It’s that time again – time to review the month of June in music. Last month was a crazy one, I had loads going on (all to be explained in my next outfit post) including London Collections: Men, so I must confess I completely lost track of my music… Nonetheless, I managed to find some gems in the little I heard so listen up as I unveil my top picks from June!
Selena Gomez (feat. A$AP Rocky) “Good for You”
It might come as a shock to some that I choose to start off the list with a former Disney child star… who is not known for impressive vocal performances but give this a try, it may surprise you:
Her first single to ever debut in the Billboard Top 10, this track marks a huge milestone in Gomez’s career since her Barney days (I used to love that show!!) to finally finding her sound with Good for You. I could quite happily do without the rapping but I shall deal because the rest of the track is brilliant.
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Phoebe Ryan “Homie” + “Mine”
Phoebe Ryan is an uber talented, jade-haired newcomer based in LA who has claimed many hearts her own with mash-up covers and debut single Mine earlier this year:
I know the track first came out months ago but the EP has just dropped in this past month so that’s got to qualify its presence on this list? No? Anyway, Ryan’s musical style is very much reminiscent of Chvrches whilst the breathy quality of her tone and soft crooning brings to my mind Lights and a greener (in every sense of the word!) Ellie Goulding – what a mix!!
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Melanie Martinez “Pity Party”
I will always know Melanie Martinez as the girl who played a tambourine with her feet whilst performing Toxic on The Voice, where week after week, she cleverly transformed well-known Pop tunes like Bulletproof and Too Close into her own…
And she just did it again with Pity Party, which samples Lesley Gore‘s 60’s classic It’s My Party that gives the song some seriously intense depression and desparation.
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Ryn Weaver “Pierre”
Pierre is rumoured to be the next single from Weaver’s fresh-out-the-oven album, The Fool, which I proud own a copy… I’d be a fool not to! I mean this Californian internet sensation writes some of the most beautiful lyrics. The album booklet reads more like a poetry book. Pair her with hitmaker Ryan Tedder, another favourite songwriter of mine, you have this dazzling track that tells a moving story:
This is not the first time Ryn Weaver appears on my blog. Last year, she had a song on my end of year music round-up with OctaHate, which I’m still addicted to btw! That’s why I went and preordered the album (full review to follow) and Pierre is hands down one of the best tracks.
So, those are my choices! What is yours? Let me know what you think about this list and tell me your favourite track from June 2015!!