Tunesday: February 2015

On TUNESDAY, I share some of the songs, music videos, and live performances I’ve been groovin’ to. Here are 12 of my favourites from February, which all happen to be tied to a few of the biggest television events of 2015 thus far…

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Highlights from the 2015 Grammy Awards

The 2015 Grammy Awards will be remembered for a stream of slow jams and ballads, Kanye almost pulling another Kanye (Who is Beck?), and a guy who goes by the name Sam Smith. Here are my favourite moments from the 57th annual ceremony…

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Summer Night Concerts 2014

When the music meets the moonlight, magic happens. Somehow, setting the concert scene outside makes the whole live performance experience even more captivating to the senses. Over the past two weeks, I was lucky enough to see my trifecta of favourite singer/songwriter dudes – Phillip Phillips, Ed Sheeran, and Gavin DeGraw – at outdoor venues…

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Songs of Summer 2014

SONGS OF SUMMER 2014

1. Lana Del Rey – West Coast
2. Haley Reinhart – Show Me Your Moves
3. Sam Smith – Stay With Me
4. Kris Allen – Prove It To You (feat. Lenachka)
5. Phillip Phillips – Raging Fire
6. Paramore – Ain’t It Fun
7. Ed Sheeran – Sing
8. Queen + Adam Lambert – Love Kills (Freddie Mercury)
9. Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood – Somethin’ Bad
10. Didi Benami – Trouble
11. Sara Bareilles – Chandelier (Sia)
12. Gavin DeGraw – Fire
13. Colbie Caillat – Try
14. Blue Swede – Hooked On A Feeling
14. Janelle Monáe – Heroes (David Bowie)
15. Michael Johns – Day Breaks Sun

(For the full playlist, view my list on Quietly)

This mix of fifteen tunes consists of upbeat beats (“Show Me Your Moves”, “Sing”, “Ain’t It Fun”, “Somethin’ Bad”), sensitive ballads (“Stay With Me”, “Prove It To You”, “Love Kills”, “Chandelier”), uplifting tunes (“Raging Fire”, “Fire”, “Day Breaks Sun”), moody beats (“West Coast”, “Trouble”), mood boosters (“Try”, “Heroes”), and some infectious ooga chaka-ing (“Hooked On A Feeling”).

Play on!

Tunesday: Thinking Out Loud

TUNESDAY is a new regular feature on my blog where I share some of the songs, collaborations, music videos, and live performances I’ve been groovin’ to. Let’s start the showcase off with a new release from the summer’s most buzzworthy UK-based singer-songwriter-folkster…

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