There are so many songs I discover week after week that it becomes difficult to narrow down a list of favorites to just seven. But, seven feels like a good number to start with, one for every day of the week to hold you over until the next round of tunes.
I’m also still recovering from the fact that Spotify removed its inbox feature that allowed you to directly send songs to specific followers. That inbox had become a ritualistic part of my work day. I’m always listening to something when I work, and I relied on the ability to share whatever I discovered that day with various co-workers. To now have to G-chat them a direct link seems like such an unnecessary hassle to me (First World problems, I know).
So, hopefully this sharing of songs every week will help to dissipate the feelings of disappointment I’ve been experiencing since Spotify decided to completely throw me for a loop. I’ll also pull out my favorite lyrics of each tune to feature on the list since it’s often a singer’s words that I’m drawn to the most.
“Enola Gay” – Conor Oberst
The feelings come quick but they leave as soon / Like music from a passing car
“Crowded Places” – Banks
Banks and Bleachers’ frontman Jack Antonoff wrote this song specifically for the HBO series Girls. The final scene of the episode that the song accompanied couldn’t have fit more perfectly.
‘Cause I’ve been scared of crowded places
“Agape” – Bear’s Den
Even though your words hurt the most / I still want to hear them every day
“Closer” – Kyle Neal
I won’t treat you like you’re oh so typical
“Don’t Take the Money” – Bleachers
Now we’re stuck in the storm / We were born to ignore
“Broken Halos” – Chris Stapleton
Chris recently performed this song for Dolly Parton’s charity telethon whose efforts were focused on raising money for the Gatlinburg wildfire victims. His wife Morgane sings alongside him providing the backup vocals.
Seen my share of broken halos / Folded wings that used to fly
“Altar (R.LUM.R.)” – Sweater Beats
I built you an altar, didn’t I / In the corner of my mind
Listen to all of the songs below: