There was a point last year where I thought I’d probably never be able to listen to music again. It was the bleakest of times. So I made up for it in January and listened to as much as I could. I’d say I listened to more music in that month than I listened to during the entirety of 2020. It was a glorious 31 days of me going ‘ha, fuck you‘ to depression.
In this post, you’ll find the music that excited, moved and motivated me the most. You’ll find bands I’ve been infatuated with for years, as well as projects I’ve only just happily happened upon. I hope there’s something here that you’ll listen to, love, and keep returning to for the rest of your days.
*Click of the album art to go straight to where it lives.
The Wyrd Sounds Of January
Music That I Wrote To During January
I thought it would be a good idea to share what I had on a lot of the time when I was scratching away in my notebook and stabbing away at my laptop. It might be that you’re a writer who’s stumped for ideas as to what you can put on in the background while you’re writing, and still maintain concentration. I believe my concentration actually improves when I have one of these going in the background. Morkinsálmar, the first album I talked about in this post, is also excellent to write to.