LAZY SUNDAY PLAYLIST

Although it is not cold, today is a grey day. I have been quite busy these past few days so I thought that I would spend today doing absolutely nothing. I picked up a book I bought months ago but still hadn’t found the time to read, made some tea, put on some music, and got lost in Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s beautiful world that is Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.

As I read and had my Daily Mix on Spotify playing in the background, a few songs stood out (some I already knew, some I didn’t), which made me want to create a Lazy Sunday Playlist with all of my favourite slow indie songs that made reading Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe even more enjoyable. I love listening to good music when I read or write, especially when it mirrors my feelings or the atmosphere of a book perfectly. Enjoy ❀

  1. The Night We Met – Lord Huron
  2. Holocene – Bon Iver
  3. Saturn – Sleeping At Last
  4. Resurrection Fern – Iron & Wine
  5. Healah Dancing (ft. Ren Ford) – Keaton Henson
  6. 3 Rounds And A Sound – Blind Pilot
  7. Vapour – Vancouver Sleep Clinic
  8. All We Do – Oh Wonder
  9. Naked As We Came – Iron & Wine
  10. Conrad – Ben Howard
  11. Technicolour Beat – Oh Wonder
  12. The Lakes – RHODES
  13. Bad Blood – Bear’s Den
  14. You Sigh – Charlie Cunningham
  15. Frozen Pines – Lord Huron
  16. Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us – Keaton Henson
  17. Isaac – Bear’s Dean
  18. Brand New Colony – Handsome Ghost
  19. Love Brought Weight – Old Sea Brigade
  20. Live – Billie Marten
  21. Forest Fires – Axel Flovent
  22. 5AM – Amber Run

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PS: I finished reading this book in just a few hours and I highly recommend it. It’s sweet, it’s vulnerable, it’s beautiful. Read this on days where you’re feeling lost or feeling too much.

Marion ★

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ALBUM OF THE MONTH // BADLANDS

Hey guys!

As I haven’t been writing for a while I thought I’d do a comeback with an ‘Album of The Month’ article. It’s like the song of the week, but as I haven’t done that in 8 weeks (oops), here’s an entire album I would definitely recommend.

BADLANDS BY HALSEY

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Anyone who knows me personally knows that I have been absolutely obsessed with Halsey for the past month. I mean how can you not? She’s incredibly talented, she’s gorgeous, and she’s openly bipolar, bisexual and biracial. I think she’s a great inspiration and I can relate to so many of her songs, which is why I love her so much.

here’s the trailer for her album, because it’s not just amazing music, there’s an entire story behind it.

Some songs I would recommend listening to:

  • All of them

Don’t worry, the album’s on Spotify so if you haven’t listened to it yet, you should do it.

BYEEE

Marion

 

SONG OF THE WEEK // I FOUND

First of all, my apologies for not writing on here every week as I had promised I would. I will try to make it up so here’s this week’s song;

I Found by Amber Run

I first heard this song a couple of weeks ago when I couldn’t sleep and decided to listen to a random ‘slow’ playlist on 8tracks. When I heard it, I immediately knew that this was a song that I was going to listen to so much, I would ruin it forever. One year from now I will hear this song and remember my first month in Edinburgh. I’ve listened to is so many times that it already holds memories.

Favourite lyrics: “I’ve moved further that I thought I could, but I miss you more than I thought I would

Why? If you had asked 10-year-old me where I wanted to be at 19 and what I would have wanted to have achieved by then, I’d tell you exactly where I am now. If you had asked 15-year-old me, I would have said “if I’m still alive at 18 I deserve a fucking medal” now that may sound dramatic, but these are actual words I remember saying and that’s how bad my life was at that point. I don’t want to get into this today but I’ve definitely moved further than I thought I could (graduating, leaving my family and living in Maine for 10 months, getting accepted into uni for the course of my dream, living in Edinburgh,…) but of course, during these amazing experiences there was someone that I missed more than I thought I would (there’s always someone, isn’t there?) and I still miss them, every day.

This song gives me a lot of feelings and I hope you like it just as much as I do.

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BYEEE

Marion★

SONG OF THE WEEK // I OF THE STORM

This idea came to me when I was in the US but I unfortunately never found the time to go through with it, so now that it’s summer I though why not give it a try? It’s still a work in progress so bear with me, but here it is; every week I will share with you my favourite song of that week, I’ll talk a bit about the band, why I chose this song and what my favourite lyrics of that song are.

Why? Because I love music. I love listening to music, I love discovering new music and I love talking about music. So I really hope this idea will work out, I hope I will have the time to do it and I hope that you guys will enjoy it. So here it goes.

This week’s song is “I Of The Storm” by Of Monsters and Men.

Of Monsters and Men is an Icelandic, english-language indie folk/indie pop band formed in 2010. There are five band members; lead singer/guitarist Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir, co-singer-guitarist Ragnar “Raggi” Þórhallsson, guitarist Brynjar Leifsson, drummer Arnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson and bassist Kristján Páll Kristjánsson. They’re mostly known for their song “Little Talks” released in 2011, that quickly became an international succes and reached top 10 in most music charts in Europe, including number 1 in Ireland and Iceland and number 1 on U.S Alternative songs.

Both of their albums are great and I’ve been a big fan ever since “Little Talks”, but their new album “Beneath The Skin” really got to me, especially I Of The Storm. There’s just so much emotion, which is something I mostly look for in songs. I like listening to things I can relate to and I can definitely relate to this one. The shadows, the melancholy, the pain, the fear of being forgotten. It’s really a beautiful song.

favourite lyrics: All of it, but especially “Are you really going to love me when I’m gone?” because I’m leaving soon, just like I did 6 weeks ago and just like I did last year. I’m always the one to leave and it’s scary to leave people behind who you love, and who love you.

Please give me feedback on this, so I know if I should continue or not. (I promise it won’t be this melancholic every week)

BYEEEEE

Marion★

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