Top Ten Artists I Discovered In 2016 (And A Thank You To The Beautiful Souls Who Introduced Me To Them)


Guess what we’re talking about today?* MUSIC. That beautiful thing I obsess over probably way too much. But there are no guidelines to obsessing over music (maybe I should write them actually?? LAY DOWN SOME FANGIRLING STANDARDS.) I’m happy to report that 2016 was a fabulous year for finding new music. SO MANY NEW ARTISTS THAT MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE CHANGED MY LIFE. They deserve some flailing. Thus I AM MAKING A LIST. My top ten favorite new-found artists from 2016. I’m also ranking them from lowest to highest in HOW MUCH THEY HAVE BLOWN MY MIND. And like always, I WANT TO CONVERT YOU TO MY BELIEFS.** So let’s get on with it!!

*NO, the title of this post isN’T REVEALING AT ALL.
**Don’t you love my pushy little blog? YOU DO. THAT’S WHY YOU’RE HERE, READING THIS. Shh. Have a waffle. Nod your head and agree with everything I say.



Thank you to Sunset for introducing me to this artist.

Guys…I HAVE A SMALL OBSESSION WITH EPIC MUSIC. Anything that sounds like it would be in a superhero movie trailer?? I’M IN. GIVE IT TO ME RIGHT NOW. Of course you can find epic trailer music (that’s a thing and we’ll talk about it later muahaha) but surprisingly there are not many artists out there that just SOUND LIKE A FREAKING MOVIE TRAILER?? There are, however, a few. And Ruelle is one of the few. Her music is like chills and tears and epicness all rolled into one thing.* I MAY OR MAY NOT WANT ALL HER MUSIC IN MY BOOK-MOVIE TRAILERS ONE DAY.

*I am obviously VERY coherent when I’m fangirling.



Thank you to Rebekah Joan for introducing me to this artist.

I HAVE NO COHERENT WORDS. Amber Run is one of those bands that you listen to and you’re like “bro how come I never heard this before WHAT MAGIC HAS JUST ENTERED MY SMOL UNDESERVING EARS??” Amber Run is raw and honest and beautiful. Oh and I may or may not be covering one of their songs in the future?? MUAHAHA. Y’all can guess which one it will be while you listen to the rest of Amber Run’s fabulous music.



GUYS. I watched View From A Blue Moon a long time ago* but I didn’t really start flailing over the soundtrack until a little while ago. Kishi Bashi has an incredibly unique sound. Basically what you would imagine tropical birds + roller coasters + lemonade + beach days + forest hikes to sound like. IDK IF THAT MAKES ANY SENSE but if you don’t understand my logical descriptions of things you should just go and listen for yourself.

*BACK IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS, YO. Last year basically.



WHAAAAAAT. < Legit what I say out loud to nobody as I listen to Fleurie’s music and fangirl. REMEMBER THAT EPIC TRAILER THING?? Well Fleurie also has that vibe. And her clear, beautiful vocals paired with asdfghjkl drums and strings and WOW IDK WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS SENTENCE BUT I DON’T REALLY CARE. Because basically I am freaking out over here.



Thank you to Katie for introducing me to this artist.

I thank Katie but it was really Katie’s boyfriend who first recommended The Goo Goo Dolls and then Katie recommended them to me. OBVIOUSLY I APPROVE OF THIS BOY BECAUSE HE HAS GOOD TASTE IN MUSIC. I am uncultured swine and have only really listened to their latest album, Boxes, but OMG DO I NEED ANYTHING ELSE IN ALL THE WORLD?? This music has severely inspired me and I just want to (have to) FLAIL IN YOUR FACE ABOUT IT.



NOW WE’RE TALKING EPIC TRAILER MUSIC. This isn’t your usual artist, y’all. J2 creates epic trailer covers of pop songs. SO THAT THEY CAN SLAUGHTER ME OBVIOUSLY. If you’re into epic music and pop music THEN I HAVE A GENETICALLY MODIFIED SOLUTION FOR YOU: J2. I seriously can’t tell you how many times I’ve plotted books to this stuff. I also seriously don’t know how I’m going to suggest ONLY TWO SONGS omg but here we go.



