Last month, I shared some February jams. Coming out of January, last month saw more nostalgic plays than anything. This month, I’m feeling more exploratory.
Wether it’s the Nashville babes Daddy Issues or the incredible Nosaj Thing’s latest LP. I didn’t forget about Dent May either. He’s something else. Apparently, he’s a Mississippi transplant drying up in LA. He’s got some great imagery in his lyrics. May’s tracks reminds me of the 2016 summer fun — hanging out on Bushwick rooftops, and warm beer at Coney Island. I feel like his gloomy, but bouncy voice has a bravado I can just get behind.
I couldn’t help but add a 2011 hit from Metronomy’s, The English Riveria. Looking inward, this was playing everywhere back then and was such a great soundtrack on late-night highway rides. Now, that I no longer own a car, this track has transmuted for me — a soundtrack for my early-morning/late-night subway commutes:
Get up and we get down
We’re always running round this town
And to think they said
We’d never make anything better than this
‘Cause we’re always in small circles
And everyone thinks we’re trouble
We didn’t read it in the big book
And now we’re giving you the look look
Just remember how we shook shook
And all the things we took took
This town’s the oldest friend of mine
Enjoy the playlist 😀