FEATURE: The January Playlist: Vol. 2: Awakening and Resolution

FEATURE:

 

The January Playlist

 

The January Playlist: Vol. 2: Vol. 2:  Awakening and Resolution

 

Vol. 2:  Awakening and Resolution

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NOW that January is among us and we are adapting to…

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a brand-new year; artists are starting to unveil their new music and offering a taste of what 2017 is all about. Ed Sheeran has, with all the build-up and hype of a war, dropped a couple of songs and whilst not the worst thing you will hear, was (perhaps) not worthy of the sense of hysteria on social media. It is pleasing to see music in general adapt and move on from the strange year of 2016 and promise some gems. Wonderful albums are arriving in the coming weeks so I have collected some songs from them; fresh singles and a few numbers that were missed in previous Playlists. I hope you enjoy the run-down and find something to enjoy. I have collected songs from the five shortlisted acts on BBC’s ‘Sound of…’ poll and a few David Bowie songs – as it is almost one year since his death.

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SOHNHard Liquor

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MØ (ft. Snakehips) Don’t Leave

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Sundara KarmaShe Said

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Thom HellFamous

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Dirty ProjectorsLittle Bubble

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Jenny HvalThe Great Undressing

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Flo Morrissey and Matthew E. WhiteLooking for You

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GFOTYThe Argument

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Elbow All Disco

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WileySpeaker Box

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Afrojack and Jay Karama Diamonds

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Frank Carter & the RattlesnakesWild Flowers

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Zayn & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever

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Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello – Bad Things

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Austra Future Politics

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Georgia Feel It

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Dutch UnclesBig Balloon

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Fickle Friends – Brooklyn

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Ed SheeranCastle on the Hill

BBC's 'Sound of...' 2017 Shortlist

 

RAY BLK (ft. SG Lewis) Chill Out

 

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Rag ‘n’ Bone ManSkin (BBC ‘Sound of…’ 2017)

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RAYEI, U, Us

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Jorja SmithWhere Did I Go?

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Nadia RosePuddy Cat (Live at dscvr ONES TO WATCH 2017)

FOCUS ON... DAVID BOWIE

 

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David Bowie Lazarus

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David BowieSound and Vision

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David BowieRebel Rebel

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AFIWhite Offerings

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FoxygenFollow the Leader

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Big WreckDigging In

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Joan of ArcStranged That Egg Yolk

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Kid KoalaThe Observable Universe

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Mick HarveyBaby Teeth, Wolfy Teeth (Dents De Lait, Dents De Loup)

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The Proper OrnamentsMemories

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Code Orange Forever

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Dropkick MurphysPaying My Way

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Tycho Horizon

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Brandon Can’t DanceSmoke and Drive Around

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Gone Is GoneEcholocation

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Colony HouseYou Know It

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Bonobo (feat. Rhye)Break Apart

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EgyptrixxPlastic Pebble

 

JapandroidsNear To The Wild Heart of Life

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Lauren AlainaRoad Less Traveled

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Danny GokeyRise

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P.O.S.Lanes

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Migos Fools

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Ty SegallOrange Color Queen

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Big SeanMoves

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Quite a varied and solid continuation of January’s music and signs to suggest the rest of this month are going to be full, frank and fantastic. I am not sure whether we will see any sneaky surprise albums come out but you cannot bet against it. I will keep my eyes open but am excited by the prospect and everything this year will provide music lovers. January is a crucial month – artists keen to premiere their music before anyone else – and titans like Elbow are among the first to make a move. Music is that unpredictable beast that can be as kind as it is cruel. Let us forget about the ghosts of 2016 and embrace a year that promises much.

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