Thank you to the same Katie for introducing me to this artist.

UM WHERE DO I BEGIN?? I don’t listen to rap. Not even Christian rap. DON’T GET ME WRONG – I love a lot of Christian rappers. As people they are fabulous. But I could just never really get into the sound of rap?? IT’S NOT FOR ME. IDK WHY. That being said, I didn’t think I would like NF at all. But one day I decided to get on his Spotify page and click “play all” (because I am uncultured swine remember.) I DID NOT TAKE MY HEADPHONES OFF FOR TWO HOURS STRAIGHT. Y’all, I never listen to any artist for two hours. I just cannot do it. NEVERMIND RAP. But y’all. NF. I can’t explain. Just go listen I beg you.



OKAY SO I TECHNICALLY DID NOT DISCOVER THE LUMINEERS IN 2016. But I discovered Cleopatra in 2016 and this album may or may not have delicately slaughtered my feels. SO MUCH BOOK INSPIRATION. Also it feels like a road trip and evergreens and maps and rainy days and FEEEELINGSSS. Also the Sleep On The Floor music video had me crying so hard. OUCH.



Thank you to Aaliyah for introducing me to this glory.

DO I HAVE WORDS? NO. DO I NEED WORDS? NO. Up until recently I had never tried NEEDTOBREATHE. I kind of just thought “idk what they are” and STUPIDLY NEVER FIGURED IT OUT. That is until the spectacular Aaliyah threw their music in my face and was like “GO LISTEN NOW” and I did and omg. I DON’T HAVE ANY WORDS, REMEMBER??? To be honest NEEDTOBREATHE is my new obsession. I’m a fangirl and I have no shame. Only tears of great joy. :’)



Thank you to Olivia for CHANGING MY LIFE OMG.

HAHAHAHAHA. YOU KNOW WHAT I’M GOING TO SAY? No. You don’t know. Because I’m not going to say anything. Because I can’t say anything. Because TWENTY ONE PILOTS DUH. Just stop. Don’t demand explanations. Don’t ask for logic. I will give you none. Goodbye.



*You literally thought I would pick a few songs to suggest?? LOLOLOLOL UR FUNNY. 

What artists did you discover in 2016? Have you heard any of the artists I’ve flailed over listed here? If so, who is your favorite? Oooh what about your favorite albums of 2016? Because I obviously enjoy torturing you with decisions. Favorite Twenty One Pilots song??? LOLOLOLOL HAVE FUN WITH THAT.

love,
abbiee

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  1. YES!! I love almost all of those bands!! Fleurie is one of my top favorites!! And of course TWENTY ØNE PILØTS IS AMAZING!!

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    1. YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVE THE BEST TASTE IN MUSIC, EMMA. *high fives and so many waffles omg

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  2. I was introduced to Fleurie by a friend, and omg her music is amazing. I could spend all day listening to her songs. She's now become (obviously) one of my new favorite artists.
    I was also introduced to another amazing singer (by the same friend) by the name of Jon Bellion. Don't know if you've heard of him, but if you haven't, check him out; he is amazing (Weight of the World and Overwhelming are asdfghl). I am totally nodding and agreeing with everything you say; can't wait to check out all of these new artists. :)

    Aliah | Indigo Ink

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    1. EEEEP ISN'T FLEURIE AMAZING?? There's something sooo magical about her music. :') Oooh, no I've never heard of Jon Bellion! I'll totally look him up. Aw, I'm so happy you liked this post, dear!! <3

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  3. I can't wait to give these a try! And I love Amber Run too- 'I Found' is a favorite. 'Kites' is another. xx

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    1. YAAAAAS. :'''') Those songs are sooo beautiful. Thank you for reading, Nina!

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  4. Ahhh this list is fabulous! There's a lot on there that I haven't heard of. (but come on, I'm horribly uneducated when it comes to music nowadays anyway. :P)

    The concept behind J2's music sounds amazing. Lots of these sound like they have an "epic soundtrack" thread as you call it, which is great by me. :D

    Um... I... don't really like Twenty One Pilots all that much? *hides face for eternity* My sister is getting into it a bit more, but it just never clicked with me. I don't even know why... I guess it's just not my thing? The tunes and stuff can be catchy, but for some unexplained reason it kind of grates on my nerves? *dodges flying tomatoes* Oh, I shouldn't have said anything. xD

    My favorite albums of 2016? 2016 has been one of the first years where I've really started to deeply, deeply appreciate music. I've always loved it before, but I've been exploring the far reaches of the family ipod lately, mwahaha. My top favorites (in no particular order) are...

