I will be going to my first ever music festival this summer. My friend and I managed to score Bonnaroo tickets and we are beyond excited because we’ve been trying to get tickets to Coachella and Lollapalooza for a while now.
I don’t know if anyone will like this, but I am going to do a sort of weekly or bi-weekly short write up of artists that I am excited to see and which of their songs had me hooked to their music. I will also explore artists that I’ve never heard of, so that I can be fully ready for the festival!
LISTEN: I will always be a fan of BBC Radio1’s Live Lounge videos because artists are encourage to cover songs that aren’t in their normal genre. These songs are also usually ones that are distinct to their owner, so the band/artist covering must reinvent the song in order suit them. Here is The 1975 covering the Clean Bandit’s Rather Be, which I had posted earlier, and it is fantastic.
LISTEN: Young Brit gents have been killing me lately. Great, fresh music is being made by these dudes. Examples are George Ezra, Sam Smith, Sampha, and Jake Bugg. Raleigh Ritchie is now on that list for me!
WATCH: The Hunt is the best film that I have seen this year. The story was so utterly perfect, showing the brutal and the contrasting comforting sides of human nature and society. I’m not an emotional person, but the film made me cry buckets and actually had me shaking at some points. I was even holding my breath during the final scene. The film stayed in my head for days and days and Mads Mikkelsen’s face was floating around in my head. I hope that Mads gets nominated for best actor as well because it was the most phenomenal performance I have seen in a long time.