Song Review: “Happy Song” by Bring Me The Horizon

Since I wasn’t a big fan of Linkin Park when they first came out like my cousins, I didn’t care much when their music started to change drastically when they released “Minutes to Midnight.” I’ve been able to change right along with bands and artists when they want to go into a new direction with their next album(s) but seems like Bring Me The Horizon might have to work for it.

BMTH was on that list – I wasn’t going to listen to because they were too dark for me. They made Deathcore music and I wasn’t willing to hear their music. At the end of last year, I knew I’d break because I had listened to like four other bands that we’re on the same list. It was just a matter of time. I heard Sempiternal several months after it had come out. Everybody was talking about it and naturally I wanted to know what all of the fuzz was about and then after I heard it, I saw complaints from former fans about their change in sound, so I looked up their past albums and there was a definite change from their first to this album. Oli’s vocals were the focus for a lot of fans, especially when they tried to perform their older songs live. Oli could barely do them anymore. The sound in their albums are still dark in terms of lyrics and sound but they are using more electronic/synths in their newer songs. I liked it because it was something that I was used to hearing.

They’ve recently released their first single of their new album called That’s The Spirit and it’s called “Happy Song” and I didn’t like it when I first heard it. I was actually disappointed in myself a little. The introduction has a bunch of girls shouting the word “Spirit” like a cheer at a game of some sort. Oli’s vocals start out slow, low and then in the chorus he’s higher pitched. He’s shouting-singing, but not like harshly. As much as I love music, I’d hate to see artists and bands release songs that would be good for radio play. I feel like this is one of them unfortunately. It sounds like a song they released in the late winter and there’s nothing special about it. I just don’t like it. I’m sorry! I’m hoping the new album sounds better than this.

I don’t care if you were a fan of them before the change or not, what do you think of “Happy Song?” To try and save Oli”s voice do you think going in the direction like Linkin Park is a good one? 

Song Review: “Drag Me Down” by One Direction

I recently just celebrated my one year anniversary of becoming a 1D fan. It’s a little bittersweet because not only before that the group celebrated their five years as being a group, but with one less member. If you’ve been keeping up with all the entertainment buzz or living under a rock at times like myself then you might know about Zayn Malik just signed a contract with RCA just one week ago. A day later which floored me One Direction released their new single without their fifth member. Thanks to Facebook trends, I found out about of those when I login to my account. Apparently it doesn’t matter how much I try to take away, websites just assume you need to read the bullshit!

When I heard about “Drag Me Down” for the first time, it was literally like 20 minutes after I had gotten up that morning! Thank god I didn’t have to keep my music down that day, but I thought it was interesting. Is it wrong that you can tell who is who in this track? I mean, I’ve listened to three out of four of their albums but I’ve always had trouble figuring out who was who whenever they would sing together. I like the fact that you can clearly hear Liam and Niall, I hardly hear them unless it’s like more of a ballad. This song has a soft, but up beat too! It’s got a nice beat, very poppy but not overwhelming! I was very impressed with it. I’m actually looking forward to new music from both sides. I wish all the best for Zayn, Harry, Liam, Niall and Louis.

What do you think of One Direction’s new song? 

Movies I Want To See In 2015 | Part 2

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I’ve been thinking about the last time I made this post. I really enjoyed it but unfortunately I’ve only seen one out of six movies that I list on that post. I recently saw Jupiter Ascending after months of waiting patiently. The film came out in February after rescheduling it from the original release date last fall. Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum star in the movie and I have to say, I was happier with Mila and her role than I was with Channing as “Cain Wise.” I think it’s fair to say that we normally don’t see Mila Kunis in a LOT of action packed roles. She’s mostly in comedy films and that works well for her, but I thought throughout the film that she should be in more of these types of roles. However, overall the film was not good! I was so confused! It had some many twists and turns in the storyline that I thought my head was going to explode! I almost didn’t finish it because it was that bad!

The only reason why I wanted to do this post again was because in the other one it was mostly films coming out in January through April. So I thought it was time to do another of the next four months or so! I’ve seen a LOT of people saying good things about Jurassic World and my dad really wants to go see that, but he wants to make it a family thing. No thank you! My neighbor Sammy wants to see Magic Mike XXL and I’m all for that! I am worried about how I’ll like it though because I wasn’t much of a fan of the first film, but I’m pretty sure everybody else was like this too, they just masked their true feelings because of all the hot guys and their sexy dancing bodies! Can’t blame them of course!

Here are my list of the second half of the year!

Trainwreck (July 17th)

This movie has been on my list for a while. If I remember right, it was the whole reason why I wanted to write this post again! I have a love/hate relationship with Amy Schumer. She’s absolutely hilarious, but very unpredictable sometimes! I’ve also wondering that even though the trailer acts like it’ll be pretty funny and different from other romantic comedies, I’m still pretty worried about it. I’ve had a LOT of movies let me down in this category because they weren’t funny enough. So I’m not holding my breath here. 

Fantastic Four (August 7th)

After hearing so much noise about this remake, it’s now on my list. I was a fan of the original four actors playing these roles. So I was a bit hesitant as everybody else was too. I also think that if you’re going to reboot a franchise with different actors, at least there be like a 7-10 year gap in between. It’s going to take a lot than just great visual effects to make me say “damn, this was better than the original movies!” This movie stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell.

Straight Outta Compton (August 14th)

I am really excited about this film and I can’t explain why, because I don’t remember my mom listening to N.W.A. in the 80/90’s, especially around my sister and I. She could have been a fan but probably thought it wouldn’t be a good idea to let two little girls listen about gun violence and all that. I’ve been seeing the trailer since the beginning of the year? Does that sound right? They hadn’t put the rating on it at that time, but it looked interesting! I like those types of films, biopics about music. Always have, so I’m hoping it’s as good as I hope it is!

The Perfect Guy (September 11th)

I saw this trailer one late night. I was going to watch a concert and I was forced to watch it because it didn’t have that “Skip Ad” button that will all love to see on certain commercials! I had seen somebody talking about this movie, if I remember right when it was released Michael Early became a trending topic on Twitter. This movie looks like it’s going to be very, very good and creepy at the same time. For some odd reason I want to see it! I love both Michael Early and Sanaa Lathan though, so that might be a factor there too! 

Steve Jobs (October 9th)

I think the only reason why I want to see this film is because of Michael Fassbender. He’s really become one of my favorite actors lately. My only worry is that when The Social Network came out, I hated the idea of making a film about how the website Facebook was created. So I didn’t watch it, but everybody else did and so I feel like this might be the opposite. I’m really hoping I’m wrong though! Kate Winslet also stars in this film too!