As far as I can remember, music has been a major part of my life. Growing up, I used to listen to the radio and made mixtapes (with an actual cassette!) to be played over and over. I have been a fan of (in historical order – as I remember it) boy bands, girl bands, Eminem (!), Brit pop, RnB, Alternative Rock, Jazz, and of course, the various kinds of Indie. My interest towards music made me joined student radio twice, once in UI as Music Director of RTC UI FM, then in Bournemouth as Radio DJ and Producer of Radio PPI Dunia. I LOVED my radio days! Those days of exploring different kinds of music and having similar minded friends…. they were one of the highlights of my university days!
Okay okay now moving on.. after I started working I don’t really have the time to explore music anymore. SAD, i know. Since it’s still the beginning of the year, I’m going to start a #thismonthsmusic project. The rule is simple, each month I’ll share minimum 5 different tunes / albums / artists that I’m currently listening. Doesn’t have to be new discovery, anything goes.Easy breezy… right? :p So let’s start! 🙂
1. Young the Giant – Mind Over Matter
Note : super excited for their new album – coming soon this year!!!
2. Lupe Fiasco ft Ed Sheeran – Old School Love
3. Panama – Always
4. Wild Cub – Thunder Clatter
5. Dent May – Born Too Late
6. Ariana Grande ft Nathan Skyes – Almost is Never Enough
Note : I love Ariana Grande! finally a top 40 female singer who really can sing and does not have a single with cheesy disco tune and repeatable meaningless lyric!
7. Jose Gonzalez – Stay Alive
Note : This comes from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’s soundtrack. Best movie I’ve seen this year, witty and full of breathtaking view!
Well.. that’s it for this month. 7 so far. Hope you’ll enjoy those songs as much as I do! 🙂