Here are the songs I'm listening to this month, that I think you should check out. Click play on the Rdio playlist above to listen to them for free.
Hunger of The Pine - Alt J
This song is just fantastic, it samples Miley Cyrus and is my favorite song on repeat at the moment. Alt J is back at it, I can't wait for the new album, the first is fantastic.
Budapest - George Ezra
George Ezra is like Jake Bugg in the fact that neither sounds like they are in their early twenties. Worth a listen just for his voice.
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Like George, Sam Smith has a hell of a voice, but in a totally different way. Sam's voice is heavily influenced by woman vocalists like Whitney Houston, and it shows. The whole album, In The Lonely Hour, is worth a listen, especially if you are in a melancholy mood.
Fucked My Way Up To The Top - Lana Del Rey
What can be said about Lana, she fucked her way up to the top and she isn't ashamed, she may even be proud! Just one selection off of a new album, Ultraviolence, that may take a few listens to love, but one that is a fantastic experience.
Stay High (Habits Remix) - Tove Lo
Following up Lana is an excellent remix of the song Stay High that got significant airplay in the UK a couple of months back. The song holds up a couple of months later, and begins to up the tempo of the playlist.
Stronger Than Ever - Raleigh Ritchie
Here's what I know about this song: It has British Airplay, the video is odd (what video isn't), and Raleigh Ritchie is a stage name for Jacob Anderson....the actor that plays Grey Worm in Game Of Thrones. Oh yeah, its also a great motivational song.
Am I Wrong - Nico & Vinz
Very popular and highly charting song that is a good tune.
Time - Jungle
This song is the first single I heard from Jungle's new self-titled album. Great club/dance record, totally worth a whole listen through.
Faded - Zhu
Faded is the only song I have heard from Zhu and it took me a while to like it, but once I did, I really did. Check it.
Hideaway - Kiesza
Hideaway was number 1 in the UK charts a few months back and has an amazing video to match. It is just now charting here in the US, so I am listening to it another time around....it holds up.
Tremor - Dimitri Vegas, Martin Garrix & Like Mike
Time to really pick it up for a few minutes. This collaboration between some three very talented DJs is a bass monster that will make you crank it.
Satisfy - Nero
You'll want to keep it turned up for the latest single from Nero. All I have to say is i'm obsessed with it.
URL Badman - Lily Allen
A song about Lily's haters/trolls truly shows Lily's uniqueness in a catchy song. Been loving this one for a while.
Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne) - Clean Bandit
This song was a UK #1 like 8-9 months ago, but we are just getting on it in the States, it doesn't matter though because its so fucking good.
F For You - Disclosure
Wrapping it up is a Disclosure song that has been out there for over a year, but it is still one of my favorites off of the fantastic album, Settle.
So those are my picks for August, what did I miss?
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