Another Friday is here. Which means another Playlist Friday on the blog! Five songs I've been listening to during said week and posting about them on Friday. Songs that have made my work week or spare time go a little smoother. What are you listening to? Feel free to comment or IG me @ flimsypizza.
I would be fibbing if I said I explored a lot of music this week. This week was a busy blur. I listened to a couple podcasts while working mostly. I thought about skipping the post this week, but Playlist Friday must go on! I'm going to dig back into the swing of things next week. This week's post, however, is dedicated to St. Vincent. She released the music video for "Fast Slow Disco" this week. Which gave me the idea that I'll just pick five of her tracks that I really enjoy.
It's been fun to see Annie Clark (St. V) expand over the years. Both musically and popularity wise. Seeing her experiment with each album she releases. I will always remember seeing her in 2011 at Fitzgerald's in Houston. A tiny venue for where she's at now. I was able to talk to her for a couple minutes after the show (nervous, stuttering me). She was so down to earth and nice.
I'm not sure if that's how she still is now, but that'll always be a fond memory I have. That show was great as well. I've seen her several times since that particular performance, but that was the first time I saw her perform live. One of the best guitar players I've personally seen. Let'z get to the list.
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St. Vincent - Marrow
One of the first songs that made me hooked on her music. I forgot when I first heard it. It had to be late 2010 or early 2011. I remember being fascinated with the track. Still a great song.
St. Vincent - Just the Same But Brand New
One of my favorite songs, period. The build, the massive payoff with the drums followed by the keys to end the track. Everything about this track is beautiful. I remember having it on repeat driving to and from college classes 7-8 yrs ago. Early in the morning w/the sun rising. It was a simpler time back then. It's surreal how time can feel like different lifetimes under one umbrella. How fast time flies, etc.
St. Vincent - Your Lips Are Red
Off her debut 2007 album Marry Me, "Your Lips Are Red" is filled with angst while being beautifully crafted at the same time. So good. This song, in terms of emotion, reminds me of the Sour Patch ads. The first half is scornful and sour and the second half soothes the burn a little. "Are you sure you're describing Sour Patch candy, Jake?". I'm typing this post very sleep deprived. Fantastic song.
St. Vincent - Surgeon
Strange Mercy (2011) is an album I've played a lot over the years. The entire record feels like you're submerged in a never ending cloud. Every track on the album has the same aura about it. I really enjoy the album because of it. Not to mention there's not a weak song on it.
St. Vincent - Fast Slow Disco
It was hard to pick just five songs. I could've picked at least 10 easily, but I like the Playlist Friday format of 5. That and I also want to take a mini-nap after this post before I have to work. I just went with "Fast Slow Disco" because the music video came out for it this week. "Slow Disco" was off of her most recent album MASSEDUCTION (2017). "Fast Slow Disco" is a more souped up version of the track. Both versions are great though. This post has taken me back in time a little bit. I've been listening to all the songs while typing it up. The power of music. The beauty of life. TY for reading. Time for that quick nap.