    ... Lauren Daigle. Can I seriously convince you to listen to her music?? BECAUSE IT IS FABULOUS. Her voice is basically Adele's. Even better than Adele's. And her stuff is so Christian and gorgeous and catchy. (and technically I discovered her in 2015, but pffft, details.)

    ... I Am They. I don't know if you'd like it, since it's country and folk oriented, I would say. But it's really fun, bouncy music with lots of fun harmonies and voice combinations.

    ... Michael W. Smith. I haven't really listened to his vocal stuff, but I absolutely adore his instrumental track called Glory. Talk about epic music! o.o

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    1. I'm horribly uneducated with music too, but mostly pop. xD I JUST DON'T LIKE POPULAR MUSIC I GUESS LOLOLOL. But indieeeeee YAAAS <3 *hugs all the indie music* HAHA I WAS NOTICING THAT AS I PUT TOGETHER THIS LIST I was like "wow I really love that epic music vibe don't I???" I MIGHT BE A TINY BIT OBSESSED. *nervous laughter*

      DON'T WORRY I WON'T THROW TOMATOES AT YOU. I shall demand all the other tomato-throwers stand down. *nods majestically* Twenty One Pilots definitely has a very different sound and I can see how not everyone would like it. BUT DON'T MIND IF I FANGIRL AND FLAIL LOUDLY IN THE CORNER. :'''')

      Oooh I've heard a few songs by Lauren Daigle! Her voice is awesome. <3 EEEP AND I CAN'T WAIT TO CHECK OUT THOSE OTHER ARTISTS YOU MENTIONED. *dances around happily* I love finding new music!! Thanks so much for reading, Emily! :D

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  5. God, I love The Lumineers. Especially "Sleep on the Floor". And if you haven't already, you NEED to listen to "Name", "Iris", and "Black Balloon" by the Goo Goo Dolls. Their lead singer also wrote and performed two songs for the Disney movie Treasure Planet, which happens to be my favorite Disney movie. Coincidence? I think not.

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    1. ASDFGHJKL YES YES YES THE LUMINEERS. :''') They are amazing. And I'm totally going to check out those songs you mentioned!! They sound fabulous. Thank you so much for reading, Alex!

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  6. The only one on this list I've listened to extensively is Needtobreathe??? AND I LOVE THEM BUT THAT GOES WITHOUT SAYING RIGHT? I've listened to a few Twenty-One Pilots and adore them, like EXACTLY ONE Lumineers song and can't recall it just now...

    ANYWAY. I AM GOING TO GET AAAAAAAAAALL THIS STUFF ON SPOTIFY BECAUSE YOU HAVE AMAZING TASTE IN MUSIC FROM WHAT I CAN TELL AND I TRUST YOU!!! AND I LOVE FINDING NEW MUSIC SO MUCH!!!! AND I NEED MORE EPICNESS IN MAH LIFE!!!!


    And somehow I forgot to tell you... But that post you did with the musicy tag for your book??? INSPIRED MY SOCKS OFF, BASICALLY. I am now obsessively creating playlists for every character and every scene and every writing project and every story and just everything basically. I THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW.

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    1. ASDFGHJKJHG YAAAAS. <3 NEEDTOBREATHE IS LYFE. :') OMG WHAT EVEN KAYLA MARIE I WAS FLAILING AND SCREAMING WHEN I READ THIS COMMENT LIKE DFGHLSADJASKJ WHAT I INSPIRED YOU TO MAKE PLAYLISTS FOR EVERYTHING??? MY LEGACY IS FULFILLED. :'''') AND YOU THINK I HAVE GOOD TASTE IN MUSIC THAT MEANS SO MUCH TO ME. BASICALLY I AM NOT COMING DOWN OFF OF ALL CAPS BECAUSE THIS COMMENT MADE ME SO HAPPY THANK YOU THANK YOU AAAHHH <333333

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  7. TWENTY ØNE PILØTS. TWENTY ØNE PILØTS. TWENTY ØNE PILØTS. They are so amazing. AAAHHHHH!!!!! I LØVE THEM!

