Saturday, 3 January 2015

First Playlist of the Year

Welcome to 2015, everybody! Admit it, who's already failed some of their resolutions? I'm not going to lie, mines not got off to a good start but I'm staying hopeful. I think it's a lack of motivation that's is causing me to struggle with mine and the best way for me to gain motivation is music. Cue new playlist...

You Me At Six- Fresh Start Fever: I first heard this song about this time last year and it's been stuck in my head for the whole year (I've been planning this one for awhile). At random moments, it will just pop into my head for absolutely no reason. It's just so fitting for this time of year that it was completely unavoidable in this playlist. 

McBusted- Get Over It: Whatever happened last year doesn't matter. It's time to get up, laugh it off and get over it! Plus, you have to see this music video. It's utterly ridiculous and totally brilliant. I've been listening to the McBusted album a lot recently and I am totally in love with it. It's just so fun. They've still got it and I don't think they'll be losing it any time soon! 

George Ezra- Listen to the Man: It's a new year, no-one has it all planned out yet we all get a bit stressed about it. There are so many deadlines and exams coming up that it can become over-whelming. So, listen to George Ezra tell you it's okay not to have everything figured out. Enjoy the feel good tune and relax because everything will fall into place.

Tove Lo- Habits (Stay High): I first heard this song as a remix last summer but I think I may just prefer this original. Okay, it's not quite the same pace as the rest of this playlist but I'm making an exception. Linking back to my theme of new year, our resolutions tend to be habits that we want to break and there's often a deeper meaning behind why we struggle with them, and I believe this song represents this on some level. Yeah, deep, I know.

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars- Uptown Funk: Yes, I went there. The song that is currently stuck in everyone who has ever heard it's head. So that's everyone, right? This infectious beat is impossible not to dance to which is why I added it here. It's a brand new year, let's party a little. 

Saint Raymond- Fall At Your Feet: I don't know where you are in the world, but here in Britain the weather isn't the best. So the summer-vibes I get from this song are very much welcome and remind me that summer will come and good times are on the way. I hadn't heard of Saint Raymond before this song but I am hoping to hear more from him. Really impressed by this track.

Royal Blood- Ten Tonne Skeleton: One for you rock fans out there. Despite being a two man band, Royal Blood sure know how to create a loud and powerful beat. Wouldn't these guys be insane to see live? I just think the empowering beat would be a great motivator for whatever you're trying to achieve.

5 Seconds of Summer- Rejects: I think people forget that rock is at the very heart of 5SOS's sound, which is very much show-cased in this song. Not on their album (a major shame in my opinion), this song kind of represents how I feel about school quite often. Just knowing that someone else could quite possibly feel the same kind of keeps me going, and will hopefully keep you going too!

As always, this playlist is available in video form on YouTube (link here) for you to have a listen to if you wish. I've now got an absolute tonne of work to get done by Tuesday which I highly doubt is going to get completed but I'm going to have a crack at it. Keep with those New Years Resolutions, I believe in you!

Tasmin x


  1. Okay, I have been pretty miserable at my resolutions so far but hopefully things will get on track :) I love Tove Lo's "Habits (Stay High)" and "Uptown Funk" is so fun! Check out "Long Way Down" by Robert DeLong - I think you might like it! xx

    1. Haha, aww, always stay hopefully! Just checked out Long Way Down and I really like it, great recommendation! Xx