By now, it is probably apparent that I love making playlists and do make them for most occasions. When it came time to travel, I was so frantic that I actually forgot to craft one for the three weeks of adventuring ahead of me. However, that does not mean that my time was devoid of music. A variety of songs rose to the occasion, and a makeshift playlist culminated from these songs that I always seemed to turn to throughout my time abroad. Now home, I have actually made a playlist consisting of these songs, and you can listen to it here:
If you’re just curious about what songs I’ve been listening to, the following list will detail them and why if I’ve been loving them.
“Came Here For Love” – Sigala & Ella Eyre
I heard this song in a random store during a day trip to Munich, Germany. I liked the sound of it and found it on Apple Music upon my return to Austria that night. I’ve been hooked since. It’s poppy and great to dance or work to!
“Numbed Up” – ROZES feat. NexXthursday
What do you do when one of your favorite artists releases new music while you’re abroad? You become obsessed and cannot stop listening to it! The song has a relatable message, and stunning vocals to boot.
“Focus” – Charli XCX
I’ve been getting back into my Charli XCX obsession, and I apparently chose the right time to! I constantly listened to “Focus” while doing homework during my stay. It balances Charli’s vocals, a good beat, and longing lyrics in a brilliant pop staple.
“No Angel” – Charli XCX
This song was released at the same time as “Focus,” and again, made for perfect music with which to go about my daily routine.
“Number One” – Tove Styrke
We all want to be number one, don’t we? This song is infectiously poppy with a brilliant message, and it’s for this reason that I cannot stop popping to it everywhere I go.
“Big Bank” – YG feat. 2 Chainz, Big Sean, & Nicki Minaj
I’m not sure why I’ve been listening to this song honestly. I first looked into it because it had Nicki Minaj on it, and I guess I just got hooked from there.
“I’m a Mess” – Bebe Rexha
Bebe Rexha’s openness regarding mental health and therapists is always admirable, and here she champions it. “I’m a mess, I’m a loser, I’m a hater, I’m a user.” However, she flips it and sings, “’Cause I love me, yeah I love me, yeah I love me, yeah I love myself anyway.” She continues to say that everything’s going to be okay, and isn’t that what everyone needs to hear sometimes?
“Say Amen (Saturday Night) – Panic! At the Disco
Akin to “Death of a Bachelor” from Panic!’s last album, this lead song from Pray For The Wickedgives a taste of the direction the album is going to take. The chorus rocks hard, and this song is ultimately another one that just makes you feel like a boss when you jam to it.
“The Overpass” – Panic! At the Disco
Brendon Urie can somehow do anything, and this song is proof that he can pull off any style of song. It balances old Panic! vibes with new nuances, with Urie’s voice tying it together.
“Hunger” – Florence and the Machine
Three years after her last album, vocal powerhouse Florence Welch released a new album, and this is one of the lead singles. Partially a self-reflective ballad and partially a relatable reflection on humanity, Florence sings, “We all have a hunger” – and she’s right. I can never have too many Florence sings in my music arsenal.
“Symphony” – Clean Bandit feat. Zara Larsson
I feel so late to the bandwagon, but I only first heard this song during my trip. I’ve loved Clean Bandit since the “Rather Be” era, and they again stunt on this song. The beat is whimsical, and Zara Larsson’s voice soars.
“Man Down” – Rihanna
This song was released years ago, but I only first heard it a few months ago. I feel as though my entire life has changed since I heard it. Rihanna’s voice is magical and this song skillfully showcases her creativeness and ability as an artist.
“Bad Love” – Sean Paul feat. Ellie Goulding
I first listened to this song because Ellie Goulding is featured, and the beat laid down by Sean Paul kept me. This is one of the songs on this list to which I cannot stop dancing!
“Chun-Li” – Nicki Minaj
The feel good song of the year. You can’t hear this song and not feel powerful. It’s a reminder that people will sometimes paint you in a bad light, but you will rise above it and prove yourself and how wonderful you really are.
“Demons” – Felix Snow & ROZES
In “Demons,” ROZES sings about mental health in a way both accessible and beautiful. Her lyrics remain as relatable as ever, and her voice remains angelic. You are not alone in what you are going through, and this song highlights this while juxtaposing it with a swanky beat.
“Good Love” – Aly & AJ
I previously wrote an article about this song in which I discuss how Aly & AJ released this song for Pride Month last month.If you listen to the song, however, it quickly becomes apparent that the cannot be confined by one month. This transcendental track highlights the sisters’ new sound while invoking love and passion. Need I say more?
Know any of these songs, or are intrigued? You can find the playlist here:
What is your favorite song from this playlist? As always, comment below and tweet us @Fuzzable with your love for all of these artists and their songs!