Late Nights In Paradise
“Had a meeting with the devil last week, couldn’t believe what he said to me” Chris Brown “Yellow Tape”
I’m proud of this week’s Amethyst List.
I probably say this every time I make a playlist and I’m most likely going to say it again but I’ll just state it I killed this playlist.
The artists of each song are motivating forces in music today. I have been inspired by every single song on here so now I got a story to tell.
This hour long list is something to smoke a blunt, sip wine, vibe, relax, joyride or create to. This shuffle-friendly list is initially in a title order according to a story of a lover focused on bettering themselves rather than the love of their life because they are battling thoughts of temptation.
- This Ain’t
- Gave Your Love Away
- Held me Down
- Moving Mountains
- Nuh Time/ Tek Time
- I Think She like Me
- Better Man
- Don’t Judge Me
- Yellow Tape
- You’re Everything
All of these songs vibe with a powerful & deep production, that’s why I stress it’s shuffle-friendly but in case you want to come along this journey with me here’s our Amethyst List’s breakdown.
On Halloween Chris Brown released his 45-song album called Heart Break On A Full Moon so we start with his song This Ain’t followed up by Daniel Casear’s Paradise featuring Badbadnotgood & Sean Leon. I gotta make something for myself, if you want to get this money…come & join me.
With sounds eclectic of house music & a 90’s vibe Majid Jordan Gave Your Love Away. Off their new sophomore album called The Space Between. Noting thoughts of confusion.
Bringing honest feelings & emotions bluntly stated by PNB Rock & Russ we got some “Issues” while Nav & Metro Boomin slow the tempo with “Held Me Down” stating I been running from my problems, I’ve been running from you. Then we have one of my top 10 new artists that I adore Brent Faiyaz with “Needed” a song that has a Dirty Diana flavour. Adding in sexy raspy soprano sounds from Syd we’re “Moving Mountains.” A broken hearted lover’s reply I’ve been moving mountains for you, working my fingers to the bone and what I got to show for it?
I know you say that people make time for shit that they want, well it’s not I don’t want you but you want more from me…”Nuh Time/ Tek Time” is a 2 part ballad that hits home for me by singer Daniel Daley & producer Nineteen85’s duo called Dvsn from their album Morning After. Then Ricky Rozay aka Rick Ross alongside Ty Dolla $ign “I Think She like Me” a sample from the classic joint “People Make The World Go Round” by The Stylistics.
I’ve been looking for love in all the wrong places. Popping up a second time Chris Brown explains why it hurts when you fall out of “Paradise.” Now give me some time so I can be a better lover, PartyNextDoor pours out his heart in “Better Man” featuring Rick Ross. I love the line ‘I watched my mama go through the same thing.’
Excuses, excuses while they say “Don’t Judge Me” this track is from Ty Dolla $ign (who just released Beach House 3) this song features Future & Swae Lee; of course I love the end transition it soothes into what I call the warning song of this story “Yellow Tape” a song that reverberates in your system lyrically & musically by Chris Brown. My fave song from HBOAFM.
Finishing up this narrative our main character decided to do their own thing keeping it trill I bring you the ageless “You’re Everything” by Bun B featuring Rick Ross, David Banner, 8Ball & MJG. Blended with vocals from Jodeci ‘s“Cry For You.”
Now that you got the 411 go listen to the vibes on Apple Music.