HEAR THIS: What We're Listening to this Month
Several of the staff members at Dig Mag chose the music that is on repeat in their playlists. We want you to enjoy the tunes that we are listening as we write the stories that you have been reading.
Michelle Mendez, social media editor
Pitch Perfect 3 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Various Artists
A soundtrack so good it made me watch the movie 25 times. What makes this album unique is that although these are covers, most of the songs are done acapella. Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Hailee Steinfeld, Ester Dean, Rebel Wilson, Hana Mae Lee, Chrissie Fit, Kelley Jakle and Shelley Regner showcase their skills in Toxic, Cheap Thrills and Freedom! ‘90. Pitch Perfect is an incredible feel-good movie franchise. I love this album because it’s upbeat and fun. When I listen to this soundtrack I feel on top of the world plus I love the holy trinity, Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Anna Camp. All the Pitch Perfect soundtracks are worth listening to but this one is my favorite.
Favorite song on the album: I Don’t Like It, I Love It
Amanda Del Cid, staff writer
Dopamine, by Børns
I think each song is unique on this album, because his writing and visuals are very different compared to what’s out in the music mainstream. They’re actually really pretty and innocent. There’s also something about his music that’s familiar because it has an essence of throwback. And he, as an artist in general, is really interesting and he lives his life like his music. I was lucky enough to go see an intimate show and he seemed really down to earth, and he wasn’t pretentious or anything like that.
Favorite song on the album: Clouds
Grester Celis-Acosta, staff writer
The Incredible True Story by Logic
The album is different in the sense that it has a Sci-fi feel to it. It’s a story about space that takes place several years in the future and the human race is trying to look for a new planet to live on because Earth is unlivable. I like the album because Logic tackles different subject matter from race to introspective thoughts about trying to become a more popular artist. There are also a lot of feel good songs and the album is overall an audio experience that takes you through a ride in space.
Jody Johnson, digital editor
Ctrl by SZA
The breakout album of the year! It’s no surprise that it got nominated at this year’s Grammy Awards (and it should have WON!). Ctrl unravels the diary-like confessions that SZA has experienced in her life. Not as contemporary as her peers, the album is more of a neo-soul sound, similar to the albums released by Erykah Badu and India.Arie. Her voice is sultry, smooth and conveys emotion that anyone can relate. We all have had relationship problems, issues of jealous, sexual desires, and low self esteem, so this album is very relatable. The Weekend tells the story of being the side chick, which some can relate to, but are ashamed to admit (Been there, done that). Make sure to check out the “ode to pussy” with Doves in the Wind. So bring out the wine, dim all the lights and maybe, light a blunt and press play and go on a conversational lush.
Favorite songs on the album: The Weekend, Prom, Broken Clocks, Drew Barrymore