So The xx dropped their new album ‘I See You’ today and I’ve already listened to it a few times. ‘Brave for You’ is my song at the moment. It’s a classic xx song filled with nostalgia and that beautiful haunting guitar solo(s) I love so much. Madley will forever hold a soft spot in my heart because her voice is amazing, yet so simple. This song, for me, is hauntingly accurate. It’s just one of those songs. The words just make me melt:
In all I know
In all I’ve done
I take you along
Though you’re not here
I can feel you there
I take you along
And when I’m scared
I imagine you’re there
Telling me to be brave
Just… yesssss. If I sit here and reallly nit pick this song, it could be a softer, more laid back version of Bruno Mars’ ‘Grenade’ song the way she says she’ll do anything for this man:
Either way, I prefer this one, I’m not the biggest Bruno fan, but his newest album is probably his best ever. Shit is smooooooth.
Anyhow, there’s a new direction on this album with most of the songs being worked into a Jamie xx sound somewhat along the lines of ‘In Colour’ and I am not mad at that at all. I love the addition of heavier drums and more experimental instruments and sounds. They are one of my favorite bands and their music speaks volumes even if they don’t have extreme high notes or boisterous voices. Check out the new album on Spotify or anywhere you can find it.
This is and will remain my favorite song off of this album. Just the mellow electro textures on this song make it such a good sappy one. When the trumpet comes in, it’s just… bliss. I will never get tired of this song, it’s an instant classic for those who really listen to the lyrics and the communication between instruments, including Healy’s voice. ‘Somebody Else’ is another favorite of mine but ‘I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware’ is my favorite song to sleep to. This was in fact a great album by The 1975. Can’t wait to see what they come out with next.
And if I believe you,
Would that make it stop if I told you I need you?
Is that what you want?
And I’m broken and bleeding, and begging for help.
And I’m asking you Jesus, show yourself.
…If I’m lost then how can I find myself?
Then how can I find myself?
Alejandro Fernandez links up with Christina Aguilera to deliver us a duo version of Hoy Tengo Ganas De Ti for a spanish telenovela. This song is just beautiful. Originally sung by Miguel Gallardo and covered by so many other artists, the first person I saw perform this was Ricardo Montaner as my aunt is his biggest fan and from Azucar Moreno (they did a pop version of it and it was the shit back then. Don’t judge me) from there on out a slew of people have covered it. Alejandro and Christina nailed it and Christina sounds beautiful in spanish.
This song is the epitome of my life. Nunca se me cede nada. Lmao, sigh…
Their song Mi Sol is my absolute favorite song. Why? Because it’s close to my heart, it’s on my wrist permanently like the lyrics to it.
Abriste una ventana despertando una ilusión
Cegando por completo mi razón
Mantuve la esperanza conociendo tu interior
Sintiendo tan ajeno tu calor
Probé de la manzana por amor
Quiero ya no amarte y enterrar este dolor
Quiero que mi corazón te olvide
Quiero ser como tú, quiero ser yo la fuerte
Solo te he pedido a cambio tu sinceridad
Quiero que el amor al fin conteste
¯Por qué siempre soy yo la de la mala suerte?
Vienes, me acaricias y te marchas con el sol
Me duele solo ser tu diversión, no
Dices que me amas, que no hay nadie como yo
Que soy la dueña de tu corazón
Pero alguien más está en tu habitación
No, no pasa nada si el amor no es perfecto
Siempre y cuando sea honesto
Y no, ya para que pedir perdón, no es correcto
No puedo compartir lo que no se me dio
No soy la dueña de tu corazón
Yo soy quien sobra en esta habitación, no