July Playlist

Here are the songs I listened to most in July. Find monthly playlists from me on Spotify. This month features two TOP songs because they were released at the same time and after waiting a year I just can’t get enough of either!

Jumpsuit – Twenty One Pilots

Record: Trench (set for release October 5th 2018)

Favourite Lyric: ‘I’ll be right there but you’ll have to grab my throat and lift me in the air
If you need anyone, I’ll stop my plans but you’ll have to tie me down and then break both my hands.’

Featuring a heavy bass riff right off the bat, Jumpsuit sounds a little different than what we’ve grown to expect from Tyler Joseph & Josh Dun, though that’s not necessarily a bad thing! The song moves to more familiar territory during bridge, stripped back with softer vocals before ratcheting up a few notches with a heavy burst of drums from Dun and Joseph’s screaming vocals reminiscent of Car Radio.

The video for Jumpsuit continues from where HeavyDirtySoul left off bringing us into the world of Clancy, Dema & The Bishops. There’s a whole cryptic backstory to this, check it out here.

 

Dying In LA – Panic! at the Disco

Record: Pray For The Wicked

Favourite Lyric: ‘Nights at the chateau trapped in your sunset bungalow, you couldn’t escape it. Drink of paradise, they told you to put your blood on ice, you’re not gonna make it.’

Standing out from the rest of Pray For The Wicked’s synthy and jazzy tracks, Dying In LA is a sombre piano-driven ballad. Written with Megan Kibby, the track is almost the flipside of LA Devotee from DOAB. For me, these are some of Urie’s best vocals on this record.

 

Everything Is Fine – All Time Low

Record: Released as a single June 2018

Favourite Lyric: ‘All I wanted was some options but my only choice is leaving, like time is not a crocodile.’

I’ve never known a band to create new music as often as All Time Low does! This new track is the energetic pop-punk that the band are known for, though it’s more in keeping with Future Hearts than their most recent record Last Young Renegade.

 

Queen – Radio GaGa

Record: The Works

Favourite Lyrics: ‘Let’s hope you never leave old friend, like all good things on you we depend. So stick around ’cause we might miss you when we grow tired of all this visual.’

I was lucky enough to see Queen + Adam Lambert live this month. I’m not any kind of Queen super fan but it was a really enjoyable gig and quite emotional. Lambert himself said that he would never replace Freddie, nobody could. I chose this live recording of Radio GaGa because I think it shows why that’s the case. Watch this one right to the end!

 

Nico And The Niners – Twnety One Pilots

Record: Trench (set for release October 5th 2018)

Favourite Lyrics: ‘East is up, I’m fearless when I hear this on the low. East is up, I’m careless when I wear my rebel clothes.’

Nico And The Niners sounds more familiar than Jumpsuit. It’s not a million miles away from the reggae/alternative/rock vibes of Lane Boy or Ride on 2015’s Blurryface. Lyrically this song tells us a little more about the world of Dema and offers an explanation to some of the clues in Clancy’s letters and photos.

This video shows us Dema, the Bishops and the rebel group, it’s almost like a short film. As good as the entire video is, I think the standout moment for long time fans will be at the 2:30 mark.

 

What have you been listening to this month? Let me know in the comments!

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