Hey guys! Welcome to the Playlist of the Week. This is a playlist of 5-10 songs that a SAAS student is currently jamming to. Each issue, a new student’s playlist will be featured. If you would like to be featured, email me, Molly Schwartz (firstname.lastname@example.org), and we’ll talk. Otherwise, be prepared, because I’m going to be choosing a new student at random every week. No matter what type of music you’re listening to, we want to hear all about it. This week, we’re featuring Alex Baird ‘16 and her current top 10 songs.
1. “Little Ghost” - The White Stripes
Their voices are strange and their harmonies aren't quite right, but Little Ghost is so cool. I heard this song a couple years back and I fell in love.
2. “Sea of Love (Remastered)” - Cat Power
Sea of Love is possibly the most comforting song in the history of the world. This song is from the movie, Juno, but for some reason it really stuck with me.
3. “More” - Julie London
This is a jazz standard that my mom sang me when I was a little kid to help me fall asleep. I find it to be soothing and sweet.
4. “Strip My Mind” – The Red Hot Chili Peppers
This song has the best lyrics I’ve ever heard. My favorite is, "Play another song to make me feel like I'm in love again."
5. “Faster” - Matt Nathanson
Faster is simple and sweet and reminds me of summer. I love how Matt Nathanson sings about the taste of strawberry bubblegum. The lyrics are cute.
6. “Butterfly Nets” - Bishop Allen
I heard this song over the summer when I was obsessed with Easy Street Records, and it's adorable. Butterfly reminds me of hot summer nights and guys. This song makes me smile just thinking about it!
7. “Awkward” - San Cisco
This band is so weird. Their music and their videos are very awkward. This song fits perfectly with the awkward vibe, but it also describes some relationships well. Plus, I love the simplicity of the piece.
8. “I Couldn't Live Without Your Love” - Petula Clark
I LOVE THIS SONG. I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love has been my favorite since I was eight, and I love the piano during the introduction. Again, I love the simplicity.
9. “I'll Be Seeing You” - Billie Holiday
Billie has a habit of singing behind the beat, which is cool and unique. With this song, the back beat singing makes the whole piece crazy beautiful and heartfelt. The song was written right after World War II and describes how a lot of the widows felt. It makes me cry.
10. “Loose Lips” - Kimya Dawson
I had no idea that Kimya Dawson lives in Washington until this summer, and I really like the simplicity of songs. I think, overall, I really like simplicity. Lol.