Music and cooking go together like carrots and peas. If you’ve been following School Night Vegan for a while, you’ve probably caught me frying to something jaunty on more than one occasion, so it’s about time I share what I’ve been blasting into my ear-holes.
I’m a huge fan of discovering new (and old) music and there’s something equally joyful about sharing music too. So this is my attempt to get you dancing in your kitchen, without being that guy from your high-school who shares endless Spotify playlists in his stories.
It’s Different for Girls
Named after my favourite Of Montreal track, this playlist is a celebration of women in music today. I think everything on here was released within the last 5 years, so this isn’t quite a historical showcase of my favourite female musicians – lets call it contemporary – but it’s a pretty varied bag nonetheless.
I’ve tried to keep it poppy, although the playlist does tiptoe in and out of other genres, and I imagine there are a fair few women here you recognise already. The idea is that the playlist keeps you motivated and interested while you’re elbows deep in vegan cinnamon roll dough!
My Top 3 Tracks
In reverse order, for suspense purposes, here are my top five tracks on It’s Different For Girls. This is liable to change from day to day, but at time of writing, this is accurate!
3. SOPHIE – It’s Okay To Cry
This one gives me such auto-tuned Annie Lennox vibes, with just the right amount of gritty noise. SOPHIE is really amazing at making tracks which straddle the line between rousing and melancholic. This one sounds like a Carly Rae Jepson track which has been dropped in a muddy puddle. It’s very good!
Perfect for: chopping onions.
2. Tove Lo – Really don’t like u (feat. Kylie Minogue)
As a gay, British millenial, Kylie Minogue is essentially a top-tier deity of my religion. So it’s no surprise that when Tove Lo released this track (AND VIDEO) with Kylie, I did a little wee.
It’s seriously boppy and lyrically reminds me of Jolene, with its heart-broken, mildly homoerotic break-up themes.
Perfect for: pretending you’re getting something from the bottom shelf in the fridge but really you’re just slut dropping.
1. Rina Sawayama – Comme Des Garçons (Like The Boys)
Ironically, my top track in a playlist about girls is called “Like The Boys”. Back when I used to run an ice cream company, Rina was my first ever employee. Now she’s a pop star. I’m not saying I single handedly brought about her international success, but I’m not NOT saying it.
This track is a next-level kitchen prance and is packed with 90s/2000s nostalgia. Get ready to loop this one.
Perfect for: singing into your rolling pin at full volume.
You can access the playlist here, or in just press play below.