    *ahem* You got me into Fluerie. But I had seen her in NF's album which I thought her voice was beautiful in it. But for some reason I never looked into her more. UNTIL YOU WERE PLAYING IT ON SPOTIFY.

    I am the same way about rap. I don't like it. BUT NF. IT IS EMOTIONAL AND GRIPPING AND I DON'T EVEN KNOW.

    THANKS FOR ALL THE ARTIST RECOMMENDATIONS. There are so many that I don't know. I shall listen to them promptly.

    By the way, I just started listening to Josh Garrels andd I really like his version of "O Come O Come Emmanuel" and his other stuff.

    Oh, and Roo Panes!!! I THINK THAT YOU WILL LOVE HIM. It is so earthy, if you get my meaning?

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    1. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAS TWENTY ØNE PILØTS I LOVE YOU GABRIELA THANK YOU FOR THIS COMMENT. :'''') *high fives you and gives you all the waffles* I found Fleurie through NF too! SHE HAS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL VOICE LIKE WAHT EVEN. "I am the same way about rap. I don't like it. BUT NF. IT IS EMOTIONAL AND GRIPPING AND I DON'T EVEN KNOW." <<< YOU GET MEEE YOU GET THISSSSS OMG YES YES YES. <3 *is nodding fiercely* Oooh I'll totally check out Josh Garrels!

      AND ARE YOU SERIOUS OMG ROO PANES IS MY LOVE <333333333 his voice is like a cello omg and he is also gorgeous just saying. :''')

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  8. OMG SO MANY NEW BANDS TO LISTEN TO THANK YOU ABBIEE. I'm trying to branch out and listen to allll the things this year, so here we go. TWENTY ONE PILOTS CANNOT BE MATCHED AND YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO ALL OF IT YOU JUST HAVE TO. (my fave is holding on to you because it is very special to me.)

    I found Bastille this year (omg they're just. it's so haunting and emotional and raw and wows) and Shearwater (Quiet Americans is my new jam and the music video gives me allll the story ideas).

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    1. EEEP THANK YOU!! "TWENTY ONE PILOTS CANNOT BE MATCHED AND YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO ALL OF IT YOU JUST HAVE TO." <<< YOU UNDERSTAND THIS AIMEE. YOU UNDERSTAND. :'''') *hug you* EEEP YAAS BASTILLE!! I was super obsessed with them a few years back and now I'm getting re-obsessed with their new album. <3 And I'm totally going to look up Shearwater!!

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  9. My legacy is fulfilled.

    I AM SO HONORED THAT THE MUSIC I SUGGESTED MADE #2 :') But seriously, like, NEEDTOBREATHE is flat-out amazing. AND THE SONGS YOU SUGGESTED :') CRYYYY!!! "Feet Don't Fail Me Now" hahaha mmHHHhmmmmHhhMmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We've already fangirled about all these songs but.. ASDFGHJKLASDFGHJKLASDFGHJKLKASDFGHJKLASDFGHJKLASDFGHJKLasdfghjklasdfghjklasdfghjklasdfghjklasdfghjkl;asdfghjklasdfghjklasdfghjklasdfghjklasdfghjkl I can't I can't I can't

    SO HONORED WOW :')

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    1. ASDFGHJKLKJHGFDFJ UM WEL YES OF COURSE BECAUSE NEEDTOBREATHE IS LIKE WGSAHJGFKAJF;KAJKD AND I HAVE YOU TO THANK FOR THIS GLORY. :'''') *hugs you and cries* MMMMHMMM YES ALL THE SONGS AND THERE IS NEVER TOO MUCH FLAILING GOING ON MUAHAHAHA. <3 i love how this comment is so incoherent yet you will understand it all :')

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    2. I totally understand it. Like, flailing is basically my second language.

