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afternoon ramblings ~ current music obsessions

conductorIt’s been way too long since we’ve talked about music here.  And since I’ve been stuck on the same playlist in my iTunes lately, I thought it was high time we chatted about the songs I’m currently obsessed with.  When it comes to songs/artists I love, it typically goes one of two ways for me:  I resist a song {or artist} because everyone else is loving it and I don’t wanna be basic, but then I succumb to it’s charm and fall deeply in love with it and end up more obsessed than any of the other people who loved it before; or, I come across a very little-known or recognized song/artist and fall in love and wish everyone else understood the greatness, until everyone else starts to get it, and then I kinda wish I was the only one.. Either way, once I love a song, I tend to become completely obsessed with it, listen to it over and over, and then love it forever, even after everyone else might be sick of it…. Man, it’s all so much like my love life! ha

So, we’ll work in reverse of how I listed those things, because honestly I’m just too lazy right now to go restructure that run-on sentence up above….

First of all, the little-known artists {and let’s just get this out of the way – these aren’t super obscure artists, because I’m not a cool hipster; these are just some people whose music I love lately who don’t currently get any radio play, as far as I know}:

~Alex & Sierra

If you watched The X Factor USA last year, you’ll remember this adorable, totally sweet couple who won.  I LOVED them from their first audition on the show and have waited excitedly for them to come out with an album.  I was not disappointed by It’s About Us – the whole album seriously makes my heart happy.  Broken Frame, Bumper Cars, and Did It All For You are three of my favorites.

~Leighton Meester

I know Leighton herself isn’t little-known, but she has a new album out that I haven’t heard anything about other than from she herself posting about it on Twitter.  Thank goodness I’ve had a major girl crush on Leighton ever since Gossip Girl, and have followed her faithfully, or I might have missed out on some of my current favorite music!  Seriously.  I love, love her album.  Check it out on Spotify or just go ahead and support her as an artist and buy it on iTunes. ;) I think my favorite track from her Heartstrings album is Entitled, but I truly like all of them!  The whole album is perfectly cool without trying too hard.  A concept I can never seem to really get right, dang it.  I try so hard….

~Keira Knightley

Big shoutout to my girl Micaliah for first giving me the heads up about Keira’s songs from the movie Begin Again.  I immediately fell for the lilting tunes – so much so that I knew all the words to all of them when I finally watched the movies this past weekend with my bff Jen.  If you feel like watching a charming movie with lots of cursing {but really}, Begin Again is where it’s at!  I loved it almost as much as I love Keira’s songs from it.

Okay, now on to the big name music biz stars..

~Katy Perry

In all reality, I fell for quirky Katy and her music way back in the day before every. single. person. from six to sixty was loving her.  I actually went to one of her very early concerts when there were no fireworks or amazing choreographed numbers.  But.  But, but, but, people.  I also went to see her again last month in Tulsa on her most recent tour and oh. my. word.  What a freaking fabulous show it was!!  Seriously.  I almost did a whole blog post about it, that’s how magically good it was.  But clearly there are a ton of blog posts I never get around to actually doing, which is why I will never be a celebrity in the blogging world, darn.  So anyway.  All the other people who are mentioned in this post are artists who I have been listening to obsessively {like, their whole albums all together in one playlist, over and over for weeks now}, and to be honest I only have two of Katy’s songs in there right now.  But I threw her into this post just so I could mention how amazing her concert was {I’ll never get over it} and so I could say that I’m still obsessing over Teenage Dream, and also I love Who You Love, her duet with John Mayor.  I couldn’t stand John Mayor before him and Katy dated, even though everyone always assumed I’d like his chill music.  I couldn’t stand him because he is clearly such a real-life jerk that I couldn’t get past it enough to even give his songs a chance.  Then he got together with Katy and I started to like him and then he was a jerk again and now I’ll never forgive him and like him again, unless Katy does.  But I’ll always have their song..

~Okay, now let’s talk about the elephant pop star in the room – Miss Taylor Swift.

That girl.  She’s one I had kinda resisted.  I had only ever bought like one of her songs before, but I couldn’t help liking her stuff whenever I would hear it on the radio.  Then 1989 came out, and it was all over for me.  I am 100% on the fan-wagon.  Blank Space was an obvious first favorite, followed quickly by How You Get The Girl, and All You Had To Do Was Stay – which is probably my very favorite.  So there ya go.

Tell me about what music you’re loving lately. :)




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