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If You’re Reading This You’re Too Late and other new music releases!

If you know me well, you know I have the most diverse taste in music, like.. ever? I can be listening to Jeff Buckley one moment and switch to Taylor Swift just a little later. Today I wanted to talk about some new releases from this past month, including Drake’s new album “If You’re Reading This You’re Too Late“.

I don’t listen to rap that often, unless it’s Drake, really. AND THIS GENIUS decided to pull a Beyoncé and release an incredible new album. Without any announcements he told everyone they’re too late. The album contains 17 (!) new tracks. They’re very Drake sounding so I personally don’t think he stepped too far away from his comfort zone. However you don’t have to change great things. My favorites on this album are “Legend” & “Know Yourself”. Definitely worth checking out if you are into rap and r&b.

Next up is Rihanna‘s (and ugh, Kanye West, I really dislike this man) new song featuring living legend, Sir Paul McCartney. It’s called “FourFiveSeconds” and it kind of sounds like it was recorded on a drunken Friday night and it should have never seen the light of day and that’s exactly the reason why it works so well. I must have listened to it about a hundred times already (I told you about the issue I have when I really like a song).

And last but not least, the soundtrack of the most anticipated movie of early 2015, the soundtrack of Fifty Shades Of Grey. I have to admit, I totally read all 3 books of the series and even though I wasn’t blown away by the writing style, I was definitely curious and I wanted to see the movie. I started reading reviews and I wasn’t so convinced anymore. BUT let’s talk about the soundtrack of this movie. I’m a huge The Weeknd fan and as soon as I figured he wrote a song for the soundtrack I knew I’d love it. The Weeknd’s “Earned It” is a classic Abel song and he killed it. He also has another song featured on this album, equally as great. Ellie Goulding‘s “Love Me Like You Do” is a super catchy song as well and I think it matches pretty good with Ana’s character. You can also find other artists like Sia, The Rolling Stones & Frank Sinatra on the record. So who knows, I have a feeling the soundtrack might be way better than the actual movie.

What are your favorite new releases of February so far? Are you planning to watch Fifty Shades or are you not interested at all? Oh and except for Rihanna’s new release you can listen to both albums on Spotify for free as well!

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January Playlist 2015

I tried making a fun playlist mixed with very recent songs and some songs that are perfect for a cold & dark winter night!

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Quite a few Hunger Games soundtrack songs because you just can’t escape them when listening to the radio in Belgium. And of course, I included two Damien Rice tracks because his latest record is still pretty much the only thing I listen to in the car. And last but not least I also added a dutch song, I usually don’t like Dutch songs but this one is so ridiculously catchy you’ll love it even if you don’t understand the lyrics (and trust me, they are pretty great too). Don’t forget to subscribe to it if you like it!

JANUARY PLAYLIST

1. Love Me Harder – Ariana Grande ft. The Weeknd
2. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
3. Cool Kids – Echosmith
4. Earned It – The Weeknd
5. Echoes In The Dark – Milow
6. Blame – Calvin Harris ft. John Newman
7. The Heart Wants What It Wants – Selena Gomez
8. Meltdown – Stromae ft. Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip & Haim
9. Sexy Als Ik Dans – Nielson
10. The Greatest Bastard – Damien Rice
11. Big Girls Cry – Sia
12. Ugly Heart – GRL
13. Nightcall – London Grammar
14. The Hanging Tree – James Newton Howard ft. Jennifer Lawrence
15. The Box – Damien Rice
16. Are You With Me – Lost Frequencies
17. Alone – Selah Sue
18. You Ruin Me – The Veronicas
19. Geromino – Sheppard
20. Ghost – Ella Henderson

PS- one of my best friends in the whole wide world, Lili,  just opened up her blog, besides being a great human she also writes really fun blogs & she travels quite often (and has this insane taxi story you all need to hear) so go check it out!

xoxo -N