Songs of the Week [9]

Hey everyone! How are you? I had a great weekend, I hope you had a blast, too.

Last night I stayed up to watch the Oscars as every year with a friend. I love our little tradition it's always fun. And tiring...

Additionally, I have been to see Kodaline last Friday, which I enjoyed a lot. They're such a great live band. You'll get to read and watch a bit more about it on Thursday.

Also, The 1975's new album was released on Friday, you should give it a go it sounds great. It's called (take a deep breath) I like it when you sleep for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it.

And luckily for you, I also found the time to pick six great new tracks for this new edition of Songs of the Week.


Artist Rendezvous: FEELS

I haven't done this in a while, but now it's finally time to meet a new band. Press play below and read on.

FEELS is a Finnish electro-pop group formed of singer and songwriter Sofi Meronen, keyboardist Mikael Myrskog and producer Jooel Jons. They describe their music as gripping and toned with northern melancholy.
The band's debut EP Butterflies will be out next week and therefore it's the perfect time for you to start following their musical journey.

I think my favourite song is I Wished For Butterflies, but the other songs are really good as well. Smoke Signals is vibrating song with some great synth sounds and If You'd Meet Me Tonight (the one you're listening to right now, if you pressed play above like I said) is a beautiful, melancholic ballad about love and pain - a theme that is running like a thread though the whole EP. You can tell that the lyrics are written about big feelings.


Songs of the Week [8]

Hello there - I hope you have been looking forward to Music Monday as much as me. I've been going through this week's new releases over the weekend and there's been some really good ones.

I have also picked some songs that aren't particularly brand new for today's list, but they're great and should be heard. 

If you don't enjoy the beginning (of what I hope isn't the case, but you never know) make sure to read/listen on because Midnight River is totally worth a listen, believe me.

Of course all the songs have been added to my Songs of 2016 playlist on Spotify - make sure to follow it to enjoy the full beauty of 2016's music.

But back to this week's new additions. Here's this week's playlist - press play and continue reading (yes, I've changed the layout a little).


Carpool Karaoke Favourites

After the joy of watching Carpool Karaoke with Sia yesterday, I thought it might be cool to present you to my favourite participants in this feature.

What? You do not know what Carpool Karaoke is? You have missed something so far.

It is a segment of The Late Late Show with James Corden, where James Corden picks up musicians in his car, has a chat with them and they sing along to some songs - it is so entertaining.

And because I do not want you to miss out on it I have picked my five favourite editions of these special sing-along interviews. I hope you're up for having some fun and a little singing session of your own, because it is contagious.


Songs of the Week [7]

Hi everyone! It's Music Monday and time for six new and exciting tracks.

It's been my birthday last week and I had a little party and hence I was on the search for some new cheery songs for my party playlist. My guests seemed to enjoy the songs and so I thought you might like them as well.

That is why today's additions to the Songs of 2016 playlist are picked from my party music collection. They've all been released recently and are good fun. I hope you like them.

Temple - Parson James

Ooooh oooh oooh - here we go. Parson James calls his music "Conflicted Pop Gospel", I call it cheerful and catchy. Temple is an upbeat happy pop song, perfect get your fingers clicking.
Parson James is currently working on his debut album and Temple is his second single following Stole The Show which was a collaboration with Kygo.


Joy [Film Review]

I've seen it! I didn't believe in it anymore. I wanted to see this film ever since I had seen the first trailer, but then it got complicated. Nearly any cinema where I live was showing it and the ones that did decided to show it at stupid o'clock...

But I've made it. Last Saturday was the last chance to see Joy in the city I live in and I was there. Along with three other people and one of them was my friend. The situation was a bit weird, but nevertheless I really enjoyed the film.

Joy is the latest film by David O'Russell starring dream team Jennifer Laurence and Bradley Cooper. And if this isn't enough of a brilliant cast already, there's also Robert De Niro and Isabella Rosselini. And let me tell you they are all doing a great job!

The film is about the life of Joy, who struggles with life but then becomes an entrepreneur running a powerful family business. I know I've maybe spoiled the plot with this already, but as it's based on the real Joy Mangano, so you might know how it ends already. But the end is not the important part of the film.


Songs of the Week [6]

Helau! Narri Narro! Alaaf! To all my fellow Germans out there.

And for the others: It's carnival over here, the time when some Germans get a little more weird. There's lots of parties, everyone dresses up with funny costumes and there's parades with confetti, candy and chocolate. It's the best thing. For some. Others hate it...

Anyway it's time for six new songs to be added to my Songs of 2016 playlist, don't forget to give it a follow on Spotify.

I hope you will enjoy this week's songs - here they are:


This Is Acting - Sia

Last Friday was the day Sia's new album This Is Acting was released. I've been looking forward to this ever since I heard the first single of the album.

It is not as great as I hoped it would be, but still a good record. There are some stunning songs on there, but also some that are a bit strange.

To give you a good impression on what the album is like I decided to write a little track by track review. I hope you like it.

The album is starting great with Bird Set Free and Alive. I've talked about Bird Set Free already in a post last year and it is still one of my favourite songs. Some of the lyrics of the song can be seen as the mantra of this record in a way: "I don't care if I sing off key - I find myself in my melodies - I sing for love, I sing for me - I shout it out like a bird set free."


Songs of the Week [5]

Hello February! 

Hello Music Monday!

Hello my fellow music fans!

As always I have added six new songs to my Songs of 2016 playlist. I hope you will enjoy them.

It's five brand new releases and one new single from an "old" album of a band I'll be seing live at the end of this month. I'm already really excited for that first gig I'm going to this year.