hello everyone! i hope y’all are having a week crammed with positivity, grooving to your own beat. personally, i’ve been reallyyy stressed. usually, stress is more like a permanent state of being than an actual emotion complete with all its complexities- major bummer. hopefully i can get out of my slump soon though ;)) for now, the post!
you can all guess that i love music– it’s pretty cut-through everywhere on my blog, so i wanted to create a new series where i could talk about it more!
i’ve been listening to a little bit of everything lately with some old pop music mixed in the bunch. it’s been nice revisiting music i used to listen to a millennia ago. the image of a younger me with bouncy curls moving her head along to kelly clarkson makes me feel warm rather than nostalgic (h o w).
for christmas, which my family and i celebrate secularly, i got a pair of headphones!! i don’t think my family realized that i’ll never take them off O__o but more music! *cue the “oh no’s”
with any blog post on this little corner of the web, i’m under obligation to repeat: proceed with caution– contents under pressure ;))
nope, don’t ask me where they’re driving off (who??) or why cuz’ i don’t really care when the beat is T H A T catchy. if you don’t already know, twenty-one pilots released “house of gold”, my chemical romance released “house of wolves”, brendon urie came out with this song, and vaishnavi is now of the dead bLeH. her grave wrote, “brendon urie’s crazy octave range led her into a state of shock… permanently“. but honestly speaking, there’s a certain spark about this song that really connects with me. i love it.
guys, this song turned ten years old, and that’s sooo special! if you don’t already know, kid cudi is a rap L E G E N D who was one of drake’s major inspirations (hence his random presence in the second half of the song >.<) one of the reasons i love this song so much, however old, is how it succeeds in finding positivity in the scariest of situations. it’s one of my fav feel-good songs that reminds me of driving through a desert as the sun rises with hues of pink and red streaking the air A.K.A. the best thing ever! listening to this song melts all my worries away for sure!
oh my god, the infamous G note *tears up* if you’ve ever heard the G note and had a friend promptly melt in a puddle of tears all the while shouting out “when i was a young boy”, you now know what evil events have been on the horizon– they’re a fan of MCR. who could blame them? this song is such a t h r o w b a c k to literally every piece of music this band has created. yes, it’s one of their most popular songs, but it’s HEART-WRENCHING. it’s childhood wrapped into the dreams of a young boy and a father. not only is it a frickin bOp, but it’s empowering.
it reminds me of walking through the checkered halls of a high school wearing a leather jacket, strumming an air guitar and singing at the top of your lungs. yes. the melodies are that good.
this song was actually a recommendation from sarah at paraphernalia! i’m so happy she did, because i am in love with it. from the electropop vibes at the beginning which make me feel like i’m on an adventure, i can totally imagine this playing on stranger things! or even on a road trip, traveling through the depths of suburbia.
i also really love how this song is an anthem, an ode to non-conformity. i’m the total opposite of what someone would call a “conventional teen”, but i love expressing myself in different ways. this song is so important because it tells you that’s it’s O.K. to do that. and more so, there are so many others who feel the same way! there’s a certain comfort in knowing that, and this song is like a blanket of truth and wanderlust.
when i first heard this song way back in fourth grade, i didn’t like it. now, it’s one of my favorite demi songs. i used to jam out to her music all the time, but only now got reintroduced to it after a friend showed me how much it impacted her. this song nearly made me cry- you can hear the love and raw pain. demi is such a strong and inspiring woman who is extremely talented, but whose experiences have helped her grow into a better and healthier person. this song reminded me of that as well as all the times i felt the same way as her! especially as an INFP, i always have this urge to take others’ pain away, so it’s quite emotional for me.
i actually haven’t listened to too much of grimes’s music, but i so want to. i mean… she has pink hair- that’s pretty awesome! what really hooked me onto the song was the synth-pop, which i always lovelovelove!
however, the song is much darker than it seems. i originally saw hatsune miku’s version of o b l i v i o n (yes, the one with the cUrSeD rUnNiNg GiRl). grimes was a victim of sexual assault, so this song was incredibly personal to her if you listen closely to the lyrics (*hint hint* talking about how walking at night is unsafe). overall, the song is scary, but at the same time, really, really good. my friend the other day was asking why someone would listen to music with such negative themes– i replied that the message needs to get through to people, and can create a sense of belonging, of community.
guys. i think that this is my favorite song of all time. (!!) the original is by billy joel, but this one spoke to me on a whole other level. it’s from “the politician”, a netflix series (which i highly recommend for anyone who loves politics + people being dramatic all the time XD). the story of the main character, payton, was born to be a politician, so the show goes through his struggle through the high school election in hopes to become president while he mourns the loss of a lover.
it was both the heartbreaking story and the AMAZING vocals that really did it for me. *tears up* in addition, the lyrics just hit differently. i feel like they apply a lot to me as stress is like a permanent state of being rather than a feeling. whenever things get a little rough or too much, this song always grounds me- i’m so grateful for that.
this song is SOOOO catchy! i can’t tell you how many times it looped on my playlist cuz’ it’s so upbeat and you can’t help but move along to it. it’s from a fantastic anime called “assassination classroom” (should i do a post on it?) and the OST is to die for (comment if you get the reference ;)) the characters themselves sing different parts of the song and the lyrics are so meaningful. if it only had the synchronized dance routine, it would be my favorite anime OP. if anything, y’all should just listen to this song for this grinning, yellow octopus. i mean, just look at that face. you can’t say no.
what i love most about green day is its awesome guitar riffs. seriously, billie joe armstrong and jason white are underappreciated. they’re the best guitar riffs in the history of guitar riffs, and they make me want to quit piano and start learning how to jam out on the electric guitar XD. and if you listen closely enough, there’s even a canon in D chord progression! this is why i love classic rock- there’s so much you can do with it, and the experimentation never stops >.<
in case you were wondering- this song features the same person who sang “i whipped my hair back and forth”. it’s also the same person who caused me to sing into my hairbrush and get yelled at because of all that hair flipping…
sorry not sorry.
i love how the beginning just HITS you all of a sudden like “bam, what?!” i feel like it’s a song everyone can groove along to- not just because of the beats, but also because of the message. it’s so empowering, and pushes me to forge my own path!
and that concludes this post! i went off a bit of a tangent… oops XD. in all honesty, these songs are amazing y’all (
this totally isn’t biased)
i would love to hear if you listen to any of these so we can jump up and down in our chairs about them. and lemme know how your week is going!