Is this thing on?! ;)
In all seriousness, thank you for your patience and support and standing by me while MusicMurmur went on an unexpectedly long hiatus. I'm not back to 100% yet, but through the aid of physical therapy (complete with improving posture!) I feel confident enough to return to the kind of output here without causing permanent damage. I can't promise an exact posting schedule just yet because it depends on how my wrist feels, but I intend on staying as consistent as I can and no matter how long it takes, to catch up on all that's been happening in the music world while I've been out of commission! Thankfully it never stopped me from listening, and there's so much I can't wait to write about here. As a general heads up, I might drop off for a few days more than I did in the past while I'm busy, just because it's not advisable to write a bunch of posts days or weeks in advance at this point in time.
Anyway, as a celebration of returning to blogging and rewarding you guys for waiting so long, I whipped up a playlist of ten songs that capture an 80s atmosphere, but are all by modern artists, which isn't meant to limit them to that sound or era, of course, but each song touches a nerve that as someone who was born in but was too young to actually experience the decade, really resonates with me. I even first discovered a couple of them while in hotel lobbies ("Confetti" by Cold Cave) or in stores ("Colours" by Graffiti6), where I had to ID them quickly before they stopped playing - don't you love when you come across your new favorite songs completely by chance like that? You can listen to the playlist on 8tracks or Spotify, whatever suits your fancy, by clicking either link! The tracklist and links to purchase each song are also provided below.
- Nuclear Seasons - Charli XCX
- Like a River Runs - Bleachers
- Doubt - Kitten
- Madness - HITS
- You’re Not the One - Sky Ferreira
- Plus One Minus One - The Hint
- Confetti - Cold Cave
- Hide And Seek - Blondfire
- Colonies - Battle Lines
- Colours - Graffiti6