MUSIC MONDAY: Sweet Nothing by Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch

I know this is coming in a little later than usual, but the inspiration didn’t kick in until Le Beau’s jiu jitsu class.

I haven’t heard this song in a while.  For a good moment back then, this song very much haunted me.  The desperation in Florence’s voice and the beat Calvin Harris laid out perfectly contradict each other.  It was just beautiful.

And have you listened to these lyrics?

20160404 Sweet Nothing by Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch

This jiu jitsu place is giving me more than what I needed now.

Have a great evening, everyone.


MUSIC MONDAY: When We Were Young by Adele

And so I’m back.  It’s been a while.  A really long while.

I’m pretty sure I am not the only one that thought of the brilliance of Adele’s new album.  I must have read her iD interview a thousand times, and I still can’t get over how optimistic 25 sounds like.  I’m so elated that we have new music to enjoy.

I was lucky enough to be online in YouTube when they released the live recording of When We Were Young.  At that very moment, I was in the middle of planning one of my life’s biggest events and the lyrics just rang true to me.  Everything from that point forward was a change and there was no stopping it.

From time to time, I am still overwhelmed.  I had no idea how big of a shift this would be until I was already in it.  A part of me feels like I’ve overestimated my confidence in surviving this change, but another part feels that this change is the most natural of all.

20160328 Adele - When We Were Young

It took me a while to write again because I had to yet again find my balance, and I’m glad to report that I am somewhat near it.  I’m not as stable as I had hoped to be, but I am absolutely overjoyed that I am not alone in this journey.  And because I am rhyming again.  Hah.

I heard this song while I was in the shower the other day, and took it as a sign.  It just might be time to start writing again.

MUSIC MONDAY: Hello by Adele

By the time you guys get to read this, I’m pretty sure Adele would have smashed the record for most number of views in 24 hours because this new single is not only most awaited, it is also as raw as she is.


20151026 Adele Hello

When she first started singing, I was just transported to when I first heard her, singing Bonnie Rait’s I Can’t Make You Love Me.

And Chasing Pavements.

And Someone Like You at the Brit Awards.

It’s just like what James Corden said:  “If you ever had your heart broken, you’re about to remember it now.”

While I love heartbroken Adele, I am even more excited with mature Adele.  And all the rest of the songs that lead up to this line:

At least I can say that I tried
To tell you I’m sorry for breaking your heart
But it don’t matter
It clearly doesn’t tear you apart anymore

25 looks really good.  I can’t wait.

MUSIC MONDAY: Brave by The Shires

Again, another Spotify find.

20150824 Brave by The Shires

It was recently added to the Date Night playlist.  And that’s one thing LDR couples don’t really have much of:  date night.  In my case, we’re on opposite sides of the world and the closest I’ve been with him is 12 hours apart.  His sun is my moon and vice versa.  And at this rate, we’re one of the lucky ones.

Don’t get me wrong; friends and family know how we make the most out of our situation.  I am also eternally grateful for friends and family that know exactly when and how to lift my spirits up when I do miss him more than I could handle.  But date night… well, nothing beats date night.

And on one of those days I chose to just wallow on the fact that I am so far away from the one I love, a music streaming app gave me the picture of a great date night.

Well, let me hold your heart, let me be the one
You’ll never have to feel so alone
Let me bring you back to the world, back home

Can’t wait to have you come home to my arms, love.