Okay so Travie McCoy, Gym Class Heroes’ lead singer, is back with his solo career and new music. His first album “Lazarus” was nice and danceable. So I’m definitely looking forward to the new album which should be called “Rough Water”.
This is the second single features Brandon Urie, Panic! At the Disco’s lead singer, it’s a very catchy song and it makes me want summer so bad. The message is amazing and I really think that’s never to overlook. Also the video is really cute.
[I still have to listened to the first single which has the same title as the album and features Jason Mraz. I’ve been looking online for reviews and from what I saw the song wasn’t bad but it just didn’t become a hit. But I’ll let you know what I think as soon as I have listened to it.]
"You gotta keep on keeping on, even with the feeling that you’re gonna keep losing".
I just re-discovered the pleasure of listening to this song which is perfect for this Sunday evening.
Just Breathe by Pearl Jam
Today I’m introducing you to the band that I’ve been listening to non stop since I saw them live as support band at All Time Low’s concert back at the end of February. Blitz Kids!
Blitz Kids (Joe James, Jono Yates, Nic Montgomery, Matt Freer) is a band from England. When I first saw them at the concert I immediately understood how good they were and I soon felt that I had found a really complete band with incredible musicians.
The first song on the album “All I Want Is Everything” is a great opening and kind of a “soft” more melodic song considering what comes up next. “Run For Cover”, “On My Own” and “Sometimes” (which are also the singles so far released) with more kick ass guitars and relatable lyrics.
Going on we arrive to “Long Road” a much more acoustic song. “Perfect” has got really catchy lyrics and guitar. I think that it is really representative of their style.
Coming to the end of the album we have “Roll The Dice” and the last song “The Sound of a Lost Generation” which tells us that “Here’s to out future”.
Such an amazing album which has also been received well by the critics. They are amazing live, they really get the crowd to jump and enjoy their-self even if they don’t know the band. Joe James has got an incredible voice the lyrics are good.
Here it is the song I enjoyed the most, probably because I feel like I can relate really good to it (even though it’s not the best song in the album, which I think is “Title Fight”).
A Great Big World is a new revelation for this new year. This duo (Ian and Chad) is from New York City and oh my God they are both such good songwriters.
This duo has everything that I love about indie bands plus that something special (that extra touch just to be clear). Their first single “This Is The New Year” was also covered in the tv series Glee. But you will surely know them for the most incredible song that’s been around since September and I’m talking about “Say Something” but it probably became more famous when back in December the song was re-released featuring Christina Aguilera. If you haven’t listen to this song what are you waiting for?! ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2U0Ivkn2Ds )
Back to their first album “Is There Anybody Out There?”. I can’t explain how much I love the piano parts in every song single song, it makes their songs much more interesting. They both have incredible voices. In one songs they have some sick trumpets. This album also has in my opinion a very good balance between slow and up-tempo songs.
In the end they are an incredible mix of Fun. , Twenty One Pilots, Owl City and amazing indie-pop rhythms, the most funny and cute lyrics I heard in a while and that little extra touch.
It was really hard to choose a song but if you liked it you should go and listen to the whole album!
Today it’s two years that I’m writhing about music. :)
And there is much more to come, stay tune.
This is part two of yesterday’s post.
Memphis May Fire is a metal core band from Dallas. The band has released three albums and on March 25th they will release their new album “Unconditional”.
I discovered them thanks to the cover of Janick Thibault of this song.
If you don’t get scared by a bit of screaming you will definitely like them, especially because you can tell what the hell they are singing.
I feel like I’ve written this before but just to be sure, this isn’t usually the kind of music that I listen to but they are good and if you’re open to a little bit of change you might like them.
Another song that I likes by this band is “Sleepless Nights”, which is one of the new singles for their new album. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbawiMkUr58)
First of all this post will be divided into two parts because I just discovered this amazing artist, Janick Thibault, on YouTube and he made me discover this band called Memphis May Fire. So today I’m going to write about Janick and tomorrow about Memphis May Fire.
