so it looks like i’m goING TO PROM AAAAAAAAHHHH
To me, songs are kind of like bookmarks. Have you ever listened to a song that you haven’t heard in a while, and all of a sudden, all the memories of that time period come back, and you remember what your life used to be like. They’re like milestones in your life.
Lucy Rose - Shiver
From Like I Used To (2012)
because she’s beautiful
New Sigur Ros single! :D
This one’s not as experimental as their album material tends to be: tighter rhythms and chorus on this make for a more anthemic track, so it’s perfect single material for them. I love the way that Jonsi’s trademark falsetto juxtaposes with the strong drum beats in this song; especially with the Valtari-esque strings, it sounds grittier, even as light harmonies and skilful synths twinkle their way through. It’s powerful and yet embellished in a way that is quintessentially Sigur Ros.
and gaaahh i cannot freaking wait for June 17 :3
ok srs thoughts re: eurovision
liveblogging, sorry not sorry
First off, respect to Bonnie Tyler - credit to her, she did pretty well :) Winner for the aww factor is without a doubt Malta, and I’m torn for best singer between Moldova, Estonia and Russia…
I can see why Denmark’s the favourite, but I’ve got to be honest, I’m a sucker for the weirdos of Eurovision. They just make my life :’) It was the Russian Grannies last year, and honestly I’m praying for Greece or Romania to win 2013. :)
dramatic lovesong: check
weird ass entry: check
savage girl: check
electro entry: check
really bad entry: check
Georgia: because eurovision just isn’t complete without an overly dramatic, smoke-and-sparks boy/girl duet
still rooting for soprano dracula tbh
the girl from Denmark looks remarkably similar to janet devlin
she’s not even wearing shoes
The thing about English Lit is that I actually do love it
like I think books and poems and analysing literature is pretty cool
and I can write a badass essay
but in 25 mins?
yeeaaahh that part strikes fear and terror into my heart
So hyped for Lucy Rose at Shepherd’s Bush tomorrow! :)
I’ve been listening to the support artists recently - Peter and Kerry have got a lovely quirky sound between them with lots of unique instrumentation, and Sam Brookes’s warm voice and gentle guitar-work is just beguiling… although his song In Weeks shows a more powerful side to him, which I equally love. Looks like it’s going to be one fantastic show!
Sorry for the lack of posts lately - revision is slowly taking over my life :(
I’ve been obsessing over the Great Gatsby lately (the book and the movie; I actually understand all the metaphors, thanks to my English Lit class), so I really want to review two particular songs off the soundtrack that I absolutely love - I will get round to it soon! In the meantime, what do you think about the soundtrack as a whole? It’s got some very well-known names on it…perhaps too well-known? Or will the likes of will.i.am and Gotye work well in the context of the film?
If someone ever tells you a certain song is important to them you should turn it up and lay on your bed and close your eyes and really listen to it even if its 10 minutes long because at the end you will know that person much better I think
My love for this post is unbelievable.
too tired to write but suffice to say this is one awesome track