Sylvan Esso

February '18 Playlist by Julia Walck


You guys... not to pat myself on the shoulder too much, but this month's playlist is really good! It's just one minute shy of an hour, starts off mellow, gets dancy in the middle, a bit head-bang-y towards the end, and finishes off with a toe-tap. Have a listen below. 

Here are some highlights from the February playlist: 

  • I'm a little late to the game stumbling upon Michael Nau. His song "Good Thing" is instantly relaxing... just breathe and listen. It'll do you good. 
  • Jack White has released 3 new singles within the past couple of weeks, and "Respect Commander" is my favorite out of them. I love the transitional pacing of the song and all of the weird little noises that accompany it. I snagged tickets to his sold out show at The Santa Barbara Bowl later this year!
  • The Shins recently flipped their latest album "Heartworms" and re-recorded it on the album "The Worm's Heart". It's interesting hearing the songs in a totally different tone than the originals. My favorite song from the re-work is "Heartworms - Flipped". From the get-go, you hear a synthesized version of the "la, la, la, la" intro from the original track, and it only gets poppier from there. 
  • Karen O is back with a new song ft. Michael Kiwanuka for KENZO's Spring/Summer campaign film. "YO! MY SAINT" is a celebration of the muse in creative collaborations, and I'm very happy with how this collab turned out. 

January '18 Playlist by Julia Walck


Happy New Year! Good riddance, 2017, and hello 2018! Here's to a year of new music and new adventures. 

Here are some highlights from the January playlist:

  • Sylvan Esso covered "There Are Many Ways to Say I Love You" from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  • Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys has a new tune ft. The Preservation Hall Band. It feels like an old school love song, you know the type you kinda shimmy your shoulders to.
  • Throwing it back to my high school days with Datarock. They've got a new single called Ruffle Shuffle that's just the right amount of nonsensical. 

Never Stop Starting by Julia Walck

I can't stop listening to Sylvan Esso's new song, Just Dancing, so I doodled some lyrics.šŸ’ƒ

It's on the May Playlist where you can never stop starting listening to the song, too! 

Also, how good are these colors in this photo by Eva Roovers? Definitely was inspired to incorporate them into this lil' typographic illustration. Such happy hues!