So in today’s post, I’m going to be talking about my favourite music of the past 2 months. Now, I have no idea why you would or should care about what I’ve been listening to recently, but I always enjoy reading these types of posts.
So I’m going to tell you anyways.
Keeping with tradition, my next post is going to be a list of television shows and movies I watched in the past few months, so stay tuned for that!
You can check out the last instalment of this series here.
Let’s get started!
‘Dame Un Beso’ by Selena y los Dinos
Here comes the Peruvian in me.
I don’t care what you think, Selena Quintanilla is one of the best recording artists ever. I don’t make the rules.
When I was much younger, I was absolutely obsessed with Selena y los Dinos. Unfortunately, as I grew older, I stopped listening due to the obvious lack of new music.
However, ‘Selena: The Series’ which was released in early December, really revived my love for Tejano music.
It sounds exactly like what you would think 1980s Tejano music should sound like. It’s so incredibly well written and produced, but still has a nostalgic feeling that makes the song feel timeless.
‘Inside Out’ by The Mighty Lemon Drops
‘Inside Out’ is an alternative/indie rock track from 1988.
This song has so much life breathed into it; it feels like magic. Lyrically, it’s your classic post break-up self-empowering anthem.
This was one of this band’s only hit singles before unfortunately disbanding in 1992.
‘All Three’ by Noah Cyrus
To be honest, I usually hate her music.
However, this is one of those songs that manages to capture vulnerability and pain so well. It details being stuck tumultuous relationship with a toxic lover- knowing that they’re wrong for her but loving the way they make her feel.
I especially loved the lyricism in the chorus. I’m not exactly sure if Noah Cyrus did in fact write it; but if she did, I’m extremely impressed.
“Darling if I could / I would fall for someone good / Someone good for me”
“But we’re suckers for the thrill / Playing fuck, marry, and kill / Honey we’re all three.”
‘Se Te Nota’ by Lele Pons and Guaynaa
Another exceptional track from an unexpected ‘artist.’ I’m always so genuinely shocked at how amazing Lele Pons’ music is, especially judging from the so-so quality of her other content.
Se Te Nota is a Latin-infused, reggaeton reminiscent song that features Guaynaa- famous from the viral song ‘Rebota.’
‘Potential Breakup Song (Explicit)’ by aly and aj
The original version of this song was actually released in 2007 under the Disney Music Group, Hollywood Records. Cut to 2021, almost 14 years later, Aly and AJ decided to rerecord a reimagined version of the song, which is essentially exactly the same song, but with considerably less autotune, and a couple of “shits” and “fucks” thrown in.
You would think that a few microscopic changes do a now teenaged song would do considerably nothing for its critical and chart performance. However, the genius of revamping the childhood defining songs of the now near adult listeners (including myself) has to be spoken for. The same group of listeners that was responsible for making this song a hit in 2007, is the same exact group of listeners that would appreciate an explicit version in 2021; and propel it to the same success as the original.
Mark my words, this is going to be a recurring trend with former Disney and Nickelodeon ‘musicians.’ It’s like a built-in fan base and guaranteed success.
‘Real Groove- Studio 2054 Remix’ by Kylie Minogue and Dua Lipa
This is new age disco-pop at its finest.
The 2 harmonised, layered voices is a completely different definition of ‘infectious’ that you’ve probably never heard before.
It seems that Dua Lipa is almost single-handedly bringing back the disco-funk-pop triad of the 1980s that some of us, myself included, were not alive to enjoy. I’m not complaining!
I think this song is actually originally Kylie Minogue’s though, so credit to her for remixing it!
“Let Go” by Frou Frou
Yes, the name of the band is in fact “Frou Frou.” While the name itself sounds fantastically whimsical yet incredibly idiotic at the same time, chances are you know this band! It comprises of Imogen Heap (that chick that modern artists keep sampling in order to get an easy hit) and Guy Sigsworth.
This song features Imogen Heap’s signature breathy vocals, with lyrics comprising of multiple conversational rhetorical questions.
“Are you in or are you out?/Well, what are you waiting for?/Can’t you see that all that stuff’s a sideshow?/Cause there’s beauty in the breakdown.”
As both Imogen Heap and Guy Sigsworth are classically trained, this leads to the feeling of a haunting, elegance hidden inside the guitar strings of the song.
What is some of your favourite music of the past few months? Comment them down below, and let me know if you liked my recommendations!
Thank you for reading. You can check out my last few posts here:
- Borrowed Poems From An Anonymous- Mother’s Day Special
- The Worst Thing That Is Legal
- World Poetry Month- The Third Issue
- The Modern Day Julie/Julia Project- Cake Catastrophe!
- World Poetry Month- The Second Issue
Until Next Time.