Current Track Obsession 🎧 Vol. XII

Today's Current Track Obsession is coming to you from York, Nebraska! (A town smaller than my hometown of Pulaski, Wisconsin...which is saying something. 😂)

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After 10 hours of driving, Steven, my mom, our three cats, and I have finally arrived at our hotel and can get some sleep! We are really excited just to be on solid ground. And our furbabies are exploring their first hotel room. 😻

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But, I'm going to keep today's post short because, well, I'm exhausted AND I *accidentally* found more songs than 5 again this week...whoops. What can I tell ya? When the only source of entertainment for a day is listening to music and following a Budget truck without cruise control, you find a tune...or two...or eight. 🎶🎶🎶

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So let's get started, so I can get some shut-eye before tomorrow's 6-hour adventure to our final destination of Denver, Colorado! 💤💤 (P.S. Watch out for a blog post this weekend, or maybe a few, all about our journey.)

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Also going to TRY to keep the blurbs about each song to a minimum, for obvious reasons. 🙈

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1️⃣ if i don't like her - Deza

* When I first heard this song, and let's be honest every time I hear this song, I start tearing up. It just hits so darn close to home. I was just having a conversation with Steven a couple of days ago about how I feel like I am at a crossroads personally, more on this to come, and then Deza goes and puts all my feelings into this BEAUTIFUL, simple, and yet intriguing melody filled with honest lyrics. Deza's voice is smooth, sweet, and you feel her emotions coming through your speakers. Jump on this song NOW! It was just released Tuesday, 4/13! Then go listen to her other track, "Boy Violet," which is the song that originally had me going and ahhing over this artist.


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2️⃣ What If I Love You - Gatlin

* Had every intention of putting Gatlin's song "never been in love" but, sadly, it just didn't fit. But when I threw on my Spotify Release Radar and heard this NEW Gatlin song, it automatically went to Current Track Obsession. It's catchy, fun, and a song I instantly want to sing along to. The very first beats made me want to dance. This is definitely a relatively new singer that needs to be on your radar.

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3️⃣ One Minute - Ryann

* Guys, I love this song. When I first threw this song on, I thought to myself "Okay, another singer/songwriter with her acoustic guitar, cute." And then when the acapella section comes in, around 30 seconds in, I predicted we would return right where we started- I was happily mistaken. "One Minute" is a mix of upbeat indie beats, soft vocals, acoustic guitar, and genuine lyrics. I have to say, it's one of my favorite tracks of April!

While doing a little research for Current Track Obsession I came across a couple of articles that list Ryann as an emerging artist to watch, and I couldn't agree more. I highly suggest becoming a fan!

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4️⃣ Relevant - Erin Jarvis

* By now you should know I'm a sucker for a good lyric, and this song is FULL of them. "Evident you're still relevant" is MORE than music to my ears, because why did no one think of those four words lined up together before Erin sewed them into a relatable song filled with great beats and pure melodies. I was TOTALLY singing (and somehow dancing) to this song in the car. Once you give "Relevant" a listen, check out the song that introduced me to this artist with an amazing grasp of her style both vocally and genre, "Still."

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5️⃣ PINCH ME - young friends

* Instantly you will find that this song gets stuck in your head, especially the emphasized chorus. young friend masters a track full of fun sounds: the guitar part is SO COOL, the vocals and harmonies are hypnotic, and that bridge makes you feel like you entered a whole new world just sucking you more into this overall great song. If you're looking for a unique track to get behind, start here!

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6️⃣ Barely Alive - ufo ufo

* This is probably the song I listened to the most on today's long car ride. ufo ufo kills it with "Barely Alive," keeping it full of danceable beats, singable melodies, and lyrics that just make sense. I was completely unfamiliar with this band before hearing this song, and now they are on my radar. I don't want another track like this to pass me by!

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7️⃣ Cougars (It Don't Matter) - Ezra Jordan

* The most infatuating thing about "Cougars (It Don't Matter)" is the beat. It's too good, yes too good. Ezra Jordan's soulful voice mixes so well with the laid-back, cool vibes the melody provides. It's neither here nor there and yet it's the perfect combination of all worlds. I never want to skip ahead.

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8️⃣ lowercase - Landon Conrath

* I think I might be in love with Landon Conrath because in the less than 24 hours that he has been in my life, I have not heard a song I have disliked. It made picking a song to feature of his on Current Track Obsession nearly impossible, so I made it easy and went with his latest release which is REALLY GOOD. My favorite things about Landon are his mastery of keeping this down to earth, nothing is over complicated- but it sounds that way. There's an electronic mixed with boy band vibes, and it's kind of magical. Beyond that, his voice is just gorgeous to listen to in the tenor range. So take a listen to the fabulous "lowercase" and then make your way to "Acetone." After you understand my addiction, listen to his other couple of tracks and keep an eye out for more!

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And there you have it, 8 of the songs that have kept me from falling asleep on this long adventure. (Also scarring my mom with the occasional drifting to the shoulder while I'm jamming out... 😂)

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To me, these songs have such "Relevant" topics and genuine lyrics that make them so easy to connect to. 💞 I find myself wandering and getting lost in thoughts while they play as my soundtrack.

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As always, remember there are so many more songs just like these AND super different from these, I listen to a little bit of everything, in my Spotify playlists! 💚 You can find them by searching Rachel Brooks Peterson, or by clicking the link in my bio!

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I still have another 6 hours to drive today, 🚗 so I'm highly suggesting you hit that follow button while checking out my playlists to make sure you hear the best of the best as soon as they hit one of my lists! 😘

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And with that being said, it's THURSDAY...1 am...! (Meaning I should go to bed...🛌😴) Love you all and can't wait to share everything about our move soon!

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-Rachel

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