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.
If you follow me on social media (I would love to connect!), you may have already guessed that I am absolutely ecstatic to share my November 2017 playlist with you. After all, I have been dropping hints about the content of it for weeks now! This month’s mix features a fun and eclectic blend of genres sure to get you in a dramatic cold weather mood. You can find an in-depth breakdown of my picks, including my recent firsthand experience at an intimate Greta van Fleet show, along with some exciting news about me finally listening to your requests and signing up again for Spotify, after the jump.
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!
To be completely honest I struggled with this July playlist. For the most part I try to share new releases and, not to be a downer, this summer hasn’t brought the songs of the summer type hits like past summers have. I feel quite strongly about this and even re-tweeted an article The Daily Beast put out about the very topic a few days ago. There are obviously a few front runners for “song of the summer” but everything in between has sounded a bit monotonous to me. This playlist therefore encompasses a wide range of genres however I did still try to create a feel good summer playlist for you all that includes a little something for everyone.
I would love to hear what you have on repeat right now and consider the “song of the summer”!
I can’t begin to tell you how incredibly excited I am to start this new series on Musings on Momentum. Music has always been a huge part of my life; in fact I am a classically trained pianist who performed and competed seriously throughout my youth, I danced both ballet and hip hop growing up and cheered in college, and I obviously attend A LOT of concerts and festivals. I have been longing to incorporate more of that part of my life into this blog since its inception.
That desire led to the creation of Music Mondays. On the second Monday of each month I’m going to share a playlist of my favorite music at the moment. Most of my choices will be relatively new, but there will also be some remixes of familiar hits and old favorites mixed in every now and then.
It is my hope that by sharing some of my favorites with you, you will in turn be prompted to share yours with me, exposing us both to awesome new music! Be sure to check out January’s playlist and share your favorite music of the month in the comments section below!