Soundtrack To June (Amplifying Black Voices)

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Today I thought I would post anther monthly soundtrack post. Firstly, because it is easy to write and I have been feeling super drained and unmotivated to write recently and secondly because I wanted to put together a playlist filled with only black POC artists. It is so important to honour, listen and amplify black voices now and continually. While so many people have shared their favourite documentaries, films, organisations to support – I thought I would give a list of music created by black musicians, who so beautifully tell their truths and stories through song. Continue reading “Soundtrack To June (Amplifying Black Voices)”

Soundtrack To March

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I haven’t done a music post for a LONG time, so I thought what better time to make a monthly soundtrack post than now! New music has been rapidly flooding into my Spotify playlists recently with so many new albums and singles being released over the past couple of months of 2020. There is also some incredible music from some incredible artists, that is yet to be released during this upcoming month. Nonetheless, I am intrigued to get some new songs for my playlists and hopefully inspire you to add some too! Enjoy these ten I have chosen to include!

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My Grammy Hopes & Predictions 2019/20

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So basically I am not going to lie to you. I was under the impression that the Grammys were much later than today! I had hoped to write this post as the date was approaching… although my first mistake was failing to actually check the date that the ceremony was being held. Nonetheless, I will keep this short, because all I really want this post to be is a place that has my hopes for the 2020 Grammys and who I would love to see win, before the winners are actually announced. Continue reading “My Grammy Hopes & Predictions 2019/20”

My Top 20 Favourite Albums of 2019

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As December begins, it becomes clear that the end of 2019 is approaching us very fast. Now, you may be wondering why I am releasing this blog post now considering December releases are still to come. I decided to leave of December releases since there is only a few that I know about and I don’t want my bias towards certain artists to affect my current listing of albums. So, I decided I would omit December releases for now and maybe edit some into the list at a later date if I feel the need too. Although, I am satisfied with my current top 20 favourites from the rest of the eleven months of this year that have flown by. Continue reading “My Top 20 Favourite Albums of 2019”

In-Deptht Frist Impressions Of Harry Styles’ ‘FINE LINE’

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After months of waiting (not so patiently) for this release, it’s finally here! Harry Styles has released his heavily anticipated second album FINE LINE. Now, when I tell you this was my most anticipated release of 2019, I mean it. Harry Styles is one of my many inspirations and idol figures. He embodies everything I aspire to be. He values kindness, respect and inclusion and I think these values get lost sometimes in the music industry, as it gets more and more saturated. He does not involve himself in drama, stays relatively off social media, values his close friends and lives his best and most authentic life. I think everyone can take a few pointers from that, especially going into the new year of 2020 in 2 weeks time! So what better way than to celebrate Harry and this album than to do a full in depth review (exactly like my review of Lover).

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My Top 25 Favourite Albums of The Decade (2010-2019)

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So, as we hit October 2019 we can pretty much see the decade slowly coming to a close. It was most certainly a very interesting decade indeed. Especially for music. This decade in music has been been quite astonishing, with more music being created than at any other time in history. I would actually love to know some statistics on that. Music is way to express our humanity and to bring us together. The lyrics and sounds that individuals can create, have the ability to echo a profound impact on society. Music has stood the test of time and looking back and reflecting on all that has come before us, is truly something beautiful. However, I shall give credit where credit is due because we have definitely seen some incredible art created in these recent years. This decade has seen the rise of pop to a new extreme, the creation of revolutionary modern rap, the exploration of new levels of R&B and so much more. Continue reading “My Top 25 Favourite Albums of The Decade (2010-2019)”

In-Depth Album Review of Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’

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If a rock is what you have been living under for the past week, you may not know. However, if you are any regular human with an internet connection, you would have likely seen that Taylor Swift released her new album ‘Lover’, possessing 18 songs about the concept of love and all its various and beautiful forms. As a massive fan of Taylor and her music I was excited to hear the new songs but was worried considering the first two singles released ‘ME!’ and ‘You Need To Calm Down’ both came across quite lyrically amateur. Thankfully, all my doubts were proven wrong, as I simply cannot get enough of this new music! It’s a new, transformative era of Taylor Swift. One that has came about through maturity and as a result of the trials and tribulations undergone by Taylor, both privately and publicly in recent years. Continue reading “In-Depth Album Review of Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’”

The Playlist Of My Life

Maybe it’s just me, but does anyone else love going through all the ‘playlist of my life’ videos on Teen Vogue’s Youtube? Well, for quite some time now they have been my go-too videos to watch when I am bored. I think you can tell a lot about a person by the type of music they listen too, and so seeing which artists like similar music to me is always interesting, as is finding out which artists listen to music that is completely opposite to my own. Basically, if you have not seen the videos, they have a celebrity guest who creates a playlist of ten songs that represent their life, both past or present. Some songs have surface level meanings to the artist, while other artists have songs that have much deeper meaning to them. Either way, I think discussing aspects of your life as represented my songs is a really great idea and I thought what better way to continue the trend than by creating my own ‘playlist of my life.’ Continue reading “The Playlist Of My Life”

Songs To Listen Too When You Want To Cry

Music. The way we communicate our deepest emotions in a small but impactful way. This is probably the most accessible and common form that we see ourselves represented on a daily basis; through song. Music manifests countless emotions through lyrics and composition, which will resonate and affect each person in a different way, depending on their own set of circumstances at that current point in time. The songs I have compiled for this blog post are those which seek to bring out an emotional response of sadness or reflection upon events or emotions that one may come across in life. These songs present themes that are very real, relevant and relatable. Continue reading “Songs To Listen Too When You Want To Cry”

My Top 20 Favourite Albums of 2018

It has now been over a month since the end of 2018. However, I never got around to writing down my favourite albums of 2018, as I was just so caught up with other things. I am here now, and have finally decided to write it down, because why not! Personally, I felt 2018 was one of my favourite years for music. I absolutely adored so many albums and songs that came out throughout the year, that in reality, made it extremely hard to choose 20 of my favourites. Below, are from 20th-1st, the top albums for me that really stood out and my favourite songs from each (of the top 10)! Feel free to comment or shoot me a message if you agree, or if you have any albums you believe I left off or you think should of been higher/lower! Thanks for all the recent support!

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