Hello everyone! and welcome to song-book association! I might do a couple of these in the future, as I think it brings together the two main topics of my blog nicely! How this works is, essentially, I click shuffle on my playlist, and then I pick a book to fit the songs that come up! The playlist I used today was my “Repeat Rewind” playlist that Spotify curates for me.
You can definitely also take this as music and book recommendations, as both songs and books on here are all some of my favourites!
GOT7 Youngjae- Nobody Knows
After Dark by Haruki Murakami was the first full-length work I ever read by Haruki Murakami and it’s both weird and wonderful. All of the characters in this could relate to Youngjae’s lyrics about dealing with their problems alone, but I think Mari’s sister, Eri, in particular resonantes with this song and it’s feelings of sacrifice and loneliness and pain.
“She knows she will end up a mere conduit used for the passage of external things. Her flesh creeps with the overwhelming sense of isolation this gives her.”
Okay, so the title is a bit of a misnomer. It would be better to call this the “asian-language edition” but that sounds kind of funny and seeing as the majority of the list does happen to be K-Pop I just went with that instead, but any songs in a Asian language are eligible for inclusion on this list. In any case, the following is a collection of my 30 favourite songs so far this year. It changes a lot, but this is how I rank them at the moment (let’s be honest, it will probably change the day after I post this but whatever).
Because this is just a quarterly update I’ve only quoted my favourite lyrics from each as opposed to giving a little spiel about why I like the song. In my end of year one I’ll give a bit more detail 🙂 Enjoy!
One of the best things to do when you’re feeling down is to first listen to music that will help you cry it out and then listen to infectiously fun music. Equally, one of the best things to do if you’re in a good mood is to celebrate by listening to some good music, so today I’m going to share six songs with you that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face!
Bruno Mars- The Lazy Song
Don’t feel like picking up my phone, so leave a message at the tone, ’cause today I swear I’m not doing anything.
Apart from having one of the strangest music videos, this song is just a little bit weird and a lot of fun all around. It perfectly embodies what we feel like when we just can’t be bothered to get out of bed or being a normal, functioning human being.
ASTRO- Hide and Seek
Hide carefully, I might see you because you shine brighter than anyone else.
Okay so this music video is so interesting to watch and the plot is kind of bittersweet, but in any case, this song is probably one of the purest, happiest things to come out of a boy group and I’m kind of in love. Trust me, this song will grow on you and then you will find it stuck in your head and you will be dancing even if you haven’t listened to it in a week.
The Rembrandts- I’ll Be There For You
It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear when it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month or even your year, but I’ll be there for you.
So I haven’t actually watched FRIENDS (shock, horror, I know, I will eventually), but this song is excellent. It’s a kind of rocky theme tune that is my absolute favourite kind of theme tune and it’s so comforting and sweet as well!
TWICE- KNOCK KNOCK
No need for that gold key or get lucky, if you truly mean it everything’s gonna be okay.
Okay so if you know anything about K-Pop, you know that TWICE are just completely owning feel-good, cute, girly songs at the moment and I actually don’t like many of their songs, but this one is just masterful. It’s catchy, but not annoying and it’s just incredibly fun.
Taylor Swift- Shake It Off
But I keep cruising, can’t stop, won’t stop moving, it’s like I got this music in my mind, sayin’ it’s gonna be alright.
This song really needs no introduction, but it’s a great song to dance (or shake) along to and it’s got a really positive and freeing message as well!
N.Flying- Hot Potato
If you could be born again, what would you be?A potato.
N.Flying’s recent music is just basically a meme in song form. They’re fun, funky, and a little bit ridiculous. The MVs are also hilarious as well. Definitely a good choice to put a smile on your face, as long as you don’t mind feeling the urge to listen to the song on repeat for the next month or so!
So that’s it for this post!
What do you listen to when you’re feeling down? Let me know in the comments below!
Thank you for reading this post today! I hope you enjoyed and found some new music to listen to! Happy listening, Keira x.
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