Music to get you through the winter! Edition 2

So here I sit on a gloomy and very cold February day.  We had a night of light freezing drizzle and everything is covered in a thin layer of ice.  Crazy winters.  I don’t mind winter, but I’m hitting the threshold of what I can take with it.  Come mid February I start to get a little tired of the yoyo weather and start dreaming of summer.  But it’s still far away…we have at least 4 more months before we can heave a sigh of relief that summer has arrived.

For now we do our best to embrace winter…we’ve been out skiing, visiting with friends a lot (this always helps SO much…friends make everything better!), and we try to get out as much as we can.  We also find that listening to music helps us to cope with the long winters.  We’re a big music family and when you’re here you can always hear someones radio or iPod playing music.  Especially in the winter.  I actually find myself listening to music the most during these gloomy months.

So I thought I’d share what’s on our playlist right now!  I always enjoy sharing these lists with you (if you are interested in past years lists you can find them here, here, and here.)

Music to get you through the winter!  Edition 2

  1. Remember to Breathe (Album) by Wil.  I first discovered Wil on Travel Alberta TV commercials.  If you haven’t seen them already, you should.  They will make your skin tingle…they’re fantastic.  I love this one in particular.  Anyway, after I saw these ads I had to buy the songs.
  2. Bahamas is Afie (Album) by Bahamas.  I pretty much love any and all music by Bahamas.  Swoon.
  3. Bow & Arrow by Rueben and The Dark.  This is another band I discovered through Travel Alberta Ads (you can see this ad here).  Rueben is actually from Calgary!  I love this song, but pretty much the whole album is great!
  4. Take Me to Church by Hozier.  Pretty sure everyone has heard this song by now!  Overplayed yes, but still awesome.
  5. Lo-Fantasy (Album) by Sam Roberts Band.  Sam Roberts always seems to be on our playlists because his music is just light and fun.  And I have a soft spot for him because he’s just a nice guy.  When I was working at the Calgary Folk Music Festival and he was playing there, you could often find him chatting with volunteers…how great is that?
  6. Onward and Sideways (Album) by Joshua Radin.  I have loved Joshua Radin ever since I heard ‘Star Mile‘ in the movie Catch and Release.  His music just keeps getting better and better.
  7. Stay With Me (Album:  In The Lonely Hour) by Sam Smith.  I’m loving Sam Smith right now.  This song is my favourite, but I also love ‘I’m Not The Only One‘.
  8. Wallflower (Album) by Diana Krall.  Ahhh Diana Krall.  There’s just no other voice like hers.  Such great music to enjoy wine with!
  9. Riptide (Album:  Dream Your Life Away) by Vance Joy.  I love this song.  So.  Very.  Much.
  10. You and Me (Pink & City and Colour) by You+Me.  This is a neat collaboration that my husband introduced me to – it’s Pink with one of our favourite bands City and Colour.
  11. I Forget Where We Were (Album) by Ben Howard.  The best.  A must have album…we listen to it all the time.
  12. Would You Love Me Any Less by Charlie Simpson.  Another great song my husband introduced me to.

So there you have it!  Some music to help you get through the winter!  Enjoy!

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6 Comments

  • Reply The Hubby February 11, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    I listen to Ben Howard just about every day – the record is amazeballs. Between Ben Howard and Bahamas it is a toss up as to which record was my fav of 2014. When do we get the gansta rap/booty shaker list?

  • Reply Barb February 12, 2015 at 11:44 AM

    Hi Jo, the links work … the Travel Alberta made me teary so I’m off to buy the whole album xo

  • Reply Lynn February 15, 2015 at 11:38 PM

    I love all of your music suggestions and this is no different. Great and I have a bunch of new artists to listen to! Keep it up! (how did I not know about City and Colour and Pink? LOVE

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife February 16, 2015 at 4:00 PM

      Thanks Lynn! I was so impressed with Pink & City and Colour together – so awesome!

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