As the past decade saw the resurgence of vinyls and record players, we are now witnessing cassette tapes making a comeback. With cassette tapes reaching peak popularity in the 1980s and 90s, they seemed to die out after being replaced with CDs in the early 2000s, which were then replaced with digital albums, followed by… Continue reading Cassette tapes are the new thing
The Ugly Reality of Music Festivals!
I've been lucky to have attended many music festivals before the pandemic shutdown. I have incredibly amazing, unforgettable memories of these experiences. But to be totally honest, there's a lot of downfalls regarding music festivals that no one talks about. And if music festivals open up again anytime soon, I'm not totally sure if I'll… Continue reading The Ugly Reality of Music Festivals!
Songs for Yule (Winter Solstice)
Happy Yule! "Yule" also known as "winter solstice" marks the beginning of not only the first day of winter, but the first day of the year. Yule can be celebrated from the 21st of December through January 1st (in the northern hemisphere.) Midsummer marks the point of equal lightness and darkness, right before the darkness… Continue reading Songs for Yule (Winter Solstice)
Album Review: “After School” by Melanie Martinez
Melanie Martinez released a new album titled "After School" in late September. The seven-track EP is a sequel to her epic visual album "K-12." Melanie Martinez is a very unique artist and her music plays out a specific storyline. She is very pastel goth and creepy-cute. Her music is a mix between bubblegum pop and… Continue reading Album Review: “After School” by Melanie Martinez
Lots of New Music! Taylor Swift’s sister album, Miley goes rock, Britney hooks up with Backstreet Boys & the best trance of 2020!
Taylor Swift releases "evermore" -- a sequel to "folklore" This past summer, Taylor Swift surprised us with "folklore," an alternative album with themes of cottage-core, softness, and melancholiness. Each track was a mythical tale, full of both magic and tragedy. It was rainy-day-with-a-hot-cup-of-tea vibes, and became my new favorite TS album ever. Little did I… Continue reading Lots of New Music! Taylor Swift’s sister album, Miley goes rock, Britney hooks up with Backstreet Boys & the best trance of 2020!
Top 10 Controversial Lana Del Rey songs
Lana Del Rey has been scorned by the critics over the years as controversial. She has been accused of glamorizing pain and romanticizing abuse. They say she feminizes herself too much, while applauding the strong male archetype that our society has now labeled as "toxic masculinity." Critics claim she is not progressive enough, steering away… Continue reading Top 10 Controversial Lana Del Rey songs
Halloween Playlist (147 songs)
When I first thought about creating a Halloween playlist, I thought, there's not really many songs about Halloween, other than the classic "Monster Mash" ...boy, was I wrong! Actually, after jumping down the musical rabbit hole, I was able to come up with 147 songs (including "Monster Mash" of course!) WITCHY What is Halloween without… Continue reading Halloween Playlist (147 songs)
Album Review: “The Shadow’s Bride” by Peter Gundry
I recently discovered Peter Gundry, a talented composer who's music is completely unlike others. His work is mainly instrumental with limited vocals, mixing classical with fantasy and new age. He has many albums, some darker than others, all containing an aura of mystifying enchantment. "The Shadow's Bride" sends you through a portal into an entirely… Continue reading Album Review: “The Shadow’s Bride” by Peter Gundry
Album Review ~ “folklore” by Taylor Swift
Last Friday, Taylor Swift dropped a surprise album titled "folklore." Just as surprising, is the new direction she took with her music. The record has a cottage-core aesthetic: presenting themes of simplicity, nostalgia, melancholiness, and mythology. Each song comes with a story that carries universal messages we can all relate to in different ways, and… Continue reading Album Review ~ “folklore” by Taylor Swift
Happy Summer Solstice! (Midsummer) Today marks the first day of summer, when light has peaked. It is the longest day of the year as the sunlight is at its brightest. From here on, the light will gradually begin to decrease as darkness once again comes forward -- however, lightness still prevails. And it won't be… Continue reading Summer Playlist