If I told you that my music listening was totally driven by mood you’d probably tell me “duh” huh? That’s what I thought…ok, moving on. I can’t really put my finger on what my music listening mood has been lately (well, except for this week when I’m listening to Christmas almost all the time…you’ve seen my favorite Christmas songs and Christmas albums right?), but Scott calls it hippie music. I guess I’d just call it happy music.
First up is Ho Hey by The Lumineers. Kind of remind me a bit of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros or possibly even Of Monsters and Men. I adore the sweetness of this song and the video is pretty sweet as well.
Next is I and Love and You by Avett Brothers. I found them shortly after I had Elle. I don’t remember how but once I hooked on to them I realized that a) I was saying their name wrong and b) they’ve been around for quite some time. Soft and soulful.
By now I’m guessing many of you have heard Send Me On My Way by Rusted Root. It’s old news but oh it makes me so freaking happy. It’s one of those sunny weather roll the windows down and belt it out songs. I mean seriously. I can’t listen to it and not smile.
Alabama Shakes – Hold On. The band I love so much that I HAD to buy their entire CD. And every song is fantastic and the variety is wonderful. Not hippie–just watch Brittany wail. Plus they always makes me think of Lu and Lu makes me smile. “Bless my heart. Bless My soul.”
And finally Mumford and Sons. A band that you can’t help but see everywhere. Have you been bitten by their bug yet? I adored their first album (which Scott actually loves as well) but their follow-up Babel? It’s everything that Sigh No More was and more.
I Will Wait by Mumford and Sons
Interested in seeing some other songs I adore? I did a post earlier this year featuring some favorites.
So what songs have you been loving lately?