June 2017 featured some of my best days of 2017, and some of my worst. It was a month full of ups and downs, cold, rainy days, and beautiful, sunny Oregon summer days. It was unpredictable, a bit unstable, tough, and incredibly fun as well. I hosted my family for a week. We went hiking, I brought them to a concert, I had my dad shoot that show alongside me. I took lots of naps in anticipation of a crazy, hectic rest of summer 2017. This playlist came together slowly, but the range of sounds fits perfectly.
The playlist features tracks perfect for summer - thanks to Mother Nature for Portland's arrival of summer, by the way! Better late than never. The list also features booming, futuristic bass courtesy of Vince Staples' brand new Big Fish Theory, electro-pop from Sonically Awkward favorite VÉRITÉ, and 3 songs in one from Portland's own Aminé ('Turf'). Allie X makes her debut on a Felten Faves playlist with her unique take on pop music, and Handsome Ghost makes his return with brand new alternative folk-pop track 'Better Off' - a song about moving on and getting over someone - check out the Song of the Week post here. Action Bronson, 6LACK, Towkio and Lil Yachty bring the rap flair that is mandatory for any summer playlist, all as unique and refreshing as the next.
I am excited to see what the July playlist holds as life moves along and new things and people are introduced into my life. For those who are unfamiliar - Sonically Awkward is nearing ever closer to 500 twitter followers (446 as of July 4 at noon) - and when we do hit 500, there will be a giveaway, so you're going to want to make sure you're following SA at @SonicallyAwk asap!
Felten Faves - June 2017
Allie X - 'Paper Love'
BANNERS - 'Someone To You'
Action Bronson - 'Let Me Breathe' (E)
Aminé - Turf (E)
Handsome Ghost - 'Better Off'
6LACK - 'That Far' (E)
Blonder - 'In and Out'
Vince Staples - '745'
Vince Staples ft. Kendrick Lamar - 'Yeah Right' (E)
Imagine Dragons - 'I Don't Know Why'
Panama - 'Your Love (Lift Us Up)'
Towkio - 'Drift' (E)
Calvin Harris ft. Kehlani & Lil Yachty - 'Faking It' (E)
VÉRITÉ - 'Death of Me'
RAY BLK - 'Doing Me'
Punctual - 'What I Love'
Lil Yachty ft. Stefflon Don - 'Better'