Monthly Mixtape – February 2021

Education – Jon Foreman

This peppy tune has all the usual heart and soul of Jon's writing, combined with a twangy Southern rock feel that really works.

right where you left me – Taylor Swift

I cannot BELIEVE this is only a bonus track on evermore, it's arguably one of the best songs on the album. It illustrates the story of a woman feeling left behind and frozen in time – it could be grief, it could be the loss of a lover, and the way it possibly ties into the tales of other songs on the album is mysterious and wonderful.

Misery (Glee Cast Version) (feat. Darren Criss)

The Glee soundtrack has some bangers, but nothing will ever top this one; my roommates and I constantly get it stuck in our heads.

drivers license – Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia is the latest up-and-coming, honest young songwriter on the scene, and she absolutely blew up with the release of this song on TikTok and the internet at large. I can't wait to see what she does next and how her style will evolve!

Gasoline (feat. Taylor Swift) – HAIM

The queens of indie pop are BFFs with the queen of... just everything, and they make some pretty great songs when they get together.

8am – Lauren Cimorelli

Lauren surprised us with an entire EP a few weeks ago, dropping a collection of songs she wrote and recorded when she was 17 several years ago. They capture so many specific, relatable feelings of navigating teenage love and heartache, and Lauren's quirky production style and vocals never fail to impress.

Follow Your Arrow – Kacey Musgraves

I'm in love with this song- it's funny, clever, and has a sweet message about not worrying what anyone else thinks, because you'll never please everyone!

The Good Ones – Gabby Barrett

This one gets me every time, and always makes me appreciate that the one who loves me is one of the good ones out there:

A love me like he should one, like he wrote the book one

The kind you find when you don't even look one

Anybody can be good once, but he's good all the time

He's one of the good ones

And he's all mine