December Playlist

Happy December! Can't even believe that this year will soon be over...although I know many of us aren't too mad about that tbh. As far as music goes, I'm kind of obsessed with some of the stuff I've been listening to this month, and I honestly haven't even gotten into Christmas music yet because these songs are so good. Highlights: "Guys My Age," "Trust Issues," "Illegal," "Versace On The Floor" and "Oops." Like I think I may be obsessed with Kehlani- her album drops in January and I seriously cannot wait.

Also, DNCE's new album is pretty jammin', and there are definitely some bops on there- also check out "Zoom" and "Unsweet." And I just want to note that Bruno Mars is insanely talented and you all need to listen to his new album at least one time through just to get the full experience of it and feel the major vibe it's giving. Like you listen to it and you are immediately immersed in this '70s funk-soul vibe, and it's kind of epic. Also, "Chunky" is my jam and I def cannot wait to see than happen live on the Victoria's Secret show. Happy holidays y'all!

xo, HB

Check the playlist here!

November Playlist

It's November already? This year is flying y'all! There is a bunch of new music coming out this month that I can't wait for, but until then, here's what I'm jamming to! Highlights this month come courtesy of Jake Miller, Sabrina Carpenter, and my girl Bebe Rexha- "I Got You" is an absolute smash and y'all should go peep it ASAP. For me though, the standout track here is JoJo's "Music.," which is honestly incredibly beautiful and while it's definitely personal to her, I think it's something a lot of us can relate to. Also want to shoutout to "Million Reasons," one of the best tracks from Joanne, as well as "You Gotta Not," which I'm hoping is an indicator of what we can expect from Little Mix's new album, which drops next week- see y'all here to talk about it!

xo, HB

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Daya's 'Sit Still Look Pretty'

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If you've read any of my (admittedly minimal) posts over the last few months, you may have picked up on the fact that I'm kind of girl crushing on Daya right now. So you can imagine my delight when homegirl dropped her very first album, Sit Still Look Pretty, a few weeks back (on my birthday, no less,) and I was pleased to find that it was a super excellent offering consistent with what I had previously heard from her, aka sassy electro-pop jams with a little bit of edge.

October Playlist

Happy fall, y'all! October is here and so is the fall weather (mostly,) as well as some fresh new jams that I have been playing on repeat nonstop. First things first- we need to talk about Thomas Rhett and how he and his wife are seriously couple goals. Like the fact that "Star of the Show" is about her just makes me want to scream it's so cute. (Fun fact- I once saw Lauren Akins at a restaurant and she is even prettier in person.) Next up is my new BFF Daya, who is pretty bomb if I'm being honest. Really digging her edgy-pop vibe and seriously digging her music, especially this new track, "Cool." Also I'm not really sure why, but this Keith Urban track just came out of nowhere and hit me in the face and it's now my current fave sad power jam. Happy October friends!

xo, HB

P.S. Peep this month's playlist here!

Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Emotion: Side B'

In the late-summer surprise I was not expecting, Cary Rae Jepsen's latest album, Emotion: Side B is a synth-pop jam that hops all over the place in terms of feelings and vibes, and I am so here for it. Shoutout to Spotify and its new releases page for helping a girl out!

September Playlist

Hello world! Sry for the break, but life happens, ya know? (And by life I mean a serious creative slump but hey, I'm working on it!) Back to music though- aside from my girl Britney's new album, which is completely fabulous in every way, there's actually a bunch of songs I've been living for this month that I'm seriously digging on. One, obviously, is "Closer," which you've probably heard by now if you are a person living on Earth. Honestly such a jam though. Another is Dua Lipa's "Blow Your Mind (Mwah)" and I have to say, this girl is becoming one of my new faves real fast. She's sassy and dark and I dig her. Another peep I love is Shawn Mendes, whose music makes me feel like a dramatic tween girl. I'm actually pretty psyched for his new album, and the songs he's been releasing as a lead-up have been pretty great so far. And just a side note that Carly Rae's new album is literally full of bops, so I'll be writing on that one soon. Happy almost fall, y'all!

xo, HB

July Playlist

Happy July y'all! Do yourself a favor and go listen to "Party in the U.S.A."- I'll give you a minute. Now that you're back, check out my picks for the month!

I will admit, a lot of these are from albums that already came out last month, but tbh I haven't stopped listening to them. Case in point- Maren Morris, Dan + Shay and Ariana Grande. Also, one of my new faves, Grace, released her first album this month, and I'm pretty pumped about it. I've been a fan of hers since I heard her EP, Memo, last year, and one of the things she did that I think is awesome is that she only included two songs from that EP on her album, not all of them, like a lot of people are doing. That's always a little bit of a letdown for me because if you've already heard the EP, you've basically already heard a good chunk of the album. Grace also named her album FMA, which stands for Forgive My Attitude, and now I love her even more. Now I'm off to get patriotic- talk to you soon!

xo, HB