Monthly Music: january 18

New year, new music! I kicked off 2018 with a variety of songs, moods and artists.

I can’t believe the first month of the new year is already over! January has been a busy month for me (thanks uni), so a lot of these songs helped me power through essays, projects and studying. The rest did a great job of helping me relax and unwind after a stressful day.

What are your favourite songs of January? I would love to get some February recommendations!

Like in every Monthly Music edition the full Spotify playlist will be embedded below if you would like to check out all songs I’ve been listening to in the past month.

Here are my most listened to songs of January*:

*ps. by clicking on the song titles in blue, you will be directed to the song on YouTube. All songs are available on Spotify.


Watching Him Fade Away – Mac DeMarco

Foreground – Grizzly Bear

I Saw You Close Your Eyes – Local Natives

It’s All Over Now – The Rolling Stones

Malibu 1992 – COIN

Dance Around The Fire – Why These Coyotes

Special Moment – Post Animal

Quand Vas Tu Rentrer? – Melody’s Echo Chamber

When You Die – MGMT

Iceberg –ย Bร˜RNS

Altar – Sir Sly

Icon – Jaden Smith

Fever Pitch – Rainbow Kitten Surprise

Juvenescence – verzache

King Of Bones – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Crawl Back – Holiday Mountain

Warm (feat. Mia) – Dre’es

Human Sadness – The Voidz


Foreground – Grizzly Bear

I just love Grizzly Bear. I probably discovered them about a year ago and was instantly taken by their music. Three Ringsย was also a song of theirs I couldn’t stop listening to on repeat this month. Something about this song in particular though gives me this weird sensation… it’s hard to describe. Such a sad but beautiful song.


Dance Around The Fire – Why These Coyotes

Why These Coyotesย is a very underrated band I discovered through one of my Discover Weekly Playlists on Spotify. They describe themselves as a combination of Indie Rock with RnB, Jazz and Hip Hop influences. Such a great song which is definitely on its way to become one of my all-time favourites.


When You Die – MGMT

This music video is one of the best I have ever seen – they take ‘weird’ to a terrifying new level. So much depth to it! Ive also been listening to another song of theirs called Hand It Over. In a world of so many underwhelming artists (famous for no reason), I am thankful for MGMT. They understand psychedelia in a way only few in the industry do. This song has been stuck in my head for WEEKS and I wouldn’t want it anywhere else.


Listen to the full playlist here:
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31 thoughts on “Monthly Music: january 18

  1. Great playlist! My favorite album this month was The Thread That Keeps Us by Calexico, and the one I’m most excited for next month is Chime by Dessa. Already, I’d say “Fire Drills” by Dessa is my favorite song so far this year.

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    1. Why yes I do ๐Ÿ™‚

      -Walking on a Dream – Empire Of the Sun:

      -Twist It, Shake It, Rock&Roll – Trudy and the Romance:

      -Someday – The Strokes:

      -Sensitivity – Wort Tin:

      -Chronic Sunshine – Cosmo Pyke:

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  2. don’t say this often, but your music taste is spot on ๐Ÿ˜‰ give hippo campus a listen! probably with their lyrics searched up because articulation is not ze best. other than that… war on drugs!! night riots, run river north, the mowgli’s ๐Ÿ™‚ hope u find something u like in there!

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    1. Well thank you very much!๐Ÿ˜Š Oooh I LOVE hippo campus and war on drugs! I had a really heavy hc phase half a year ago. The other three I’ve never heard about, I’ll definitely check them out now that I know you have a similar taste to mine. Thank you for all of your suggestions ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. I just had a listen of some of these and can I just say that your taste in music is fab! Thank you for sharing, as I am always on the lookout for new songs. Wishing you a fantastic February ๐Ÿ™‚ xox

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  4. These songs are so amazing. Thank you so much for this post T-T
    I was beginning to go insane because I didn’t know where to find more music; part of why I cracked and am back on wordpress for today. (;_;)

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