I’m posting a lot this month. It must partially have to do with the fact that I am at home doing nothing of particular interest. I have been doing yoga, walking my dog, eating food, walking my dog, reading. So I can now fit some blogging time into my schedule. I can also return to one of my favourite pastimes which is watch movies.
Last night I watched a film called Another Happy Day and it was one of the most moving films I have watched in a while. Not only was it a film about a family that had mental issues galore, but it just showed that people are still people and that all our problems are there just accentuated at different degrees. The film starred Demi More, Ezra Miller, Kate Bosworth, and Ellen Barkin. Miller and Barkin produce stellar performances and I recommend that you all take the time to watch this film if you feel that your heart can handle it.
As for music, the song that stood out to me the most from this film was Everything Must Change, which plays at the end of the film. This song kind of feels like a resolution to all the events that took place throughout the film but it foreshadows that things may not exactly change for the better. The version of the song that is heard in the film is by Benard Ighner. It truly is dark but beautiful.
Do you guys watch TV often? Have you seen that Gain commercial with the three person choir?
Well if you have, then you will hear a catchy song in the commercial that may or may not get stuck into you head. Being the music enthusiast that I am, I obviously had to Google the name of the original song. It is by Jackie Wilson. Enjoy this catchy and cute tune.
He Won’t Go is a song from Adele’s 21 album. In my opinion, this is one of the best songs on the album. This is also one of my favourite Adele songs. This song is basically following the trend of Adele’s unfortunate love conundrums. She should leave the guy but she can’t because shes too far deep. The only difference with this song in comparison to her others is that its not really sad and depressing. In fact its kind of upbeat and uplifting. In fact, I workout to this song at the gym.
I kind of love this song. Even though it has been replicated more times that one would care to mention, the original version by Aretha Franklin still has my heart. Here it is so enjoy listening to it!
This is one of the most dark and metaphorical songs I have ever heard. It is also one of my favourite songs. Heavy in Your Arms, by Florence and the Machine, is a song that was specifically written for the Twilight:Eclipse film and accompanying soundtrack. I do not remember exactly where in the film this song was played because it has been that long since I have seen the film (and frankly, Eclipse was my least favourite). Heavy in Your Arms is such a powerful song, both vocally and instrumentally and it paints a picture that allows the listener to feel the pain that the song emulates. Whenever I listen to this song, I envision a person who has demons within that begin to destroy their relationship. Even though they have these problems, their partner continues to hold on and love them in the best way that they can. Even though it is a sad song, there is a hint of happiness from the fact that there is an endless hope and love that Florence seems to be singing about. It kind of makes you think of Edward and Bella’s eternal vampire love (really, not really). The music video for this song is just as dark, yet meaningful. This song will make you think and it may evoke emotions from within. Although this song may not spark everyone’s listening interests, it is still a beautifully dark song that can be loved.
Here is another Billboard top 20 list for your listening. I haven’t listened to it as yet but I will soon! Let me know if you agree with this list!
Top 20 Most Underrated Girl Group Songs | Billboard.