can’t release an album at least once a month. I tend to really love Florence Welch’s intense, dramatic sound (which I hear a bit in MSMR and Bat For Lashes) and would especially love more in that vein.
Any suggestions for me based on those, or just in general? Tell me what you love? I’ll pick one winner at random on Wednesday, Nov. 20, and they’ll receive both CJ Lyon’s BROKEN and Kathleen Peacock’s THORNHILL! I’ll ship to anyone anywhere, so enter wherever you’re from. Be sure your entry includes a way for me to contact you! I’d rather you posted your entries here to this blog.
OK, hit me with some songs!
You might like Marina & the Diamonds. Everyone else I would suggest you already listen to 😀
I actually love Marina and the Diamonds! So far my favorite of hers is “Shampain.” What are your favorite songs of hers?
Two albums I listen to when I’m writing are:
Real Life by Evermore
The Ghost Who Walks by Karen Elson
It’s the unique vocals and calming, ethereal music that I love. They have some stellar songs on them and you can listen to them in full and not be disappointed by any of the tracks. They are my go-to albums when everything else just doesn’t cut it 😉
I am going to check both of these out right away – thanks!
BASTILLE. https://soundcloud.com/bastilleuk I love the crap out of Bastille. They have original stuff that’s great and they have some AMAZING remixes of great things like No Scrubs and Rhythm is a Dancer. Plus, they’re a-freaking-dorable.
Also, Chvrches, the1975, RAC, The Colourist, American Authors, Smallpools, The Neighbourhood (in a CAR. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTmBN4SKgJE ). And have some The Boxer Rebellion. https://soundcloud.com/theboxerrebellion/diamonds
I have a couple of Bastille songs but see I need to check out more! Also I have some Boxer Rebellion – but the others are new to me and will now be checked out. 😀
Hi again! You should listen ” La Vie in rose” from Louis Armstrong or if you want more movement you should try “A light that never comes” from Linkin Park or my favourite one these days: “Un día de sol” from Los Claxons. [with the las one you could practice your spanish, but includes english].
LOVE the Klaxons and Louie Armstrong. Will check out this Linkin Park song!
Or from avicii: Wake me up !! That’s awsome!
—Meg & Dia
—The Honey Trees
These are all new to me, so I will check them out! 😀
I personally have been getting into this band called “Kitten”. they have a weird, unique sound that my mother cannot stand but I love. Ummm, I love their song “Kitten with a Whip”–but that could just be me.
I also like hellogoodbye, but they are more pop-y music.
I like pop too, so I will give both of them a try. 😀
Sorry in advance for the length of this reply:
I don’t know if all of these are really what you’re looking for, I figure some of them might be but I’m just going to chuck ’em in and you can take your pick! Although, I did * the ones that maybe you should listen to first if you’re for something specific before venturing forth – this playlist is hella eclectic, like, I have basically every genre (except, like, heavy metal and classical) represented on here n_n
Imagination – New Empire
Million Voices – Otto Knows
Homewrecker – Marina & The Diamonds
Yayo – Lana Del Rey
I’ll Be Dancing – Liberty Deep Down
Icarus – Madeon
Boston – Augustana
The Writer – Ellie Goulding *
Spies – Coldplay
Young Blood – The Naked and Famous
Volition – Ruby Frost *
The Drug – Kids of 88
Fuzzy Blue Lights – Owl City
Fire and Rain – Birdy
Cars and the Pixies (Happy New Year) – The Rocket Summer
I Love You – The Ramones
Light Surrounding You – Evermore *
Set Me On Fire – Bella Ferraro
Little Liar – Paper Lions
Problematique – Hot Chelle Rae
Aftermath – Adam Lambert
Gold On The Ceiling – The Black Keys
Smile Like You Mean It – The Killers
Good Morning Sunshine – Alex Day
At Least I’m Not As Sad – Fun.
