Here’s What’s on Sia’s Playlist

Sia’s just dropped something! Nope, it’s not a song, nor an album, it’s a playlist. And come on, a playlist curated by a brilliant artist is definitely worth a listen! Spotify’s opened up an opportunity for artists and their teams to pick a song, album, or playlist to pin to the top of their page with a short message. For artists, this is a dream come true, as offering the masses a piece of yourself, through music is the best way to connect with people.

And that’s how ‘Team Sia’s Ear Candy’ was born.

Her playlist is a fantastic cocktail of genres and musicians and we thought, we could pick out the best tunes on that list, just for you to listen.

1. Perhaps the most exciting part of Sia’s playlist is the fact that Khalid and Disclosure’s ‘Know Your Worth’ sits at the top of the list! Between the laid back disco beats and that insanely catchy hook, it looks like the duo’s found the perfect recipe to a chart topping hit! Oh and let’s not forget that this number’s become the new millennial anthem and clearly, its managed to strike a chord with Sia too!

2. Another one to look out for is Rosalia’s “Juro Que” or “I Swear That.” The Spanish singer managed to score multiple Grammy nominations and this tune’s just absolutely stunning. Between the soft acoustic guitars Rosalía sings theatrically from the perspective of a woman whose boyfriend is to serve 400 days in prison.

3. The New Zealand group, ‘The Naked And Famous’ have taken the world by storm with their unique sounds, particularly their indie electro-pop hits. Now, adding to that mix is, ‘Bury Us’ which arrives with a strange storyline and as expected, their incredibly catchy hooks.

4. Kehlani has had a fantastic year so far. She recently jumped aboard with the one and only Justin Beiber for a track which features on his upcoming album, ‘Changes’. But for now, let’s look back on her smash hit “All Me,” featuring Keyshia Cole. The singer was taken aback by the fantastic response she received for this track.

“I’ve never had a song hype like this before it dropped,” the singer wrote on Twitter after fans urged the song’s release with the hashtag #DropTheSongKehlani.

5. The up and coming artist, Rina Sawayama recently dropped her long-awaited debut album, Sawayama. This project promises to delve into cultural dynamics and an insight into Rina herself.

To celebrate the release of this project, Sawayama also shared her latest single from the album, titled “Comme Des Garçons (Like the Boys)”, a peppy dance track, that’s definitely got some lyrics to watch out for. Take a listen. You’ll know exactly what we mean.

6. These days, age doesn’t matter, you could be 17 and bubbling with talent. And that’s what we see in Billy Elliot. The young Dane recently released four songs on his debut-EP, ’I don’t like to have fun’, which included his new single, ’I Hope for Rain’. This song is a strange mix of funky beats and a more somber, dark melody. And yet, it all comes together so well. This one’s truly not worth missing out on!

How well Do You Know Louis Tomlinson

Louis Tomlinson just released his solo debut album titled “Walls” and it’s been a project four years in the making for the former One Direction member. Well, with all that time and all that growth, it’s only natural that there are things that happened behind the scenes that we didn’t know about.

So, here’s 5 things about Louis Tomlinson’s debut album journey that you didn’t know.

1. Tommo still relies on his friends
Louis recently revealed that he still relies on his friends and girlfriend for feedback. He has grown a lot as a songwriter in the past few years and believes that feedback is a really important part of the process; much of Walls was run past his friends and girlfriend and in the beginning (prepare your hearts) even some of the 1D boys – “I found my feet after a while, but before that, yeah, I used to send some of them my stuff,” he revealed!

2. Smoking is just part of the process
Love his husky, yet angelic vocals? Well, maybe cigarettes have something to do with it. When asked about whether the habit affects his singing abilities, he cheekily responded “My vocal coach says singing is all about the elements, so I think smoking is just an element”.

3. Walls may become a tattoo
The former 1D member has always been unapologetic about his silly, random and seemingly pointless tattoos. Well, now, he may get one to commemorate the release of his debut album. Speaking on the possibility of a tattoo, he said “I hadn’t thought about it but seeing as how I’ve got so many stupid ones, it would probably make sense that I have a relevant one on my body, so yeah, maybe”.

4. Two of Us was a turning point
One of his initial singles “Two of Us” was a surprise for fans because it gave us a glimpse of how vulnerable he can be as a writer. Well, Louis revealed that the track was a turning point in some way because it was a song that just had to be written. “Every session I was in, prior to that song, kind of lacked significance. I had to write this song. It was hard to write anything else until I had gotten through this stage”.

5. Vulnerability comes easy to Louis
For a debut album, “Walls” explores some pretty deep themes of what it means to be human. But, that doesn;t really scare Louis. He’s proud of this body of work and isn’t afraid to dive straight in -“It wasn’t hard to listen back to stuff. Being honest and vulnerable kinda comes easy to me. Listening back isn’t heavy for me.”