Give me About An Hour and I’ll give you 17 songs that defined my month of August.
I’ve been very into BANKS all over again because her new album “III” is just so good. She’s going back to her moody roots (like “Brain” and “Waiting Game”) and I’m here for it all over again. Also, I’m listening to Tash Sultana a ton because “Can’t buy happiness” is pretty much like putting up a mirror and recognizing almost everything about it. I am looking forward to her concert at the Greek Theater so freaking much.
Her guitar breaks make me feel nostalgic, so the playlist makes a left turn to old tunes. I can’t resist putting in a couple old song from REO Speedwagon and Supertramp because they remind me so much of my mama blasting songs on Saturdays in our apartment as a kid, literally pushing the limits of my dad’s left-behind 90’s stereo system with songs like these on repeat. Then, we come back to Tame Impala and their new song “Borderline” and it’s ABBA and disco vibes. But instead of pulling that thread I want to segue back to modern hip hop and 90s throwback back-to-back sandwich.
It’s worth noting that Aaliyah songs are finally available on Spotify again, thanks to some sketchy as hell looking new releases that managed to include her greatest hits. Ignore the cover art, just close your eyes and remember how amazing Aaliyah was. But like most pretty young musicians, the lure of a small private plane ride was too much to resist.
You can give a listen to all the other hour-esque playlists archived in my Spotify account: @twelveofour