By Carmyn Grapperhaus '20
Do you ever sit in Mr. Russell’s room and just vibe out to all the random tunes he blasts? Ever wonder what a teenage girl’s version of those tunes are? You are in luck. Here are some songs I’ve been vibing out to this November and suggest you vibe out to too.
Here are five songs to help you get through this last week before thanksgiving break! They are a mix of alternative rock, indie, and pop.
"Watermelon Sugar" by Harry Styles
If you haven’t yet heard in the halls, Harry Style 2 is finally happening with the up-coming release of his sophomore album, Fine Line (to be released on December 13). This past Saturday his second single “Watermelon Sugar” was put out into the world less than an hour before he performed it live on SNL. This single provides feel good vibes with a groovy bass line and a reminder of summer.
"The Whole Of The Moon" by The Waterboys
We are throwing it all the way back to 1985 with this one. I first heard this song just last week while watching the Netflix Original “Let It Snow”, an adaptation of the book by John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson. When the song faded out and the movie continued I immediately paused the TV to look up the song. “The Whole of the Moon” contains that classic British rock sound and plenty of brass. It is one I definitely recommend to get you in a good mood.
"Like An American" by Vistas
Continuing with the alternative rock vibes is Vistas with “Like An American.” This song comes from their newly-released EP “Hello” that came out this past summer. This is the perfect track to jam out to in the car with the windows down (even if it is 45 degrees). Go ahead and turn up the volume, Vistas have you covered.
Maniac" by Conan Gray
Our next song comes from up-and-coming artist Conan Gray. Gray’s career began on YouTube. His channel, which he started in 2013, currently has over 1.5 million subscribers and he has amassed millions of plays on Spotify. Gray is currently on his second headlining tour. He has opened for world-known artists like Panic! At The Disco and played at festivals including The Great Escape. “Maniac” is a high-energy track with a fast paced lyrics that will help you push through this last week of school before break.
"Call Me Back" by Young the Giant
My fifth and final suggestion is ”Call Me Back” by Young the Giant. This a very “vibey” song. I would describe this song with a very specific mood – when you have a long day and are driving home late at night and its lightly drizzling and your looking out the window like you’re in a music video with this song playing. When you are feeling stressed out this week, put on this song and lay on the floor, you’ll make it through the day.