Monthly Music Recap (October 2022) + Small Personal Update
Welcome back to the monthly recap of my top singles and projects. I understand that not everyone has the time to go through weekly new music releases, so this recap is a way for me to provide a summary of new music that everyone should check out.
I’m listing my top singles and projects each month in no particular order (other than alphabetical), so check out at the end of each month or the beginning of the new month for a monthly recap. Each month might differ in terms of number of entries, as this will depend on the number of new releases, which can vary from month to month. The number this month is 20 (twenty).
It's another trip around the sun, and I've aged another year this month! I'm officially in my late 20s, and frankly it's not as different as I thought. The biggest difference in the past few years is that I've become more of a homebody (since COVID is still rampant and the pandemic is far from over, despite what everyone else in the world claims). I'm just hopeful for a day where it's truly safe to go outside without a mask, but until then, I will remain wearing a mask when I'm outside.
I do plan to travel to the Netherlands and Germany in 2023, possibly April if timing is well and if I can get a decently-priced flight ticket. It was a trip that I was awaiting since 2020, but due to the pandemic, it was of course cancelled. Hopefully things go well this time around.
As always, if anybody wants to chat, I can be contacted via Discord (Leland #2878) or you could reply to this newsletter. Now, let's move onto the recap!
Well well well, we're already at my favorite month each year (bonus points if you can guess why, or read above). This month's favorites include Joshua Bassett's and RAYE's double singles, along with a long-awaited Rihanna and SZA singles respectively. As always, if you prefer to have all the songs played in one place, you can check out the YouTube playlist below.
Here are my top 20 singles for the month of October 2022:
Top Projects (Albums, Mixtapes, EPs)
When it came to projects this month, there were quite a few that I had been awaiting for the past few months (Ashe, Carly Rae Jepsen, easy life, and Meghan Trainor), all of which were, as expected, some of my projects on repeat in rotation. I was also pleasantly surprised by Babyface's project which featured predominantly women in R&B and rap (a very welcomed scene indeed).
Here are my top 20 projects for the month of October 2022:
And there you have it, my top singles and projects for the month of October 2022. Again, my intention is to provide a summary so that people can check out music if they don’t have enough time to do so. This list also gives you a taste of my favorite genres, and I hope you enjoy every one of them like I do. Happy listening!
P.S. If you want to actually stalk what I’m listening to at any time, feel free to do so on my Last.fm profile here. You can also check out my Musicboard profile here, where I track my backlog (under Listen Later) and reviews for music releases. Don’t worry, the long reviews are here to stay and I do also crosspost the long reviews there too.
On a less music-related note, I have a Letterboxd account here in case you’re interested in seeing which films I’m watching along with my brief film reviews. I also have a Serializd account for TV shows here. If you're into reading, I have a LGBTQIA+ story published on Tapas, featuring an aroace agender character which you can check out here.