Lexi’s Listens is a new weekly post I’ll do with the songs I’ve been singing to nonstop! My hope is that if you’ve never heard of these, you might discover some new hits to listen to.

Familiar Favorites That Sound Like Sunshine

This week, I’ve been loving the warm weather, and that’s pretty obvious if you look at the songs I’ve been listening to this week. I’ve got quite a few this week that are comfortably familiar songs, as in you might know every single word. These older songs remind me of sunshine, of summer, of warmth. IDEA: As a matter of fact, use this week’s list as a playlist for an epic car jam session!

I’ve got Sheryl Crow’s Soak Up The Sun, Rusted Root’s Send Me On My Way (yes, the same one from Matilda), and Bryce Vine’s Sunflower Seeds. I also included Too Late To Turn Back Now because it makes me smile and it’s the absolute BEST song to play in your car with the windows down. Please try it. You will not be disappointed.

New Artist: Nilla Allin

The emerging artist I want to introduce you to this week (if you haven’t already heard of her) is Nilla Allin. She’s got a huge following on TikTok for her comedy videos and she started her career acting as a child. Now, she is entering the music scene and currently has over 65,000 listeners on Spotify. The two songs of hers I’ve got on today’s list are Embarrassing, her most recent release which I found on my FYP, and then Gotta Run, which is her most popular song on Spotify.

The last song on today’s list is one my friend recommended to me. The artist Kevin Holliday is also lesser-known with over 87,000 listeners on Spotify. His single I included today is about to hit 1,000,000 streams!! So let’s get him there. Watch the video for Tennis Courts at the bottom of the list.

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  • Sunflower Seeds - Bryce Vine

  • Soak Up The Sun - Sheryl Crow

  • Gotta Run - Nilla Allin

  • Embarrassing - Nilla Allin

  • Too Late To Turn Back Now - Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose

  • Send Me On My Way - Rusted Root

  • Tennis Courts - Kevin Holliday