music

VIDEO: VICKTOR TAIWO–DIGITAL KIDS

Vicktor Taiwo has a little chunk of my heart, it would be bigger but at the moment, Sam Smith holds the rest. Vicktor released this masterpiece of a video. It’s so beautiful with such depth and depicts paintings with lifelike qualities… it’s truly, breathtaking. I’ve never seen a video like this in my time. ‘Digital Kids’ is about a year old and we get a video treatment for it and the wait was totally worth it. This is truly the type of song that will never age because of the beauty of it and for the power the words hold. Having Pigeons and Planes premiere his video he leaves an explanation:

Before, children had time to think that the world was beautiful and I think that should be virulently protected. But now, you know what’s wrong with the world from such a young age. You have no time to be a child; you have no time to appreciate how beautiful this world is, and it is beautiful.

July 7th will be the day he releases ‘Mercury’ and I for one, am beyond excited.

Music: Emilio Rojas–Bitch is Crazy Feat. Joe Budden

Emilio Rojas is one of the most underrated artists out there. It would be my absolute DREAM come true if Snow Tha Product and Emilio did a few songs together because the assassination that would happen to that beat with their word play would be so damn insane. They both have great things going for them. 1. The speed they possess to rap is like none other. 2. They are both latinos (Snow is Mexican and Emilio is Venezuelan) 3. They’ve been in this for a while and are finally seeing ‘the light’ let’s do this please!!! LOL.

Emilioooo teams up with Joe Budden to talk about how some chick is crazy and how they can’t leave them… typical. LOL. Rojas’ tone is just that ‘mmmmmm’ kind (sorry I’m being a girl at the moment but he has a sexy ass voice). But check the song out it’s a nice, chill track.

Video: Sam Smith–Leave Your Lover

Sam Smith (my favorite person in the wholeeeeeeeee wide world) drops the video for ‘Leave Your Lover’ and ends it with a twist. Sam can do no wrong in my eyes and to those freaking pesky youtube comment people, does it matter if he’s gay or, bi-sexual or straight? He’s a living angel! I’m slightly obsessed with him and I am counting down the days for ACL so I can go sing my heart out and possibly leave with raccoon eyes for crying. It’s a strong possibility that will happen. I love you Sammmmmmmmm lol.

Video: JMSN–Thing You Miss (NSFW)

You wanted me,
But I don’t think that there’s such thing.
Well, I can be,
whatever you want me to be.

And I don’t love you, no.
But, you and I can make believe.
Pretending’s hard;
But, giving up is easy.
We can take it slow.
There’s endless possibilities.
But, hurry up because the moments fading.

A life like this,
Is never something you can fix, no.
And, as time turns tricks,
Love is like a thing you miss on the way.

We only see
What we wanna see.
We disagree
With Reality.

And I don’t love you, no.
But, you and I can make believe.
Pretending’s hard;
But, giving up is easy.
We can take it slow.
There’s endless possibilities.
But, hurry up because the moments fading.

A life like this,
Is never something you can fix, no.
And, as time turns tricks,
Love is like a thing you miss on the way.

We may never ever feel it again, the rush.
But, we can make you feel better the more we crush.

You know every little thing depends on trust.
Each beginning is the start of the end for us.

A life like this,
Is never something you can fix, no.
And, as time turns tricks,
Love is like a thing you miss on the way.

JMSN delivers a new video for his track ‘Thing You Miss’. It’s a symbolic video as most of his videos are. The difference? A few things. One: There is no explanation to this one like we get on the rest of his videos/songs. Two: It may not be so obvious to some. The lyrics tell a story and the video follows BUT so many people have veils over their eyes that don’t see the simplicity in this. Well, at least how simple I see it. Two women define this: one an older lady, the other a younger one. You as the audience are left to figure out what it is, that is going on. When I saw this, this to me was a single woman: one showing her youth and the other aging. Hair played that part. The younger girl isn’t a busty, big butt, curvy woman. She is a woman. One who bares it all and shows what women look like. The other showing what an aging woman looks like. A rug was placed on the floor with Jesus on it. Symbol that brings us all as humans, as one. A worship in a sense to do good in his eyes. It just shows the respect (and maybe JMSN plays the part, lol. He looks so much like him! All bs aside…) The older woman is helping the younger woman so to speak with insecurity as her hair is her shelter. It’s her security blanket against the world and by shedding light to who she really is, shows the caring part of the older lady, the motherly figure. Everyone is so fixated on what a woman ‘should’ look like that when shown this version of a woman, people are disgusted, appalled, shallow… shattered. Perception wants a beautiful corpse with curves and muscles and strength that most women/men don’t have. This ‘version’ is either what people really fall in love with or are with but not in love with hence “and I don’t love you no, but we can make believe” many relationships are built on looks, built on education, stature or plain and simple comfort. You’re comfortable with the person that you give up and just settle. Everyone is fixated on what they want to hear, what sounds good, what is convenient, what you want. What you want to see. JMSN made a bold move by incorporating nudity as being naked shows vulnerability, shows defeat, shows all the insecurities one has. Taking this back to Adam and Eve, when created, being naked was nothing to be ashamed of. Wasn’t until the snake said eat the fruit and they saw both aspects and covered up. Society is the snake in this situation and the older lady cut away of the shame and showed the young girl who she really was. Love shouldn’t be shameful, it shouldn’t be vain and it shouldn’t be defeated. Time passes quickly and this can also symbolize that we need to figure out who we are before time is up and we are either alone or in a shitty fucking relationship because one or the other settled out of fear of being alone.

