If you follow me on instagram stories, you probably hear a different song with every video I record. I'm a total music junkie, for me it just elevates the mood of any situation, even if it's just breakfast with the kids. We always have music on in our house and we use the Amazon Alexa that you can speak to and it sits in the epicenter of our house, our kitchen. Our kids are on to it now, too, I'll be asking for the Lumineers and then little Grace will shout out "Leca Leca, ABC's!! or Brian, "Alexa! Nursery Rhymes!" (sigh, is anything mine anymore?). And dance parties, we have frequent dance parties either in my office or in the kitchen to the latest pop music, it's just FUN.
SO here are some of my current favorites:
I can not get enough of Katy Perry's new song, Chained to the Rhythm, I bought the single on iTunes and play it all day, in my office while I'm working, while we're in the car, literally at all times. AND the coolest part for me is that my beloved Bob Marley's grandson, Skip, a rising star in his own right is featured, so cool right?!
I play Bob Marley sometimes all day in the background of our life, it sets such a nice calming mood and reminds me of warmth which we so desperately need right now!
The Lumineers, we always play them.
The Head and the Heart, kind of a similar sound to the Lumineers, SO good!
Mumford & Sons, our favorite band in the entire world. We've been to two of their shows and they are INCREDIBLE live. We're traveling to Boston in May to see them again!
The Chainsmokers. I love their new song Paris, we always break out into dance parties when this comes on, and Grace literally shrieks with excitement and starts dancing.
The Weeknd, another dance party playlist...They are coming to New York in June, hoping we can go!!
Sufjan Stevens, definitely on the calmer end, nice quiet music to work along to and relax.
And that's about it, I highly recommend the Alexa because it makes the music so accessible and then Spotify, because you can play any artist on demand at any time.
photo by Stephanie Elliott Photography