1 Music, Ink.: January 2015


Sunday, January 25, 2015

January Playlist

January Playlist

Happy end-of-January, y'all! Second semester has started and senioritis levels are at an all-time high, at least by my estimations. LA is as temperate as its ever been, but technically we are in the dead of winter, and I owe you a monthly playlist.

(Shirking art history studying? Who, me?)
(PS sorry in advance for all the John Mayer Room for Squares stuff. Couldn't quite help m'self.)

1. "Love Song for No One" - 3:21
ALBUM: Room for Squares
ARTIST: John Mayer

2. "Arsonist's Lullabye" - 4:26
ALBUM: From Eden - EP
ARTIST: Hozier

3. "Paper Planes" - 3:19
ALBUM: Out to Sea - EP
ARTIST: Tom Misch & Carmody

4. "Gooey" - 4:49
ALBUM: Gooey - EP
ARTIST: Glass Animals

5. "Supernatural" - 3:59
ALBUM: Mischief Mixtape [2009]
ARTIST: Miguel

6. "Personal" - 3:54
ALBUM: Sweet Talker
ARTIST: Jessie J

7. "Starring Role" - 3:27
ALBUM: Electra Heart
ARTIST: Marina and The Diamonds

8. "Love Me Like You Do (From "Fifty Shades of Grey") - 4:12
ALBUM: Love Me Like You Do ("From Fifty Shades of Grey") - Single
ARTIST: Ellie Goulding

9. "Break Your Heart Right Back (feat. Childish Gambino)" - 4:13
ALBUM: My Everything
ARTIST: Ariana Grande

10. "City Love" - 4:00
ALBUM: Room for Squares
ARTIST: John Mayer

11. "Best That I Can" - 3:30
ALBUM: Dream Your Life Away
ARTIST: Vance Joy

12. "Ghosts" - 3:47
ALBUM: Acoustic - EP
ARTIST: Gabrielle Aplin

13. "Pale Lung" - 4:28
ALBUM: Pale Lung - Single
ARTIST: Robyn Sherwell

14. "Green Eyes" - 3:43
ALBUM: A Rush of Blood To the Head
ARTIST: Coldplay

15. "Beach Baby" - 2:40
ALBUM: Blood Bank - EP
ARTIST: Bon Iver

16. "What If It Was" - 3:23
ALBUM: Unseen - EP
ARTIST: Tayler Buono

17. "If You Ever Want To Be In Love" - 4:00
ALBUM: Chaos and the Calm
ARTIST: James Bay

18. "My Stupid Mouth" - 3:44
ALBUM: Room for Squares
ARTIST: John Mayer

That'll do it for now. January has been an awfully odd start to 2015, but I think I like it. Gears are turning and big things are in store for me. For all of us. As for the present…well, I say live in the moment. I'm just itching to graduate, and I don't buy into the "senior year is the best year of your life" nonsense any more than I did the "high school is the best four years of your life" nonsense. It's not the best. It's not the worst (well, maybe it is), but it's not the best. I've only got four and half months left, so I'm gonna do what I do best: stay home and study. Oh, and write a ton of songs. :)

'Til next time! xo

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Artist Recs 4 U! (Vol. II)

Hey everyone! Happy belated New Year! Time for another round of "if this, then that" situation. I've been listening to a ton of new music, so if you were looking for some new stuff to listen to, you've come to the right place!

1. If you like Coldplay, you should listen to…
  • Zane Carney
  • Foy Vance
  • The 88
  • Keaton Henson
  • Out of Bounds: Jesca Hoop
2. If you like Frank Oceanyou should listen to…
  • Jhene Aiko
  • Jazmine Sullivan
  • AlunaGeorge
  • Kenzie May
  • Out of Bounds: Air Dubai
3. If you like Imagine Dragonsyou should listen to…
  • Local Natives
  • Awolnation
  • Kerli
  • Hurts
  • Out of Bounds: Evanescence
4. If you like Ariana Grandeyou should listen to…
  • Jessie Ware
  • Niykee Heaton
  • Emile Sandé
  • Duffy
  • Out of Bounds: Sara Gazarek
5. If you like Lordeyou should listen to…
  • Zee Avi
  • Purity Ring
  • Melanie Martinez
  • Out of Bounds: Katy Tiz
6. If you like Paramoreyou should listen to…
  • Jack's Mannequin
  • Avery
  • Hey Monday
  • Halestorm
  • Out of Bounds: Five Finger Death Punch
7. If you like Taylor Swiftyou should listen to…
  • Mary Lambert
  • Kina Grannis
  • Joe Brooks
  • Kasey Chambers
  • Out of Bounds: Halsey
8. If you like Chris Brownyou should listen to…
  • Childish Gambino
  • Conor Maynard
  • Lil Playy
  • Young Science
  • Out of Bounds: Little Jackie
9. If you like The 1975you should listen to…
  • Brand New
  • The Milk Carton Kids
  • Luke Sital-Singh
  • Fractures
  • Out of Bounds: Wilco
10. If you like The Black Keysyou should listen to…
  • Jack Johnson
  • Andrew Jackson Jihad
  • Anberlin
  • Incubus
  • Out of Bounds: Tove Lo
That's all for now! Hope you enjoy some of the artists I've recommended. And tweet at me (@mcraejensen) if you have any other suggestions!