Take it for what YOU see, not for what I see. Because:

A life like this,
Is never something you can fix, no.
And, as time turns tricks,
Love is like a thing you miss on the way.

Submission: Garden City Movement–Terracotta

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I’ve been slacking on my Submissions and if weren’t for a follow up email I received, this probably would have made its way onto the blog a few months from now, but that second email made me take some time out and listen to this track titled ‘Terracotta’. The name captured my attention as it’s not of the ‘norm’, but then again what is these days? Terracotta is infused with pop, electronica, synths, chopped (I’m from Houston and it’s chopped lol!) and a citar(s)! CITARS! When that made its way into the track I was blown away because to me, it was totally unexpected yet so beautiful. Terracotta is like candy to the ear.

Garden City Movement hail from Israel and it consists of three pop-synth geniuses. Why geniuses? Listen to the track. If their EP ‘Bengali Cinema’ sounds anything like this, I’m ready and looking forward to summer. The EP drops June 23rd and picks up from their EP from last fall titled ‘Entertainment’. They have already opened up for the likes of SOHN and Cults in their native land and are on tour promoting their new material. So if you are in search for some new music, let Johnny, Roi and Yoav guide you on ‘Terracotta’.

Check them out on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GardenCityMovement

Video: JMSN–Love Myself

Wish this was longer but we have a new album on the way!!! Maybe this time he’ll visit Houston and not every other town around us lol. Swear I want to manage his tours, be a back up singer, do his artwork, or simply send out emails. LMAO! This man and his music is the real deal. I’ve said it many times and I’ll keep saying it. I own every vinyl he’s put out, even the special numbered ones. That’s my favorite. ‘Blue Album’ sometime 2014.

Music: Boots–Dreams Feat. Beyoncé

This track though. Boots is like rapid fire these days. He’s everywhere. He revealed he had a friend that would be featured and sure enough, Beyoncé surfaces. No surprise as he is signed to Roc Nation and had major involvement in Beyoncé’s self titled album this past December. This song is beautiful though. Definitely looking forward to more music.

Video: Disclosure–Latch Feat. Sam Smith (Coachella)

I just want to put him in my pocket. I WILL see him and I will make it to Coachella soon. These two are on my musical bucket list.

UP-FUCKING-DATE!!! I will be seeing Sam Smith at ACL! Yesssssssssssssssss along with my boo Iggy Azalea and Eminem and Lana Del Rey and Skrillex and EVERYONE! Best early birthday present everrrrr.

Music: The Neighbourhood–Lurk

Because everyone EVERYONE should love The Neighbourhood… Everyone. The things I’d do to Jesse Rutherford. LOL

I’m thinking we should ride
To a place that we don’t know
To a place where no one has seen us before
I’m thinking, you and I
Better just go with the flow
Last thing that we should do is go slow…

I fuck as I need to
I fuck when I want
I’ll fuck you with love
Even though it is not

I’ll fucking digest you
One kiss at a time
You wish I was yours
And I hope that you’re mine.

Video: Sam Smith-Make It To Me (Stripped)

This man is fucking perfection. He does nothing and I mean NOTHING wrong. I’ve been listening to him for quite some time now and I am so happy he is where he is and deserves. I can’t even think of how many times I sing his music on the way to work and on the way back home. I just… love him. I can’t tell which Lawrence brother is on the piano from Disclosure. I’m going to say Guy.

My mind runs away to you
With a thought I hope you’ll see
Can’t see where it’s wandered to
But I know where it wants to be