29 7 / 2014

Dear River - Kina Grannis

Her soothing, birdsong-like voice and the acoustic guitar driven songs. I only recently got into her music and I’m glad I discovered her. She also posts covers on her Youtube channel. I love her. I love her. I love her. 

29 7 / 2014

Stay With Me - Sam Smith

Here’s a song where you can feel the singer’s voice and words heartache, pain, desperation. I just dig your voice, dude!!!

28 7 / 2014

Bellas Finals - The Barden Bellas (from Pitch Perfect)

Yay mashups/acapella/pop songs!

28 7 / 2014

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Have you ever stayed up late because you felt like singing? You needed to “sing it out” if you will? And if you did, did you sing it out with “Bohemian Rhapsody”? If you did, that is exactly what I did last night.

I also get excited when I hear this song played on the radio. Any radio station that plays this song is a pretty decent station.

28 7 / 2014

I Need Love - *N Sync

I listened to their debut album the other day purely for nostalgia. Also, it’s hard to name a boyband nowadays that showcase their vocal and harmonizing talent. I chose this song because it was their lesser known songs and most obscure choice of song from that album.

27 7 / 2014

Rude - MAGIC!

Song that I am currently not tired of. What other song directs animosity towards the parent who doesn’t understand?

Ugh, I just thought of DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince (Parents Just Don’t Understand)
and Robin Sparkles (Let’s Go To The Mall)

27 7 / 2014

Hey Jude - The Beatles

****And any time you feel the pain, hey, Jude, refrain
Don’t carry the world upon your shoulders
Well don’t you know that its a fool who plays it cool
By making his world a little colder****

22 5 / 2014

Other People’s Heartache Part 2 (mixtape) - Bastille

I have a problem. Ever since I saw Bastille live last month (just about a month ago, actually) I’ve been listening to All This Bad Blood non-stop. It’s the only album I listen to. And when I listen to the radio, I hear “Pompeii” or “Bad Blood” and then I end up turning off the radio to listen to the album.

Bastille, you are infectious.

And today, as I listened through “Previously on Other People’s Heartache” I decided to research a lyric I didn’t recognize. And that lead me to the three parts of the magical “Other People’s Heartache”.

I love the inclusion of movie clips transitioning in and out of songs, and I love the re-construction of cover songs and even their own songs. It was so interesting to get the feel of a song, then recognizing the lyrics before realizing, “HEY, IT’S SIA’S TITANIUM he is singing— what the what?!And even hearing snippets of Bastille songs worked into covers/mashups in unexpected ways. Gaah. I love Dan Smith and Bastille even more after tonight.

Here are Part 1 and Part 3. I wish I knew where to find copies or download these. 

07 4 / 2014

There Is No Other Time - Klaxons

07 4 / 2014

Listen to: Sugar We’re Going Down (by Fall Out Boy) by Sparrow Sleeps

It’s an adorable lullaby version…