6 New Songs For Old Souls

Do you ever feel like music was better “back then?” Lucky for you Lala readers, retro sounds have made a comeback in the music scene recently. Here are a few of our favorite old sounding new hits.

Hang on Little Tomato – Pink Martini

From big band to swing dancing – the 40s don’t get enough credit.  This track is catchy, cute and could easily be in the next Pixar movie.

Coming Home – Leon Bridges

Leon Bridges’ soulful voice and slow rock are perfect for anyone who adored the music of the 50s. Bonus points for the adorable music video and the fact that he regularly dresses like a 1950s gentleman.

Another Story – The Head and the Heart

The influence of folk music, which was characteristic of the mid-60s, is evident in the music of the indie folk band, The Head and the Heart. Warning: their harmonies will give you chills and this music video will cause tears. Bring on the tissues.

Downtown – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Macklemore wrote an entire song about Mopeds – and it is hilarious. Everything about this song screams the late 70s and early 80s. The leather, the fringe, and of course, the funk. Does it get any better?

Love Me – The 1975

80s synth pop has made its comeback.

40 oz. On Repeat – FIDLAR

The grunge-punk of the 1990s has manifested itself in the California native band FIDLAR. The best part about this particular video? It’s a parody of our favorite 90s hit music videos, from Britney Spears’ “Hit Me Baby” to Weezer’s “Sweater Song.”



Bailey Bryant

Editorial Contributor, Seattle University Majors: Political Science/Public Affairs Her heart belongs to: My family, faith and lazy days with my best friend. Her guilty pleasures: Warm & gooey brownies, fresh sushi, Bath & Body Works candles and Lush bath bombs

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