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  10. RUELLE. "Game of Survival" is one of the best songs I've listened to this year, and is it weird that I always imagine it as THE song if my book had a trailer?(btw, I'VE FOUND A KINDRED SPIRIT IN YOU YAY FOR BOOK TRAILERS). It just describes it perfectly.

    Fluerie is also amazing. I love 'Breathe', especially. AND TWENTY ONE PILOTS. HAVE YOU STOLEN MY MUSIC PLAYLIST???? (i'm off to look up these other music-making people you've listed)

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    1. YES OMG I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN!! *happy flailing with you* THAT IS SO COOL. When I first heard Game Of Survival it reminded me of my sister's book and so I played it for her and she was like "WOW WHAT AGFJKHAS" and yeah. :') BREATHE YES BREATHE IS AWESOME. <3 *nods* Thank you so much for reading, Sunset!!

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  11. Hi Abbiee! I'm going to check out Ruelle, Amber Run, Kishi Bashi, Fleuri, and J2. I just discovered a guy called Tristam and I love his music! (electronic)Fade Away is awesome! But thanks for the suggestions....I've been needing some, cuz you know, music is awesome and I want more of it

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    1. EEEP THANK YOU CLARISSA. <3 I hope you enjoy these artists! Ooh and Tristam sounds like something I would love. I'll totally check it out! :) ASDFGHJKL ONE CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MUCH MUSIC. *hugs you and gives you waffles* Thank you for reading!!

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  12. SO MANY NEW AND GOOD ARTISTS TO TRY! and you just hooked me on Fleurie and Ruelle. so goooddd. I totally get the whole movie/book trailer vibe!! argh that type of music just inspires me and makes me want to write!

    I recently (aka two days ago) discovered Vérité and I haven't stopped listening to her since! and this technically didn't come out in 2016, but my favorite album of the year is Coldplay's A Head Full of Dreams!

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    1. EEEP SO HAPPY TO HEAR THAT MADELINE. :') Yesss same here. Epic music makes me want to just drop all obligations AND WRITE ALL DAYYYY. <3 Oooh I'll totally check out Vérité! And Coldplay is always fabulous of course. :) Thank you so much for reading, dear!!

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  13. OH MY GOSH!!! I AM SO GLAD THAT YOU MENTIONED NF!!! (i might fangirl there) ;) he is amazing and i literally have been listening to him nonstop. LIKE HE SPEAKS TO MY SOUL. GIRL, look up some of his old songs too. Just go on Youtube. And you need to look up Start over by FLAME ft. NF and let me know what you think of it!! 21 Pilots is like "meh" compared to him. And I just discovered him this year!!

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    1. YAAAAAS FANGIRL ALL YOU LIKE MY DEAR BECAUSE I'LL FANGIRL WITH YOU OK <3333 NF IS AMAZING EEEP. And my sister showed me that song!! It's actually how I found NF hehe. THAT'S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL SONG THOUGH. :''') Man. Epic stuff. <3

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  14. YESYESYESYESYESYESYES NFFFFFFFFFFF!!!!
    i found him during november and seriously ACJKANFALNIJLK *major flails*

    and yessssss TOP!! dude dude i love tylers voice <333

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    1. YOU ARE AWESOME OK <33333 *happy dances and hugs you and flails a lot*

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    2. EEP THANKS YOU ARE AWESOME TOO <33 *hugs back and flails*

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  15. YASS LUMINEERS!!
    One artist I discovered this year is Alessia Cara and I LOVE HER and when it comes to discovering new music, im kinda like... blah. but my cousin told me about her and we went to her concert in LA and DUDE go listen to her, especially "Scars to your Beautiful" or "Wild Things". Shes got such a unique and awesome voice. But im def gonna check out alllllll of these!! Thanks Abbie!!

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    1. Oooh I'll totally look her up! That sounds awesome. And super cool that you got to see her in concert!! EEEEP. Thanks so much for reading, dear!!

