FEATURE: The May Playlist: Vol. 1: When I Rise, Gimme New York and Firesmoke



The May Playlist


Vol. 1: When I Rise, Gimme New York and Firesmoke


THIS week has some truly bumper songs…

 IN THIS PHOTO: The National

that stand out from the crowd. Among the new music are songs from The National, BANKS; Kate Tempest, Madonna; Kylie Minogue and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. The Futureheads and Izzy Bizu are in there and, in a busy and exciting week, it is hard to get your head around everything that is happening! It is a great way to kick off the weekend and, in this group of songs, is a tonne of variety, colour and memorability. Get involved with the fantastic songs assembled and I am sure there is something in there for you! I have seen few weeks where so many of the big names have come out and it is exciting seeing all this great music bubble. 2019 has already been a terrific one for music and, with the tunes out we have this week, it seems like there is….

PLENTY more to come.  

ALL PHOTOS/IMAGES (unless credited otherwise): Getty Images/Artists


BANKS - Gimme

MadonnaI Rise

Kylie Minogue – New York City

Izzy BizuDoorstep

The Futureheads - Jekyll

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Black Star Dancing 

Kate TempestFiresmoke

Cate Le BonThe Light

Taron EgertonRocket Man


The National - Hairpin Turns

Iggy Azalea - Started

slowthaiNothing Great About Britain

Of Monsters and MenAlligator


Kitt Philippa - Human

Bastille - Joy

Vampire WeekendHow Long?

Lewis CapaldiHold Me While You Wait


Mini Mansions - Bad Things (That Make You Feel Good)

Sabrina Carpenter - Exhale

The Record Company - Goodbye to the Hard Life

The Flaming LipsAll for the Life of the City

Ashley TisdaleVibrations

Jamie CullumTaller


IN THIS PHOTO: Valerie Broussard/PHOTO CREDIT: Carmelo Donato

Valerie Broussard, Lindsey Stirling - Deeper

Big Thief Orange

Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi Brown Baby


Lucy Spraggan Connie’s Bar

The Kooks Got Your Number

Christina PerriTiny Victories

Jeremy Zucker, Chelsea Cutlerplease

Tessa VioletI Like (the idea of) You

JP Cooper, Astrid S - Sing It with Me

Stay for Good - China Bears