The end of the year draws near and I wanted to do a little, light-hearted reflection. Not going to lie, 2017 was a bitch. Therefore the light-heartedness was somewhat impossible to pull off. You know, something about a roller-coaster of emotions… So, as music is a real comfort to me, I’ve decided to do a bit of a compilation of the ‘background music’ of 2017. Light-hearted? Heck yes!

January | Someone You’d Admire by Fleet Foxes

February | Where We’re Going by Maxïmo Park & Open Book by José González

March | False Hope (live) by Laura Marling

April | Mad Sounds by Arctic Monkeys & Can’t Let Go, Juno by Kishi Bashi

May | Hallo, Maandag by Spinvis & Feel It Still by Portugal. The Man

June | Montage (feat. Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe) by Andy Hull and Robert McDowell

July | Throw the Fear by Tom Rosenthal

August | In Cold Blood by Alt-J and Baauer & This Road is Long by Tom Rosenthal

September | Secret for the Mad by Dodie

October | Human by Rag’n’Bone Man

November | Come Together by Gary Clark Jr. and Junkie XL & La La Lie by Basia Bulat

December | Getting Older by Sam Fisher

You can click on each individual song to get to the right Spotify page. You can listen to the whole playlist. But I’m very interested to hear what your 2017 sounded like — and yes, I am always interested to discover new music.

 Confession: I’m a Laura Marling fangirl and have been one ever since ‘Alas, I Cannot Swim’.

Friends! It’s finally here! The new Laura Marling album full of brilliant, easy tunes — and pretty deep lyrics. Semper Femina is a soothing, strong and feminine piece of music I’d like to spend at least my whole weekend listening to while the light enters my room and while I’m sprawled on the ground staring at the ceiling.

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