My Current Musical Obsessions.

Guess who’s back with another music post? Woohoo, that’s right! It’s the Arshia who’s being consistent with her posting, and being productive!

The second post in the ‘My Current Musical Obsessions’ series features a picture of my guitar, Givana.
Here’s a random instagram post I made for Givana during Diwali, because I felt she looked absolutely beautiful under the fairy lights.

Okay, moving on from Givana.

There was a time a few months ago where my music was becoming quite stagnant, and that was my fault. I didn’t really go out of my way to look for music, but ever since my spotify started working again, my playlists have grown and over the past month or so I’ve found some amazing new music that I’d love to share with you guys, on here!

1. Lavender Kiss, The Licks.

The Licks, by far, have been my greatest find in the past month, and the moment I listened to Lavender Kiss, I knew I was going to listen to it on repeat for a long, long while.

Feels like the kind of song you’d listen to when it’s dawned on you that you might be in love, and you’re lying in your bed, your feet up on the wall, your hands resting peacefully on your stomach as the sunlight filters into your room through violet curtains.

2. Birdhouse, The Licks.

I couldn’t find this on YouTube, so here it is, on spotify.

Again, by The Licks, this song had me dying for it as soon as the first chord was played. My only problem with this song, is how soon it gets over! The singer’s voice, the simplicity of it all leaves me wanting only more, which is why I listened to this one on repeat too.

To me, it sounds like something you’d listen to while being in the exact setting the singer sings off.

3. Sex and Sadness, Madi Sipes & The Painted Blue.

Can I just die already? I cannot explain in words how much I love her voice and the heaviness in it. I have a thing for intros, so if I love the intro to a song, there’s a high possibility that I’ll love the entire song, and the intro to Sex and Sadness blew me away for some reason. I sent this song to my boyfriend, and he mirrored my emotions, his first text to me saying, “Oh shitttt. That introduction. Shit.”

This song makes me think of fancy parties and the gentle clinking of glasses of wine as I stand in a corner, watching everything move in slow motion before I make my way out into the cold air and into a car that smells strongly of its new leather seats.

4. Witch Love, Nico Yaryan.

For some reason, the video on YouTube for Witch Love is unavailable in my country, so here’s Nico Yaryan’s spotify, where Witch Love is the 9th song.

Originally, when I listened to the song, I didn’t like it too much. Yeah, it was nice enough to be saved, but not enough to be put on my main playlist. Maybe I was in some strange state of mind when I heard it then, because when I listened to it again, I fell in love with it.

I listen to this song every day as I walk back from college, bopping my head side to side, a really wide smile on my face because this song feels so very cute and happy. And it also seems to fit the setting every time I listen to it, which is why it doesn’t sound like something very specific to me, like songs usually do.

5. Trapped In Your Universe, Fat Camp.

Oh my, this song is so floaty, if that makes sense to you. It’s surprising how peaceful this song makes me feel when the lyrics actually make my heart heavy. But, that might be the reason why I find this song so magical.

This song makes me feel like I’m actually in the singer’s shoes, my head spinning over lost teenage love as I seem to spin and float into a universe that isn’t mine, unable to control where I float to, unable to resist this force that’s pulling me into this other universe.

6. Please Me, Cardi B feat. Bruno Mars.

I think I just seem to love every song with Bruno Mars in it, even more so when it’s with Cardi B too. I might be biased, aidunno, but I love their songs. This is probably the only song that’s from a really different genre in my entire playlist.

I’m not particularly fond of dancing, but listening to this song makes me feel like I could break out into a complicated hip-hop routine which, logically, I can’t, but well at least I feel like I can for 3:51 minutes. This could possibly be because of the ease with which Bruno Mars dances. AaH.

7. Tommy’s Party, Peach Pit.

For the longest time I had an irrational bias against Peach Pit. I hadn’t even listened to their songs, hence the irrationality. But, I found this song downloaded on my phone (don’t even know from when) and I said “Hey, Arshia, maybe you should stop being an idiot and see if you’re missing out on some good music,” and I was. Missing out. On great music.

