What I’m Listening To // December

I know i’m a bit late with this one but it’s safe to say it’s been a busy month. I would’ve included some fitting Christmas songs in here, but I want to look back on these playlists as a yearly journey of music and I won’t lie, I haven’t been listening to many xmas tunes (resulting in a lack of feeling festive at the mo).

Since my last playlist there’s been some big releases for me personally. The new Childish Gambino album was spot on, along with releases from The Weeknd, Ab-Soul and J. Cole (so good!), but the biggest surprise for me was how good the new KiD CuDi album is, which is on repeat in the car. Anyway, here’s my December playlist below. Only 10 songs, but all beauties at that, enjoy…

1. J Cole – Change

This album dropped on us as a surprise but it looks like J Cole is going platinum again with no features. I love this track and it has the power to cheer me up. The whole album is great but this is my personal stand out.

2. The Weeknd feat. Kendrick Lamar – Sidewalks

As i’ve mentioned previously, any track with a Kendrick feature is a winner to me. His verse on this is 🔥

3. KiD CuDi feat. Andre Benjamin – By Design

The whole album is quite moody since recent events (in a good way though), but this upbeat track with Andre 3000 is perfect. Hoping for an Andre album soon too.

4. Ab-Soul feat. Da$h – Huey Knew THEN

I will say this album isn’t for everyone, but another TDE winner for me.

5. Childish Gambino – Boogieman

Mixed reactions about the change of direction for people, but I absolutely love it! I could’ve picked any song for this playlist to be honest.

6. Bishop Nehru – Sacred Visions

I don’t know when this album actually came out but it’s recently on my radar and i’m hooked, well worth a listen.

7. GoldLink – Crew

I seem to be including GoldLink on every playlist, but he’s bringing out a new track every month. This one follows on nicely…

8. Bonobo feat. Rhye – Break Apart

Same with Bonobo, it’s on every playlist but this is an absolute belter.

9. SOHN – Rennen

Following on from ‘Conrad’ last month, another flawless release from SOHN, making me excited for the 2017 releases.

10. Midland – Final Credits

The full 7 minute version is amazing, but i’ve included the radio edit for the playlist. Great finish to the playlist, and the year.

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