july playlist // drown out the fireworks

"Justina, it's the 28th. Might be time to do the monthly playlist."

 I'm sorry that it took so long but you know what
you guys sent in a LOT of suggestions,
 and I have only two ears,
 and as I now know, 
using each of those ears individually can't be pulled off.

Plus, how am I meant to know if I'm properly obsessed with a song 
unless I listen to it until I've memorized every lyric?

But I think this one was worth the wait.

We have my favorite AJR song, hands down, AfterHours. Their lyrics blow my mind sometimes.  Listen, dance, and understand.

KONGOS + Kalin and Myles are straight up dance jams.

I recently got Hulu+, 
and so like any sane person,
 decided to watch 5 seasons of Community in a week.

That's how I met Troy Barnes aka Donald Glover
aka Childish Gambino when he's shopping with his mum.

It was a bit like seeing a Kardashian in Walmart: 
unexpected and brilliantly hilarious. 

I of course had to include one of my favorites off his first album Camp.
Next themesong of "Troy and Abed in the Morning"?
 Last but not least in any sense are my favorite blonde siblings. 
Last week, 
R5 dropped an EP, Heart Made Up On You
with 4 songs that will make up a big chunk of your future playlists.
"Things are Looking Up" is a sunshiney number
 that brings an American Authors vibe without being too skip-a-long.

So there you have it,
 the sounds of July. 

Now just overlay the noise of fireworks
 and people swearing when the aformentioned fireworks land on their foot, 
and you're all set.



as always,
 if you have suggestions for next months playlist, 
drop 'em in the comments.


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  1. Must check these ASAP! Great post Justina!

  2. Great post with good picks, I've really enjoyed reading through:-)

    http://beautyoutlookxo.blogspot.co.uk/?m=0 xx

  3. OMG I love childish Gambino! I was super excited when you mentioned that in there :)
    You have a great taste in music! Do you have a sound cloud?

  4. The poem was sooo good and I Will Never Let You Down is the best song that ever happened (at least, that's what I'm saying this month... two months ago I think I would have said Frozen... lol :))


    p.s. I love your blog!

  5. Loved this post! What did you use to make the playlist?

  6. Great playlist! I love Childish Gambino. Community is awesome.
    Carolyn | BLOG

    1. Community is the best, so bummed Donald glover/ childish gambimo left!

  7. I love love love hoodie allen, so exited to see I'm not the only one!! No interruption is great! Be sure to check out two lips acoustic, It's one of my favorites!


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