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For my last post for this assignment, I wanted to post about songs that make me happy or that make me feel good. I have mentioned the power of music multiple times before, and I talked once about how music gives me comfort when I am sad. Today, I wanted to talk about the opposite side of that emotion, happiness.
I believe that there is music for every kind of emotion, and these songs below are some of my favorite to listen to when I’m feeling really happy. All these songs just heighten my happiness even more, and it puts me in an even better mood.
- I’m Good – The Mowgli’s
- Different Colors- WALK THE MOON
- Up&Up- Coldplay
- EASE- Troye Sivan ft. Broods
- All You Need Is Love-The Beatles
What are some of your happy songs?
Ray LaMontagne is singer-songwriter, and he has been making music for almost 20 years. He recently released two new songs from his new album, Ouroboros, which will be his sixth studio album.
“Hey, No Pressure” was so amazing. It had almost this psychedelic vibe, and the rasp in voice was absolutely beautiful. I always have admired his voice because it’s so soothing and unique, and it really makes for a great singer-songwriter. I cannot wait to hear more from this album.
I love listening to older music because there is just something so pure and honest about the music of 70s, 80s, and 90s. Pop music nowadays is my guilty pleasure, but I still will never be able to stop listening these older artists. All these artists were just purely talented and they didn’t need any fancy beats or crazy theatrics. It really showed how powerful the music back then really was.
These are some of my favorite songs that I will never stop listening to. It was really hard for me to narrow down to just a few, but these are some great ones. What are some of your favorite songs of the past?
Pitbull is just one artist I could never get into. I love pop music a lot, but his music just always annoyed me. I don’t think there has ever been one song I liked. The lyrics of his songs never make any sense, and it seems like kind of a joke to me at times.
The newest song he released of his new album, Climate Change, is titled “Bad Man”. It features Robin Thicke, Joe Perry, and Travis Barker. The song actually isn’t that bad. I love the beat, but the only part I didn’t like was when Pitbull started to rap. The lyrics and style just was not something I was in to, but I guess it could be a good song for someone to dance to.
Check out the song below and see if you like it.
Garrett Borns is another up and coming artist that has easily become one of my favorites. He goes by the stage name, Børns, and he just has this certain finesse about him. He has an impeccable sense of style as well.
Dopamine, his debut album, was released in 2015 on the 16th of October. Børns has been touring so much over the past few months, and since his album release he has gained a much larger following.
I have to say this was one of my favorite albums from 2015. Every song amazed me, and it made want to listen to it over and over again. His music kinda takes you to another world almost. It is really refreshing. I highly recommend this album to everyone. You won’t be disappointed.
Check out his song “10,000 Emerald Pools” below. It’s one of my favorites from the album.
Catfish and the Bottlemen is an indie rock band from Great Britain, and I actually just discovered them. The band is so amazing, and I love their style. It fits with a lot of the music I already listen to.
The newest single the band has released is “Soundcheck”, and I’m really excited to hear more from them because this song was good. The band has such a unique style, and it really makes me want to listen to more.
Check out “Soundcheck” below and see if you like it as well.
Weezer is another one of the bands I listened to when I was younger, but they never were one of my top favorites. I enjoyed a few of their songs though. The band just released a new song titled, “L.A. Girlz”, from their upcoming self-titled album which is set to be released on the first of April.
I wasn’t impressed with it if I am being 100% honest. It wasn’t really something I would want to listen to again, and I am not that big of a fan of the lyrics. They might have some better songs on the album that will capture my attention, but for now I am not really looking forward to it. I am glad the band is back and going for it again. I admire their hard-work even if it is not something that I particularly enjoy.
Check out the new song below that was released on the 17th of February, and see what you think.
Birdy is an British artist that has been my favorite for awhile ever since I heard her “Skinny Love” cover 4 years ago. She just always amazed me because she is 19 years old (a year younger than me), but she still manages to be so talented for someone so young.
The newest song she released is “Beautiful Lies”, and I’m so in love with it. It still has the same haunting and beautiful vocals that she usually has, and the lyrics are so amazing.
Birdy’s third studio album, Beautiful Lies, will be released on March 25th. I can’t wait to see what more she has in store. I’m sure it will be just as beautiful as anything else she has released previously.
Check out a preview of her newest release below:
Chris Stapleton is an artist that really surprised me. Born in Kentucky, Chris is now a Grammy-award winning artist for his debut solo album, Traveller, which was released in May of 2015. Chris won for Best Country Album, and Best Country Solo Performance for his song “Traveller”.
The one thing I always say to almost everyone is that I absolutely despise country music. I always get some weird looks because I’m from Tennessee I should love country music, but I just don’t.
I heard Chris Stapleton’s name almost everywhere, and I never wanted to look him up because I thought he was just going to be another country artist that I didn’t like, but he completely shocked me. He is way more soulful than I expected him to be, and he is also falls within the Southern rock genre which I actually am a big fan of. Chris’ soulful voice reminds so much of Caleb Followill, the lead singer for Kings of Leon, and that band is one of my favorites so it’s no surprise why I enjoyed his music so much.
I’m so glad I finally decided to look him up and give him a chance. I think I found one of my new favorite artists.
Listen to his Grammy-winning single, “Traveller”, below: