At the beginning of the year, I was minding my own business, when Simple Plan announced a tour in the US and EU which OBVIOUSLY yet again I couldn’t attend *sigh* and because I wanted to hurt myself a little more, I thought “it’d be fun to check out those bands that are playing before them”.
SPOILER: if you didn’t get it from there, that’s how I discovered Seaway.
And if I was internally crying because I couldn’t attend the damn shows, I was even more gutted when I first started listening to Seaway. Why ?
Cause Seaway is A FREAKING GOOD BAND. Continue reading Down on the SEAWAY and taking a little VACATION
And because I couldn’t stay away from you for long and decided to be productive today, here are 5 songs that I’ve had on repeat all week end long and hoping you’ll have them stuck in your head too.
ZAYN – DUSK TILL DAWN (feat Sia)
When 1D were still a thing, I was at first a bit ashamed to be liking a boyband considering I’d always consider myself too tough for their music. Then, I caved in. And I shipped them. And I loved them. And I even took my little cousin see the concert movies in the theatre just so I wouldn’t go alone and I’d have an excuse to be there haha.
Anyway, that’s a whole other subject.
Everybody was SHOOK when he up and left 1D, but honestly, I’m one of those that think that maybe it was for the best.
Topic isn’t to discuss the why and how and when here, but to talk about his artistry.
With his first album, Zayn asserted himself into rbn royalty and was successful in doing so.
Later on, let him be on two soundtracks of major blockbusters (wHo on the Ghostbusters soundtrack and a majestic duo on I Don’t Wanna Live Forever featuring none other than Taylor Swift for the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack), add another little featuring, and you’ve got yourself Zayn’s next banger.
With lyric such as “You’ll never be alone, I’ll be with you from dusk till dawn” and a music video to make Hollywood blush, Zayn is coming with the next era of his career and I’m excited to look forward to it.
Here’s the video below !
SAM SMITH – TOO GOOD AT GOODBYES
It had been too long since we’d had any Sam Smith news, and I can shamelessly say that I had to hold back the tears when I was listening to the BBC Radio show the other morning and not only did Sam Smith appear there but also announced the single and released it the next day. And then I cried listening to it.
When his first album came out, I blasted it on repeat for MONTHS anytime I’d have a down time or I’d need to feel like someone was giving me a hug. And it worked !
Now he’s back, with a theme that only too much of us know, love, loss, and the combination of both.Especially with lyrics such as “I’m way too good at goodbyes” and “I’m never going to let you close to me, Even though you mean the most to me”, talking about being in a relationship that you know is doomed.
I’m really glad to have one more song in addition to his album and I can’t stress out enough how I’m expecting his album almost as much as the new Taytay one (so that’s to say a lot) !
KELLY CLARKSON – LOVE SO SOFT
So, another come back this week, is pop-soul goddess Kelly Clarkson.
I won’t say I’ve known her since her beginnings but I’ve been following her since the MTV days of Since U’ve Been Gone and ever since then, I was conquered.
Little did I know, when I was 13 that she had just written one of the biggest F**K YOU break-up song, and that it’d be so relevant to actually so many of my break-ups in the following years.
It’s scary how sometimes when you listen to a song when you’re young, you don’t really pay attention to everything or the lyrics or even the artistry behind everything, and then when you listen to it back when you’re older, it all makes sense somehow.
This is exactly how I felt the first time a jackass broke my heart and I had to get over it.
ANYWAY. After numerous albums, major hits that have since become anthems for the underdogs of this world and the broken-hearted, Kelly Clarkson is back with another album announcement but first and foremost, a new single, ode to love, called Love So Soft.
With a chorus sticking to you, going ” You gon’ love it if you try it, Got you hooked, now you’re caught up, Love so soft, so soft”, you won’t be able to resist following (and probably failing but who cares) into harmonizing with pop-soul goddess !
HALSEY – BAD AT LOVE
A year ago, I came across a tumblr post with lyrics to Ghost. Checked them out. Then checked the artist. Then checked her discography. Got conquered. And now I’m just mesmerized by her.