What to say about this boy? He is the founder of the band Amasic, which used to be a one-man band in which he used to play all the instruments. He than decided that he needed a band. Amasic have already played lots of lives and opened concerts for Simple Plan. All this without eve being singed with a label, I’m impressed. Oh I may have forgotten to mention that they are Canadian too.
I literally spent all night last night to watch Janick’s covers and I really think that he and Amasic will become even more better and we will definitely hear more of them in the future.
New Amasic song will be out this Saturday so wait for a new post!
This Saturday This is one of Janick’s covers that liked the most.
Since that on Friday I’m going to see All Time Low live again, I started to re-listen to all of their songs and I became obsessed with this one.
This song is taken from the album “So Wrong, It’s Right (Deluxe Edition)” (2007) which is their second album.
"Stay Awake (Dreams Only Last For a Night) [Acoustic Version]":
So I know that this album has been out for a while but I wanted to listen to it carefully.
Lady Gaga for a lot of people is just object of hate or jokes. To me she’s a great artist and by this I don’t mean that I like nor approve of everything she does.
She has got an incredible voice, that maybe you won’t hear in the singles but in some songs you can definitely tell that she can really sing. Her fashion is questionable, I agree. Her concerts are more like shows but I think that not many people could do such shows.
To the new album now. “Artpop” is her 4th album. So far I have liked her albums but for this album I have contrasting feelings. When I put the CD on I always feel like there are more tracks that I don’t like than tracks that I like. But when I look at the songs that I like I feel like I like 75% of the album.
Anyways here are the tracks that in my opinion are the good ones of this album:
"Venus", "G.U.Y.", "MANiCURE", "Do What U Want", "Swine", "Fashion!", "Dope", "Gypsy" and "Applause".
"Dope" is my favorite track because the lyrics are moving if you think that she had problem of dugs and alcohol. In this track you can really hear her voice and finally I love the way she integrated the piano with the synthesizer.
Great live performance of the song:
"I do not have to be high to be creative; I do not have to be drunk to have a good idea. I can sit with my thoughts and not feel crazy, I can do it. I can do it without the dope." - Lady Gaga
I really haven’t been good at keeping my new year’s resolutions but I think that it’s never too late to start, right? So prepare yourself for awesome music… twice a week. This said:
Acoustic, sweet and it has got that winter-song-sound that personally I love. This is what you should expect from The Maine new EP, “Imaginary Numbers”.
"Raining In Paris" has got the most amazing lyrics of this EP.
"Room With No Windows" the picked guitar and the background sounds make of this song something really amazingly perfect for a cosy day at home.
"Perfectly Out Of Key" mainly piano which is really delicate during but you can clearly hear it through out the song. -"I would rather live and die in fantasy"-
"Visions" the harmonica reminds me a bit of Mumford and Sons and to be honest at first I didn’t like this part but in the end I think it’s really brilliant.
"Lovely Sad" the little piano-guitar solo stole my heart the first time I listened to it but … is this the winter version of a song by Bahamas?
Nope, (well it could be), this are definitely The Maine even though they changed along the way. I like this new version of the band even better. I’m still missing some good drums and electric guitar but I can wait till the next album.
There’s nothing left to say just: listen to the whole album.
I know I let you alone after New Year’s Eve but scheduling the whole month of December really took up a lot of my time so I just wanted a few days of no work.
I’ve got some changes. This year I haven’t really wrote any resolutions but I wrote a list of things that I want to do. On this list I wrote that I want to do at least 4 posts a week but I think that I can’t really jump into this thing although I really love working for the blog. So I just want to start off by doing 2 posts a week.
Well, I guess you could have aspected this from me.
This band is so amazing and I’m looking forward to what they hold for us. If you like their music you should really consider going to seen them live because they are really good at involving the crowd and make them have a nice time.
Their music is so powerful, it can make you burst with energy, it can be an incredible background music or it can be relaxing.
So grab “Night Visions” and have a listen.
Happy New Year!!!