So Katelyn over at Kate's Tales of Books and Bands has this lovely feature where—every Tuesday—she links to music that she happens to enjoy.
It's called Tune in Tuesday. And it's awesome.
She invites other bloggers to join in on the fun by putting together their own Tune in Tuesday posts and... Well... How could I resist?
*rubs hands together gleefully*
I thought I might share a few songs that have been playing in my headphones this week. There's no real theme to these selections. In fact, the only thing they really have in common is that each and every one of them earned a love-at-first-listen reaction from me and usually wound up playing on repeat for hours at a time... Much to the annoyance of my neighbors, I'm sure (see my last post for more about my apartment's really thin walls).
I can't guarantee that you'll love any of these... But there's a nice variety of genre's here, so hopefully you'll find something you can enjoy.
First up—a little gem from the boys of The Revival Tour. (That's an actual tour, by the way. An EPIC tour filled with amazing alt-country/folk/rock/punk bands that I'd give my left arm to see. *sigh* Maybe next year.)
It's Joe Ginsberg, Dave Hause and the inimitable Chuck Ragan performing Hause's song Prague (Revive Me) using a harmonica, a baritone ukulele and a wedding ring on a beer bottle. Did I mention that I love these boys? Cause I do.
Tiny things. Makin' history.
Next up, an Imogen Heap song that I loved back in college but had forgotten about entirely until that Pentatonix Aha! cover got me listening to it again.
It's called Glittering Cloud from the compilation album Plague Songs.
I defy you to listen to that chorus and not dance in your seat a little. Or at the very least, tap your foot or bob your head. It's infectious (and no, that pun on the album name was not intentional... I swear.)
This next one's courtesy of my friend Carrie, who has an almost supernatural ability to find perfect songs that fit different Variant Series characters—or, as in this instance, songs that fit relationships between the characters.
This one's Shell Games by Bright Eyes. And she's right. It is a great song for Declan. It's a perfect fit for how he probably views his relationship with Alex as the story progresses...
And then there's this...
Brantley Gilbert's Kick it in the Sticks from his album Halfway to Heaven. There are a few songs from that album I love (Hell on Wheels, Take it Outside, Hell on an Angel)... But this is the one I listen to when I want to remember starry nights spent in the Appalachian mountains, driving down the parkway with the windows down or partying with friends around a bonfire.
You know... The good times.
Yes, I listen to (and love) country music. All country music. From Hank Sr. and Waylon Jennings to Jason Aldean and George Strait... And everything in between. (Except, possibly, Rascal Flatts. Sorry, Flatts fans. I just can't hack it.)
And last but not least...
The song that got me writing again after my last bout with writer's block.
Flyleaf's song Call You Out off their latest album New Horizons. It's loud, it's catchy, and it's perfect for tuning out the world. I love it.
That's all for now, but before I go...
Be sure to check out my interview with Laura over at her blog Colorimetry! And while you're there, you can enter to when an eBook copy of Revival!
Well? What are you doing still reading this? Go check out Laura's blog! YOU MIGHT WIN SOMETHING. < /bribe > What's not to love?
First off, welcome to Tune In Tuesday! I think you are going to fit in quite well with us seeing as I have not met a single person who has exactly the same music taste as someone else. This is actually kind of awesome because it means you get to get introduced to so much more music! Second, I am LOVING all of your music choices. There is such a good variety songs. I'm already a big Flyleaf fan and I *think* I've heard Bright Eyes before. Regardless, I cannot wait to listen to more songs of the artists you listed!ReplyDelete
p.s. Make sure to link up on the very bottom of my post! You'll see a cute little blue guy. Click his face and add your link to the list AND you can check out everyone else's link through that button!
I'm absolutely in love with Tune in Tuesday! I'll definitely be participating again next week. I'll try to have a proper introduction to put at the top (giving you and GReads credit) ready before next Tuesday rolls around... Hope you're having a great week! :)Delete
I love Imogen Heap and Flyleaf. The other songs were new to me. I'm really liking Brantley Gilbert.ReplyDelete
Glad you enjoyed the picks this week! Brantley Gilbert is definitely a new favorite of mine. Thanks for dropping by!Delete
I love Imogen Heap and Flyleaf! All good choices though :DReplyDelete
Me too! They're a couple of my favorites... And your picks this week were great, too! It got me listening to The Pretty Reckless again. :)Delete
Love this song --Glittering cloud. I also enjoy flyleaf too. Loving the county one tooReplyDelete
I love them, too. I can listen to Glittering Cloud for ages and never get tired of it...Delete
Wow, an Imogen Heap song I didn't know! Thanks, I love her (loved Frou Frou, too). I also like Bright Eyes, and Flyleaf won me with All Around Me ;)ReplyDelete
Hope you have a great week, Jenna!!
Glad I could introduce you to a new Imogen Heap song! All Around Me was the song that got me listening to Flyleaf, too... So sad to hear the lead singer is leaving the band! Hope you're having a wonderful week so far! :)Delete
Bright Eyes, Flyleaf and Imogen Heap? I say YES! Excellent picks! I can already tell you're going to be a great addition to Tune in Tuesday. Welcome and thanks very much for sharing with us!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the welcome! I'm still listening to Harbour Lights... Great pick this week! :)Delete
A baritone ukelele?! I'm so happy that such a thing exists! Nice selection of songs. :)ReplyDelete
My pick for this week.
I know, right?? Those things are amazing. Such a great sound, too. And you should know I'm totally rocking out to Joan Jett right now, thanks to your pick this week! Love it!Delete