Playlist of the Week Playlist of the Issue is a 5-10 song playlist of songs that you, the Seattle Academy student, are listening to. Each issue a new student’s playlist will be featured. If you’d like to be featured, send me, Alice Flood, an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), and we’ll discuss from there. Playlist of the Week knows no limits as to the genres of music; we want to know what YOU like! I want this feature to help us all discover new music as well as learn what kind of stuff our friends are listening to. This issue features the playlist of Jeremy Alben ‘13.
Warning: Some songs may include explicit lyrics. Listen at your own discretion.
“Super Market” - Domo Genesis (Featuring Ace Creator)
The back and forth exchange takes place in a grocery store line. After Domo cuts in line Tyler shouts back and a comical, albeit explicit, conversation ensues. The almost faux battle rap style set to an old school sample makes for a fun track that’s pretty addicting if not only for the humor.
“Midnight City” - M83
This upbeat melodic dance track comes from one of my favorite albums in the last few years. With a haunting verse melting seamlessly into a bright chorus, this track transcends most dance music today and leaves the listener wanting to hear it again.
“Like Today” - Atmosphere
Atmosphere has had some pretty well known classics over the years, but this is one that has somehow flown under the radar. In their typical story rap style, Slug raps about his insights on the typical day. With a sunny beat and laidback style, this is one of my personal favorites.
“Hands on the Wheel” - Schoolboy Q (Featuring A$ap Rocky)
Part of Kendrick Lamar’s crew, Schoolboy Q’s track off of his new album is set to a soulful sample paired with his sharp verses. The floating sample in the back creates a haunting sound that is iconic of the rest of the album. Worth a listen.
“Flying Overseas” - Theophilus London (Featuring Devonté Hynes & Solange Knowles)
This chill track is reminiscent of late summer with its lofty chorus and slow funk beat. A nice reminder that vacations are on the horizon.
“Treetop Flyer” - Stephen Stills
Stephen Stills is one of the most underrated guitarists of all time. This song is a testament to his skill beyond Crosby, Stills, & Nash and is part of a fantastic compilation of early solo studio tracks. With a bluesy drive and classic vocals this is Stills at his best.
“Love Interruption” - Jack White
A newly solo Jack White sounds softer than the old White Stripes standard, but this new sound is just as intriguing. With driving acoustics and beautiful country female vocal support, Jack’s ode to love is satirical and sweet.
“My Fear #1” - Cloud Control
One of my favorite new bands with an unfortunate name. Cloud Control’s coral folksy sound is contrasted with beautiful electric guitar riffs and straightforward vocals. A nice bedtime track, and a great album worth a listen.
“Dreaming of Snakes” - Stephen Stills
Another Stills track, short and with almost a James Bond-esque intro. A simple sad acoustic piece about dreams that display Stills’ sweeping acoustic work and iconic vocals.
“April Come She Will” - Simon & Garfunkel
Quite possibly my favorite song of all time. This is the best of Simon & Garfunkel. Filled with melancholy vocals and beautiful guitar melodies. Short but sweet, this is a song to put on repeat and let play for hours. Can also be seen on Parks & Recreation and a good end to any nighttime playlist.