Musicians I Discovered During My Break From WP

As you guys know I had taken a few months off blogging not by choice but because WordPress decided they wanted me off their platform for some reason lol (can you tell I’m still salty about it?)! But I decided to think about it in a positive way and try to do new things to keep myself occupied since I had more free time. During this time I ended up discovering a lot more new (new to me not new in general) music that I was and am still very much into right now.

I know a lot of you really enjoy the posts I make about music because I have gotten a lot of great responses in my older posts I have made about music and I have also gotten a lot of people asking me to make more posts about music so I decided this would be a good time to do it.

I have also for some reason got some pretty negative comments on every one of my music posts so I just wanted to say that some of the songs below contain explicit material. If that offends you than please don’t watch the videos. Since this is my blog I will be posting whatever I enjoy and leaving negative comments isn’t going to change that.

Anyway hope you enjoy these amazing artists!

Teamarr

So I discovered Teamarr at about the same time I made my last post in October. I was feeling kind of down about the whole situation and her music was so funny, quirky, honest and amazing it really helped me feel better! I genuinely feel like me being able to discover her music at that time was a small gift from the Universe because it knew I was going through a lot. What I love about her is how brutally honest she is in her music and it’s so relatable because she keeps it real. She allows herself to be vulnerable which is not easy to do. I also love some of her funnier videos which are still brutally honest but quite funny. Oh and she’s soooo pretty! I really don’t care what musicians look like in general because I’m just here for the music but she is so pretty I was like blown away.

I think you will probably enjoy her music a little more if you’re a millennial or younger but that doesn’t mean you won’t like it if you’re older so give it a try! I’ve added videos to both her more amusing songs and her more serious ones so you can get a feel of what they’re both like.

Willie Nelson

I have heard one Willie Nelson song before which I loved. It’s called Buddy and it’s quite popular so I’m sure a lot of you will have heard it or at least heard of it. I heard it on Parks And Recreation and I was super into it so I listened to it a few times on my own. I never want further than that and really got into Willie’s other music though until recently.

I took a course on Country music last year and although it was amazing I’m mad that we didn’t spend more time on musicians like Willie, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash etc. We talked about them in passing but I feel like they are such a vital part of country music they deserved more time. That being said I get that the course is only a couple of weeks and the professor probably did not have that much time to discuss everyone.

Anyway back to Willie Nelson. For some reason one of his songs was in my recommended on YouTube and I ended up listening to it and loving it and I started to listen to his other songs and now I’m officially a big fan of his music.

I love the energy his music has- he has such a calming voice and presence. He’s also super funny which I appreciate. I also love the activist work he has done. I feel like I not only enjoy his music but his presence and personality too. Hope you enjoy the videos I’ve added below as much as I have over the last few weeks!

The Kinks

I’ve always been a fan of The Kinks but I hadn’t heard a lot of their music. I kind of had been sticking with the few songs I did like. I discovered them back in High School which I hate to admit was a long time ago and I had kind of forgotten about them until I took a course on The Sixties. I started listening to them again after that and I really got into their music again.

Like the others on this list I just really like their vibe and energy and the lead singer has such a unique raspy voice that I love. My favourite song by The Kinks used to be Well Respected Man but now it’s Lola.

Old School Hip Hop

I have always been into Hip Hop and although there are some amazing artists out there that I really enjoy listening to I just have a soft spot for old school Hip Hop. So I ended up listening to a lot of NWA, Wu Tang, Beastie Boys and more. I love country music but at the moment I’m really into Hip Hop too.

Apart from music I have recently also been enjoying spoken word poetry from the 60’s and 70’s because even though it was obviously written during a different time it is still extremely relatable in a lot of ways.

Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni is my favourite right now. The first thing I heard by her was Ego Tripping and as a women and a WOC in particular I was obsessed. It just made me feel so powerful and reminded me how strong and incredible us women are. I love anything that is powerful and uplifting so Ego Tripping really hit the spot. Since I liked Ego Tripping so much I decided to look through some of her other work and I have really enjoyed all of it so far although Ego Tripping definitely remains my favourite.

Langston Hughes

The first thing I heard by Langston Hughes was Freedom Train. I heard it in one of my History classes- it was taught by the same professor who taught the Sixties class- and it really stuck with me. After that I started listening to more things by him and I found myself really enjoying his work.

These days I try to listen to inspiring spoken word poetry before I go to sleep because it calms me down but also inspires me to work harder the next day.

Thoughts

Let me know in the comments below what you thought about the videos if you decided to listen to them. Do you listen to any of the artists I mentioned? I would love to know your thoughts or simply say hi in the comments below because I always love hearing from you!


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51 thoughts on “Musicians I Discovered During My Break From WP

  1. I grew up on Willie Nelson (among many, many others), and never stopped loving him. If you haven’t heard his song “Moment of Forever,” I recommend it! I also loved his album with Johnny Cash, “Highwayman.” I look forward to checking out some of your other suggestions!

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    1. I will definitely take a listen to that song and Ihave heard Highwayman it’s amazing! I love the stuff they did together and these days I have been listening to their live concerts and I’m genuinely amazed by how amazing they sound live too.

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  2. I listen to Willie Nelson and The Kinks and play their respective songs on the guitar. The great thing about WIllie is that he is across so many different music genres and will play with anybody. A magical album of his to listen to is Stardust, released in 1978. Here he does covers of some of the great songs. This album is classified as one of the great classics in its own right (No 260 out of the top 500 of all time). Anyway, here is the title track:

    As for The Kinks: Waterloo Sunset, Sunny Afternoon, You Really Got Me (they created a style here that has influenced many musicians since) and a whole heap of other great songs

    Fabulous re Nikki Giovanni re. Ego Tripping – very clever.

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  3. I love NWA and Wu Tang! 😂😂💛 If you haven’t watched Straight Outta Compton it’s a very good movie too! I also have discovered some new songs to me and one of them I really love is Stuck by Ollie. I think it really speaked to me lol haha thanks for sharing, Pooja! 😊💛

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      1. It is already published Pooja. If you have Amazon in your country ( Kenya isn’t it?) try it out : 4 Pillars of Abundant Life

        I am told it would take 2-3 weeks for deliveries and pricing to stabilise. Keeping my fingers crossed 🤞

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  4. Morning PoojG
    Great choices. Especially ‘Lola’ – that’s always been my ab fab Kinks recording. Also ‘Apeman’ – when you consider when it was written it’s verging on prophetic. They wrote of the shallowness of man, and ‘Dedicated Follower of Fashion’, and ‘Plastic Man’ are up there too. If you haven’t already, have a listen.
    Have a good day. M

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  5. I haven’t listened to any of these personally, and yet I’ve been listening to a lot of Jennifer Lopez in lockdown. Why? I’m not sure, I was never much of a fan in the late 90’s/early noughties when she was more popular. I think my poor husband has half planned to have me stuffed and put on display if I dare to so much as think to play “If You Had My Love” again! Haha

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  6. So funny you mention Willie Nelson! My grandma has recently become obsessed with him (she’d be embarrassed if she knew I told WP). Almost every night I try to find a fun fact to share with her. I keep telling her it’s okay to be starstruck. Lol! ☺️

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