And I’m back.

I know, I am sorry. I know it’s been awhile. I’m sure all of you were like Kim K here. To get this ol’ bird up and running, I’d thought I give you 5 songs you should be listening to right now. If you haven’t already been listening.

High You Are- What So Not (Branchez Remix)

As my friend Nick said in response to sending him this song and group name: sounds like some Yoda shit. But don’t let song and group name confuse you. Australian DJ’s, What So Not (Flume and Emoh Instead side project) are onto something.  Throw in New York City producer, Branchez and you have yourself what I like to call a ‘repeater’. Meaning it’s on repeat. (It’s kinda sad I had to break that one down for you.)

Good to You-The Avett Brothers

Magpie and the Dandelion is The Avett Brothers 8th recorded studio album and released this past October. I regret taking so long to dive into it because the whole damn album is great. However, this ballad has the perfect amount of piano and sweet melancholy that I just can’t shake.

Everybody Wants To Rule the World-Lorde

If you haven’t heard Lorde’s cover of Tears for Fear’s ‘Everybody Wants to Rule the World’ that means you either hate Katniss or simply have no taste in music. And both are equally disappointing. This song is proof that this little lady is going places as well as a constant reminder that my talent at the age of 17 was barely passing Pre-Cal.

Holding on For Life- Broken Bells

Once upon a time in 2009, music producer Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse) and James Mercer, the lead dude from The Shins, got together, made a baby and named it Broken Bells. In 2010 Broken Bells released a pretty fantastic album but just more recently released an even more fantastic single. It’s got this weird, spooky Bee Gee’s vibe.

25 Bucks featuring Purity Ring- Danny Brown

Danny Brown is from Detroit and wears skinny jeans. A hip hop hipster, quite the contradiction and I like it.  Brown joined forces with Canadian electro pop group Purity Ring to make this little ditty. Another musical contradiction I’m on board with.