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?