FEATURE: The January Playlist: Vol. 2: Awakening and Resolution



The January Playlist


The January Playlist: Vol. 2: Vol. 2:  Awakening and Resolution


Vol. 2:  Awakening and Resolution


NOW that January is among us and we are adapting to...

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a brand-new year; artists are starting to unveil their new music and offering a taste of what 2017 is all about. Ed Sheeran has, with all the build-up and hype of a war, dropped a couple of songs and whilst not the worst thing you will hear, was (perhaps) not worthy of the sense of hysteria on social media. It is pleasing to see music in general adapt and move on from the strange year of 2016 and promise some gems. Wonderful albums are arriving in the coming weeks so I have collected some songs from them; fresh singles and a few numbers that were missed in previous Playlists. I hope you enjoy the run-down and find something to enjoy. I have collected songs from the five shortlisted acts on BBC's 'Sound of...' poll and a few David Bowie songs - as it is almost one year since his death.


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SOHNHard Liquor

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0uxavVdhco&w=560&h=315]

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MØ (ft. Snakehips) Don’t Leave

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8LGMuv6R_s&w=560&h=315]

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Sundara KarmaShe Said

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRORIKvOR4Y&w=560&h=315]

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Thom HellFamous

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikue5vd_2QI&w=560&h=315]

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Dirty ProjectorsLittle Bubble

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IG5f50olZA&w=560&h=315]

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Jenny HvalThe Great Undressing

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmSGEHsSWIQ&w=560&h=315]

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Flo Morrissey and Matthew E. WhiteLooking for You

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CePMytAyiE&w=560&h=315]

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GFOTYThe Argument

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_V3UDO0_-A&w=560&h=315]

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Elbow All Disco

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUOsztgBE-I&w=560&h=315]

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WileySpeaker Box

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sa1glDxNvfk&w=560&h=315]

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Afrojack and Jay Karama Diamonds

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LOSlKMKUP0&w=560&h=315]

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Frank Carter & the RattlesnakesWild Flowers

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DR_zU6ruZMA&w=560&h=315]

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Zayn & Taylor Swift - I Don’t Wanna Live Forever

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lw-iUwkXhI&w=560&h=315]

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Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello - Bad Things

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpbQ4I3Eidg&w=560&h=315]

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Austra Future Politics

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fiacjVTorc&w=560&h=315]

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Georgia Feel It

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9l-LFNXtp4&w=560&h=315]

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Dutch UnclesBig Balloon

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhb6sDKY7jg&w=560&h=315]

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Fickle Friends – Brooklyn

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwG7f_oTLJY&w=560&h=315]

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Ed SheeranCastle on the Hill

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qp5vcuMIlk&w=560&h=315]

BBC's 'Sound of...' 2017 Shortlist


RAY BLK (ft. SG Lewis) Chill Out

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfpgMkZ8vk8&w=560&h=315]


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Rag ‘n’ Bone ManSkin (BBC ‘Sound of…’ 2017)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIlKKPDppDo&w=560&h=315]

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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSQF416kUVc&w=560&h=315]

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Jorja SmithWhere Did I Go?

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meP1neJrguw&w=560&h=315]

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Nadia Rose - Puddy Cat (Live at dscvr ONES TO WATCH 2017)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwm3MuUY6-0&w=560&h=315]



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David Bowie Lazarus

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-JqH1M4Ya8&w=560&h=315]

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David BowieSound and Vision

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoDamvrfUbQ&w=560&h=315]

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David BowieRebel Rebel

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U16Xg_rQZkA&w=560&h=315]

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AFIWhite Offerings

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC93KhZRxUw&w=560&h=315]

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FoxygenFollow the Leader

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-tZ1gbc2pQ&w=560&h=315]

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Big WreckDigging In

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDmQqK8vDy0&w=560&h=315]

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Joan of Arc - Stranged That Egg Yolk

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVPiNZYbPkc&w=560&h=315]

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Kid KoalaThe Observable Universe

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDuCTIhvD5w&w=560&h=315]

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Mick Harvey - Baby Teeth, Wolfy Teeth (Dents De Lait, Dents De Loup)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh3ziSMOJ5c&w=560&h=315]

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The Proper OrnamentsMemories

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u80qi5F2qgY&w=560&h=315]

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Code Orange Forever

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ9JVxQVQy4&w=560&h=315]

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Dropkick MurphysPaying My Way

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljNegCM2LTY&w=560&h=315]

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Tycho Horizon

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v-WX_KsL-Y&w=560&h=315]

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Brandon Can’t DanceSmoke and Drive Around

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MagmOKmhAd0&w=560&h=315]

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Gone Is GoneEcholocation

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBz7_yWqVXo&w=560&h=315]

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Colony HouseYou Know It

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkfBxIH0g0k&w=560&h=315]

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Bonobo (feat. Rhye) - Break Apart

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhhkk69CxXc&w=560&h=315]

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EgyptrixxPlastic Pebble

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wj-Vk-t6ACM&w=560&h=315]


Japandroids - Near To The Wild Heart of Life

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSkrhQiwFcE&w=560&h=315]

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Lauren Alaina - Road Less Traveled

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-NAEvc-b6E&w=560&h=315]

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Danny GokeyRise

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eUGUC4Ko30&w=560&h=315]

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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tDo_IIqTCA&w=560&h=315]

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Migos Fools

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LLhYGxY9Iw&w=560&h=315]

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Ty Segall - Orange Color Queen

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85YR4Gl-Qlw&w=560&h=315]

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Big SeanMoves

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyRdD-10Ojo&w=560&h=315]

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Quite a varied and solid continuation of January’s music and signs to suggest the rest of this month are going to be full, frank and fantastic. I am not sure whether we will see any sneaky surprise albums come out but you cannot bet against it. I will keep my eyes open but am excited by the prospect and everything this year will provide music lovers. January is a crucial month – artists keen to premiere their music before anyone else – and titans like Elbow are among the first to make a move. Music is that unpredictable beast that can be as kind as it is cruel. Let us forget about the ghosts of 2016 and embrace a year that promises much.