Hello. Hi. Hola. It’s me! I’m not gone forever, Hart Beat! It’s been a while since I’ve seen you here on this here ye old blog but now that the G.D. book is kind of out of my hands for a month I felt like I needed to give you all a little love, my o.g. readers.
So to catch up a little bit here are five songs that I’ve been listening to lately. Four good summer-is-almost-here-ra-ta-ta-ta songs at least in my world. They’ve all been added to the official Hart Beat playlist on Spotify so if you want them and the six-year backlog I’ve collected there click this here link. I think out of all of them the middle two are my faves. What about you, Hart Beat? Send me anything new you’re loving and we can get the great music exchange back up and running.
1. “Woo” by Beach House from their new album 7.
2. “Every Time I Hear That Song” by Brandi Carlile from her new album By The Way, I Forgive You. P.S. Shout out to Gail for sharing this on her Spotify friend activity—you always share the best music. <3
3. “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me” by Mel Carter
4. “Such A Simple Thing” by Ray LaMontagne. It’s his first new single since 2016, v. exciting day and he’s playing up here at Mass Moca this summer if you’re in the area, Hart Beat.
Heyyyy Hart Beat. It’s supposed to SNOW IN BROOKLYN TODAY. Just, no. It’s April 9th. Brooklyn needs to think about what it’s about to do and change direction. To forget about this incoming winter weather, I thought I’d share a few songs that I’ve been listening to a lot lately. They’re all on Spotify so if you want these plus all the other songs I’ve recommended over the years, check out the official Hannah Hart Beat playlist on Spotify.
I know “Famous” by Kanye on his latest album The Life of Pablo is controversial. I even hate the line at the beginning when he says something blatantly untrue about our girl Taylor Swift. (Sorry Kanye but you did not make Miss Swift famous.) That line aside, this song is perfect in my opinion. I mean, the entire album is amazing but between Rihanna’s rift, the Nina Simone song inclusion and the Bom Bom Bom bit at the end, I can’t get enough of this song. If you haven’t yet, just listen to The Life of Pablo (I mean, it’s on Spotify now).
I don’t know how “Hands Down” or The Greeting Committee came into my life (Spotify Discovery maybe?) but I can’t get enough. It’s a #typical Hart Beat song about love with a strong indie vibe but whatever, female singers rule my world. “Baby, you’re hands down the best thing about me.” 💞💞💞
Bless Willie Nelson and all the feelings he’s brought to me. A few weeks ago riding the R train home some guy was playing guitar on the train and when he started playing “Funny How Time Slips Away” I almost stood up and asked the stranger next to me to dance. If I ever did Karaoke, other than Madonna, this is the song I would sing. I just can’t with the lyrics. “How’s your new love? I hope that he’s doin fine. I heard you told him, that you’d love him till the end of time. Now, that’s the same thing that you told me seems like just the other day. Gee, ain’t it funny, how time slips away.” You like, Hart Beat?
Hi Hart Beat. How’s your Tuesday going? It’s crunch time here at work (t minus too few days until Thanksgiving) and I’ve been surviving off some new songs that I found on Spotify. One in particular has my heart and I know it will have yours too as soon as you hear it. The band is San Fermin and the song is called “Sonsick” Not only is the song UNBELIEVABLE but the video is pretty cool too. I’ve added it to The Official Hart Beat Playlist, so if you want other song recommendations just pop on over there.
Hey Hart Beat. I’m not sure about you but today is both a stressful and blah day at work. Thursday’s are rough, the weekend is so close but still, a solid amount of time away. I was surfing through Spotify to find a playlist since my usual WNYC is a little too distracting today and I found a great playlist that I thought you might like.
It’s called “Essential Indie” and while some of the artists are questionably still indie (The Strokes? they’re not mainstream yet?), almost all of the songs are amazing. When each one plays I have that moment of, oh yea! I love this song! Hope you enjoy it too, Hart Beat.
Hi Hart Beat! This past week Pedro and I discovered (heavy on the Pedro side of things) the new Spotify feature called “Discover Weekly.” It’s hidden on the side left of your browser under your “Starred” playlist. If you haven’t gotten on the Spotify train yet then this is another reason to hop on. ALL ABOARD SPOTIFY. (No I do not work for them.)
Anyway…. what “Discover Weekly” does is just what it sounds like. The program pulls together a weekly playlist customized just for you. Every Monday the playlist updates so you have an entire week to mull over what robots think you will like. Pedro says that this week his playlist is on point and I have to say that mine is 50/50. I def have an eclectic mix of music taste so I forgive you, Spotify robots.
One of the songs that I do love from this week’s picks is a song that came out this past March. It’s by the singer Meg Mac (baller name girl) and it has just the right amount of hand-clapping, girl loving to make it one that I’ll listen to over and over again. Have you heard this one, Hart Beat? I thought of you when I heard it and think you will like it too.
Meg Mac’s “Roll Up Your Sleeves”
P.S. Meg was on Daytrotter this past April and sings a great acoustic version there..