Each month I’m going to be documenting my favourite songs old and new, in a bid to help others discover new music and to encourage others to recommend new music to me.
As I write this I’m sat on a snail paced bus making its way through the foggy streets of Birmingham. We’re just over halfway through January 2017, and so far this year has been full of seeing old faces and filling my face with Mexican food – so far so good!
The following five songs have helped kickstart this new year, let me know what you’ve been listening to – i’m always keen to update my Spotify playlist.
1. Where did I go – Jorja Smith
I found this song through the genius of Spotify Discover. Sometimes the discover feature can get it really wrong, but in this case it really hit the nail on the head. Jorja Smith made it to the BBC Sound of 2017, so i’m sure we’ll be treated to some more of her musical delights this year.
2. Unexperienced – Buttering Trio
Snoop Dogg himself has claimed that these guys are “dope as fuck”, so take both his word and mine and go give them a listen.
3. Redbone- Childish Gambino
From his brand new album “Awaken, My Love!”, this smooth and soulful number has been replayed numerous times throughout my tedious bus rides to work. Childish Gambino never fails to deliver.
4. Thinking of you -Lord Echo
Lord Echo have covered the Sister Sledge song, ‘Thinking of You” and injected some reggae into it that we never knew it needed. I love this and I don’t think i’ll ever stop.
5. Daffodils – Mark Ronson and Kevin Parker
Anyone who knows me personally will understand my undying love for Kevin Parker. The man is a musical genius, and I am forever grateful that his music graces my headphones daily. I think I’ve been listening to this song on repeat since 2016, I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon either.