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  16. TWENTY ONE PILOTS. I can't believe such goodness exists in the world. <3 I've heard a few longs by The Lumineers, they seem like a great band. I shall have to look into the songs you mentioned! :)

    I recently found a band called Sticky Fingers - they're a very interesting mix of reggae and pop, I think. Here's a recommendation back at ya: Caress Your Soul. :)

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    1. OMG RIGHT?? The wonder and beauty of Twenty One Pilots is beyond me. :') Ooh I'll totally check out Sticky Fingers! THAT'S A GREAT BAND NAME HONESTLY LIKE WOW. <3

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  17. OHMYGOSHHHH THIS IS SO BAD BUT I'VE NEVER LISTENED TO ANY OF THESE ARTISTS *hides*

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    1. OMG SARAH GO LISTEN PLEASSSEEEEE. :''')

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  18. I got introduced to Ruelle and Fleurie through Shadowhunters where their songs were played in the background and I absolutely loved it. And my friend had actually introduced me to Goo goo dolls a couple years back but I never listened to more of their songs until this year (#fail) and although I'm not that in love with The Lumineers, I actually listened to a couple of their songs as it was on a book playlist. I'll make sure to listen to the others you recommended here!

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    1. Oooh, fabulous! Ruelle and Fleurie both have such cool style. <3 ASDFGHJKL BASICALLY I AM MADE OF INCOHERENT FLAILING, but yes. The Lumineers is very good writing inspiration I find. :') Thank you for reading, Iridescence!

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  19. NEEDTOBREATHE TWENTY ONE PILOTS FLEURIE AND NF!!!!!! I LOVE THEM ALL!!!! =D I can't answer my fave twenty one pilots song. It's too hard.

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    1. AAAAAADFGHJKLDK YAAAAS YOU KNOW WHAT UP MICAIAH <3333 I know right it's an impossible question really. :')

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  20. I think we don't have the same taste in music like at all (bc I know I don't really like Twenty One Pilots), but I should listen to some of this stuff! I discovered Sleeping At Last this year, from one of Cally Declan's blog posts, and man, I LOVE their (his?) music. SO good. I'm listening to it right now, and have been for hours probably! I think my favorite is Saturn.

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    1. Oooh, I was just watching Sleeping At Last's music video for Saturn the other day!! I feel like I could really get into his music so I should totally listen to it more often. :) Also I think you would really like The Lumineers!! Thank you for reading, Maggie dear! <3

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  21. TWENTY ONE PILOTS OH MY GOSH YES MATE YESSSSS. *high fives you* my favorite songs by them are forest, isle of flightless birds, and message man. ;)
    i've heard of the lumineers before, just never listened to them since like 2015 lol.
    anyway, i'm going to do a post that's like this, don't worry, i'll leave you credit.
    ~grace

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    1. GRACE THOSE ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITES TOOO EEEEEEEEEEEP. <3 tbh it's SUCH A HARD DECISION but Forest is probably my most favorite song by TØP. :') It just holds a special place in my heart. ALSO KITCHEN SINK. OMG. :'''''') *cries for all eternity* Ooh cool!! I can't wait to read your post, Grace! I'm so happy I inspired you! <3 *hugs and waffles*

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  22. I FOUND BY AMBER RUN IS GOOOLDDD OH MY GOODNESS. like the one he did with London Contemporary Voices on Mahogany Sessions is so good I cried. :')) YAYAY.

    also NEEDTOBREATHE IS MY JAM GURL. not even kidding. DID YOU HEAR BE MORE HEART AND LESS ATTACK. THE ACOUSTIC VERSION FILLS MY SOUL. YES YES YES <3 (not even kidding it's SO GOOD. ALL OF THEIR MUSIC IS GOOD. JUST GOOD ALL AROUND. GOOD GOOD GOOD.)

    the rest of these look fab. :') thank you for introducing me to more artists.

    loves. x

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    1. abbiee i'm listening to soldier by fleurie and it is l i t e r a l l y bombarding me with STORY IDEAS AND I AM SO PUMPED TO WRITE unfortunately I have to do some English assignments before i get there but THE INSPIRATION WILL NOT BE STOPPED

      so thank u. i'm so excited.

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    2. OOOH I'VE NEVER HEARD THIS VERSION OF I FOUND. OBVI I AM MISSING OUT. :') and omg yes Be More Heart And Less Attack is like tHE ANTHEM OF MY SOUL. WOW. <3333 And I'm not sure if I've heard the acoustic version of it?? ASDFGHJKL CAN'T WAIT TO CHECK THIS OUT. *hugs* EEEP THANK YOU DEAR.

