Hello! The awesome Ana Regina @ Diversion 3000 tagged me to do the Music Habits Tag, which was created by Sumedha @ The Wordy Habit. I haven’t done a tag in a very long time (sorry to anyone who’s tagged me in anything!) but since I love music, I thought I’d give it a try!
- Tag the creator.
- Thank the person who tagged you.
- Answer all the questions.
- Tag at least three friends.
Do you download songs or stream on apps like Spotify, Wink?
So mostly I stream music on Spotify or occasionally YouTube. I don’t really download songs as such but if I really like an album I’ll buy the CD then transfer the songs from that into my phone.
What’s your current favourite song?
Oooh I think it would have to be between Cheetah Tongue by The Wombats and Everybody Wants To Be Famous by Superorganism. They’re songs I just keep hearing on the radio lately and consequently end up singing or humming along to subconsciously 😂 Ahh but there’s also Wild Love by James Bay that I’m in love with 😍
Last song you listened to?
According to Spotify, Hard Times by Paramore. I actually really love this song so this is also kind of a current favourite (it’s so hard to just pick one favourite eek!)
Who are your all-time favourite artists?
I have quite a few to be honest, the artists that I’ve been “in to” for quite a long time are Catfish and the Bottlemen, James Bay, Bastille and Walk the Moon but more recently I’ve fallen in love with HAIM. Also anyone who knows me will know how stupidly obsessed with the Bee Gees I am. Then there’s bands like Take That who were the soundtrack to my childhood so y’know, should probably include them too.
Have you been to any concerts?
Yes! My first concert was The 1975 a few years ago. Since then I’ve seen Catfish and the Bottlemen (who were amazing) and I went to Leeds Festival for a day last summer, where I finally got to see Bastille (my baes) amongst other artists including Ratboy, Bear’s Den and Kasabian to name a few (you can read all about it here!). This month I’m going to see Eliza and the Bear and Walk the Moon, both of which I’m very excited about!
Do you play any instruments?
I actually learnt to play the guitar and ukulele in year 8 – my mum and sister taught me. Then I tried to self-taught myself piano for a good few years but it was very hard so I don’t really play piano much anymore. However I still play guitar quite often – I can still remember the chords no matter how long I don’t practice for, ukulele on the other hand, I’ve forgotten the chords. Oops. I would like to learn piano properly one day as it’s such a beautiful instrument.
Do you play your songs on shuffle or choose a playlist?
I usually play a playlist. At the moment I have one called “2018 motivation” that I made at the start of the year with a few songs that help to put me in a positive mindset for the year ahead and I’ve just been adding new songs I like ever since. I never really put all my songs on shuffle as I listen to so many genres it’ll jump from musicals to 80s to indie and I’m never in the mood for all those types of music at the same time!
Name one song that you always skip when it comes up on shuffle.
I don’t think there’s any particular song, because it depends what playlist I have on, but sometimes if an older song comes on by an artist I’ve listened to for years and know all the words to, like James Bay for example, I may skip it because I prefer to listen to their newer stuff. However that doesn’t mean I don’t like to reminisce and listen to older music, I’ve just got to be in the right mood.
Do you prefer playing songs on a speaker or listening in ear/headphones?
When I’m studying I’ll use a speaker (well…my laptop or radio) because wearing headphones gets in the way but when I travel to and from college in the bus I always listen to music through earphones (don’t think people would appreciate me having a race on the bus 😂).
Are there any popularly liked songs that you don’t like?
Controversial opinion but: I just don’t like Ed Sheeran’s music?? I know everyone is obsessed with his songs but I’m just not a fan of them. Sorry guys.
Where do you usually find new music? Example through shuffle online, recommendations.
Usually through the radio! I spend a lot of time listening to BBC Radio 1 and Capital FM when I’m studying or on the bus, so usually I’ll hear new songs on their and if I like them I’ll add them to my 2018 Spotify playlist. Occasionally Spotify will play a suggested song that I like, but that’s very rare.
Do you like songs based on tunes/beats or lyrics?
Both! Most pop music I like because of the beat – it’s good to (attempt to) dance along to, but I feel like the quality of most current pop song lyrics is declining. Then there are songs I like because the lyrics stand out to me, even just a line but if I feel a connection to the lyrics, I like the song a lot more. For example at the moment I love the line “let’s leave the atmosphere, disappear” in Wild Love by James Bay.
Name one song that you think everyone should listen to.
I would have to say Falling by HAIM. I mean, all of HAIM’s songs are amazing, but this one in particular always motivates me with it’s repetition of “never look back, never give up” (and their voices are so beautiful, you should just listen to them like seriously).
That’s all the questions – I actually really enjoyed answering them and finding out more about my own music habits.
Please don’t feel obligated to do it, and likewise if you’d like to do the tag and haven’t been tagged, please feel free!