The Playlist – July 2020!

Hello and welcome to another edition of “The Playlist” where we check out my favorite tunes and beats that I vibed to the previous months. They could be songs that have been on constant loop forever, or songs that were newly released and have become a new kind of earworm for me, or just anything at all!

Everyone music tastes are different and I for one love the possibility of exploring new artists and genres with an open mind!

The links for this playlist are right here so that you can give it a listen – Spotify and YouTube. Please do note that for one song I wasn’t able to find the correct person but only a piano cover, and the other being a SoundCloud release wasn’t available on Spotify. However all the right versions of the song are there on the YouTube link!

The following are the songs that have made it to this month’s feature!

Inuyasha’s Theme

I’m not sure who the exact artist to whom I should credit this to because I haven’t found any official information on it. If anyone knows please do let me know in the comments! If you’ve been following my blog you probably know that I am surely but steadily binging through the amazing show Inuyasha. And because of that it’s natural that the theme song became an earworm! The OST on this series is actually really good with some really emotional instrumentals as well but this song which is mostly played when Inuyasha is about to make that big move to annihilate the villian is this months favorite!

10,000 Hours (cover) by JK of BTS

10,000 hours is not a song that is unfamiliar to us. It’s a song from Justin Bieber and Dan and Shay. What makes it new is that Jungkook from BTS has just released a beautiful cover of it on Soundcloud! This too like most other songs that JK covers is a song full of emotions for ARMY, the fanbase of BTS.

Glorious (feat. Skylar Grey) by Macklemore

So I recently watched Crazy Rich Asians (more about that in an upcoming post) but really liked this one song that was playing in the crux of the trailer and found it was this one! I loved the music video where he visits his grandma as well and this song has been on loop since then! The feature by Skylar Grey is also really good and is a perfect fit!

Your Eyes Tell by BTS

BTS maintained their chart topping streak with the release of their Japanese album – Map of the soul 7 : The Journey. Apart from the Japanese versions of songs that were previously available in Korean, there were some original Japanese songs. A thing about their Japanese songs is that without even understanding the lyrics (which I check out by the third or fourth listen) it always hits a particular sentiment is always really beautiful and smooth and velvety (I don’t know if I’m describing this right, it’s what I felt when I listened to it). This song was produced by Jungkook and is also their first song to come in a movie as it will be featured in the Japanese Remake of “Always” a South Korean movie.

Breath by Sam Kim

Thinking of all the things and shows I have been hooked onto last month – the series “It’s Okay To Not Be Okay” (which finishes airing this weekend) is also a top mention! The drama in itself is moving so well with wonderful ratings and reviews but it’s OST has kept up with the story telling and production too. This particular breathy song from Sam Kim might be my top favorite.

Malare by Vijay Yesudas

This is actually an old song that I and so many others loved, but somehow lost when I transferred files onto my new phone (yes I still have some of my favorite songs as copies on my phone, don’t judge me!) YouTube managed to recommend this to me out of nowhere and here I am falling in love with the songs and it’s strong flow of piano, vocals and emotions all over again!

Cherathukal by Sithara and Sushin Shyam

I was really late to watch this really good movie called “Kumbalangi Nights” and this song that played during crucial moments and the opening credits really caught my attentions. The chorus has an echoing kind of humming that really sends you in a daze. A good song if you want to do some serious thinking.

Vathikkalu Vellaripraavu by M Jayachandran, Nithya Mammen, Zia Ul Haq, Arjun Krishna

There was one new movie release that was all the talk a while ago despite theatres being shut down for months. And that was this movie called “Sufiyum Sujathayum” that was the first Malayalam movie to have its complete release on an OTT platform (Amazon Prime). As much as that was the talk, there were several other things including the music. This song was the one that stuck out to me the most and has the typical M Jayachandran flow as well – you can relate it to the the vibe that the OST of Ennu Ninte Moideen has.

Gimme Gimme by Johnny Stimson

As far as the playlist goes Johnny Stimson was a new discovery and so was this song that I have been humming around ever since!

New by Daya

Now Daya is not unfamiliar to me, but this song was until I heard it of course! It could possibly be my top favorites from Daya for sure!

When We Were Young by Lost Kings

This song happened to be a random discovery but I’m glad I did! It’s a really good song and it has been my vibe for the past few weeks for sure!

There For You by Martin Garrix and Troye Sivan

Honestly this song belongs to the category “I’ve heard it but I don’t know it’s name”. Thankfully a recent YouTube suggestion has helped me discover this one again! (Yes, YouTube has been helping me with some good recommendations this time around!)

So that’s it’s for the playlist this month! Are there any songs that were your favorites that you would love to suggest? Let me know in the comments below! The playlist link for Spotify and YouTube have been mentioned at the top of this post! Happy Listening!

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