Song of the Week

Bonjour, Romantiques!

Here is where you can find my song of the week, which I will be posting every Tuesday. Just as the music reviews, the featured song will not necessarily be a new track, just my most played during the week.

Enjoy,
La Nouvelle Romantique

April 20, 2016

April 13, 2016

April 6, 2016

March 30, 2016

March 23, 2016

March 16, 2016

March 9, 2016

Teen Suicide seemed to come out of nowhere when I stumbled upon them on my Spotify Discovery Playlist, but they quickly became one of my favorite bands. As the name suggests, their lyrics read like the journal of an angsty teenager grappling with whether he should “kill himself or kill them all”. If high school melancholia had a soundtrack, this would certainly be it.

March 2, 2016

As you all are probably aware by now, nostalgia is my drug of choice, and the Smith Westerns really brought it with ‘3 AM Spiritual”. This song reminds me of a specific night my freshman year of college involving a waterfall, the phrase “Code Orange,” and the longest trip to Taco Bell ever.

February 24, 2016

To close out the month of love trend we have going on for February, I bring you an OG love song by none other than Franz Liszt. Liebestraum literally translates to  “Love Dream,” which is a fitting title because this sounds exactly like the song that plays in your head when the infatuation starts to kick in. Happy dreaming.

February 17, 2016

“How Do You Tell a Girl You Really Like Her Eyes” by Cyberbully Mom Club is for sure the song the quiet SadBoy™ on your block is listening to as he sulks on the school bus home. This track is a more melancholy love song, but a love song nonetheless. Consider this my shoutout to the band of unrequitted lovers this romance season.

February 10, 2016

Keeping up with my romantic theme for this month, I bring you one of my all time favorite songs- Ariel Pink’s cover of Joe and Donnie Emerson’s “Baby.” Named Best New Track on Pitchfork upon its 2012 release, “Baby” perfectly captures that fuzzy,  floating feeling of falling in love.

February 3, 2016

February is here, which means that I’m feeling the love a little more than usual. In keeping with my newly amorous attitude, I bring you an oldie but goodie- “Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready),” City and Colour’s gorgeous rework of Alicia Keys’ R&B jam. This cover oozes romance and adventure, and will definitely be playing at my wedding (despite it being a decade away).

January 26, 2016

Break out your bittersweet memories of good time’s past, because this week’s song is a hazy, nostalgic daydream brought to you by Australian dream-pop duo Good Morning. Production is low fi, guitars are languid, and the retrospection rosy.

(The music video is also disgustingly “me” check it out below)

 

January 19, 2016

This week’s song is brought to you by Unknown Mortal Orchestra, a (mostly) American psychedelic rock band. “So Good and Being in Trouble” showcases lead vocalist Ruban Nielson’s soft, soulful voice against languid baselines and a simple drum beat. This track is the perfect addition to your night driving playlist.

January 11, 2016

Since I’ve been seriously slacking on this page and the blog, my New Years Resolution was to become more dedicated to posting regularly.

With that being said, my first song of the year is “i was all over her” an extremely depressing but equally chill track by salvia palth, the stage name of dream pop musician Daniel Johann (better known under the pseudonym Adore, 1996).

Notable comment on Youtube: “This makes me want to write poetry and die”

November 21, 2015

I’m sure after a month long hiatus, you all are probably like “new blog, who dis?,” but now that the month from hell is over, I will resume my weekly songs!

This week’s song is brought to you by English duo Peggy Sue, who recently became my obsession after discovering their cover of the Scorpio Rising soundtrack. The folky, slightly twee arrangement of “Fools Rush In” paired with massive vocal range is definitely a recipe for your new favorite song.

October 20, 2015

I figured I’d give you guys a preview for my next music post with this week’s song: Freak by Lana Del Rey. This track is slinky, sexy, and my definite early favorite from Honeymoon. Stay tuned for a full album review later this month!

October 13, 2015

Taking a small study break to share an awesome track I heard on my Discover Weekly playlist on Spotify! “Getting it On” is an extremely lowkey track by minimal indie pop group SALES guarenteed to soundtrack your post-breakup sex pillowtalk.

October 8, 2015

I know I’m a little late this week (thanks, Dr. Negy), but I’m making up for it by posting one my favorite songs from this summer, “Stay With Us” by Montreal dream pop group Seoul. This languid, synth pop daydream will have you nostalgic for things that haven’t even happened yet. Check out the equally gorgeous reverie of a music video below.

September 29, 2015

This week’s song is brought to you by HBO’s Girls, which I finally caught up on last week. This was a definite standout of season 4 because of it’s dark, sexy, hypnotic beat that perfectly fits the raw sexuality of my favorite Girl, Jessa. And can you ever really go wrong with Ezra Koenig?

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