Monthly Mixtape #1

This series has been a long time coming. I am verging on obsessive when it comes to hunting down the next song to take over my life. It doesn’t need to be brand new, it could be an oldie that my radar had somehow missed but there are very few things I love more than finding a song that takes over my brain. The kind of song that I put on repeat and can’t believe I haven’t heard before that one fateful moment.

Each month I’m going to share with you the songs that have made their mark and demanded my attention. I’d love to know your thoughts and recommendations, let me know in the comments or on Twitter at @charlienin

Bloodflows by SOHN

This song is just gorgeous. In fact his whole EP is simple, delicate and astounding. I’ve bought tickets to his only UK tour date in April at Village Underground in London and I can’t wait. 

Waiting Game by Banks

This girl’s voice oozes so much sex appeal that I instantly developed a new girl crush. The deep bass beats under the high pitch of her vocals is contradictory and unexpected but completely works. Again, I’ve bought tickets to her London show in April. I predict big things for this lady, catch her while you can. 

Les Nuits by Nightmares on Wax

I’d forgotten how much I adore this song. It’s epic length makes it the best chill out track out there, even if it is nearly as old as I am. From the opening strings section I am unwaveringly taken in and calmed down. Perfection. 

Who’s Gonna Save My Soul by Gnarls Barkley

Everyone knows this guy for that ‘Crazy’ song we are all tired of hearing but don’t let that put you off. This song played at the end of an episode of Breaking Bad and I instantly Googled it, absolutely needing to know what it was. It’s slow and smooth with stunning vocals that make me feel every bit of the story behind the lyrics.