MUSIC MONDAY: No One’s Gonna Love You by Band of Horses

I’ve heard this song way too many times:  movie soundtrack, coming-of-age television shows, and even from other friends’ playlists.  With Shondaland churning out crappy music week after week (if you watch Grey’s Anatomy, you know what I mean), I suddenly had a strong yearning for meaningful music.

What is meaningful actually?  Do you have to be able to relate to the lyrics for it to be meaningful?  Does it have to latch on to a memory, a single moment in time?  Did the writer have to be in a suspended pensive state when he/she wrote the music and lyrics?  Do the lyrics have to sound like a conversation you cannot make happen?  Will it have to reflect your subconscious, a repressed memory of sorts?  How does a song become meaningful?

I’m not really sure myself, but maybe it’s all of those things combined.  But this song… these lyrics though…

20151102 No One's Gonna Love You Band of Horses

And while I am absolutely enthralled by the original, their acoustic performance is just as haunting.

It also made me think, how can I get that effect in the background for my wedding?

I am a mess of sorts.

Have a great week ahead, folks.



MUSIC MONDAY: What Do You Mean? by Justin Bieber

Okay, so I know I just recently featured the kid, but I have to say I’m becoming a fan!  Thank God, Le Beau doesn’t have any problems with it.

I have always seen him as an entitled d*ck, but yeah, he’s really talented.  Maybe he really meant what he said during his roast.  Maybe he really is turning it all around, going back to his roots, and focusing on his music.


MUSIC MONDAY: Anything Could Happen by Ellie Goulding

I always have faith in music.  I’ve always been a music girl, even though majority of my choices are what you would call dated.  But of course, with the sudden rise of immediately popular pop singers and the ease of recording material with autotune and synthesizers, it’s easy to be fooled that talent on record is not as evident (or present at all) on live performances.

And then, this beautiful lady sang on Ryan Seacrest’s show.  Talk about pitch perfect.

20150518 Ellie Goulding Anything Could Happen

Ellie Goulding may have skyrocketed (further) into fame with that theme song from Fifty Shades of Grey but really, this girl is just a butt load of talent.  What a voice!  This video is two years old and I still hit the play button over and over.

Husky voices are eternally sexy.  But raw talent is miles miles miles sexier.

Listening to Ellie

Sorry for being MIA for the past few weeks.  I don’t have much to write about really, mostly because I am so preoccupied with school and work.

What is important is that I am happy.

And I am pleasantly surprised by Ellie Goulding.  I chanced upon her song Anything Could Happen while I was randomly playing songs over the radio while running.  That song is surprisingly motivating!

Naturally, it being a relatively new song to my ears, I looked it up on YouTube and found this pleasant surprise.

That is one talented lady.  Seriously.  I was right to love European artists.

But yeah, she’s not my discovery.

So far, I’ve only been working and studying and squatting.  I’m all about my butt lately, and admittedly, I haven’t been as consistent with the running.  What I’ve been consistent about is the squatting.  You’ll even notice it on my Instagram where I host Motivation Mondays.  Hahahaha.  I know right.  Maybe I should make it a full blown fitness journey page.  I need to tighten stuff naturally.  Hahahaha.

Oh darling.  It has been a very wild ride.

Day 4: Calms Me Down

Day 4 is a song that calms me down.

Huh.  This would take a while because I haven’t really thought of what song actually calms me down.  I guess it would be best to showcase the song I immediately listen to when I get angry right?  Yeah, that one is a no brainer.

This song is so haunting.  Admit it.  Her voice just gets under your skin and stays there.

I teared up a bit just listening to it again.  Gah, I love this song.