what i’m listening to this week

Clean Bandit – A&E 

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VvILRC6QAk]

The violins put me off at first, they kind of add to the quirkyness of the song that I really enjoy. It’s funky, danceable, and also has an air of 90’s R&B to it.. yep. I’m sold. Also, the video totally makes me want to join a flash mob. Though I have vowed to never, ever do that.. ever.

CunninLynguists ft. Big Pooh and Torae – Take It Down 

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXnjdfsj5Oo]

From the Stankonia Sessions mixtape.

Various Cruelties – If It Wasn’t For You 

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feUYuZNsSec]

I really, really did not want to like this. It’s in a Zales Christmas commercial, and if you know me, romantic things make me extremely uncomfortable. But god damnit, it’s Christmas! And Christmas kind of makes you feel in love no matter what situation you’re in, and this song feels so honest that I feel like it can apply to any sort of love, really.. /emotionsgoodbye. But really though, it’s a sweet song. The retro-feel is nice.

Chrome Sparks ft. Steffaloo – All There Is 

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziVy7Xok-gg]

Love Steffaloo’s vocals here. Chrome Sparks is actually playing a show with RJD2 for New Year’s here in the city. I may be in heaven..?

IYES- Lighthouse 

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmmxp_UCs58]

I typically don’t like love-ocean metaphors, but the fact that this song is completely gorgeous overrides this.

Fryars – In My Arms 

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rDnu5r8U-w&feature=player_embedded]

I’m sensing a theme of love and water today.. what does it all mean?!


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