Sunshine & City Lights – Greyson Chance
Toothpaste Kisses – The Maccabees *
La Lettre – Renan Luce
Knock Knock – Lenka
Naive – The Kooks
The Way It Was – Wolfgang Gartner
Everything – BriBry
One (Your Name) – Swedish House Mafia
Out Of My Limit – 5 Seconds of Summer
These New Knights – Ou Est Le Swimming Pool
Midnight City – M83 *
Winter Beats – I Break Horses *
The Average – Breathe Electric
Bipolar Baby! – Forever The Sickest Kids
Young – Daughter *
Lost At Sea – Zedd
Ready to go – Initial SHE Version – Martin Solveig
Warrior – Kimbra *
More Than You Know – Stereo Skyline
Durban Skies – Bastille *
Television Rules The Nation – Daft Punk
Unison – Porter Robinson
Stars – The xx *
Blind Faith – Chase and Status
Propane Nightmares – Pendulum
Our War – Neon Trees
Nobody Rules The Streets – Brodinsky
Adiago for Strings – Danny Howard
Disco Nap – A-Track ft. Oliver
Tennis Court – Lorde
Magic Dance – David Bowie
Trash- The Whip
Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Radio Edit) – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
This Is Why We Fight – The Decemberists
I Predict A Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
Song 2 – Blur
(If You’re Wondering if I Want You To) I Want You To – Weezer
My Body – Young The Giant
Internet Killed The Video Star – The Limousines
Of The Mountains – Dan Deacon *
The Shores – The Sea of Cortez *
Turn It Off – Phantogram *
People Like You – Weinland *
Shine – Heavy Young Heathens
Helsinki Art Scene – Satellite Stories
Best Supporting Actor – One For The Team
Take On The World – Wavves
Tongue Tied – The Antlers *
Angel Bath – Miniature Tigers *
oOoO – Oberhofer
Stone In My Heart – Grafitti6
Wreckin’ Bar (Ra Ra Ra) – The Vaccines
My Darling – Lucy Schwartz *
Change of Scenery – Val Emmich
I Can’t Wait – Little Red *
Jump In – MNDR
Black Dove – The Daylights
Filthy Halls – Apple Horse
Get Some – Lykke Li
Sun Of A Gun – Oh Land
Work – 1,2,3
Anywhere Place – Katie Costello *
Shangri-La – YACHT
The Dark Red Roses – Our Broken Garden *
Ends In The Ocean – Avalanche City *
Next Time – Harrys Gym *
WALL of DEATH – Make The Girl Dance
Short and Entertaining – Jamaica
Only Human – Parade of Lights *
Show Us Love – Taxicab Racers *
All I Want – Kodaline *
Dangerous Times – Wildife
Basically, I – Robert DeLong
House of the Rising Sun – Lauren O’Connell *
Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
Chrome Lion – Unicorn Kid
Finders, Keepers – Miriam Bryant
Safe and Sound – Capital Cities
Ready for the Weekend – Icona Pop
Take Me Into Your Skin – Trentemøller
New Lands – Justice
The Stick Up – The Filthy Pillows
True Romance – Citizens! *
Dream About Changing – Sally Seltmann *
Boom Boom – Donora
Easy Water – Caveman *
Crave You (Adventure Club Remix) – Flight Facilities
Also – ‘The City’ ‘Technicolor’ ‘Icarus’ by Madeon, ‘This Is What It Feels Like’ by Armin van Buuren and ‘Alive’ by Krewella are excellent >:3
WOW. Awesome list! I am only familiar with a handful of these, so now I have TONS to search through. 😀 Thanks!
I’m addicted to Matt Corby’s music at the moment. Especially his song Brother. Plus he’s an Aussie which makes him even cooler!
Also Theo James (the guy who plays Four in Divergent) has some pretty good original songs that he sings on his youtube account, shere khan.
Hmm… as for me, though I don’t have any specific song by an artist to pinpoint, I do a have few bands and singers that I love listening to, some for a very long time, some that I discovered in the past year.
Those that I listen to a lot are Metric, Muse, Coldplay, Ellie Goulding (she’s really good live!), Florence + the Machine, Bat for Lashes, Kate Nash, Lily Allen, Lykke Li, Within Temptation (it’s a Dutch band, really good!), Tarja Turunen, A Fine Frenzy, Of Monsters and Men, Mumford and Sons, Arcade Fire.
Hope it will help!