What We're Listening to This Month: March
By Polarity Staff
It's March, which basically means we're a quarter of the way through the year. A QUARTER OF THE WAY THROUGH THE YEAR. If you feel like you need some help springing into the rest of 2018, check out our latest playlist below.
Never Gonna Give You Up - The Arcs
So in all honesty, this song about being in a relationship with an emotionally distant partner probably doesn’t teach the healthiest lesson about love, but damn it Dan Auerbach really knows how to write a catchy song.
Still Young - Leisure Club
This catchy and upbeat song will have you feeling nostalgic for summer nights, when responsibilities weren’t a real thing. Listen to “Still Young” with a funnel cake in hand and it just might help you deal with Seasonal Affective Disorder for a few minutes.
Scary Love - The Neighborhood
The Neighborhood is so much more than “Sweater Weather.” Check out their latest single for a love song that will keep your foot tapping all day.
Drive - The Cars
You may think of this as a cheesy ‘80s ballad, but it’s so much more than that. It’s sad, soothing, and hopeful all at once. I cry everytime.
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
They really don’t make music like this anymore. Sinatra’s rich voice is going to be guiding me through spring for sure this year.
Huck and Jim - Franz Ferdinand
The new Franz Ferdinand album came out, and it has taken a while for it to sink in. Not too much guitar in this album, but it’s still pretty good. There something about this song that makes me want to dissect the lyrics.
Void - The Neighbourhood
I’m excited to hear their new album. They’re experts at love songs, and this one is no different. I have yet to encounter a song I don’t love by them.
Road Head - Japanese Breakfast
I stumbled upon this song while listening to a Karen O. station on Spotify. Singer Michelle Zauner said it’s about someone who didn’t believe in her music career. As a last resort, she tried doing something sexual to save the relationship….yeah, it didn’t work. He should’ve believed.
Leave It In My Dreams - The Voidz
As much as I miss The Strokes, I’m glad I have this song to substitute my longing. At first listen, I thought it was them. Julian Casablancas definitely knows how to write a meaningful song.
Hey You - Pink Floyd
I always go back to the classics when I need a break from today’s music. Pink Floyd has some amazing songs that make me feel like they’re singing directly to me.
Dangerous Games - 112
I recently attended the Bay Area 90s Block Party concert and 112 performed this song from their newest album. I immediately vibed with the song and felt the lyrics. I also do love 112 so I may be a little biased.
God’s Plan - Drake
First of all, who doesn’t love their bed and their momma? Sorry, not sorry. This song I can vibe with (brings me back to singing out loud on the streets of Brasil), plus, Drake is hard to dislike, so he got me...again.
While We’re Young - Jhene Aiko
Remember the butterflies you got with your crush back in seventh grade? That’s kind of what this song makes me feel. I think it’s mainly because Jhene isn’t afraid to be excited about her lover and show her vulnerability.
Freaky Man - Next
This right here...man. This. Right. Here. I think the title says it all, so I’ll let you listen at your own discretion. Good to know: NSFW, butttttt I do it anyway (shoulder shrug).
You Are My Sunshine - Jasmine Thompson
Someone at work was jokingly singing this song which led me to actually wanting to listen to a real performer. Jasmine Thompson’s voice is soothing, but let me tell you, I never realized how sad these lyrics actually were. One word description: ouch.
Try - Colbie Caillat
As a self-love advocate and body positive ally, I’ve been putting this on replay in honor of NEDA week. This song makes me cry because it reminds me of how many women out there believe that they have to look and act a certain way just to fit in and be accepted, when it shouldn’t be that way. Colbie reminds us that we don’t have to “try so hard” to do all of this because what matters in the end is if we love ourselves the way we are.
Bring Back the Summer - Rain Man ft. Oly
This may be an older song, but I love how catchy the beat is. It’s such a summer club song, but right now it’s perfect because I’m totally dreaming of summer.
Good as Hell - Lizzo
I absolutely adore this song! It’s such a feel-good, upbeat song that leaves you feeling “good as hell!”
Cut to the Feeling - Carly Rae Jepsen
This is such happy and upbeat song! You can either play this at a party or in the car with the windows down.
Who Says - Selena Gomez
If you haven’t noticed, I’m totally upping my positive energy levels with happy songs, and this song has a beautiful message that reminds us that we are perfect just the way we are.
Best Friend - Sofi Tukker
The vibe of this song is so fun, you can’t help but bob your head to the Jazz-like style. It’s that type of song that will help you feel better before you know it, basically my favorite kind!
Wait - Maroon 5
Adam Levine and co. are still crushing it. This song is so sad but it’s still fun to sing along to. I especially like the version featuring A Boogie Wit da Hoodie!
Corazon - Maluma
Okay this song is incredible. Maluma is not only one of the most beautiful men on the planet, but he’s got this angelic voice that makes you feel like he’s singing just for you. My oh my. Watch a video, preferably the one to “Felices los 4”, you can thank me later.
Look Alive - Blocboy Ft. Drake
This is the first Drake song that I’ve heard in a while and I am really into it. The beat is
awesome and I really feel like Drake is on his game with it. Each verse is strengthened by the background beat instead of being overshadowed.
Say Something - Justin Timberlake
JT is another artist who will never go out of style. I won’t lie, the first time I heard I was not a fan. But that second listen had me singing along before I realized I knew the word