Here are our monthly music faves for March, curated by our editors!
- Sit Still, Look Pretty (Daya) — Catchy melodies, bright and addictive. Also has a theme of female empowerment!
- Good Vibrations (The Beach Boys) — An oldie (1966), considered one of the masterpieces of rock music.
- your text (Sundial) — Sundial is an Asian American duo. Their songs have a R&B / slow jazz kind of sound.
- Imagine (John Lennon) — When I think about March for Our Lives, Black Lives Matter, #metoo, and other current movements, the lyrics “imagine all the people living life in peace, you/ you may say I’m a dreamer/ but I’m not the only one” drift through my mind. John Lennon was more than imperfect. The continuum of his identity shifted during the period when he wrote “Getting Better” and later the beloved peace anthem “Imagine.” Listeners of Lennon and Yoko Ono’s albums witness an intimate, almost primal breaking open, a yearning to be really, truly, deeply seen and accepted. In a Playboy interview, Lennon not only admitted his violent past but explained, “That is why I am always on about peace, you see. It is the most violent people who go for love and peace. Everything’s the opposite.” “Imagine” is a powerful song, but Lennon’s history makes it even more meaningful. To achieve world peace, we must first rehabilitate ourselves before seeking to redeem others. // Review by Prose Editor Sarah Hutchins
- Who You Are (Jessie J) — Beautiful vocals, catchy melody, melancholic yet upbeat.
- Min (Hunjiya) — Hunjiya, an emerging Korean American artist, explores themes of heritage and family.
- Something in the Way (Jorja Smith) — Haunting, classy, romantic.
Curated by Stephanie Chang, Blog Contributor
Coalesce, a playlist featuring soft and mellow songs by POC. This selection is best listened to during a rainy evening, chamomile tea in your favorite mug. Old honey sitting on your tongue while you reminisce all the sweet things you smiled upon today. An overcast sky battered with pinpricks of light; just about cold enough. Your heart in funny places and silence seeps in from the floorboards. It’s the best kind of quiet, the least haunting nothingness can be. Listen to the playlist on Spotify here.
- Fireworks – Mitski
I will be married to silence
The gentleman won’t say a word
But you know, oh you know in the quiet he holds
Runs a river that will never find home
- Boyish – Japanese Breakfast
Watched her lips reserving tables
As my ugly mouth kept running
- Mermaid – Yvette Young
The last time I felt love,
The sun was a halo around your head.
I saw clouds, I heard waves
- Oak Tree – Mirel Wagner
So if you walk in the woods and you see
A big old oak tree
Thread carefully, please
Cause I’m dreaming underneath
- Free – Body Language
Tell me what you really wanna be
Tell me, are you really free?
Do you trust, do you care?
- Heartbeats – Dabin
We had divine sense
To know what to say
Mind is a razor blade
- Cold Apartment – Vagabon
And we said it’s not the end
But she wore that white dress
And I changed
- Two Hearts – Valerie June
Then they fell
Two hearts they fell
What they felt
- Blank Maps – Cold Specks
Head for the heart; does it break?
Words may fall, the body remains
And every map is blank
- Chasing Shadows – Santigold
You find us where we fall
We’re chasing shadows
Here is the glow