The end of the year is upon us and, I must confess, I couldn’t be more excited to wrap up 2017 and move into a bright, new 365 days. 2017 has rocked both me and my family to the core and I think we are all ready for a fresh start, symbolic as it may be. With that in mind, I tried to keep my December 2017 playlist upbeat and encouraging to help both you and myself get ready for the new year.
When I took my break from blogging, one of the aspects that I found I missed the most was making and sharing my monthly Music Mondays playlists. Over the last two years, my playlists have served as soundtracks to each individual month that passed and quickly became an integral part of my life. The Summer of 2017 therefore ended up sounding like…silence. It was clearly time for a change. In case you couldn’t already guess, the excitement I’m feeling this morning in sharing my October 2017 playlist in unparalleled!
Remember last month when we were discussing how this summer has been severely lacking in awesome musical hits? Well, the music gods heard our pleas and have all but flooded us with amazing new track after amazing new track. Suffice it to say I am really excited to share this August playlist.
Starting things off is Justice with “Safe and Sound” off of their first full-length studio release since 2011. Yes, you read that right. Since 2011. They’re back and I couldn’t be more excited. A bit later is the epic collaboration turned anthem “What We Started” from Don Diablo, Steve Aoki and Lush & Simon featuring BullySongs. Based on how much I have been playing this one, it is definitely in the running for my personal song of the summer. The Chainsmokers and Halsey collaborated on “Closer” which all but encompasses my obsession for both of them in one single song. Phantogram teased their upcoming album by dropping “Run Run Blood”, a layered and fluid song with a nearly orchestral feel. Last but certainly not least is “Palm of My Hand” from ZHU. His entire new album is worthy of a listen and naturally had to be represented on my August playlist.
There is so much I love about this edition of Music Mondays. I only hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!
I started a monthly series in May in which I share a glimpse into what the past few weeks of my life have looked like. I skipped my monthly review in June because, as I previously shared, it was a rough month for me but I’m back in business with my July in Review and ready to wrap up the month by sharing the events I attended and the amazing food and drinks I had the pleasure of sampling.
I know I didn’t deliver my promised post-Coachella recap and that’s because I sadly didn’t end up seeing a lot of the festival this year. I was sick for the majority of Saturday and Sunday and unfortunately missed out on a lot of the acts. I was understandably incredibly disappointed…I had looked forward to the festival for an entire year and then got about 1/10th of the experience I was expecting and hoping for. It has taken the past couple of weeks to recover both physically and from the let down of missing something I so wanted to experience.
Fortunately my husband and I are planning on a summer jam packed full of concerts and festivals to make up for Coachella and are ultimately catching the majority of acts we didn’t get to see over the next few months. All hope is not lost!
This May playlist is largely serving the purpose of getting me, and hopefully all of you, ready for warm, sunlit and music-filled days ahead. It’s full of cheery songs meant to take you from the bright and crisp days of spring into the long and languid days of summer.