So despite my personal dispute with the blogging world, I've really missed writing and now that summer has buggered off and I refuse to leave the house when it's cold and dark (I'm really sociable in the summer I promise), I have found some spare time to start blogging again.
So back to the actual post...
I wanted to share some of my absolute favorite tunes/artists at the moment. It's actually a bit cringe that I'm writing a music post as on the whole I have the combined music taste of an old man and a 12 year old girl. However I have recently been looking out for some new music to break away from the 'Teen Pop' trap I've been stuck in for the past few years (the moment of truth hit me when an advert for the Pop Princess album came on TV and I actually squealed 'oooo I want that!'). So on the musical road to recovery I have discovered some new luscious sounds (which probably aren't 'new' to all you music hipsters but they are new to me, so that makes them new) .
Discovered Soak on Radio 1's live lounge sessions. She's an Irish 17 year old with a beautiful raspy voice and this song in particular is a great floaty one to fall asleep to... that is a compliment in case you're wondering.
Bear's Den are a 3 piece alternative folk band formed in West London and dare I say it, sound a bit Mumford and Sons-esque (I can almost feel people kicking me). Anyway I love them not only because they make sweet sweet music but also because they look like bear-humans and make beautiful heart-wrenchingly emotional videos.
I've attached 2 videos, both of which made me cry...God damn being a hormonal girl, EVERYTHING MAKES ME CRY!
Elysium - Talking to NPR Music, Marcus said of the video, “’Elysium’ became very personal to me very quickly. It made me think about my younger brothers and their transition from kids to adulthood. I wanted to document the actions and emotions of people at this age… I wanted to freeze the last remnants of youth still left in my brother… Soon after I arrived in Seattle, an armed man walked onto campus and shot four students. One of them died. That weekend, my brother and his friends wanted to finish the video, in honour of Paul (Lee, the victim of the gunman’s attack). The end result is a video that depicts real friends, real teenagers, experiencing something far too real.”
Nothing more to say other than LOOK AT HIM! What a gorgeous specimen...
Okay 2nd to that, I really like his music too. So before you get excited, this song is not a cover of Disney's Frozen (that may have been the reason I stumbled across him on YouTube but lets not dwell on that). His voice is painfully good and 'let it go' is another good fall asleeper. If you're not into the slow stuff he does do upbeat so check out 'if you ever wanna be in love' and 'when we were on fire'.
Okay I'm definitely late on the FKA TWIGS bandwagon and shamefully I only discovered her since she started dating R Pats. Well I can safely say R Pats has made a good decision as Twiggy is onehellova babe and you know what they say about girls who can hit the high notes? No? I don't know what they say either. Anyway here's a tune from her 2013 EP which comes with a very sensual video whereby she gets fingered in the mouth, kids these days...
Last but not least!...well definitely the least amount of clothes. So I came across The Shoe after a late night Wikipedia session and whilst reading up about The Hunger Games, I discovered that actress Jena Malone is also in a band. Naturally I checked them out and am loving them almost as much as Jena loves being naked...