In January I made a post about my Top 5 Albums that I listened to that month. I took a break during February, but now I’m back with my faves for March. This time I’m changing it up to include single songs as well as albums. These posts aren’t supposed to be just music that was released in the particular month, however, because every artist EVER decided to release new music this month I’ve been listening to A LOT of new single releases.
Ed Sheeran – ÷ (2017)
I’m pretty sure EVERYONE knows or has listened to Ed’s new album, but I couldn’t not talk about it. I went through a stage where I listened to nothing but Ed’s + album. I was so excited when he came back and released Castle On The Hill and Shape Of You. Whilst I did really enjoy X I didn’t love it as much +, but with ÷ I felt a similar connection that I had with +. The songs made me laugh and cry and feel emotions that I did not want to feel (aka Perfect making my cold dead heart beat). I especially connected with Supermarket Flowers and Save Myself. I can’t recommend this album enough if you haven’t listened to it yet!
Songs You Should Listen To
Counterfeit. – Together We Are Stronger (2017)
I recently discovered that I was apparently the only person in the world who didn’t realise Jamie Campbell Bower was in a metal-ish band. I only know Jamie from the The Mortal Instruments movie and Sweeney Todd. I knew he did a lot of theater stuff so when I saw Rock Sound tweet about him being in a band I was like “…wait…what…”. I immediately listened to it and I was like YES??? I always get extra excited when I find new heavy bands because it’s one of my most loved genres. Seriously though, I was really impressed with the quality of this album for a debut.
Songs You Should Listen To
Lorde – Green Light (2017)
From the upcoming album Melodrama
I have been listening to Green Light on repeat since it was released. It is such a fun song. I’ve seen that A LOT of people don’t like it and I was ??? it’s so catchy, it makes me want to dance and the opening verse is incredible. I know people are comparing it to Royals, but honestly it took me quite a while to get into that song whereas with Green Light I fell in love instantly. I can’t wait to hear the entire album!
All Time Low – Dirty Laundry (2017)
From the upcoming alblum Last Young Renogade
All Time Low recently announced their new album Last Young Renegade and that they switched labels from Hopeless Records to Fueled By Ramen. I’ve been eagerly awaiting new music from All Time Low so I was really excited, but nervous to hear Dirty Laundry. To be completely honest it took me quite a while to get into this song. A part of me still isn’t completely in love with it, but I’ve been listening to it A LOT so I don’t hate it. Honestly, the main reason why this is here is because I’m obsessed with the video. I’ve watched it so many times and have over analysed it way too much 😂 No, seriously, I have like an entire theory about this video. It’s so good. They also recently released another song called Last Young Renegade, but I’m not really feeling that one yet. It’s growing on me though.
new.wav – Centuries, Girls & New Americana Covers (2017)
new.wav is Cameron Hurley’s (previously of We Are The In Crowd) side project. He makes covers, but restyles them to the sound of other songs. He’s done Girls by The 1975 in the style of Blink-182, Centuries by Fall Out By in the style of one of their early releases Take This To Your Grave and recently New Americana in the style of A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out. I’d never heard Cameron sing before, but I’m obsessed with his vocals. His voice sounds so good. The mashing up of the songs is so authentic too. It’d be easy for the multiple sounds to clash, but they blend so good! Plus, they all just have an awesome Pop Punk sound!