It’s time for New Music Tuesday friends! I tried out a new music indulgence post last week and decided that I should make it a weekly thing since I look forward to the new releases every Tuesday. But before I get to the tunes, I should probably apologize for being MIA yesterday. This past weekend was packed full of activities with my parents who were visiting and a wedding we went to in D.C. on Sunday night. Let’s just say I was just a little tired yesterday 😉 I’ll do a full recap of all the festivities tomorrow
But today it’s music time. There actually aren’t that many new releases this week that tickle my fancy. Taylor Swift came out with another single but–and this may shock some of you–I really don’t like her. In fact, I am highly annoyed by her. So I really don’t listen to any of her music even though I do love country (I guess she’s more pop now anyways).
Speaking of country, Jason Aldean’s new album was released today. Whoop! I’ve loved country music for over 15 years, ever since my friend first played Deana Carter’s We Danced Anyway
I love country music because it tells stories and can reflect real-life feelings. Luckily the bf also shares my love of country music so we can jam out to Dierks Bentley (remember I saw him in concert over the summer??), ZBB, and old Tim McGraw. I will probably do a whole post on my favorite country and bluegrass tunes someday soon. But for now, here are some tracks I’m digging off Jason Aldean’s new album:
Staring at the Sun
Hunter Hayes also released an EP this week, which has his hits Storm Warning and Wanted live. I usually LOVE EP’s, but for some reason I like the radio edits better for these songs. It is uncanny how much he sounds like the lead singer from Rascal Flatts, right?
I’ve also loved the Garrett Hedlund songs off the Country Strong soundtrack for awhile now (you know, the actor from Tron: Legacy). The movie wasn’t that good, but Hedlund, whom I love anyways because he is so damn hot, sings his own songs in the movie and 2 of them are just great. He has a deep, beautiful voice:
Timing is Everything
Anyways, back to some new releases. Like I said before, there aren’t that many this week that excite me. K’naan’s new album is out. I really like running to his Wavin’ Flag, but here are some other tracks to check out
Better (the background music here sounds like Coldplay’s Paradise!)
Nothing to Lose (feat. Nas)
Also new today? MIKA’s album, which has his take on the Popular Song from Wicked. Loo00ve that soundtrack. Here’s MIKA’s take
And if Winter Holidays (Christmahannakahkwanza) are your favorite and you like to start the X-Mas tunes super early, Christina Perri (ya know, Jar of Hearts, A Thousand Years) released a holiday EP, A Very Merry Perri Christmas:
Something About December
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
There’s the new music roundup for today party people! Next Tuesday’s new music post will have the new releases plus some of my favorite covers 🙂
Anything new or new-to-you you’ve been jamming to or, better yet, running to?