Friday Favorites .01

Hey guys! In the interest of keeping up with my blog on a more frequent basis, I've decided to post every Friday about what I've recently become a fan of. An ongoing list of my favorites, so to speak. If you've been living under a rock (my apologies to the seafaring starfish out there) and haven't noticed yet, it's summertime. Another, maybe not so obvious fact is that I am currently living in the early 90's/2000's. Circa the CD era. Essentially what this means is that I love CD's! I have some music on my phone, but I never buy music online and an aux cord is too hip for me. I'm weird and outdated at age 21, I know. 

But music is music and it's out there all the same! This summer I've been taking a lot of road trips to the Pittsburgh area and require CD's even more than ever. Where does all that exposition lead us you may ask? 

James Bay, George Ezra and Florence + the Machines

James Bay:
For those of you who don't know, James Bay is a singer/songwriter based out of Great Britain who just released his first album this year. I fell in love with his music back in April when I was perusing Spotify. His first song I listened to, and my all time favorite of his is "Hold Back the River". His voice sounds like a mix between Adam Levine and John Mayer with a touch of soul. 
AKA, God's gift to mankind
(disclaimer: this is not an exaggeration)
Now granted, if you aren't into this kind of alternative music it won't be your cup of tea. But that's how taste works and to each their own! For me, it's the best way to pass the long car rides. Some songs to jam out to and others to help you mellow out. 

George Ezra:
George Ezra is an artist you may be more familiar with and he's also from across the pond. His most famous song out right now is called "Budapest". The lyrics list all the things Ezra would give up for someone he loved. (#dreamy #yesplease) I don't think I could describe his voice even if I tried. His music videos are so quirky and adorable, extremely fitting for the quirky, adorable blonde Brit.
Another perfect driving companion.

Florence + the Machine:
Lastly, but certainly not least is mu gurl, Florence + the Machine. I would be sincerely shocked if you  hadn't at least heard of Florence or one of their songs. I first fell in love with this English indie rock band (wow, I seem to have a type) when "Dog Days Are Over" was released in 2010. An instant favorite! Florence just released their newest album last week, How Big How Blue How Beautiful and I haven't stopped listening to it since I picked it up last Thursday! Their two biggest tracks from this album (and two of my personal favorites) are Ship to Wreck and What Kind of Man. 

I don't know what this list tells about me, but I'm sure it says something! I love finding new artists to listen to, so be sure to leave your favorites in the comments below. Don't forget to subscribe and follow me on social media linked in the side bar. Until next time,


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