Music On, World Off: It’s Ellen DeGeneres’ Birthday!

Newsflash: Ellen DeGeneres is 60 fricking years old today. What. The. Hell.

Just riffing off the top of my head here, but perhaps a sense of humor, kindness, smiling, an open heart, humility and some swanky dance moves are the secret sauce because how the hell else can Ellen look this fine at 60???

Happy day of life to you, Ellen, and here’s to many more. And I even have a prezzie for her..and you!

It’s a freshly updated MUSIC ON, WORLD OFF Spotify playlist for you to dig into (*insert applause here*)!

Some good sonic stuff this way comes, lovelies. Once again X Ambassadors deliver another thoughtful and emotive beauty with “JOYFUL,” the sweet soul of my constant music crush Anderson East brightly shines through on “This Too Shall Last” (from his lastest album, Encore) and Mat Kearney is back with a self-titled EP and is on point AF with the smoothly groovy “Kings and Queens.” Seriously smoove.

Of course, Los Angeles in is the house with friends Dear Boy singing about their “Love Interest” while young guns Teenage Wrist deliver their dreamy acid-washed rock with “Dweeb” (their debut album, Chrome Neon Jesus, is due out in March via Epitaph Records). Plus, after a little time writing for other artists (Katy Perry, Adam Lambert, Dua Lipa), Ferras is coming back to his own music with “Coming Back Around” (prophetic, I know) and please pay attention to EasyFriend‘s essential message to “Create Yourself.” And why yes: yes, that is Korn frontman Jonathan Davis stepping out solo on “What It Is.”

The Aces, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and those Lords of Portland Portugal. The Man…it’s all in there, so cue it up and celebrate Ellen DeGeneres’ birthday with some new music in your life. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.