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This Week’s Must Listen Playlist: For When You Take A Break From 'Beyoncé'

Jillian Morabito |
December 15, 2013 | 9:00 p.m. PST

Staff Reporter

Every other week, Staff Reporter Jillian Morabito showcases some of the tunes you should be tuning in to. Here are her picks for your new Must Listen Playlist:

“Heaven” by Beyonce

Okay, so don’t take a break just yet. Out of all the tracks on the surprise album, this is by far the most moving. Rumored to be about her miscarriage, the lyrics repeat: “Heaven couldn’t wait for you.” The sentimental song is accompanied by a video (as a part of her “visual” album) where Beyonce goes through flashbacks and is seen crying in a church. If you're feeling especially emotional today, don't listen. Go grab some Häagen-Dazs when you finally do. 

“Follow Your Arrow” by Kacey Musgraves

This track is a little more on the country side, but is nevertheless a fun jam. It discusses the hypocricsy in the world (i.e. “If you can't lose the weight then you're just fat / But if you lose too much then you're on crack”). Musgraves reminds us to not pay attention to those judging you and just follow that arrow wherever it may go. 

“Run Run Run” by Celeste Buckingham

Watch out Lorde, we have another teen sensation coming through. Buckingham has a sultry voice like Joss Stone and tracks that sound like they’ve been made for Adele. The singer is from Switzerland but lived in the States as well. BUckingham does not only pen songs, but she and her sister also wrote a children’s novel titled “The Lost Princess.”

“From Gold” by Novo Amor

It’s almost winter meaning Bon Iver playlist season is coming. Novo Amor sounds just like the singer-songwriter (and even shares the likeness for using a foreign phrase as a band name). This is the first of his songs to be released and produces a calming, mellow effect which previews tracks to come. He is an alternative folk singer from the U.K. and has only released a few tracks but is set to release an EP soon. 



“Can You Tell” by Ra Ra Riot

A song about an obsessive kid in love: who doesn’t relate to that? A throwback to 2008, this track reminds us why we love the alternative New York band. This year, Ra Ra Riot released the synth-pop album “Beta Love” which is seriously worth listening to if you haven’t already. 

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