please note: i’m a person that goes through a bunch of phases, and my phone is the last thing to actually notice. but i thought it would be cool to look at this trend or rather habit i have of going to the same string of songs for this period of time and share them with you. and perhaps i could look back at this and see what i was going through at this time in my life and try to make sense of these choices.
5. black birds by nathalie saba.
this song is everything i want to be in a way. if you really want to get to know me, pick me up lets sit in the car at the beach and listen to that song, Lord knows what will happen. nathalie saba is an egyptian singer. her career started in 2011. this song came out in 2016. this song just sets something off in my. the beat, in a way kind of speaks of her roots. her vocals are quite different. she has this sweet voice that in a way reminds me of norah jones but then she just takes it to different places to make it a little more magical.
i just found out, for the purpose of the blog i went to do research on nathalie and only just found out shes egyptian and i feel like i felt that through the song. this song gives me a visual of pure gold and precious stones. some type of rich setting that’s all luxurious.
4. mine by phoebe ryan (michael keenan remix)
i’m not going to go on about this song, cause it has so many things i love about it. for now, i’m just going to say i found it s empowering for me personally (i’ll go into it in the next music post). phoebe is a 26 year old from texas and has been in the industry since 2013. this is the very first song from phoebe i’ve heard. i honestly enjoyed the remix more then the original song just because its the first version i heard and it just puts me in an uplifting mood. this song got me through some stuff…
3. this girl by muto featuring m. maggie.
this song is all bout the beat for me. yes i’m the weird person that just randomly screams in their car to release emotion… and this is the song i do that to. it just alows me to express joy if i need to, express anger or sorry bin any way. muto was really hard to search on the internet but his sound cloud account said his name it miles davidson from sydney australia.
the verses in the song are telling a story about something that’s going on. a little intence, like someone is going through torture or torturing someone or maybe some one in battle. or maybe i’m completely wrong about it all lol. sometimes i thought i heard a heart beat in the actual beat, weird, but if its true then that’s really impressing. the bass itself is unbelievable. i love to drive with it as loud as i can take it with the windows up just to take it in. like nathalie and phoebe, i’ve never heard of muto before this song, but i actually want more.
2.things we ought to say by jamyang
like a lot of the artist on this list i have no idea who they are. if its a they, a him, a her. i’m clueless! i’m sure i’m pronouncing the name wrong aswell. and just like muto it was really hard trying to find a profile on the artist.
but what attracted me was the mellowness of the song and the cool sound. its not over powering at all. but the lyrics are so beautiful and the delivery of these lyrics are just as they needed. not too much… not too little.
1. down for you by kehlani featuring bj the chicago kid (djemba djemba remix).
if you know me well enough you would know, kehlani is my girl. before you listen to this one go and listen to the original song. if you into the old school style r&b you’ll love it. that version is kind of reminiscent for me because i grew up going to family functions and having songs in that type of mood being played. kehlani is a vocalist from the bay area. she came onto the scene in 2009 when she entered america’s got talent. kehlani is really special to me because she believes in a lot of things i believe in.
this is the first version i heard of the song and its number one on my most played playlist so yeah i prefer this version. only because i feel like the vocals were slowed down a bit so you could actually hear what the lyrics are. i think they are the sweetest lyrics ever, EVER. it’s about people describing their feelings for each other and they are into each other. there’s also this amazing “guitar solo” into that the original doesn’t have. i say “guitar solo” because i think its actually a keyboard that is make to sound like a guitar because its just too good… i don’t know if that makes sense???