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Just to make it equal, since last Friday was dedicated to female singers, I will dedicate this one to male singers! These can either be solo singers or bands with a male vocalist. The list will be in no particular order since it was hard enough to only pick five out of all the artists and bands I listen to.

  1. Highly Suspect – Johnny Stevens has one of the nicest voices I know of and they perform incredible songs on top of it all. The band has been active since 2009, but I only discovered them a few years ago. I’m really happy that I did though because their songs and their music videos are absolutely amazing. I don’t think I could ever praise them enough. My favorite song is called “Bath Salts”, but I thought I could share this song, since the music video is really nice!
  2. Hurts – I discovered them through the Deep Dark Indie playlist, like I did with many of the female artists on my other list. Hurts is a synth-pop duo from the UK and their vocalist is great. His voice reminds me of many others but it’s still different from the rest too.
  3. Jaymes Young – I used to be such a fan of his music, and suddenly my interest dropped a bit. But I still thing he has one of the most pleasant voices to listen to. I especially used to love his song “Moondust”, one which he also made an acoustic version of.
  4. I See Stars – I guess it’s no surprise anymore that i enjoy clean vocals, so this one is another great addition to the list. It’s not really a band I listen to regularly, but whenever I do I’m always blown away by the vocals.
  5. Blink 182 – Does anyone not like Tom Delonge’s vocals? I mean, I have loved his vocals ever since Blink first started making music and I don’t think I will ever stop! Even though they have had a lot of silly songs, his vocals are still good. Just going to share this song because I still listen to it every day. It also helps that the music video is stunning. I love all 1920-1930’s aesthetic.

 

What would your top 5 list look like?

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I used to have a running top 5 series but I kind of fell out of it because it was so irregular, so I decided I could try to make it a weekly feature instead, trying to post it every Friday! This week, since a lot of blogs I follow do the whole “feminist friday” thing, I thought I could dedicate a post to the women that I listen to pretty much every day, in no really particular order.

  1. Sia – Sia has been with me since some time before Chandelier was released (I think I first heard her singing in David Guetta’s “Titanium”. I love everything she has ever released, and I think her “1000 Forms of fear” is one of my favorite albums of all time. I have never been able to find a live performance of one of my favorite songs, but I’ll share the original here.
  2. Meg Myers – I’m not quite sure how I discovered her, it might have been through the “Deep, Dark Indie” playlist on spotify (which is my absolute favorite btw) but I’m so glad I found her! Her music videos are so unique and I love her style of singing. She wrote on her instagram that she finds it funny that her songs are rather heavy and rock inspired, but she only listens to classical and world music herself. It just shows how diverse people can be. I had a hard time choosing just one song, this one is a bit raunchy, but also visually great.
  3. Neon Hitch – Many years ago, one of my gay, male friends sent me a link saying like “hey this girl is such a hot redhead, I think you’d like her!” I was really skeptical at first because his music taste is way different from mine, but i was very pleasantly surprised! My interested kind of faded over the years but recently I rediscovered her and listened to her new album and I’m in love again. Her album is really well put together and I don’t think I dislike a single song. Her voice is really unique too!
  4. Ruelle – This is another artist I must have discovered on the “Deep, Dark Indie” playlist. She has a lot of heavier, rock-ish songs and I truly enjoy them all. She is labelled as an electro-pop singer but I can’t say I have listened to any electro-pop from her yet.
  5. Baron Bane – This is not a solo singer, but it’s a swedish alternative band fronted by a woman. I also discovered them on the spotify playlist sometime last year when they released their newest album and I instantly fell in love. I’m really hoping they’ll release new songs this year too.

So that was my list! Do you have any female singers in your life that you adore? 

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At the end of the year, Spotify provides you with a playlist that contains the songs that you streamed the most throughout the year, it’s really convenient! I looked through my list and decided to share the top 5 most played songs from my playlist. Feel free to share your own list below.What were your top 5 most played songs of the past year?

Sia – Cheap thrills

Stephen – Remembering myself

Sia – Move your body

Stephen – Crossfire

Meg Myers – Sorry

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Stardew Valley is an indie farming simulation role-playing video game developed by ConcernedApe and published by Chucklefish Games. In Stardew Valley, the player takes the role of a character that, to get away from the hustle of an office job, takes over their grandfather’s dilapidated farm in a place known as Stardew Valley.

The player manages their character’s time and energy levels as they clear land, plant and tend to crop, raise livestock, craft goods, mine for ores, and engage in social activities, including romances leading towards marriage, with the various residents of the small town, all while earning in-game money to expand their farm. The game is open-ended, allowing the player to take on activities as they see fit. I’ve loved this game ever since its release, and i occasionally get into a typical binge playing mode where i spend my whole day off playing. I would highly recommend it to those who love Harvest Moon games.

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  • No time for reading this month, either! But i have recently posted a book recommendation on Animal Farm by George Orwell.

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  • Ruelle – Until we go down
  • Alan Walker – Sing me to sleep
  • Zedd – Ignite
  • Mansionair – Speak easy

 

Day 12. Top 5 beauty products

I’ve done a post like this already, about my top five make up products, so you can find it by clicking here.

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Day 13. Places you want to travel

I have a blogging ‘series’ about this called ‘Wanderlust’, and it includes places like Scotland, Russia and others. Follow this link to find it.

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Day 14. Tips for a new blogger

I’ll make this more into an advice column, haha! Recycling my advice from previous award posts i have been nominated in.

You do you, never feel pressured to do something you don’t want to. Instead of worrying about what others think, find something that you’re comfortable with, something that makes you happy. If it’s not making you happy, it will ruin your motivation, and you’re going to sit there asking yourself ‘why am i doing this again?’. Don’t let anything discourage you.Ultimately, you are the source for your own happiness.

Do not get hung up on the numbers.You might get a lot of visits and likes one day, then fewer the next. That is just how the algorithms work, people are on at certain times, on certain days. Write for yourself, write what makes you happy. Don’t change just because you feel like others expect you to, keep doing you and the people who like that will come around. Don’t blog to be ‘famous’, blog because it’s fun. Take use of the community! Comment on blogs, like posts, interact with others, you’ll make great acquaintances!

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Day 15. Who’s in your playlist

In my playlist you can find artists like Sia, Broods, Hot as Sun, Zedd, Mansionair, Blue Foundation, Ghost Society, Stephen, Lawless, Baron Bane, Meg Myers, Vaults, Digital Daggers and many, many more! I discover new and great singers and bands through spotify’s ‘Discover Weekly’ playlist.

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Day 16. Things you are looking forward to.

  • Christmas!
  • The autumn weather, i love driving to work in the rain (as long as its not really storming).
  • The November paycheck because its only half taxes.
  • Being able to save up enough to live by myself.
  • Finishing my bachelor’s degree in 2018.

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Day 17. Pet peeves (also known as things that makes me irrationally angry)

  • When someone chews really loudly, or chews right next to me.
  • When someone just cant seem to put anything back where it belongs.
  • When someone doesn’t use their indicator in a busy intersection and just fucks everything up.
  • When someone blames everything your pet does at you, even when you’re not at home. (for example if they break something, according to my mother, everything my cat does wrong is my fault. Even if it’s just something as simple as stealing some food from the table when i’m not around.)
  • When someone don’t wash their hands before cooking, or after doing something highly unhygienic.
  • When someone coughs without turning away when they cook. (its so horrible, makes me cringe and not want to eat the food.)

I could probably go on forever but i feel myself getting agitated just by writing about it, haha! What are your pet peeves? 

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