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16 Jan, 2023 3 min read

Music we listened to in 2022

It’s been shown time and time again that music improves everything from mood, focus and even overall work productivity and accuracy.

Music is a form of personal expression, a tool for coping with stress - and something to vigorously dance to whilst working from home out of view of more judgemental eyes…

With that all said, here’s what we were bobbing our heads to so far in 2022 at Steadfast!


No One Else Can Wear Your Crown | Oh Wonder

No One Else Can Wear Your Crown, by Oh Wonder, is a mix of pop joy and ballads. This album for me, is the perfect summer dinner soundtrack.


Doo-Wops & Hooligans | Bruno Mars

A few party tunes to bop along to and bring a smile to your face on a Monday morning. With catchy lyrics and a real feel-good factor, I find this album great to listen to alongside lighter admin tasks.



I think it has a nice rhythm and gives me a boost of energy!


Nonante-Cinq | Angele

Nonante-Cinq is the most recent album from French Pop sensation Angèle. If you like bouncy pop that’ll have you wishing you spoke more French, then this is for you.


Perception | NF

I find NF’s albums great for putting on when I need to focus and get stuff done!


Doom Days | Bastille

The album excitingly tells a story and sends you on a rollercoaster of different emotions whilst reminding you about the chaos in the world.


IGOR | Tyler, The Creator

I have a playlist of similar music that I love to listen to whilst driving or working. I prefer to blast it through my speakers, but it’s not the most family-friendly, so it’s always a bit of a treat when I get the chance to do that.


Hella Mega Tour | Green Day

Following the recent hella mega tour concert in London, this playlist has been on repeat in my speakers.

James P

The Foundations of Decay | My Chemical Romance

After seeing them live back in May, I’ve had My Chemical Romance’s latest single, “The Foundations of Decay”, on repeat. It was their opener at the concert, so every time I listen to it, I’m brought back to the moment they took to the stage.


My go-to’s are NTS, Clyde Built Radio, and Radio Buena Vida, which are on rotation most of the time. Two Glasgow stations are included for good measure!

Over the past few years, I’ve listened to full albums less regularly, preferring local/UK online radio stations to soundtrack my days. There are so many folks with incredible record collections, and the opportunity to peer into those collections from the comfort of home is pretty special. These stations provide a very diverse listening experience, and the varied nature of programming can mean completely finding a new favourite track at 3.20 pm on a random Tuesday or discovering a new artist you didn’t know existed but which results in a two-hour Discogs wormhole later that evening.

Final note

2023 looks to be an exciting year for music, with new work from artists like Kendrick Lamar, Harry Styles and more. We’re excited to keep on listening!