Updated: Aug 22, 2021
I hope your weekend was full of sunshine and summer memories. Inspired by The Great British Baking Show and a sugar craving that wouldn't quit I made cupcakes. Batter was eaten, cupcakes were baked and savored with tea. It's rather fun to be the judge of your own baking work - it's less stressful that way.
"Las Vegas" by Houndmouth has a warm, live set sound to it. A full band gives it a well rounded and full feel and alt-rock vibe that reminded me a little of Billy Joel. The guitar keeps the pace and sets the stage for the up-tempo pulse that carries this exuberant piece.
Sara Kays has a new album out, Struck By Lightning, and it's mentally getting me ready for fall. Melancholy and introspective it explores the full spectrum of human emotions in a lighthearted conversational way. We feature the title track "Struck By Lightning" and "Freeze" from the record on this week's playlist. "Freeze" hits close to home as someone who lives in the mid-west and has lost people close to me to the lure of warmer weather. The song tells the what could have been story of a couple that was broken up one person's choice to leave for warmer weather instead of staying in the cold for the sake of the relationship.
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Steal My Love - Dan + Shay
Take My Breath - The Weeknd
Las Vegas - Houndmouth
Struck By Lightning - Sara Kays, Cavetown
Wishful Drinking - Ingrid Andress, Sam Hunt
Noches en Miami - Natti Natasha
Freeze - Sara Kays
Punchline - Jade Bird
Rumors - Lizzo, Cardi B
papercuts - Machine Gun Kelly
Give Into You - Dan + Shay
Imagining - Michael Calfan, Gabrielle Aplin