Welcome to another installment of Mixtape Monday! Making Mondays better one mixtape at a time.This week's mixtape leads with Bonnie McKee's new song "American Girl." Very summery - a pop-country sound with a dash of Katy Perry."Pioneers" by The Lighthouse And The Whaler has an introspective lift to it. This line in particular makes my heart smile:
"Hold on, I feel like you could shine a little brighter, my love."- The Lighthouse And The Whaler
We can imagine Elizaveta's "Dreamer" playing in a classic episode of Grey's Anatomy - back when McDreamy and Grey were still courting. Elizaveta has a Tegan & Sara feel, but less melancholy and more ethereal sunshine."Beneath Your Beautiful" by Labrinth (with Emeli Sande) is sexy and sultry, as you might expect. Powerful crescendo... wait for it.We also mixed in a (sort-of) throwback Curtis Mayfield and many others!Click below to listen to this week's mixtape on Spotify or download on iTunes. Need some pointers on how-to use Spotify? Click here for directions on how to get started.Sincerely Your Fellow Dreamers & Pioneers.XOPS: Jimmy Eat World covered Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Getting Back Together" and it's awesome. Even if you're NOT a Taylor Swift fan, give this song a listen. Jimmy Eat World makes it their own. See the video below.