S P R I N G 2 0 1 8 – Music

Hey guys, hope you’ve all had a lovely week and the weather hasn’t been too bad. I can’t believe in the past 3 weeks Cornwall has seen some of the worst snow in the country and when I moved here just over a year ago they hadn’t seen a drop for over 7 years!

Last week I posted about my good morning habits and on it wrote about how much having a good playlist can alter my mood and set me up for the day. Today I want to share with you guys my favourite playlist right now and some of the artists I’m loving.

Milky Chance Cocoon

I can’t remember when I started listening to Milky Chance but I believe it was sometime during my A levels back in 2014 (that still blows my mind how quick the time has gone). They released a new album around this time last year and I always come back to two songs: Ego and Cocoon. These two are very chilled and laid back. They’re perfect for whenever I need to brighten up a bit or am lacking motivation for the day. Cocoon was also featured on one of my first year videos so listening to it always fills me with the feeling of nostalgia and the good memories I have of Falmouth.

Carolina Cove Out Of Luck

One of my favourite things about being at a creative university is meeting a lot of other creative, talented people. Carolina Cove is a 4-piece alternative rock band made up of Falmouth students all in their second year studying Popular Music. Owain Hanford, the drummer is a very good friend of mine so I have followed the band since the beginning. On Wednesday (21st March) they released their debut single Out of Luck on Spotify and iTunes and it went straight onto my Spring Playlist. All four members contribute to writing the songs but I have to compliment Kyle Munsie, vocals and rhythm guitar, for the lyrics of the song. This is the kind of song I like to listen to in any situation where its appropriate to sing along as its very catchy, if you’re into Catfish and the Bottlemen, Foo Fighters, The Killers or We Are Scientists I’d highly recommend Carolina Cove as they draw a lot of inspiration from the bands mentioned above.


Orchards Peggy

Orchards were recently introduced to me by my boyfriend as he went to college with the drummer and, I’ve got to say, I’ve become slightly obsessed. Their music is alternative pop (the lead singer reminds me so much of Hayley Williams) and is very upbeat but still not too poppy that I can’t have it on repeat – because I have had their songs on repeat a lot recently! Peggy is the first song of theirs I listen to but honestly all their songs are strong and completely different. I wish they had more than four songs so I could create a playlist full of them. Darling is also a great song – it’s one of those ones I could just blast on full volume in the car and sing along, not worrying about who hears me.


Slightly No. 3

Another new one for me but one that has really helped me the past week get back into the swing of writing. Acoustic music is something I used to listen to a lot whilst I would write as it is so raw and emotional and it helps me reflect that in my writing. Slightly’s work here is no different. This extremely talented artist has just released her first song under my friend’s music label: Muskin Records. Lilly Shickle is the genius behind Slightly – a young singer-songwriter from the Cotswolds who is currently a first year studying a BA in popular music at Falmouth University. Her music is very similar to Gabrielle Aplin (a singer I’ve loved since I was about 15/16) and I would put her music into the indie/folk genre. The first time Nicolai (co-founder of Muskin Records) showed me this song it definitely hit a nerve – I’d almost say it is the way I write in song form – Lilly has fearlessly laid her soul into the lyrics within this song and it shows. It’s such a powerful song that has helped me massively recently after I was criticised by a lecturer for writing such raw and emotional poetry. This is a song that has made me realise that it’s okay to write like that and one person’s criticism shouldn’t stop me from writing in the form I find the most powerful. No. 3 is the only song Slightly has on Spotify currently but I can’t wait to listen to more of her songs when they are released. She is definitely one to watch.


Bayonne I Know

The last song I am going to give a special mention to today is I know by Bayonne. My housemate introduced this to me saying it would make a ‘great montage song’ (Anyone who knows us will know myself and my friends refer to the videos I upload onto YouTube as montages of our time at uni) and this is definitely one of those. It’s the type of song that makes you want to pack a bag, grab your passport and run away to another country. It makes my desire to travel sky rocket and that is exactly the type of song I like to put to the travel videos I make. I can’t really describe it other than it makes me feel good and happy – the perfect song I need in the morning.

5 Seconds of Summer Want You Back

As I wrote the bit about Bayonne this song came on and I had to include it! I know I could have easily put it before Bayonne as I wrote about that being the last song I was going to give a special mention to but this song has similar circumstances to that and I’m lazy! Another housemate introduced this one to me and it has very similar vibes to Bayonne. It makes me want to get into the car with the windows down and drive to the beach, with no worries other than if the tide was going to come in.

What are your favourite songs at the moment?

Jess xx

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