Happy New Year! The month of January marks new beginnings and a fresh start with the start of a new year. It also marks a new batch of playlists with some of our favorite music. Let’s start the year off right with some really great tracks in the January playlist.
1. Tame Impala: Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
This song by Tame Impala is a dreamy tune that is a great song to fall asleep listening to. The keyboard and drums are sublime together, and this is a great song to put on while you wait for the snow to melt and spring to start.
2. Wildcat! Wildcat!: Mr. Quiche
This drawn-out song by Wildcat! Wildcat! is another good snow-gazing track, and I enjoy its minimalism. This works just as well poolside as it does in January, and its one of my favorites in this particular playlist.
3. So Many Wizards: Lose Your Mind
Yeah, another dreamy drawn-out track. This time we have So Many Wizards’ work “Lose Your Mind,” and they pick up the pace a bit. I enjoy how well-developed the sound is in this track, with some subtle perfectly-timed dings and bleeps that add a lot to the totality of the song, but aren’t a whole lot in themselves.
4. Gemini Club: By Surprise
If you’re looking for something more dancy, try this song by Gemini Club. While it may induce dancing, it’s also good for driving around in the car. This song plays off the subtle bleeps of the last song, and the beauty of this song is in the details.
5. Slow Magic: Corvette Casette
Lastly, we have Slow Magic which blends the previous songs into one by bringing the electronic sounds and the downtempo drawn-out feelings into one excellent track which is sure to please most. The distant vocals are great, and I love how they mixed them into a soup of sound.