Saturday, 2 June 2018

MAY FAVOURITES | MUSIC

I cannot believe May is basically over, June is going to be one hell of a month. I do intend on completing a beauty favourites post but in the meantime let's chill out and share some music I have been listening to lately. I have been slacking massively on the blog front, honestly I am just so scared of getting blocked off most social media platforms that I do minimal promoting these days so if you found this post wow I really don't know how you got here but . . .  welcome! 


Weirdly most of my favourite songs at present I discovered through the Billboard Music Awards. The first one is Maren's My Church which is the opening song of the medley Kelly Clarkson opened with (see video above). I love Kelly Clarkson she reminds me of my angsty youth and if you didn't know I am a fan of country music well the cat is out of the bag now. I love country music, not all, just some. My music tastes tend to be music with lyrics. Before you ask I am not religious and I am definitely not Christian and I also could care less about the use of "church", "Hallelujah" and "Amen". I like what I like *shrugs shoulders*. But of course it's not everyone's cup of tea and I completely respect that


Next is Fall in Line by the dynamic duo and two of my favourites Xtina (yes I just didn't want to look up how to spell her last name) and Demi Lovato. This song took a while to grow on me, when I first saw the lyric video on YouTube and listened I was impressed by the vocals but didn't really care for the song. Seeing them perform it at the Billboard Awards was really powerful and damn Christina has some serious stage presence. This is a song I can easily play on repeat, it's empowering and meaningful and happens to be a great song to both get ready and pack to.


Shawn Mendes and Khalid collaborated on Youth which I believe was a response to the school shootings happening in America and a stance on gun violence. It's a beautiful hopeful song. Shawn Mendes, Khalid too, can do no wrong in my eyes. They are both great artists and the song is very well executed. A great song to listen to when you are staring sadly out the window on a London bus.


Another sad song, for me at least, is Kesha and Macklemore's The Good Old Days. I love this song and it almost always makes me want to bawl my eyes out. Recently I started a new placement as part of my degree and it has been sincerely eye-opening. Every day I meet people who are dealing with problems way outside of my wheelhouse and as you know I have been struggling a little over the past year and recent events have made it clear to me that to appreciate what you have in the moment is all you can do. Happiness and sadness can be fleeting and just as things can get better things can get worse too. I know people always say you're not going to feel like this forever and there will be a day where it gets better but equally there could be a day where it gets worse and you pray for this day where it was bad but not so bad, do you know what I mean? I hope that made sense. I think after Kesha's public legal battle with her manager everyone sees her in a different light. I view her music very differently now, I don't know if that's wrong or right but this song is damn good.


Fifth Harmony's Don't Say You Love Me is a classic easy listening ballad. Surprised I like anything from them since Camilla left but this is actually really good. The melodies are on point and it is a song I can easily listen to on repeat. I usually have about five songs that I listen to over and over again and this fits perfectly in that limited playlist.


On a more upbeat note Ann-Marie's 2002 is just the cutest song ever, I love every song she pays homage to and it makes me think of dancing in my living room when I was eight and watching all those iconic music videos. Such a great nostalgic song which makes me want to buy Hubba Bubba and find an Avril Lavigne album. The video is super cute and fun too.


Zedd, Grey and Maren Morris came out with The Middle which is a song that I just know I will love forever. It suits every mood that I am in, and few songs can do that. I was surprised that the same Maren Morris that sings My Church is featured on this song but also appreciate her versatility.


The Vamps were a band I thought I would never return to after about 2014 but no their latest song Hair Too Long is a song that I instantly liked. It's fun, a little childish and catchy. It's a song I walk faster too and it literally brightens my day. Songs that make me want to smile are just as important as sad songs. It's all about balance.


Yet another unlikely return is Jesse McCartney, I will forever be a big advocate for Beautiful Soul, it is a masterpiece fight me if you wish, his new song Better With You is just incredibly sweet. No one does sweet better than Jesse even though his hair is no longer boy band blonde I still dig this song a lot. 


A song I listen to when I have to be social is Ru Paul's Call Me Mother, it's one of the only songs in the world that actually makes me feel like dancing in high heels. It is a great song and is my go to song for going to work as it instantly uplifts me and gets me to work twice as fast. Nothing much has changed, I am still almost always late to work despite living so close so this is a lifesaver. I also like to listen to this after I have listened to a lot of sad songs, again balance. The choreography videos on YouTube for this song are insane as well, definitely worth a watch.


Finally, and a little random, let's round off with another country song. This time by Carrie Underwood and it's called Church Bells. I am obsessed with songs that tell a story and this is like a movie in three minutes, I love the lyrics and I can't help but sing along every time. It is my go to song when I want time to move faster i.e. when I am on a long walk or when I am in a low mood.


In total that's 11 songs that I have started listening to over the past month. I would love to know what songs you have been listening to and loving, no matter the genre, please share in the comments below. Things are totally  crazy over here but I am going to do my best to keep posting throughout the wedding madness. Thank you so much for reading, don't forget to comment. Take care.

What songs are you into right now?

Love 
Kiran

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2 comments

  1. My Church is one of my favorite songs. I love country music. I also like Demi Lovato.

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

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  2. This is a brilliant post! I never got a summer glow this year,
    which I don't mind but great post for those who want to keep it!

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