Music Jam Monday: Space Out Part 3

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Happy Monday! Today is the final installment in my Space Out playlist! If you’ve missed parts one and two, be sure to check those out!  Now, here’s space out, part three.

“Imperial March” by John Williams

I think this is the most iconic Star Wars song besides the opening scroll song (and maybe the Cantina song), and for good reason. This is a bop inasmuch as an instrumental song can be a bop.

“Out of the Dark” by Dia Frampton

This is such a nice, hopeful song. It’s absolutely lovely, and has a nice, fresh feel.

Favorite lyric: “I was like a matchbox sleeping in some gasoline.”

“Future Starts Slow” by The Kills

I am so in love with this song. It’s peppy and really different from a lot of music that I listen to. I’m into the semi-90s rock vibe.

Favorite lyric: “You can holler, you can wail. You can swing, you can flail. You can fuck like a broken sail.”

“My Moon My Man” by Feist

This song is a cross between Florence + the Machine and Stevie Nicks. I love the drummy piano and the dream-like lyrics.

Favorite lyric: “It’s the dirtiest clean I know.”

“All This and Heaven Too” by Florence + The Machine

I adore Florence. Her music is always lyrically and musically interesting. I love all the metaphors and descriptions of love in this song.

Favorite lyric: “And I would put them back in poetry if I only knew how.”

“Mary” by Vita and the Woolf

I am so into the singer’s voice. It has a lovely haunting quality that brings a new dimension to the music. This a beautiful song that you won’t be able to stop thinking about.

Favorite lyric: “My dancing days are gone.”

“Space Oddity” by David Bowie

I really enjoy that this song has a story. I love how different and unique this song (and all of David Bowie’s work) is. What an iconic space song.

Favorite lyric: “I’m floating in the most peculiar.”

“Man On The Moon” by R.E.M.

I love the music of this song. However, I’m so young that I only understand a couple references in the lyrics. I guess I better do my research…

Favorite lyric: “If you believe there’s nothing up his sleeve, then nothing is cool.”

“Across the Universe” by John Williams

This is another one of my favorite Star Wars songs. I desperately need a remix of this for Reylo in episode 9. It would be SO GOOD!

“Spaceship” by Kesha

This song is so beautiful. I love Kesha, and this is the perfect way to close out a space playlist.

Favorite lyric: “I’m nothing more than recycled stardust and borrowed energy, born from a rock, spinning in the aether. I watch my life backwards and forwards and I feel free. Nothing is real, love is everything, and I know nothing.

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Music Jam Monday: Space Out Part 2

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Hello! Welcome to the Space Out Part 2! If you’re confused as to where part 1 is, you can read/listen to it here. This week’s playlist is a bit more chill and a little less eclectic than last week’s, but just as good. Enjoy!

“A New Alliance” by John Williams (from The Last Jedi)

As always, we must start with some good Star Wars music. This song is from (probably) my favorite part of The Last Jedi, being when (spoilers) Kylo kills Snoke, and Rey and Kylo form a new alliance (hence the name of the song) to defeat the guards. Not going to lie, I have shed a tear while listening to this song.

“Lava Lamp” by Cuco

My friend recently introduced me to Cuco, and I’m digging his music! It’s all very chill, which means I have to be in the right mood to listen to it, but it’s great. I’m into the semi space vibe going on in this song. It’s quite lilting and relaxing.

Favorite song: “The bridge between winter and summer. Seems like a bummer but it’s worth the wait.”

“Sense of Home” by Harrison Storm

This song is very specific and sad. It feels like it’s coming from real experience. It has a hauntingly beautiful quality to it, and reminds me a bit of Radical Face.

Favorite lyric: “It’s like something evil is taking a hold, nothing deep here.”

“Dark Star” by Jaymes Young

I’m very into the funky vibe this song has got going on. Even though I didn’t put it on the playlist, I firmly believe that this is a Reylo song. Who is a darker star than Kylo Ren? It’s got a different feel that is unique, and I love the lyrics.

Favorite lyric: “I drifted through the universe, just to lay beside you.”

“Across the Universe” by Fiona Apple

While I did not enjoy the movie Pleasantville or The Beatles (whose song it is originally), I do enjoy this song with Fiona Apple. She’s got a certain dream-like quality to her voice that adds a nice dimension to it.

Favorite lyric: “Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my opened mind.”

“Looking for Astronauts” by The National

I’m really into the singer’s voice on this song. It’s perfect . I’m also into the metaphor for a relationship that runs through the lyrics.

Favorite lyric: “You know you have a permanent piece of my medium-sized American heart.”

“Must Be Dreaming” by Frou Frou

This song takes me back to my childhood. I never listened to it specifically, but I went through a weird dreamy phase (think Dido) back in the mid-2000s so this fits right in. I’m into it.

Favorite lyric: “Incendiary glance, become and collide in me.”

