I grew up listening to artists like Alicia Keys, India Arie and Ashanti. Now that I’ve graduated from high school, I still have a love for R&B and soul. Back in March, my boyfriend introduced me to an artist named Kehlani. She grew up in the Bay Area and has amazing vocals–her songs speak about her life experiences and even her songs about breakups are uplifting. She recently released a mixtape and is currently on tour.
It’s been a while since I did a post on music, and I’m way too obsessed with the new Mumford & Sons album to not talk about it.
I’ve always been a fan of Mumford & Sons, and their new album, “Wilder Mind,” continues to amaze me. They just keep getting better and better. “Wilder Mind” has a different feel from their previous albums (less banjo, more electric guitar), but it still stays true to their folky/rocker style.
Here are two of my favorite songs from the album. I’m not gonna lie, it was really hard to pick just a few. Be sure to check out the whole album—it’s crazy good. 🙂
One thing I love about Mumford & Sons is how, in most of their songs, they just start rocking out. You know what I’m talking about. It’s that climax and you start rocking out, flipping your hair back and forth… Yeah, it’s jam time. In “Snake Eyes,” after 2:12 jam time is non-stop.
Tompkins Square Park
I’ve got “Tompkins Square Park” on repeat. I can’t stop listening, but I’m not sick of it, either. I think this song perfectly captures the new, more electric sound of this album. It def shows how musically talented they are, too.
Are any of you guys fans of Mumford & Sons? What do you think about their eccentric album? Let’s talk music!
“Have a holly, jolly Christmas,” “chestnuts roasting on an open fire,” “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas”…these are just a few classic lines from the many amazing Christmas songs out there. Christmas music is by far my favorite type of music, in fact, I not only listen to it during the holidays, but all year round! (You guys should know: I’m secretly an elf.)
So here’s a list of my must-have holiday tunes:
“White Christmas” by The Drifters is definitely my favorite. It’s just such a fun twist on a classic Christmas carol that I can’t help but fall in love with it every time I hear it. Hope y’all enjoy this ’50s classic as much as I do!
For the long hours spent on the road, a good playlist is essential. Here are a few favorites from my latest road trip playlist (six hours of music seemed a bit much to list here). I picked these songs because they sound like the essence of fall:
Now that I’ve set the mood with music, let’s visit beautiful northern California. San Francisco is one of my favorite cities, but sometimes the fast-paced urban hustle is way too hectic (especially if you’ve been driving for countless hours already). So for a change, I avoided the busy city and instead relaxed in the lovely town of Sausalito. My family and I spent the day admiring the bay, wandering in and out of little boutiques and eating at the delicious market places.
Here I got to enjoy some cool creations from the Bay Area’s huge art community, like stacks of enchanting illustration books. These Waterlife sketches were absolutely adorable.
You can’t write a post about the Bay Area without including a Golden Gate Bridge photo: