Wednesday, 21 December 2016

December Playlist: My Angel, Flung Out of Space

When it comes to Christmas, it is inevitable to hum along to the dulcet tones of Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas that seems to follow you everywhere. I mean, what is Christmas without some extremely bad karaoke attempts at singing the "YOUUUUUUU" part of her song.

However when I was thinking of what to post as my December playlist, I suddenly remembered an old playlist as Mariah faded into the background. It was a playlist that I had created after reading The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith. A truly exquisite book. Using the warm and magical feelings of Christmas as the backdrop, Highsmith portrayed the blossoming romance between Carol and Therese in such an intimate and tender manner.

I watched the film during my winter university break and Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara excelled. It was so easy to get lost in Todd Haynes' heartfelt directing, the film's dazzlingly portrait of love  and the actresses' unspoken words.

The playlist was compiled in a way that followed the storyline of the book from Therese's sudden descent into newfound feelings to the agonies of heartbreak to the magnet-like effects of love between two individuals.

Listen here.

Jenny x

Also featured on Gem Magazine.

Collages, gif and playlist was made by me. 

Sunday, 4 December 2016

November Playlist: Down to Earth

Made for Gem Magazine's November theme: Center(ed) 
A playlist based on remembering that it is important to put yourself admist chaos and how liberating (and a bit scary) it can be. 

Listen here.

Jenny x

Collage was made by me.