Lately Loving: Music #2

I feel as though I've hit a goldmine over the past month or so with music- I've just been loving new music left, right and centre- so I thought I'd share the love and write up a little playlist for all of you guys. I like to think that I've included a little something for everyone but, as a disclaimer, I'm afraid heavy metal and screamo fans will not be amused.

1. The "I dare you not to dance" number: Paramore- Ain't It Fun (Lianne Kaye, Jackie D Williams, Ebony Day, Dawson). This never fails to cheer me up if I'm feeling a little low, and I just find it to be a particularly uplifting song! Speaking of Paramore.. Zedd ft. Hayley Williams- Stay The Night (Acoustic) deserves a mention, if not only to publicly recognise Zedd as a potential crush. Yep, those eyes are hauntingly real. *Swoon*

2. On the other hand, it's impossible not to have a huge girl crush on Banks. If you need justification, just go right ahead and listen to This Is What It Feels Like. You can thank me later.

3. Getting reading for a night out? Turn your ear over to The Futureheads- Hounds of Love- well hello there, echoes of Alex Turner.. seriously, who knew the Arctic Monkeys have a doppleganger? Worth checking out if you're an AM fan.

4. Beyonce Medley- Mitch & Scott. If you've still not heard this, crawl out and get listening! Mitch and Scott are absolutely hilarious, awesome singers and also two of my favourite people on earth so if you don't like this then I probably won't like you. (Kidding! Kind of..)

5. Throwback to being a 90s' kid- JT was the only good thing about NSYNC. I have loved pretty much all of his music since his recent comeback, and this new-ish release Justin Timberlake: Not a Bad Thing is so damn catchy. Linked to the live version for obvious 'Justin Timberlake is serenading me.. gah!' reasons.

6. I'm a big fan of Reload's 'Listen' Mondays. Tourist ft. Will Heard- Can't Keep Up is a firm favourite for some background vibes, although my younger brother has taken to blaring this out and screaming a particular line from the track. Can you guess which?

7. I love Half Moon Run. When they were in the UK recently, they covered Chvrches' Mother We Share. Harmonica lovers, this one's for you. Yeah I'm catering for everyone right here.

8. Going back to my Irish roots, I can't not mention a golden oldie, Steve Earle's Galway Girl. If this doesn't make you want to visit Ireland and be serenaded by Gerard Butler then, quite frankly, I don't know what will.

9. For the R&B lovers out there, SoMo's album dropped a couple of days ago. I've been replaying I'd Do It All For You and it's definitely fast becoming my favourite from the album. One word to describe it? Funky.

10. No One's Gonna Love You by Band of Horses is the kind of song that I can just imagine listening to in my future apartment as a wind down after a stressful day at work, whilst holding a glass of wine (I don't drink alcohol), and watching the puppy that I don't yet have race around the living room. It's the good kind of weird.

11. Along a similar vein, Sort of Revolution by Fink is incredibly calming- unsurprising for fans of Fink. I first heard Perfect Darkness a few years back and have been hooked ever since.

12. I don't want to say that I'm saving the best 'til last but, really, I probably am. Sam Smith's Money on my Mind is pretty darn good. If he's not on your radar, he definitely needs to be. He also covered 'Berlin' by RY X and it's definitely worth checking out, he is just vocally flawless and his range is in-saaaane.

Also, I have to include a special mention to Kevin Bacon's Footloose Entrance on the Tonight Show- there are no words. I think that's about it- my top twelve (plus a few extra) listens. Ultimately, I hope you come away with at least one new musical discovery from this post! What music have you been loving lately?


  1. Dang! Long list, this will take me a while to listen through :)

    1. Hehe, what can I say- it was a good month for music! xx

  2. I love Hounds of love too, but the kate bush version too! :)

    B xx

    1. Will give it a listen straight away! xx

  3. I don't usually comment on things but I just had to tell you that I was just browsing your posts and I saw that you love Mitch and Scott! And Sam Smith! Both my absolute favorites. Even saw Pentatonix in New York! Stay awesome!

    1. Yesssss! 100% there with you Whitney, so jealous, I bet they were amazing xx