It’s been a long start to 2017. January has sort of gone on and on and there’s been a big focus on politics both here in the UK and in the US.
Trump this, Trump that. May this, May that.
When it’s all too much and you want a break; turn to the music. Here are a few tracks I’ve had on repeat through January. (If you have Spotify open that before you first hit play).
After Hours by Monster Rally
If the hip-hop movement was born in the tropics Monster Rally was their mascot.
Kerala by Bonobo
Post-party intellectual chill-out suitable for any time of day.
Nobody feat. Gold Link by Leisure
Like a super slinky Prince Beck playing on board a yacht in the Med in 1990.
Look At What The Light Did Now by Flo Morrissey and Matthew E. White
A youngish English chanteuse flies across the ocean to hang with a soft-spoken American auteur producer for two weeks.
Better Man by Leon Bridges
Bringing mid- to late-’60s to today channelling Otis Redding and Sam Cooke.
G Train by Thirdstory
NYC trio of singer-songwriters drawing from Marvin Gay, Amy Winehouse – great for a soul-filled Sunday.
Take that politics! 🎶