This week on the Talkhouse Friday Playlist: Melissa Brooks of the Aquadolls helps you get ready for the weekend with feel-good beats, trippy videos and Cali freaks. Below the playlist, make sure to check out some of the posts Melissa has shared with the Talkhouse for our #TalkhouseMusicMonday and #GlamorOfTheRoad Instagram features.
– the editors of the Talkhouse Music
Zayn — “iT’s YoU”
I have been anticipating his solo album for so long — and “Pillow Talk” is freaking amazing — but this song is on a whole new level of awesome. I love the feel-good beats, the guitars and his voice. The chorus is my favorite part.
Hana — “Clay”
I love this girl so much. This song is so chill and makes me feel like taking a long, hot bubble bath and forgetting about all my worries. The music video is also so trippy! I’m so glad we’re Internet buddies because she is so rad.
Lana Del Rey — “Freak”
Lana never ceases to amaze me. This is definitely one of my favorites off of Honeymoon. The lyrics are so rad because she sings, “Come to California, be a freak like me too” and I am a Cali freak myself! I also love the music video so much. She drops acid with Father John Misty, who is also super rad, and the video ends with Debussy’s “Claire De Lune” as two mermaid-like babes swim underwater like sea angels.
Gwen Stefani — “Make Me Like You”
I have been a giant fan of Gwen and No Doubt since I was six. She was the first concert I had ever been to, and there is something so magnetic about her voice and presence that makes me feel so good and nostalgic. This song gives me ’90s “Lovefool” by the Cardigans vibes with early No Doubt and feels like an old-school jam. I love her voice so much and she rocks!
Charli XCX — “Secret (Shh)”
Charli XCX is one of my favorite singers, and her new EP Vroom Vroom is super trippy and experimental, yet catchy and super danceable. I love to dance in my bedroom to this song and pretend to have a dirty little secret. This is also a great bop to drive around to. I’m so excited for her album!
The Aquadolls — “The Celery Song”
If you’re a true fan of the Aquadolls, you know why I love this song.
Wolf Alice — “Freazy”
This song has super great laid-back vibes and makes me want to sip a smoothie on the beach. I also love the sassy chorus, “Do you really wanna f- with Alice? Do you really wanna f- with the wolf? You can hate us all you want, but it don’t mean nothing at all.” I love how they’re so funny and badass.
Madonna — “Vogue”
This is just a serious jam. I mean, who doesn’t love to vogue to Madonna?
Grimes — “Pin”
This is my favorite song off of Art Angels! I love the lyrics and the production so much. “I’ll stick to you forever” is my favorite line. I love her vibe and energy so much. She’s incredible!
Melissa Brooks & The Aquadolls — “Girl Riot”
Well, why not throw my own song in, right? This song is about self-empowerment, standing up for yourself, and fighting against any bullshit thrown your way! It’s the ultimate fight song and girl power jam.
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