      ASDFGHJKLKJH FLAILED SO HARD AT YOUR SECOND COMMENT. IS SOLDIER NOT THE MOST INCREDIBLY MYSTIFYING BEAUTIFUL AFFSHKJLSK SONG EVER?? SO MUCH WRITING INSPIRATION YAAAAS. I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE PUMPED TO WRITE NOW THAT MAKES ME SO HAPPY. :'''')

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  23. And I was just thinking how I need to try more artists. It looks like I'm set! I can't wait to try the ones you mentioned I haven't heard before. Especially needtobreathe. I've listened to them some, but obviously not enough. I do however, enjoy The Lumiers and (obvs again) twenty one pilots. Favorite song? Addict with a Pen. It's the first one I heard and loved, so it gives me a certain nostalgia. As for artists I've discovered... She and Him have a wonderful jazzy vibe. Hollyn is so fun. And Sleeping at Last gives me all the feels! GREAT POST ABBIE!!!! Can't wait to Spotify this up.

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    1. OOOH YES DEFINITELY GET INTO NEEDTOBREATHE PLEASE I THINK YOU WOULD LOVE THEM. :') Oooh I'll totally have to check out those artists you mentioned!! AND WOW YES ADDICT WITH A PEN IS SO GOOD SGFJSHFKJALLDK. <33333 So happy you liked this post!! Thank you so much Hannah dear!

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  24. Totally saving this for later when I need to update my music. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. YAY!! THANK YOU SO MUCH ELIZABETH. <3

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  25. TOP IS AMAZING AHHHH. I discovered them this year too, along with Meg Myers and Walk Off the Earth.

    I really need to listen to Ruelle + Regina Spektor + Red Hot Chili Peppers sometime soon - they all look awesome, but I haven't gotten around to it. :/

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

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    1. SDFGHAJKLJDSAKLJ YAAAAAAAS. <3 TØP FOREVER. :') There's never enough time for music honestly because I WANT MUSIC ALL THE TIME BASICALLY UGH. The struggle is real. :'''') Thank you for reading, Ellie!

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  26. OMG! YESSSS! This is the perfect post... perfect. I just got on winter break soooo I will have plenty of music to listen to. I know like three of these bands?! is there something wrong with me?! WHERE HAVE I BEEN!??

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    1. THANK YOU VANESSA. <3 I hope you enjoy listening to these artists!!

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  27. I'm always finding new music and buying music and spending too much time listening to music...so...I've actually heard of and listened to eight of the artists on your list, but I have to say NF (He is amazing. So much rawness and gut-wrenching in his songs)is probably my favorite on the list followed by NEEDTOBREATHE and The Goo Goo Dolls (I haven't listened to their newest CD yet, though...so...I should go do that). I've discovered so much music this year that I can't really say one or two or three artists...I'm gonna have to go think on it...

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    1. EEEP YAY WE HAVE SO MUCH SAME TASTES IN MUSIC THEN THAT MAKES ME HAPPY. :) Wow yes NF is truly incredible. <3 ASDFGHJKL AND NEEDTOBREATHE. tbh it's SO HARD to pick favorites I had such a hard time making this list even omg. :''') Anyway, thank you so much for reading dear!!

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  28. OK SO i know some of these. But some of these i don't. So excuse me while i go listen to them because really - you do have fabulous taste in music.

    My 2016 discovers: Kaleo and Bear's Den. Seriously. Kill me now. I love their voices. And Elliot Root. And Sam Burchfeild. My everyday playlist blew up after i found these guys.

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    1. ASDFGHJKL THANK YOU SO MUCH SAMI. :''') That makes me so happy!! *hugs u* OMG KALEO YESSSSS. THAT MAN'S VOICE IS ASDFGHJKJHGF AMAZING. I'll totally have to check out those other artists you mentioned!! <3

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  29. Oh my, there are several similarities between this list and what would be on mine for this year. Particularly, NF. My goodness. I'm not a huge rap fan either and he is fantabulous. I also discovered The Oh Hellos just a few days ago - they have that folksy-poetic sound I've really been getting into lately. I just heard about Amber Run recently and really need to check them out. And YOU LOVE MOVIE TRAILER MUSIC TOO??!? SOMEONE UNDERSTANDS ME.

