April Playlist + ANNOUNCEMENT!

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Howdy!

I’m starting with the special announcement.

So we’re about to start May, which is the basically start of summer for a lot of people. If you have been reading my blog for a couple of years now, you know what I do during the summers. I write up different music posts talking about artists and bands from all over the world! It’s been a growing favorite which makes me very happy because around August or September, I start to feel like it drags on and on. This theme will go from May to October, which isn’t too bad. Everything will literally take off next Tuesday!

Now that I have that out of the way, we can discuss this past month’s playlist and how crazy it got in just one week! I have been adding songs onto this playlist like crazy! There was definitely a theme for April and it was anything mellow. I have a lot of Celtic Woman, Josh Groban, Plumb. It is full of everything that made me happy this past month. I didn’t care what I put in it this time around. I did add “Little April Shower” from the Bambi soundtrack as I could not include it into the playlist.

Last week one of the greats passed away, Prince. I grew up on his music. My mom grew up in the 80’s so she passed down her kind of music to my sister and I. We got a whole range of different music, covering rap and pop. I remember watching Purple Rain as a young kid and my dad basically freaking out about the sexual content in it. Nowadays, I can watch it two or three times a month and no, I am not joking either! On the day, it was announced he had died, FOX News and BET played a both of his music videos and my mom and I basically had a jam session throughout the whole afternoon! It was beautiful! I was going to add a couple of songs onto this post but I guess YouTube doesn’t have any official ones!

The song of the month was really difficult, which was weird since I was adding so many songs into it throughout the first couple of weeks. I figured it would be easy if I couldn’t stop listening to one, but as the month kept going it was more difficult to narrow it down. At one point I thought I would have about four songs because I could not decide on the winner, but I was wrong! The song of the month is “Bring Back The Summer” by Rainman featuring OLY. It’s a good song and I love it so much!

There may not be a monthly playlist post for a while. Since I can’t use my Spotify for the time being, so you might want to be happy I’m doing these Tune Tuesday posts! I’ll try to figure out something to fill up for Thursday’s review day though! It just might only be song and music video reviews for the time being!

What was your song of the month?

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Song Review: “Save Yourself” by Claire de Lune

I found this song on accident, going through my following lists on Spotify. I hadn’t look through them and listened to the new stuff on them for a while and I’m glad I did because I found this song.

I’ve never heard anything by Claire de Lune before, but I’ve heard of lots of songs called “save yourself” technically I’ve never been disappointed. And I’m not saying it that way, because I hated it. I actually liked it. It’s very nice, very soft but powerful too. I like how it starts out with only the deep sounds of the piano and then transferring to Claire’s low vocals and slow drumming, makes it sound dramatic without having to use so much at one time. It’s also less annoying that way too! However, in doing this a listener like myself is always looking for that section where the song transform, kind of like something exciting happens and makes it 10x better! Unfortunately, this is not the song.

I do like it though, I mean the message behind it is pretty good. I’m just looking for something that doesn’t like everything else I hear on those playlists, it’ll be stacked up with the rest of those deep sounding tracks. It’s not different enough for me, but I still rate it like 5/10 so that’s not THAT bad.

Tune Tuesday #5

This past week has been a busy one! Between all of my shows on TV finishing up for their 2013-14 lineup and finding new music genres to get myself into, I’ve had one of those transition weeks and I think I can already say this, it’s going to be a long summer! And I’m not talking about the heat either! Throughout the past week I’ve been getting into more indie music, I like to call indie music my mellow music. I can’t describe it any other way than that so that’s what it is to me. A couple of months I had taken one of those fun quizzes online and I was going one about music, what music period are you or something like that. I had gotten the female side of 70’s artists like Janis Joplin and Joni Mitchell were selected for me. I didn’t quite understand it but now that I’ve been listening to one of Spotfiy’s premade playlists called “Femme Fatale” its a list of sultry and fiery female singers. Some acts I knew and there were a LOT that I didn’t that I decided to fall into after first hearing them. The best acts I can tell you that are in this playlist are Lorde, Lana Del Rey, Ingrid Michaelson, and others. For this week, I’ve been listening to few more than just two artists, but I have narrowed it down to four for this special occasion of finding a new genre for me to sink my teeth into. Enjoy!

Before I Ever Met You by BANKS

Kill Of The Night by Gin Wigmore

I Can’t Get You Off My Mind by Miss Li

Open Hands by Ingrid Michaelson

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Album Review: Daughtry’s Break The Spell

Thanks to one of my Twitter friends Autumn for tweeting she was going to buy the Daughtry album after she got out of school today. After that I looked it up on Spotify and ademptted to listen to it. After two episodes of Ridiculousness I switched it off and listened to the album fully. There’s a more mellow tone compared to Nickelback’s album. In there’s it was big and hardcore. Daughtry’s first single from the album, is like the song of the whole thing. Every song is slow and mellow. Doesn’t really get loud.

Out of the whole album, my favorites were “Outta My Head,” “Gone Too Soon” and “Lullaby.” I’ve got to say “Gone Too Soon” is pretty much the saddest song I’ve ever heard in my entire life. The title could give away what’s about. Good thing I braced myself beforehand. By the last few before it ended just seemed like dragging on and on. I’m a Daughtry fan and I just wanted it to end. It sounds harsh I know, but not every review I do has to have a happy ending.

I’ve got to say after those songs ended and I heard an acoustic guitar play and Chris’ voice sing this sweet song I almost started crying to that one too. It was called, “Lullaby” and you know it was written for those little ones he’s got now. What I found so weird about it was both Daughtry and Nickelback had songs titled “Lullaby” and both were so different on music wise. How they were written were similar, but I’ve got to admit Daughtry’s was too adorable to ignore. I liked Nickelback’s sound to their’s though. If you like mellow albums, this might be a winner for you.

Kelly Clarkson’s New Album.

Thank you Spotify for making my day once again! Kelly Clarkson’s at it again with a new album called, “Stronger.” Ever since I first heard about her releasing a new album this year I instantly got excited. Kelly will always be my favorite American Idol winner. We watched her win it all at Shriner’s and I think the nurses even at a bet who’d win. It was funny! That was awhile ago since then, now Kelly knows what she’s doing and she still has those amazing lungs of hers that can blow the roof off anywhere.

I’m not technically done with listening to her new album yet. So far I’m liking it. I love how she sings certain songs. I think my favorites so far are “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)” and “Hello.” Like I said though, I’m not exactly done yet. I love how all the songs sound. They’re all different which is what I like. I don’t like where ever single song sounds the same in vocals or beats. It drives me crazy. However this is different. It sounds like a mellow-burst album. It has it’s ballad songs and then there’s her giant lungs in the anger/rage songs. I never get tired of those.