Here are the songs I listened to most in January. Find monthly playlists from me on Spotify
Crash – All Tvvins
Released as a single in 2017.
Favourite lyrics: ‘There’s no right or wrong. How can there be when it’s the side you were born on is the side you are for?’
Synthy, ethereal and emotive.
Wilson (Expensive Mistakes) – Fall Out Boy
Record – M A N I A.
Favourite lyrics: ‘I hope the roof flies off and I get blown out into space.
I always make such expensive mistakes.’
A throwback to emo Fall out boy; at times both soulful and melodramatic while still keeping the pop punk tone that FOB are known for.
Bear Claws – The Academic
Record – Tales From The Backseat
Favourite lyrics: ‘Show me all your flaws, show me your bear claws. Go rip your heart out tonight’.
Indie pop with a chorus that makes it perfect for live shows. Check out the Facebook Live Loop version of this!
Run – Foo Fighters
Record: Concrete and Gold
Favourite Lyrics: ‘In another perfect life, in another perfect light, we run.’
From a mellow opening to thrashing guitar & Grohl’s screaming vocals, this is a Foo’s classic.
Trees – Twenty One Pilots
Favourite Lyrics: ‘I want to know you, I want to see, I want to say hello.’
Synthy with yearning vocals to begin with before building to a frantic climax that always gets the crowd shouting along at live shows.
(Performance starts at 1:38)
Afterglow – All Time Low
Record: Last Young Renegade
Favourite Lyrics: ‘Step outside in the midnight rain, king and queen of the streets again. Got young blood running through our veins and it keeps us numb like Novocaine.’
Moody and nostalgic with a different feel than All Time Low has become known for. A cliffhanger that makes you wonder ‘What’s next?’
Told You So – Paramore
Record: After Laughter
Favourite Lyrics: ‘At least I try to keep my cool when I’m thrown into a fire.’
Funky with a nod to the 80’s, this one always gets me singing along!
It’s Time – Imagine Dragons
Record: Night Visions
Favourite Lyric: ‘I get a little bit bigger, but then I’ll admit I’m just the same as I was. Now don’t you understand that I’m never changing who I am.’
A bit folksy with a catchy hook and some well times hand claps. Sure to get stuck in your head.
Death of a Bachelor – Panic! at the Disco
Record: Death Of A Bachelor
Favourite lyrics: ‘I’m cutting my mind off, feels like my heart is going to burst. Alone at a table for two and I just wanna be served. And when you think of me am I the best you’ve ever had? Share one more drink with me, smile even though you’re sad.’
Featuring jazzy trumpet and smooth vocals. The man himself described this as somewhere between Sinatra and Beyonce and I think that’s pretty spot on!
I Did Something Bad – Taylor Swift
Favourite lyrics: ‘They’re burning all the witches, even if you aren’t one, so light me up, light me up.’
Taylor Swift is my guilty pleasure. Honestly, what I like about this song is Swift not giving a shit about what people think and unashamedly calling them all out.
No video for this one as neither Taylor or her label has uploaded one!
What have you been listening to this month? Let me know in the comments!