    Love your blog, by the way!

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    1. Yess!!! It seems like a lot of people discovered NF this year!! HE'S FABULOUS HONESTLY. <3 Oooh I feel like I've heard a few songs by the Oh Hellos — I need to listen to more of their music tbh. YAAAAS MOVIE TRAILER MUSIC *HIGH FIVES YOU* IT'S THE BEST ISN'T IT?? :'''') Thank you so much, Alicyn!! <3

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  30. I kind of almost didn't read this post because I was like, huh, music. I already have lots of music, I don't need any more! But then I missed your blog and I wanted to say hello and now the mere descriptions of these albums are tearing me apart because I want to listen to ALL OF THEM AT ONCE. HEH. HELP.

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    1. ASDFGHJKLKJH THANK YOU SO MUCH OLIVIA <3333 YES I VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND ALL THESE ARTIST PLEASE GO LISTEN BE OFF WITH YA. ;) *hugs you and gives you waffles*

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  31. NOW I MUST CHECK ALLLLLLLLLLLL OF THESE OUT!!!!!

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    1. EEEEEEEEEEP YAAAAAAS DO IT. <3

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  32. Oh my goodness, I live for these music posts. You literally have the best taste in music. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Lumineers and twenty one pilots :-) Never heard of NF and some of the others, they are fabulous! Thanks for giving me new jams, Abbie. :)

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  33. I NEED TO CHECK THESE ALL OUT ASAP
    (also i emailed you after about 10 million years so there's that)

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  34. oooh new music is always cool! the epic pretty trailer music girls are so calming - and just days later i found "i get to love you" by Ruelle that reminds me of a ship in my book! and oh man i listened to all of 'boxes' and am mildly obsessed with "the pin." i've also been kinda 'idk who they are' about Needtobreathe! the lyrics to "hard love" are incredible - really touched me right now. AND FEET DON'T FAIL ME NOW IS PERFECT FOR ROBIN HOOD IN MY NOVEL!! and TØP... is, well, TØP. there is no way to describe them. "truce" has gotta be my favorite of theirs. hahah there's so many artists i discovered in 2016 that have changed my life so much it's hard to imagine i found them less than a year ago. Thousand Foot Krutch and Lacey Sturm would have to be two of the main ones... :)

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  35. I'm late to this party but RUELLE. RUELLE. THANK YOU FOR INTRODUCING HER TO MEEEEEEE.

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  36. WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! THIS POST IS PURE GOLD. NOW I NEED TO GO STALK ALL THE ARTISTS I DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT. and oh my honored to be featured on this list AND AT THE TOP AND WITH MY BBS // TWENTY ONE PILOTS HAHAAAH. < my love language ;) THANKSSSSSSSS

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  37. Oohh I love Ruelle!! Her songs are perfect for writing, they set up an epic fantasy series brilliantly. I'm grateful to Shadowhunters for introducing her to me! I discovered Sia this year - I know she's been around for a while, but I finally listened to her in 2016 and her music is so inspiring!(:

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  38. Twenty One Pilots at the first point? You are right! I love them so much! I was at their concert last year and I am going this year too https://ticketcrab.com/twenty-one-pilots-tickets I want to travel with them around the world! ))

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  39. Really late comment. *heheheheheh*
    My friend showed me them and I fell in love with them right away!
    Also listen to Taxi Cab it talks about Jesus

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  40. YOU LITTERALLY JUST BECAME LIKE MY NEW FAVORITE PERSON BC YOU LIKE THE GOO GOO DOLLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Their albums, Let Love In, and Magnetic are also bomb. ;) Oh, and Lumineers and NEEDTOBREATH?! Niiiice taste gurl! ;)

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kind words are like raindrops on the desert. they make me bloom with happiness, as absolutely cliche and cheesy as that sounds. even if it's just a simple alt+3 i will heart you for it. so, go ahead! MAKE MY DAY. literally.