It makes complete sense to me to group all of the intense, feeling songs together and perhaps have a good cry, or paper tearing session?
If you’re feeling a little on the crap side or happen to have that often baseless foreboding sense of dread, here’s your soundtrack. I’ve always found it really helpful to just wallow in it for a while… until you tire of that, move on to something more snappy and pop some lippy on. Life swings, and that’s ok.
01 Amy Shark – I Said Hi 02 Angie McMahon – Missing Me 03 CLOVES – Wasted Time 04 Florence & The Machine – Hunger 05 Fluir – Change 06 Greta Stanley – Heavy Heart 07 H.E.R. featuring Daniel Caesar – Best Part 08 Hein Cooper – Hear My Voice 09 Howlite – Orchestra 10 Janelle Monáe – I Like That 11 King Princess – 1950 12 Leon Bridges – Beyond 13 Lera Lynn – What is Love 14 Lily Allen – Lost My Mind 15 Lykke Li, Aminé – two nights
16 Mahalia – I Wish I Missed My Ex 17 MAYA – Blackout 18 Merpire – Hauntways 19 The Milk Carton Kids – Younger Years 20 Miriam Bryant – Black Car 21 Seavera – Make Me Uncomfortable 22 Tove Styrke – On the Low 23 Ukiyo, Chymes – Go 24 The Venus Project – Need a Man 25 Xavier Dunn – Warming
Spotlight on: Emma Anglesey
This Tasmanian songwriter’s lush offering puts a magnifying glass to uncontrollable passion and the pitfalls that can come with it.
The hypnotic video for Swells My Heart is steeped in historic influences, directed by Emma and filmed by Scott Atkins (Dark MOFO, Party In The Paddock). It’s one of the first singles from the artits’s upcoming album, Some Things Can’t Be Undone – an intimate reflection on life changing moments that cannot be erased, out on 29 June.
“There are times in our lives when passion totally over takes us in spite of our reasonableness. It makes even the most normal person feel urges and provocations that are absolutely overpowering. We awake in a moment shocked at ourselves, full of crazy passion and power because of the biochemistry pumping through our veins is louder than reason. This song is about that feeling.”
Some Things Can’t Be Undone provides an intimate reflection on those life changing moments that can’t be erased.
Emma’s impending album tour kicks off in her home town of Launceston, Tasmania on 20 July, then moves through Hobart, Melbourne, Callala Bay, Canberra, and wraps up in NSW with shows in Cronulla, Newtown and Bulli on 30, 31 August and 1 September.