If you live in North America, you know all about the horrific winter we have experienced this year. If you are in the mid-west like me, you probably have been cooped up in the house because of the frigid temperatures and the constant snowing. With all of this cold weather and grey skies, a girl has a case of the winter blues. I am in need of sunshine and heat.
But, the good thing about being forced to stay inside is I discover new things and seek out old things. This winter I’ve been jamming to the same songs over and over, I now call it my Winter Soundtrack.
A friend and I were on the phone one day and Sade became the topic of conversation. Mainly because he is a huge Sade fan, and I reluctantly admitted that her music never excited me. After he gasped and just about called me crazy, I said I would give her another chance. Now that I was listening with new ears, and new wisdom I thought I might hear it differently. And boy was I right, I must say I am now a fan. What was I thinking?!?
I discovered Jamila Woods when she was a guest on the Black Girl In Om podcast, and honey, I have not stopped listening to her album. Talk about #blackgirlmagic #selflove, omg, her words are poetic. The song she talks about on the podcast is Holy, it’s like my self-love anthem.
At my current job, I spend a decent amount of time on the computer, and in order to make the time go by I have to listen to music. One day I put a facebook status up, requesting new music ideas, and my best friend suggested this alternative R&B trio. I must say I have fallen in love, the music has a jazzy feel and Amber Navran’s wispy vocals are so relaxing.
One of my favorite songs right now is G.O.A.T ft Wale, I’m a huge Wale fan by the way. After listening to that song over and over I moved on and started listening to more albums by Eric, and I must say I am a fan. Eric’s style is definitely contemporary R&B, I put him among the likes of Chris Brown and Trey Songz.
My mornings consist of inspirational/spiritual music or podcasts. Listening to the gospel station one day, Isabel’s song The Call came on and it gave me chills. I immediately found it on Apple music and now listen to her whole album.
I love the show Greenleaf and they always play good music on the show. I decided to find the soundtrack to the series, and the song “Won’t he do it” is my absolute favorite. It’s inspiring, feel good and encouraging, let’s you know that no matter what’s going in life, things will work out.
On one of the Black Girl in Om podcasts, Lauren talked about her new favorite album, which was Daniel Caesar’s “Freudian”. She was right his music is raw, emotional and relatable. I have it on repeat.
I know I’m the only person in the world who has just now sat down and listened to this album in it’s entirety. Please don’t kick me out of the black girls club lol!! Better late than never, right?? You already know this in my constant loop of music.
I would love to know what you are listening to, please leave me some suggestions in the comments.