Hello guys! Today’s post is going to be a little different as I’m not going to be droning on and on about one particular song but I’ll be giving you guys music recommendations! These are songs I’ve listened to and have loved — songs I think you’d enjoy.
DISCLAIMER: Keep in mind that whether or not you’ll like these songs is dependent on the type of music you enjoy. I’m mainly into pop, indie pop and alternative pop and my recommendations will be along those lines.
That’s enough talk, let’s get right into it.
1. Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye ft Kimbra
This song was a recommendation from a friend and I was sceptical about it considering it was released about 10 years ago and I don’t exactly like old songs but I was pleasantly surprised as I liked it immediately upon the first listen. I think it might have been the quirky little music video (I’m drawn to quirky things) that did it for me. Although released a decade ago, the sound of this song fits right into the era of music we’re presently in and is a song I definitely recommend you listen to.
Favourite Lines: You can get addicted to a certain kind of sadness / Like resignation to the end, always the end
2. On The Ground – Rosé
Now, you might or might not have heard about the biggest female K-pop group on the planet, Blackpink. If you haven’t, I’d like you to get out from under the rock you live, Patrick. Rosé is a member of the 4-membered K-pop girl group, Blackpink, who debuted in 2017 and two of their songs hold the record for the most viewed music video within the first 24 hours of release on YouTube. They’re immensely popular both in Korea and outside Korea for their BOPS and aesthetically pleasing music videos.
Rose recently released solo music and she started by releasing a 2 track album. Yeah, you heard me, an album with just two tracks. Some people might call that an EP or just two singles but Rosé isn’t some people. On The Ground, the lead single for the album is sung in English so you have no worries about understanding the song. If you liked Adekunle Gold’s Ire, I have no doubts that you’d like On The Ground.
Favourite Lines: Look at me, I’m never coming down
…Yeah what goes up it must come down
3. Champagne Problems – Taylor Swift
Champagne Problems is the third track on folklore’s sister album, evermore, which is Taylor Swift’s 9th studio album. Written with Taylor’s immersive storytelling skills and a pen that could slay kings, Taylor describes a situation of a boy left on his knees after the woman he proposed to walked away from both him and his ring. Written from the perspective of the girl, we’re taken through a rollercoaster of sadness, resignation, and a little bit of self-depreciation. This song is one of my favourites from this album!
Favourite Lines: “She would’ve made such a lovely bride / What a shame she’s fucked in the head”
4. Brutal – Olivia Rodrigo
Now, what kind of fan would I be if I didn’t recommend this song to you? Olivia Rodrigo’s debut album is here and it’s an absolute banger! The opening track of the album is Brutal and it’s the perfect opening track. Olivia in a punk-rock fashion sings about the ups and downs of teenage life which every one of us can relate to (teenager or not). I particularly love this song for the angst clearly obvious in the lyrics and her delivery of the lyrics. It makes me want to walk into my secondary school’s staff room and destroy the tables of the teachers I disliked.
Favourite lines: Cos who am I if not exploited / I’m so sick of seventeen / Where’s my fucking teenage dream
5. Nothing Can Tear – Atlas Rhoads
There’s something about this song. I don’t know if it’s the intimate lyrics or the indie vibe of the song or how it sounds like a ballad to God, I don’t know what it is but I really love it. It’s one of my all-time favourite Christian songs. I just love how simple it is.
Atlas Rhoads is a Christian indie band and they’ve only released one album so far, “Atlas Rhoads.” If you’re an indie or alternative person and you’ve been looking for where alternative meets Christian, I definitely recommend them.