Chandelier

Now, I know that me blogging about this song might seem a bit strange since this song was released so long ago, but I just heard this song for the first time about 4 weeks ago. A camper played this song and did a re-enactment of the creative movement in the music video and from that I began to listen to/ enjoy this song.

Chandelier is a song by Sia. While this song is such a creative piece, lyrically and vocally, to begin with, it is also has such a strange yet intriguing music video to go along with it. The music video does really make you think and deeply interpret the movement in terms of how it goes along with the lyrics of the song. I really did enjoy this song but loved the music video a lot more. This has definitely brought back my love for Sia and her music.

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Wild for the Night

Skrillex has been the motivating force on my workout playlist since 2011. I love the fast paced beats, the lack of words, and the fact that it sounds like two transformers attacking each other. Lately, I have been including some hip-hop/rap/trap music into my workout playlists in addition to my EDM selections. I discovered Wild for the Night just a couple of weeks ago and it has become one of my go to songs for the gym.

Wild for the Night takes the vocals of A$AP Rocky and combines them with the beats of Skrillex. Its like a Dub-Trap fusion song. It really is good and catchy and great for any workout.

Your Song (Ellie Goulding)

Last week I did something truly rare, I watched the television. And while watching television, I noticed a commercial that featured a cute and sentimental version of Elton John’s Your Song. Now it is not the best version of the song that I have ever heard and it barely does justice to John’s original, but Ellie Goulding brought something different to the song, something…cute?  I don’t really know how to explain it but I quite enjoy it.

Back to Black

A little Monday afternoon Amy Winehouse for y’all. There is a little story to go along with today’s post. I read two books this week: Something Borrowed and Something Blue. Yes, these books did touch up the topic of marriage and weddings (hint hint from the title), but it also touched upon the value of friendships and how easily life can happen to damage the quality. As I was reading these books I began to think about the two year non-existence of friendship from my former best friend and I realized that not only do I no longer miss her to the degree that I used to, but I also learnt that people grow and change and these new personalities can cause people to need different things or become different people. So, two years later I have come to accept the fact that I miss what once was, and not what could have been for the mere fact that we are different people now than we were before and the things were shared in common then are probably not even relevant today.

As I was reading Something Borrowed and Something Blue, the song Back to Black came to mind and I kept on replaying it over and over again just trying to find a way to connect this song to the epiphany I was having and the books I have just read. “We only said goodbye with words, I died a hundred times”. And I thought about just these two lines alone and realized that I had been emotionally holding on to the past and that was bringing my down. My words and emotions needed to match. So for me, this song/books holds significance, not only because they are both about inevitable breakups, but because they are beautiful and revealing each in their own way.

 

Get Her Back

I am still trying to figure out whether or not Robin Thicke’s new album, titled after his wife and the woman that he is pining to get back Paula, is beneficial or negative to his cause. You see, while this song is cute and a great piece of R&B work, I feel that this song was enough. Now to continue on the write an entire album about the situation when you obviously caused the problem seems a little bit…peculiar to me. I feel that this song is beautiful in retrospect to the entire situation. In my opinion, it is kind of the break up song of the summer. I like it for what it is, but I don’t think its necessary in the retrospect of things. So, enjoy it without paying attention to the visuals of the music video itself. Just listen to the talented voice of Robin Thicke as he silently begs for his wife back.

 

Say Something

This song makes me feel emotional. I can’t really explain it, but the colour of the vocals are just do perfectly dark that you can’t help but feel kind of emotional. This song opens up parts of my psyche that suppress emotions because the words simply bring out memories. Although I have a preference for the version without Christina aguilera, it is still a beautifully crafted song.

 

 

 

XO

Happy June Everyone! This is a fun month because school lets out, vacations happen, it starts to get warmer. Everything just seems…better.

Beyonce’s song XO is one of my favourite songs from that spontaneous album that she dropped on us a couple of months ago. I loved the song and I think that its beautiful in its own R&B kind of way.

Now, John Mayer (my love) decided to do a cover of this song and it kinda blew me away. It is beautiful and the simplicity of the guitar in the background makes it a more passionate ballad. Basically what I’m saying is that I liked John Mayer’s version better.

Listen to both versions below and then tell me in the poll which one you preferred!

 

Beyonce’s Version

 

John Mayer’s Version