Sometimes, I think to myself “If this book was a song, it’d be-“, and switching that sentence, if Tommy’s Party was a book, it’d be The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It makes me think of a similar situation to what I think of when I listen to Sex and Sadness, but in this case, the party’s a teenage party with drunk, slurring teenagers.

8. Better For Me, Fake Laugh.

I love this song. I love how up and down it goes, as if I’m in a roller coaster, but a slow, peaceful one. Or maybe in a pastel blue car winding around a green mountain as I hang out of the window, watching everything go past me in a blur that signifies saying goodbye to things that don’t seem to work anymore.

I have nothing more to say for this song.

9. Cherry Love, Katzu Oso.

This is another one of those songs I didn’t listen to even though I’d saved it, simply because I hadn’t listened to it well enough the first time. But then, it came up when I was listening to music on shuffle (bless you, shuffle), and maybe it was because I was walking to college in the morning with the sun shining and the birds chirping, but I really, really liked it. It seemed small and cute and easy, and just made me feel happy and pink.

10. Cool With You, Her’s.

I actually first loved this song early last year, but lost it when I got a new phone, and then promptly forgot about it. I re-found it when I listening to Spotify’s ‘Discover Weekly’ suggestions, and stopped in my tracks like “Waaaait a minute, now,” and then proceeded to freak out. Y’know, that feeling, when you find something you didn’t even know you’d lost it. I mean, I kinda lost it.

I love this song so much, and it makes me feel like I’m waking up on a peaceful, lazy Sunday morning, watching as little drops of rain make their way down my window pane before making pancakes with the love of my life. It’s a lovely song with a lovely feeling.

11. Tell me, Priya Francis.

The second last song on this list, is by one of my favourite bloggers, Priya from You Should Hear. I learnt of this song when Fiona from Questions From a Teenager (another one of my favourite bloggers. You should seriously check them out) published a blog post featuring Priya in her series, ‘The Person Behind’. Priya has an absolutely amazing taste in music, so finding out that she wrote a new song made my heart skip a beat (not even kidding). I immediately checked it out and just as quickly fell in love with it, and listened to it on repeat for 2 whole hours. Since her song is included in my current musical obsessions, it’s pretty evident that I still can’t stop listening to it.

12. Waves, Ren.

The last song on this list is the newest one I’ve heard. Waves, by Ren. I saw a sponsored story for this song come up between some instagram stories I was going through, and I’m so glad it did. I heard 5 seconds of it and decided I needed to check out the entire song.

It gives me the same vibes that a Billie Eilish song would give, somehow. But, Billie Eilish or not, I really like this song, and the video intrigues me. Before I saw the video, I heard the song and immediately thought “This feels like cold, white snow,” and the repeated scenes with snow in them, and the Snow White theme that makes its way into the video makes me feel like I got the right vibe, perhaps.

So that is my list of songs for the second installment of My Current Musical Obsessions! Hope you liked the songs, and could find some new ones to add to your own playlists!

4 Comments

  1. Will there be a part 2? Because my tastes have been pretty stagnant for a month as well (genre-wise).

    Don’t really like Cardi B that much but damn I liked The Licks. Very aesthetic.

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  2. Okay this is so weird. Just now, I was listening to music and paused it to listen to your playlist – I was listening to “bailee” from The Licks and then I see that you have them in here! What a weird coincidence. Okay secondly, SEX AND SADNESS! Never heard that song before but thank you thank you thank you. BEAUTIFUL. Okay third thing – I have “you belong to me”, by Nick in my playlist as well and Trapped in your universe is a song I listened to a ton a while ago. Peach Pit is a huge, massive yes, always love their stuff. Fake Laugh is a giant yes as well. I love his stuff. And oh my GOD, Cherry love is in a playlist of mine as well, I love that song. And finally, I didn’t know “cool with you” and I mean… What a song. I just listened to it twice in a row because I was like “woah” (hah. That rhymed) and WAVES! OH MY GOD. AAAAHHHHHHHH.

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    1. That is such a cool coincidence! Ah, I’m so glad you liked these songs! Just reading your comment proves that our tastes in music are really similar aH I’M SO GLAD. Constantly looking forward to your monthly playlists!

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