“Space Song” by Beach House

I have an inkling that I might have talked about this song before, but it is a lovely song that deserves to be talked about multiple times. It’s such a relaxing, space-vibe kind of song. It’s perfect to listen to right before bed.

Favorite lyric: “You wide eyed girls. You get it right.”

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Music Jam Monday: Space Out Part 1

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Welcome to another Music Jam Monday! Today’s is an actual playlist…well, it’s part of a playlist. A few years ago, Tune Muses – a podcast that talked about music – created this beautiful space playlist. I loved it so much that I created it in Spotify and began adding my own songs to it. So, this is space out part 1, which includes some of the original songs off the Tune Muses playlist and songs that I added myself. It is probably my biggest accomplishment in playlist-making to date. If you want to see/listen to the whole playlist before I talk about it on my blog, take a peek here.

“Main Theme from Star Wars” by John Williams

You have to start any space playlist with the Star Wars opener. It’s a rule. You have to do it.

“Supermassive Blackhole” by Muse

This song will always make me think of Twilight, in the most wonderful way. I adore Matt Bellamy’s voice, and I love the rock feel of the song. It’s a bop, that’s for sure. Although it’s a shame Muse didn’t get Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson for the video.

Favorite lyric: “You’re the queen of the superficial and how long before you tell the truth?”

“Shooting The Moon” by OK Go

Ok, surprisingly I did not intend to put two Twilight-related songs back-to-back, but here we are. #TwiHard4Life. What makes this song unique is the percussion. The drum beat throughout the song with the added tambourine is perfection. Also the guitar solo in the middle? Nice.

Favorite lyric: “Just soldier on with it. And good luck with shooting the moon.”

“Moonlight” by Grace VanderWaal

I am continually impressed with this girl. I don’t know how she’s so young but sings such lovely songs. (And with such a good voice!) I love the stripped-back music and her voice meshing together. It is absolutely wonderful.

Favorite lyric: “Remember last year when you told me that these will be lifelong stories.”

“Neon Sky” by Starsailor

This song has a weird nostalgic feel to me. It simultaneously feels like an old 80s song, a slow-dance at prom and midnight heartbreak all at the same time. It’s really beautiful. I love the lead singer’s voice. The whole song is just perfect.

Favorite lyric: “Get yourself out of town. There’s no point hanging round. There’s a passion inside you’ve had since your youth.”

“Be Together” by Major Lazer feat. Wild Belle

I am so into this song. Apparently there’s a rumor that it was originally for Lana Del Rey, and I can totally see it. I love the beat and the vibe. It’s so good.

Favorite lyric: “Maybe if the stars align, maybe if our worlds collide. Maybe on the dark side we can be together, be together. Maybe in a million miles, on a highway through the skies. Someday soon, we’ll be together.”

“Intergalactic” by Beastie Boys

This is a very weird song, but I’m super into it. It’s kind of silly, like a lot of Beastie Boys’ music, but it definitely has that intergalactic space feel with the music.

Favorite lyric: “Too sweet to be sour; too nice to be mean.”

“Alien” by Die Antwoord

Die Antwoord is probably the weirdest musical group ever. This song is no exception. What other song would have lyrics like “these whack copycat ball bags can suck my motherfucking dick”? I love it.

Favorite lyric: “I knew that one day all of those kids would grow up to be boring as fuck.”

“Space Travel is Boring” by Modest Mouse

This is an interesting song. The super fast lyrics mixed with the slowed-down parts can give the listener a bit of whiplash, but if you’re expecting it, it gives the song an extra layer of depth.

Favorite lyric: “She’s the only rocketeer in the whole damn place. They gave her a mirror so she could talk to a face.”

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Music Jam Monday: February Favorites

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Happy Monday! It’s hard to believe that February is practically over. It went by much faster than January. As always, the end of the month means my monthly faves. So, here are my February favorites! Enjoy.

“Make Me Feel” by Janelle Monáe

If you get nothing else from this post, PLEASE watch this video. It’s one of the best music videos I’ve ever seen, and it’s hella bi. The outfits are incredible and I love Tessa Thompson. I love the Prince vibes in the song. It’s so good.

Favorite lyric: “It’s like I’m powerful with a little bit of tender. An emotional, sexual bender. Mess me up, yeah, but no one does it better.”

“Tomboy” by Princess Nokia

This is such a great song with so much energy. I’m not usually into rap music, but I have a thing for women rappers. Princess Nokia is super cool and I’d highly recommend her music.

Favorite lyric: “You gon’ meet my army. A room full of girls and we acting real rowdy.”

“I Did It!” by Kitten

I’m super into this song. It’s got a bit of an older rockier vibe to it, but it still feels fresh and new. I love the lyrics.

Favorite lyric: “You were my favorite of all the boys that were so lame.”

“Get Out” by CHVRCHES

I am always into CHVRCHES’ music. This song is no exception. It’s a bop. I’m looking forward to their new album if they keep up this same energy and vibe.

Favorite lyric: “Good intentions, never good enough.”

