Danielle Schmid is an Arts & Entertainment reporter for The East Carolinian. Danielle’s Discover Weekly comes out on Monday’s, with a fresh playlist for readers to listen to throughout the week.
"Nobody Can Save Me" by Linkin Park
First off, I wanted to start off the week by saying RIP to the one and only, Chester Bennington. If you didn’t already know, Linkin Park released a new album May 19 and I must say it’s iconic. Coming in at number five, “Nobody Can Save Me” has an electropop sound with lyrics that will give you goosebumps. I first heard this song the day it came out and was amazed by everything about it. When people say Linkin Park could do anything, they weren’t wrong. Throughout the years, we’ve been lucky enough to hear the transformations Linkin Park has gone through. They are one of the few bands that have been around for this long and been able to keep up with the music trends. They have consistently been the type of band that could collaborate with anyone and somehow make it work.
"Born to Lose" by No Sleep ft. Gia Koka
When sitting in a pool bar late last summer, I was introduced to the number four song this week, “Born To Lose.” Ever since that beautiful day (and peach margarita), this song has been something I’ve listened to almost every day. My friend once described this song as “a sad song I can still feel myself to.” This chill EDM song has a energetic vibe and soft vocals that catches your attention. No Sleep released this debut single in September of 2016 and has released remixes of many songs since then. The solo DJ has an electric sound that we will definitely be hearing more of soon.
"Oceans Away" by A R I Z O N A
The number three song, “Oceans Away,” is another chill house hit. This is such a relaxing tropical beat with a refreshing voice behind it. You can hear the passion in this song and you won’t be able to stop listening. A R I Z O N A is a group from the Netherlands. The band released this single last December and released their album, “Gallery,” May of this year. The group is currently on tour with Andrew McMahon and listeners should plan to keep them on their radar. The trio will definitely be on the radio by the end of this year, but you heard it here first, people.
"Oxygen" by Dirty Heads
The number two song this week is from a band introduced to me by my dad. “Oxygen” by Dirty Heads is a reggae love song, and with the soothing voice of lead singer, Jared Watson, the romantic lyrics truly come to life. After listening to them, I’ve realized Dirty Heads has a really interesting sound. Some songs have more of a hip-hop sound while others have more of a chill reggae vibe. While listening to their latest album, I didn’t even realize I was listening to the same group because of how different every song sounded. Because the band has six members, they are able to change up their sound and voices. I like this aspect about them, considering many artists are afraid of switching up genres.
"Sleep Walk" by Santo and Johnny
This ghosty song coming in at number one is a melody recognized by most. “Sleep Walk” is a song by Santo and Johnny, which has been featured in many movies and commercials such as Charlie’s Angels and La Bamba. This song first came out in 1959, yet sounds like a song which could have been released yesterday. There are no lyrics in this song and in my opinion they aren’t needed. The nostalgic song has a tropical-romantic feel to it and reminds me of something I could see myself having my first dance to. The daydream-like instrumentals will have you in your feels and wondering why you weren’t born in the 50’s.