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Seasonal Staff Favorites

Seasonal Staff Favorites
April 9, 2021

Is it just us or does everyone’s favorite music change with the seasons? With the world in bloom, we asked the Sofar team to chime in and tell us what they’re listening to. Check out their answers to find new music, old favorites, and an inside look at our work-from-home playlists.

Bantug | In My Feelings EP

These two new Bantug singles are so incredible. The production and performances are fantastic, indie pop that begs you to dance along. But the lyrics deal with vulnerabilities and insecurities we  can all struggle with. It feels so connected to how I’m experiencing life right now - a renewed optimism with a heaping spoonful of uncertainty and anxiety. But Bantug makes it sound a lot better than I do, managing to deliver it all with grace and insight and in the end, just fun songs. I can’t wait for the album ‘12 Songs About Loneliness’ to drop.

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—Max, Los Angeles

Fleetfoxes | Shore

I’m currently playing this album on repeat so much that I might be sick of it by summer. It has every Spring feeling — a sense of beginning, hope, movement, growth — all wrapped up in momentous melodies. I can’t get enough. 

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—Mara, Jacksonville

India Arie | Discography

I've been going back into the India Arie archives. Her albums have helped me through so many transitional phases in my life. For me, Spring signifies new life and rebirth. India's music aligns perfectly with that, especially Voyage To India which I used to listen to on a discman!

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—Jenn, Los Angeles

FITZ | Head Up High

FITZ (of Fitz and the Tantrums) released a solo album last week and I am here for it! He has such great energy. 

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—Erica, Boston

AJR | OK ORCHESTRA

I'm also finding myself going back to AJR - again, the energy.

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—Erica, Boston

Justin Bieber | Justice

I’ve been loving Justin Bieber’s new album, “Justice”. It’s been fun to watch his music evolve and grow with him through the different phases of his life — from tween to party boy, to husband — I will always be a Belieber.

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—Tori, Chicago

Tomorrowland 2021 Playlist

In honor of missed music festivals over the last year, I'm gearing up for a Summer of sweet sounds! I've been listening to the Tomorrowland 2021 Playlist in hopes of making it to Belgium as soon as the pandemic lifts! 

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—Danae, NYC

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