A few days ago, Lorde released her sophomore album, Melodrama. Similar to her first album, Pure Heroine, there is not one song that I can say is worse than another! Though some of her songs like “Green Light” and “Liability” have been out for a while, and many people know the songs, the album collectively does not sound generic, or how many popular artists sound currently. Through each song you can hear her true passion, and beautiful voice as she sings. Some songs that exemplify her vocals would have to be either “The Louvre” or “Writer in the Dark”. Overall the album has a few slower songs that make one really listen to her voice and what she is singing about, combined with very upbeat rhythms.
Though waiting for this album to drop, it was definitely worth it!
There can only be one word for this concert: absolute sensational. The typical small venue that The 1975 usually performs at transformed into the renowned Madison Square Garden that so many artists dream of performing at. The still up and coming band sold out the arena and was filled with such a positive spirit. Not only were the performers very energetic and the crowd fed on that energy, it felt like the 20,000 people knew each and every lyric they performed. This is very different than the typical show one might see of The 1975, due to the fact that they usually play smaller shows, it still felt intimate and personal.
Last Saturday I had the opportunity to see the Boston Calling festival in Harvard Square. The spotty clouds and somewhat warm weather made it perfect to see bands such as Oh Wonder, The xx and The 1975. Like any festival, there was a lot of walking, long lines for food, but the shows were incredible.
I cannot believe a year has already passed since The 1975 release their sophomore album, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It. This album has particular meaning in my life, because this was the first album of The 1975’s that I heard, and I immediately fell in love with their sound. They had a few popular songs before, like “Girls” and “Chocolate,” but I didn’t really know anything about them, or heard any of their other songs. I remember hearing song after song from this album and kept wanting to hear more and more until I realized I listened to the whole album. From there, I became obsessed with them, and their self titled album as well. I absolutely love their whole aesthetic, and the way their frontman, Matty Healy, presents himself. I have been so lucky to see them live twice already, and met Matty once. I am so excited for the future of The 1975, and grateful for this amazing record.
After two years, Lana del Rey released what I think will be a single off her new album (hopefully dropping soon) called Love. After hearing even 30 seconds of it, I was absolutely obsessed. It instantly reminded me of her Born to Die era, which made me incredibly happy, as it is easily my favorite of all her albums. Her voice is soft, and this lullaby feeling song is so catchy and beautiful. This song particularly reminds me of her songs Born to Die in the sense that you can really hear Lana’s beautiful serene vocals.Overall, I’m OBSESSED!
Though the year has only just started, almost two weeks ago, I thought I’d list a few of my favorite songs that I have already found. I listen to music probably 95% of the time, and the style of music I listen to isn’t exactly what most people listen to. This is a list of 5 songs that I’ve been listening to recently, and a short description of why I like them. Continue reading