“Want You Back” by 5 Seconds of Summer

I’m not a huge 5SOS fan. There’s a couple songs I’m into, but their style never appealed to me. This song, on the other hand, I love. The style is super up my alley, and if their new music sounds like this, I’m very pumped.

Favorite lyric: “Is it tears or just the fucking rain?”

“Panic” by The Smiths

I heard this song on Black Mirror, and I absolutely love it. Not only does it give me all the warm fuzzies from that episode (seriously, watch it if you haven’t), this song is a bop.

Favorite lyric: “Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that they constantly play – it says nothing to me about my life.”

“Gimme Some” by Powers

This is another boppy song that I really enjoy. It’s got a good beat and fun lyrics.

Favorite lyric: “I’m in need of relief when I fall. Just some belief in it all.”

“Trust” by Youngblood Hawke

Oh look! It’s another bop! Youngblood Hawke always releases bops, and I love this song. I’m hoping for more music from them because it’s always so good.

Favorite lyric: “Mining my veins in circles. Shaking the chains and losing touch.”

“Dance” by DNCE

Finally, we have yet another bop. You can’t help but want to dance to this song. It’s catchy and fun.

Favorite lyric: “Come on and dance with me. Clap your hands with me. Go to France with me.”

What have you been listening to this February? Let me know down in the comments or over on Twitter!

Music Jam Monday: MASSEDUCTION


Happy Monday! For the past few days, I’ve been bopping to St. Vincent’s last album MASSEDUCTION. It is extraordinarily good, so here’s a break-down of all the songs. Enjoy!

“Hang on Me”

I really like this song as an intro to the album. It exemplifies a lot of the themes that are seen in later songs. It’s a bit chill, but not put-you-to-sleep chill; more like excited-to-hear-the-rest-of-the-album chill.

Favorite lyric: “I know you hate my hysterics. I promise this time is different. I won’t cry wolf in the kitchen.”


This song is a bop. I love the more electric influences. Additionally the song has the possibility to mean so many things. It could be looked at as a critique of the pharmaceutical industry, or commentary on the fact that as a society we now have a pill to do practically anything. Also I had no idea that Cara Delevingne sang the chorus?

Favorite lyric: “From the chains to the reigns to the vein to the brain. Anyway there’s a day and I’ll pay it in pain.”


This is my second-favorite song off the album. It is also a bop that makes me want to dance every time I hear it. The wordplay between mass seduction and mass destruction makes me so happy.

Favorite lyric: “Masseduction. I hold you like a weapon. Mass destruction. I don’t turn off what turns me on.”


The highlight for this song is its lyrics. They’re very metaphorical and abstract, but still feel very grounded and relatable. Plus there’s some Shakespeare/Romeo and Juliet references, which is never a bad thing.

Favorite lyric: “Pledge all your allegiance to me.”

“Los Ageless”

I love this song. The play on “Los Ageless/Los Angeles” is very clever. The music is also very catchy and fun.

Favorite lyric: “How can anybody have you and lose you? How can anybody have you and lose you and not lose their mind too?

“Happy Birthday, Johnny”

This song is so personal and heartbreaking,  haunting and beautiful.

Favorite lyric: “Remember one Christmas, I gave you Jim Carroll. Intended it as a cautionary tale. You said you saw yourself inside there. Dog-eared it like a how-to manual.”


I’m really into the funkier music in this song. It’s reflective of the kinkier vibe of the lyrics. There’s so much that you could dissect with the lyrics – you really should just listen to them a couple times to get it.

Favorite lyric: “Love you to the grave and farther. Honey, I am not your martyr.”

“New York”

This is by far my favorite song on the album. It is beautiful – there’s no other way to put it. The lyrics are incredible. The feeling of the song is incredible. It’s all just incredible.

Favorite lyric: “Well, you’re the only motherfucker in the city who can handle me.”

“Fear The Future”

I, too, fear the future (yay graduating college!). This song has got a more hard-rock vibe. It reminds me a bit of something from Yeah Yeah Yeah’s. I really enjoy the synth and the drums.

Favorite lyric: “I won’t be gone with the goners.”

“Young Lover”

I feel like this song fits really well with “Pills.” Despite its upbeat tempo and thumping drums/synth, it’s quite a dark (and very good!) song.

Favorite lyric: “Young lover, I wish that I was your drug.”

“Slow Disco”

I love the chill vibe of this song. It reminds me a bit of Harry’s “Two Ghosts” but in a less folk-y way. The strings are lovely, and I’m always into a good ghost metaphor.

Favorite lyric: “I’m so glad I came, but I can’t wait to leave?”

“Smoking Section”

Finally, we have this beautiful, haunting, sad song. I love the lilt of the music and lyrics. Speaking of the lyrics, they feel very personal and deep.

Favorite lyric: “And sometimes I feel like an inland ocean – too big to be a lake, too small to be an attraction.”

What’s your favorite song off of MASSEDUCTION? Let me know in the comments below or over on Twitter!