Music Jar – week 11

This week, I have mostly been listening to Halsey. Now, unless you’ve been living under a rock, it’s likely you’re familiar with Halsey’s music, activism and bold (and wonderful) statements about her sexuality and mental health. I wasn’t familiar. I do live under a rock. I am glad I have corrected that now. Halsey has…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 11

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Music Jar – week 10

This week I had the pleasure of listening to American singer-songwriter, Phoebe Bridgers. It would have been impossible for me to get to this point in my life without being aware of some of her incredible music, notably her work alongside my dreamboat Conor Oberst with Better Oblivion Community Center, but it was another matter…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 10

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Music Jar – week 9

This week, I have mostly been listening to American-British singer-songwriter Celeste. I’ll lay it down now, as I had to check… No relation to Daphne & Celeste. As Celeste only has one album, 2021’s Not Your Muse (which debuted at number one in the UK Album charts), it was a deep-dive into that offering, which…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 9

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Music Jar – week 8

This week, I had the absolute pleasure of listening to nothing but Brittany Howard, known for her work with Alabama Shakes, Thunderbitch and Bermuda Triangle. In 2018, the former announced a hiatus which spelt the arrival of a solo album, Jaime, which I had never heard before. It was therefore here that I turned my…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 8

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Music Jar – week 7

This week I had the absolute joy of listening to British singer songwriter, Cleo Sol. I hadn’t heard of her before this project and really enjoyed her soulful albums and have tried to find out more about her. There’s a certain romantic late night feel to both Rose in the Dark and Mother which was…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 7

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Music Jar – week 6

Each week, I listen to a different artist, chosen at random from a pickle jar full of names. This week was the turn of Japanese-American singer-songwriter Hikaru Utada. It’ll come as little surprise that I wasn’t aware of Utada before this week. It was a pleasant surprise for me to enter a world of 90s…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 6

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Music Jar – week 5

Each week, I listen to a different artist, the names drawn at random from a pickle jar. This week was the turn of Norwegian synth-pop star, Sigrid. I knew nothing of Sigrid before the start of this week but am really pleased to have found a new favourite musician. Her only album, Sucker Punch, is…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 5

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Music Jar – week 4

Each week, I take a piece of paper from a pickle jar. On that pickle jar is the name of a musical artist. This week, I got to enjoy Kate Bush. This, of course, was not the first time I had heard of KB. You’d have to have been living under a rock for the…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 4

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Music Jar – week 3

This week, I have mostly been listening to, Cat Power – the stage name of American singer songwriter Charlyn Marie “Chan” Marshall. Before this project started, my only exposure to Cat Power was her song Sea of Love, used to wonderful effect in Juno. What I didn’t know is that there are eleven studio albums…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 3

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Music Jar – week 2

Here we go. Each week, I take the name of an artist or band from a pickle jar, listen to them and try not to be quite as ignorant to the work of female musicians. This week was the turn of New Zealand singer-songwriter, Aldous Harding. My thanks to Jamie for the recommendation. I wasn’t…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 2

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