January 17, 2013
When it comes to music, I’m admittedly not very cool. I enjoy contemporary country (Tim McGraw), 103.1 (plays mostly Montell Jordan and The Bee Gees) and I like almost every Flo Rida song that comes out (embarrassing, I know). While I’m working, I listen to pretty good stuff, but I’ve never been good at finding new music. Thankfully though, Adam loves good music and finding smaller, unknown artists. Our first date was to a Passion Pit show less than a month after they released Manners—obviously I had no idea who we were going to see. When we first started dating he’d make me cd’s and now he makes me playlists on Spotify. It’s a pretty good set up I’ve got, and I have every intention of sharing those benefits with you. This playlist is 100% Adam (way less girly than my own) and it’s some of his favorite songs, a lot of them pretty under the radar, from 2012.
I have a special affinity for the first song on this list (check out the beautiful, simple video here). When we were in Vancouver on our trip this past summer, Adam and I were taking a nap in the loft upstairs; we had a beautiful, big window that was open and it was sunny and lovely and we woke up to the sound of piano coming from downstairs. It was so pleasant—peaceful and dreamy. The exact melody with which you’d want to wake up from a nap in a sunny room in a neighborhood filled with roses and roundabouts. Of course it was this song that Bill was playing downstairs and it was the perfect way to hear it for the first time.
Oh and check out the last one, Emmylou. Another one of my favorites (probably because it’s the only slightly girly song on here).