Lifestyle Spotify Weekly Playlist #54 – Northern Star

Weekly Spotify Playlist:

Daija’s picks

  1. Steve Lacy – “Bad Habit”
  2. quinnie – “touch tank”
  3. The 1975 – “Part of the Band”

“Bad Habit” is the single from Lacy’s second album “Gemini Rights”. Lacy reflects on his attraction to someone and wishes he would tell them how he feels instead of biting his tongue. It’s an addictive song with groovy guitar and drum beats that give it a polarizing sound that’s guaranteed to make everyone feel energized after listening to it.

Like most songs these days, Quinnie first posted a “touch tank” snippet on TikTok, where it went viral ahead of its official release in July. “touch tank” uses a handful of summery motifs to describe what it feels like to have a man who is not only soft but vulnerable with a partner. Windy, light instrumentals make this song perfect for early morning commutes trying to find the best spot to watch the sunrise.

‘Part Of The Band’ is The 1975’s first single in two years and is from their forthcoming album ‘Funny in a Foreign Language’. Sounding different from previous albums, the lyrics sang like a spoken poem; this single sounds like a new era for the band. Matty Healy, the frontman of The 1975, is no stranger to discussing his personal life and struggles in songs, but with ‘Part Of The Band’ he takes it a step further and sings about drug crises. , sex and his own sexuality.

The choices of Laqes

  1. Iggy Azalea – “Work”
  2. Lukas Graham – “7 Years”
  3. Alicia Keys – “Nobody”

“Work” by Iggy Azalea was released in 2014 on the album “The New Classic”. This song was developed to motivate her listeners by depicting her life story of her struggles as a rising rapper. “Work” is working hard to reach the top.

Lukas Graham’s “7 Years” was released in 2015 on Graham’s self-titled debut album, which was their first hit. This song topped the charts in several countries, including Austria and Sweden. The song is about Graham making friends at age 7 and his hopes of having lots of children at age 60.

Alicia Keys’ “No One” was released in 2007 on the “As I Am” album. This song reached No. 1 on the R&B and Hip-Hop song charts. This song was a huge hit in Europe and this song became her first number 1 on the Euro 200 chart. “No One” is about being in a relationship and knowing that no one will object.

Angelina’s Picks

  1. Clay Walker – “Before She Was a Mom”
  2. Tate McRae – “stupid”
  3. Lady Gaga – “Hold My Hand”

Country artist Clay Walker is an American artist who got his start in the early 90s. His song “Fore She Was Mama” was released in October 2006. It’s a great song that gives a different perspective on our mothers than we could often forget. The singer describes a young boy and his friends discovering a box of photos his mother had hidden. They go through them curiously and see his mother before she was “mom”. They see footage of her hanging out with hippies, turning on the camera while riding a motorcycle and smoking marijuana. The boy’s mum gets rid of the box of photos to make her friends forget her past, but they continue to tease her.

Canadian singer Tate McRae first gained wide recognition when her song “You Broke Me First” became popular on TikTok, but has released several hit singles since then. “stupid” was released in 2020 on his album “All the Things I Never Said. The lyrics illustrate the feeling of being attracted to a guy when you know you shouldn’t be. Thinking about them in the morning, in the evening, during the week and on the weekend, and just that head over heels and crazy for one person. The chorus goes, “Oh my God, I’m a fool, keep coming back to you. I’m so stupid for you… You’re so bad for my health, but I can’t help it”

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, or Lady Gaga, is an American singer-songwriter long known for her reinvention, controversial styles, and powerful voice. His song “Hold My Hand” was featured on this year’s “Top Gun: Maverick.” It’s a hopeful rock anthem taken from the power ballads of the 80s (the “Top Gun” decade came out). The lyrics show Gaga reassuring someone that she will always be there for them, and no doubt, she will hold their hand through it all. Gaga’s powerful voice really brings the chorus to life and audiences can feel her undeniable passion.