So, if you’re like me, you’re single while everyone you know is in a loving relationship. Which is absolutely lovely (#sarcasm). I decided to play off this awkward situation and create a new playlist where we would celebrate our independence (we can do whatever we want!), we can reminisce with songs of why being in a relationship isn’t all bliss like my friends would like to make me believe, and listen to songs that would just take us away from feeling so lonely (which we aren’t feeling…ahem). Happy listening!
P.S. I don’t know if you noticed this, but I chose only songs that were released as singles…get it?
The following playlist include songs that I listened to on my trip to San Francisco. Note the first track is the theme to Full House, which I happily sang whilst visiting the painted ladies and walking the Golden Gate Bridge. More posts about San Francisco are forthcoming, but it is taking me longer than I thought to edit the 1000 pictures I took and to write about all the experiences I had.
I found this playlist on my computer with the title “She Can Go Spit to the Mountains.” I have absolutely no idea why I thought that was a fitting title, but I do remember I made this playlist for a road trip my family went on last year….If you have any ideas, let us know in the comments!
I found this widget builder through Apple that let’s you make iTunes playlists.
I was in my high school’s orchestra, and as part of our grade we had to form and play in chamber music groups. Naturally people did classic duets, trios, or quartets. Me? I decided to do something outside the box and form a “band.” I had my friend who was in the school’s chorus sing, my other friend play guitar, and I played cello as the base line. We covered songs like “White Horse” by Taylor Swift and “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac. I really got into arranging the music for our band because it really challenged me as a musician to figure out how to make songs work with our instrumentation. It was around this time that I discovered the Piano Guys. I fell in love with their cover/remix of “Love Story” by Taylor Swift and “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay (aka “Love Story Meets Viva La Vida”), which was a #PhillipsSongOfTheDay (read here). Since that time, they have really grown and have some incredible work.
Here are the Piano Guys at their best:
Watch “Love Story Meets Viva La Vida”:
Watch the Piano Guys’ magical performance of “Let it Go” from Frozen:
“Rolling in the Deep” cover….absolutely gorgeous:
You can watch more beautiful, magical performances from the Piano Guys on their Youtube Channel or their website. You can also follow them on twitter, @pianoguys. They are a total inspiration.
I, like the millions of other college students out there, listen to music while I study or do my homework. However, I’ve noticed recently that if the music has lyrics or some type of vocals that I will probably get distracted. I’m most productive when I listen to instrumental music, so I created another playlist for all you college students out there studying your brains out for finals. I recommend anything by the Piano Guys, particularly their “Love Story Meets Viva La Vida” (it’s not on Spotify). Share what songs get you focused while studying in the comments below!
“Love Story Meets Viva La Vida” by the Piano Guys:
Warning: “Shenzou” from the Gravity soundtrack and “Czárdás” may be too epic for your studying session, depending on what you are studying.
If you follow Ed Sheeran on Twitter (@edsheeran), you’ve probably read over the past year about how Ed has been recording his new album. And that he finished his album. And that he would release details soon. Well, he finally did.
Ed Sheeran’s second studio album is entitled x and will be out June 23rd!!!
I like the fact that Ed Sheeran is sticking to a theme for his album titles: his first album was + and now his second album is x. I was wondering if he was planning on naming his albums different symbols, kind of like how Adele names her albums after her age (i.e. 19 and 21) [incidentally, I read reports (rumors, rather) that Adele’s new album, which should be out sometime this year, is to be titled 24 or 25, although I did read a quote from Adele that said she wasn’t going to name her third album after her age]. I think giving his albums different symbols like + and x is really cool because it shows there is a link between his albums, but that his music is still growing or expanding.
Sheeran also announced that his first sing is entitled “Sing” and is being released to radio as we speak…but there is no word yet when it will but on iTunes for purchase.
Preview of “Sing:”
In anticipation for x, you should check out Sheeran’s first album, which earned him two Grammy nominations (he was nominated for Song of the Year for “The A Team” and for Best New Artist; he also received a nomination of Album of the Year for being a featured artist on Taylor Swift’s album Red). Highlights from the album include “The A Team,” “Lego House,” “Grade 8,” and “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You” (“Lego House” was actually a #PhillipsSongOfTheDay…check out that here)
x is on iTunes for Preorder! Check it out here