We’ve been working for a couple of months now on curating music playlists to share, as both of us are music lovers and have both spent chunks of our careers immersed in new music and sharing music content, so we jump at any opportunity to continue fusing our passion for music and food every now and then…
We’ve dubbed our monthly YouTube playlists the ‘Songs of Proves’ for a number of reasons. It’s a play on ‘Songs of Praise’, obviously, but the ‘proves’ part focuses on the importance of music in the kitchen and the symbiosis between food and music. We want to create playlists that people turn on and get inspired to cook along to; music that’s fun to cook along to and music that helps get stuff done in the kitchen.
We want people to get lost in accompanying music when cooking. It can be while you’re kneading a tough dough, or doing stacks of dishes after dinner, or maybe while lovingly creating one of the simplest and most traditional pleasures – the Victoria Sponge, which cooks in about 45 minutes from start to finish: and that’s how long every SoP playlist will be.
These 10-12 songs we curate every month are literally what we are listening to and enjoying as we potter about the kitchen testing recipes or entertaining friends. They are in the background as the summer strides along in our new flat, going through the motions of a change of lifestyle and location, and hopefully they will soundtrack some lovely moments for you too this month; maybe some will even be songs you’ve yet to discover and fall in love with.
For July’s #SongsOfProves playlist we wanted a really chilled-out, summer vibe yet still upbeat and energised by the sunshine and long, lazy evenings. With some tracks we’re channelling hazy drives along the coast under a bright blue sky. With others tracks the feeling is weekend evenings lounging in the park with drinks, food, friends and laughter. Some are just too damn good and catchy to miss out on, and we just had to share and fangirl about ’em. Get from it what you will; press play and get lost.
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea – Problem
Dream Koala – Saturn Boy
Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
Summer Heart – I Wanna Go
Best Coast – The Only Place
Banks – Drowning
Jessie Ware – Tough Love
Jungle – Time
The Pierces – Kings
Kiesza – Giant in my Heart
Jake Isaac – Waiting Here (FDVM remix)