Here are my five tracks to get you through March. Enjoy!
- Coldplay – Army of one
I’d gone off Chris Martin and co. a few albums back but it feels like they’ve bounced back bigger and better with their latest offering. I’m not sure if this will (or already has) hit single status but it’s one of my favourite tracks. Partly for the smooth beat, but also the heartfelt lyrics… “I’m never so high as when I’m with you, and there isn’t a fire, that I wouldn’t walk through, my army of one is gonna fight for you”
Sorry everyone – I couldn’t find a video for the Coldplay track anywhere online (I know right?)
- The XX – Intro
How does a 2-minute intro make it into this list? Listen to it and find out. There’s something about this simple track that lulls me into a different headspace. This was the first track played when we saw The XX live in Melbourne a few years ago, setting up the rest of the show beautifully. If you feel like you need a fresh start through the day, listen to this and hit restart.
p.s I had this as my phone alarm to wake up to and still didn’t get sick of it. Now that’s saying something.
- Jarryd James – Regardless
I thank Pandora for putting me onto Jarryd James. The whole album (thirtyone) is quite good, but this track features the vocals of Julia Stone as an added bonus. Basically a mix of soft, soulful, wispy vocals over the top of stirring baselines and mystical pianos. Fantastic.
- Wolfmother – Gypsy Caravan
Ok, enough of the slow stuff. This track wouldn’t sound out of place in the 80’s or 90’s rock scene. Plenty of guitars, plenty of drums, add in Andrew Stockdale’s Axl Rose-esque vocals and you’ll be thrashing your head and rocking your air guitar before you know it.
- Eric Prydz – Breathe
“Let go… release.”
Turn this song up in your car and tell me if you don’t start breathing, letting go, and releasing. A nice quick fast-paced stress reliever, especially on the way to work!
Have you checked out my previous months?