I’m building this playlist for driving – but it’s not complete yet. Make it and listen, and if you know where I’m going with this, I’m all ears for your suggestions in comments (I’m about 3 to 5 songs short).
Some artists would do their thing, and you’d know that they’re being true to who they are. Any song by Ed Sheeran and Owl City. Katy Perry in ‘Thinking of You’. You just can feel her pain. Although, watching her movie Part of Me, there was a part where it was just her and her guitar, singing the same song, but much less intensely – I realised that maybe the recorded track is very much glamourised. It made me wonder, is that really how Katy Perry and her feelings captured on track? Musical artists go through all these processes to reach wider audience. It’s very important to never lose your true voice – figurative and literally. That way, in a second we’d all be singing along to your tunes.
At college, I would listen to whatever song I have. When I was doing internship, my mentor was playing Ingrid Michaelson as we work, and a little A Fine Frenzy (New Heights). During that time I also discovered Never Shout Never. ‘Twas a wonderful, floating sounds – my entry point to Indie records. At my first real job, I would turn the music up from the boss’s playlist: a lot of albums from that day’s hits Maroon 5 - Hands All Over (I like this better than Overexposed), Adele - 21, Taylor Swift – Speak Now (Red is also enjoyable), Taio Cruz - Rockstarr, and some of The Script’s best hits. Then there are some Norah Jones and some really nice vintage I’m still trying to figure out.
When I’m not listening to all of the above combined, I like to tune in to today’s hits by streaming. Mostly they’re pretty pumped up, so I can pick up the pace while working. Often I would work in silence – sometimes music can be a distraction. I discovered Noisli.com from O magazine, and it said that white noise could improve productivity, do you think that’s true? J.K. Rowling did a lot of her writing in a coffee shop – maybe I should try that some time.
Feast your eyes as you watch Nicholas Hoult portray the hottest cold-bodied non-human ever.
The playlist I like to listen to, sometimes, before falling asleep. You got this one from me.
The only choice I have for faking being British back in the days, was listening to Coldplay. And if there's anything from the UK that's identical to 'young' (even the rock bands), it didn't reach my ears. Sure, as early as the 2000's my girl friends were fawning over Westlife, but they're officially Irish, and, yes, still old.