Music Monday: 08/08/16

Music Monday: 08/08/16

This weeks songs are:

1) Twenty One Pilots – Fake You Out

Twenty One Pilots are an alternative hip hop band from Ohio, America. Fake You Out was the first song that I heard from this great band and I instantly fell in love with it. The band was formed in 2009 and consists of drummer, Josh Dun and Tyler Joseph. I love the deep meaning in this song and how teenagers of this generation can relate to the lyrics. The singer believes that he can’t live up to the expectations of society and even the people who think they’re closest to him, can’t help him out. Alternatively, this song could be about God and how he can’t see what God sees in him. Check out this great song below:

Twenty One Pilots – Fake You Out

2) Clean Bandit – Extraordinary ft. Sharna Bass

Clean Bandit are an Electronic group from Cambridge, England who are commonly known for their song Rather Be featuring Jess Glynne. Sharna Bass provides the vocals for this song and this is the fifth single in their debut studio album, New Eyes (2014). I really like Sharna’s vocals in this song mostly beacuse she uses her original North-West London accent rather than putting on an American accent like some singers. The music video was filmed in Cuba and this song reached no.5 on the UK’s singles chart in 2014. Check out this good song below:

Clean Bandit – Extraordinary ft. Sharna Bass

3) Robbie Williams – Bodies

Bodies was realised in October 2009 by the British recording artist, Robbie Williams. This song also appears on his eighth studio album, Reality Killed the Video Star (2014) and it reached no.2 in the UK’s singles chart in 2009. This song describes the journey through Williams’ career and his change in his views on religion. He starts the song off by saying “God gave me the sunshine” which shows that he believes in God however by the end of the song his view changes. Check out this song below:

Robbie Williams – Bodies



The New Northerner?

The New Northerner?

Meeting my best friends Sarah and Zara was one of the best things that have happened this year. I hadn’t seen Sarah since our leaver’s ceremony in year 11 and Zara since the beginning of this year, so it was great catching up and talking about sixth form and college with each other whilst eating at our favourite restaurant: Nandos. We went to this great desert restaurant afterwards and the ice cream I had tasted like HEAVEN! I also ate some of Sarah’s pancakes as well as Zara’s cocktail which were both delicious! I spent the last 15 minutes, in that restaurant, munching on the ice in Zara’s cocktail because if there’s one thing I love…it’s ICE. We spent the last few minutes together taking selfies and walking around town and we definitely agreed on meeting up before summer ends. Overall, it just felt like old times, lord knows how much I had missed them.

Sunday was the last time I was going to see Moyo before leaving to go to back to Manchester, so we said our last goodbyes, promising each other that we’d still stay in touch. I’m going to really miss that guy. When I arrived at the coach station on Monday, I was so worried that I had missed my coach but thankfully the coach I was supposed to get on was only 20 minutes late. The whole 6 hr journey to Manchester wasn’t too bad however, I pissed off one of the passengers on the second coach because I accidentally sat on her seat! I honestly didn’t know that the seat was taken but when she came back from the toilet she just looked at me and said “EXCUSE ME, THAT IS MY SEAT!”. LOL. I’m thinking “Why you so loud for??”. What’s even worse is that I had to sit next to her for the rest of the journey beacuse all the other seats were taken. When I reached the Manchester coach station I could see my mum’s head trying to find me in the coach since we got to Manchester 30 minutes late. My mum got a mad beacuse I forgot to give her a hug but it was only beacuse my suitcase was so heavy and I was practically dragging it across the floor. We got a taxi back to my uncles house and I have to say that it was so awkward, not beacuse of the taxi driver (he was really sweet), but beacuse my mum kept telling him that we were going to move to Manchester, find a house here and how she was so excited to move up north beacuse the houses are cheaper. I was just sitting because we didn’t discuss this decision properly, I really don’t want to move to Manchester and I’m going to be in year 13 next year so I don’t want to move school. I was surprised by the statements she had said in the taxi because I didn’t know that everything had been finalised. I asked my mum whether we were definitely moving to Manchester and she said that she still wasn’t sure. I’ve enjoyed staying at my Uncles, this week, but I keep getting confronted by the fact that I’m not girly enough *sigh*. Anyway, the Rio Olympics opening is tonight, well technically tomorrow for people who live in the UK because it starts at midnight, but I’m looking forward to it and I hope you are excited as much as I am for the Olympics. Have a great weekend everyone!

Omone 🙂


Music Monday: 01/08/16

Music Monday: 01/08/16

This weeks songs are:

1) Aaliyah – Rock The Boat

Aaliyah is one of the greatest R&B vocalists of all time and Rock The Boat is one of my favourite songs by her. This is the third single from her self-titled album, Aaliyah (2001), but it was released as a single in January 2002 in the US. This song is mostly about Aaliyah telling her partner how to please her sexually and she wants to spice things up in their love life. I love the groovy and hypnotic rhythm of this song which is complementary with Aaliyah’s soothing voice. The music video features Aaliyah walking on a beach and dancing on a yacht with her backup dancers. It saddens me to know that Aaliyah and her dancers died a few days later, in a plane crash, after filming the music video for Rock The Boat, R.I.P Aaliyah! Check out this beautiful song below:

Aaliyah – Rock The Boat

2) Wilkinson – Half Light ft. Tom Cane

Wilkinson is a drum and bass artist from London but his real name is Mark Wilkinson. He first rose to fame with his single Afterglow which entered the UK charts in October 2013 and it features the uncredited vocals of Becky Hill. Half Light is the sixth single from his debut studio album, Lazers Not Included (2013). This song was released in June 2014 not only to digitally download but it is also available on vinyl. The lyrics from this song portrays someone who wants to live forever in the moment with the person he loves. What I like most about this song is the beat drop and I like the “What we felt tonight” lyric in the chorus. Check out this great song below:

Wilkinson – Half Light ft. Tom Cane

3) Big Boi – Shutterbugg ft. Cutty

Shutterbugg is a Hip-Hop single by the American rapper, Big Boi, released in June 2012 in the UK. This song appeared on his debut album Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty (2010).  ‘Shutterbugg’ in this song means the paparazzi and he’s telling people to flash a a peace sign when they see the paparazzi to look cool. I love the beat in this song and this is what catches your attention when you first listen to this song. This crazy song is reflected in the music video which features a mountain of sneakers, a wall of red cups and other weird settings so, please check out this awesome song below:

Big Boi – Shutterbugg ft. Cutty