I haven’t done a ‘year in music’ post since this video post in 2012. Music is a big thing for me, I colour code my playlists based on how the music makes me feel and I don’t go a day with out listening, playing or singing. So, it wouldn’t make sense not to do a list of what I’ve been loving this year, would it?
This year started out with 2 hour journeys to work on freezing trains, so I needed something to help me relax and distract me from the dull and dark views from the train window. I created a Spotify playlist called Life. A song from this playlist was my most played song of 2014 according to my spotify ‘my year in music‘ page.
There were a number of other songs from this playlist that made it into my top 10 most played songs of this year, which says a lot about this playlist. It made me contemplate life, what I wanted and where I was going. My friend Alexa kindly got me a ticket to see Future Islands for my birthday.
In anticipation of Ben Howard’s second album, I Forget Where We Were, I found myself revisiting his previous album, Every Kingdom – not that I need reminding how amazing it is. Old Pine was in my top 5 most listened to songs this year!
Another album that came out this year that I didn’t actually expect fall so madly in love with was Pharrell Williams – Girls. When I think of Pharrell I think of NERD, and that’s as far as my love for him went, with the exception of a few collabs over recent years. With the success of ‘Happy’ though, I found it necessary to give his new album a listen and I was soon addicted. When I think of it, it reminds me of my last few months at Tigerprint and a trip I made to London when the sun was shining. Here are a few that made my top 10 most listened to tracks of the year.
One good thing that came out of my short stint at The Hut Group was a song I couldn’t believe I’d never heard before. It takes me back to a journey home after a summer party and a few glasses of pimms, when I decided I had a skill for rap. It’s safe to say it was more comical than a sign of a future talent.