Fresh Tunes from BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge

I’ve been craving new music lately. I get into a rut where I listen to the same music over and over again. Maybe not a rut, as it’s usually because I’ve found something I love, but it gets a bit stale after a while.

This week, I have been loving BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge covers. Truly – I have a playlist lined up, on repeat. I thought I would kick off this Thursday morning with some new tunes to help us all make it to the long weekend (in Canada, it’s Thanksgiving weekend!).

Here are some of my current favourites:

Taylor Swift’s cover of “Riptide” by Vance Joy
(Just recorded this morning!)


Ben Howard’s cover of “Hideaway” by Kiesza

Labrith’s cover of “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift

These aren’t Live Lounge covers, but I am also obsessed with:

Take Me To Church by Hozier

Child of the Valley by The Wooden Sky

What new music have you been loving lately?


“Sigh No More” from Much Ado About Nothing

Last summer, I caught Joss Whedon’s modern film adaption of Much Ado About Nothing at a local independent theatre. The film has an all-star cast, featuring Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg and more. Apparently the entire thing was shot in Joss Whedon’s house in Santa Monica in less than two weeks!

The film features a song called “Sigh No More”, with original lyrics by Shakespeare and the instrumentation/arrangement by Joss Whedon. Vocals are credited to his brother, Jed Whedon, and sister-in-law, Maurissa Tancharoen.

It’s a lovely song. Light-hearted, airy, and summery. In the movie, the song acts as the backdrop to a summer garden party scene, and it just fit perfectly.