So it’s without a surprise that when her album came out this year, I bought it without even listening to it cause I knew I’d love it anyway. And I wasn’t disappointed.
Halsey here sings about the struggles of being yourself and even so far as sing about a relationship between two persons of the same sex in the form of Strangers featuring Fifth Harmony own Lauren Jauregui.
Summer’s passed, it’s still a banger, and I’m still rocking out to this album cause it’s a true masterpiece of pop ! And my song for the week by Halsey is Bad At Love. First because the music video came out a couple weeks ago and I love it, and second of all because it’s such a good song ! She basically sings about how I felt up until a few months ago !
There’s that thing where artists manage to sing exactly about how you feel… It touches you to your core. And Halsey is one of those rare singer that does.
If you haven’t yet, you should check out Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. Not only because I love it, but also because I’m pretty positive you’ll love it too !
Bonus: Halsey is also a fan of pop-punk, and has been seen fangirling about The Story So Far, so if that’s not a bonus point to like her for her music taste, you’re hopeless ! (jk, maybe, maybe not).
ARCHITECTS – DOOMSDAY
Last but not least, my ultimate favorite song for the week, Doomsday by Architects.
After last year’s tragic event of losing a member to cancer (RIP Tom), Architects pulled through and managed to still play the shows they were meant to. And this year, they’ve decided to bless us with the outing of a new song.
I was a bit scared at first, knowing Tom was the songwriter of the band. But why was I scared ?
You tend to forget that a band works as a whole, so, even if a link person is missing, the others come together to replace the missing one. And god knows Tom’s missed. But Architects HAS to go on, for the sake of the fans. And so, after multiple festivals and concerts (and an appearance on Neck Deep’s new album for Sam), they finally broke out of their silence and gave the people what they wanted.
This song’s got me feeling so many things that I don’t even know how to process it, and I’m honestly thrilling with every second of this song and what it does to me.
” What if I completely forget? What if I never accept? ‘Cos when you fade away Its like a brand new doomsday”
We haven’t accepted it yet, and we’ll never forget guys. But in the meantime, you’re doing a good job at remembering and touching us right in the feels !
Alright, Music Of The Week is done for now you guys !
Let me know what you liked, what you didn’t, or if you’ve got stuff for me to review, feature or just if you’ve got bands for me to discover !
Here’s music of the week number 3 ! What’d you think of the previous playlists ? Did you find anything you liked ?
Anyway, let’s go for this week’s, which is gonna be in 2 parts, one being pop music and the second being more heavy (meaning more guitars and screams but that’ll make you dance nonetheless). Hope you’ll like it !
I remember the first time I went online and found through youtube and the Rise Records channel a new band then, who had just been signed.
Curious of a band whose name is the capital of my birth country, I decided to check it, and on the first notes of the song ( St Patrick I remember it is), I immediately fell in love with them.
What attracted me was not only their sound, their lyrics, but also their aesthetic which weirdly makes me see life in black and white (both their albums have black and white covers) and a world of their own, mixed between Tim Burton movies, Edgar Allen Poe poetry and nowadays music.
And she’s coming for blood and ready to stop playing nice and actually own up to the reputation that people have built for her. Taylor will always be Taylor, but this time, she’s had enough of your bullshit and she’s ready to kick your ass if you don’t leave her alone (and I love dark Taylor ! *giggles like the first time I saw dark Willow in Buffy The Vampire Slayer*)
A couple weeks ago, I went on a binge to watch a show that I’d heard of through so many people online, yet never had the time to watch. Now that I’m on holidays, I’ve had time to do so. But had anyone told me how much caught up in this show I’d be and how quickly I’d binge it, then I’d probably have binged it already over a week end.
Cause that’s all it took. A couple days, not much sleep, a little scare and a lot of attention towards a tv show that honestly to me, felt more like a warning/wake up call than a tv show.
As I’m still working my way through cool stuff to put on the blog very soon, you also have to know that I’m quite enjoying being on holiday and spending my days catching up on missed tv shows (binge watched The Crown on Netflix in 3 days), listening to music (lots of albums came out recently) and reading religiously one of my favorite book: Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone.