Like last weeks post, this week has been so hectic with school and all that comes with it. I didn’t get to write a blog post on Friday because I had so much work to do and I’d probably be repeating everything I’ve said on my previous blog posts. This week has been quite stressful however, in the beginning of last week I discovered one of my now favourite playlists on Spotify called ‘All Night Dance Part’. I’ve been particularly listening to dance music this week beacuse it somehow lifts my spirits, makes me forget about all the school work I have to do and brightens my mood. In a way, it reminds me of summer when I didn’t have to worry about mid-topic assessments and making pre-notes for lessons. I highly recommend that you listen to this playlist, some of my favourite songs are Girls Like, BOSS, I Loved You, Slave To The Vibe, Ain’t Giving Up, House Work, Rinse & Repeat, Just Say, Freak Like Me, Changes etc. So check it out!
I might start posting my favourite playlists every week on my blog with different song genres and my own playlists as well, so please tell me if you think I should!
This weeks songs are:
1) Yael Naim- New Soul
Yael Naim is a French-Israeli singer who released New Soul in February 2008 in the UK and this is the third track on her self-entitled album. I first heard this track when I was watching the movie, The House Bunny ( I find a lot of new music by watching films). This song perfectly explains the situation the main character is in because it’s about a person who describes themselves as a new soul and they have to find their way around the real world, as hard as it may be. Check out this beautiful song below:
Yael Naim – New Soul
2) Imani Williams – Don’t Need No Money ft. Sigala & Blonde
Don’t Need No Money is a single by house music singer, Imani, and features house music producers Sigala and Blonde. Imani is only 16 years old and she went to the Brit school, which is a performing arts school that has produced many famous musicians e.g. Adele, Jessie J and Amy Winehouse. This is her first proper single, so please check out this cool song below:
Imani Williams – Don’t Need No Money ft. Sigala & Blonde
3) Bananrama – Cruel Summer
I really love 80s music and Cruel Summer is one of my favourite songs from the 80s. This song also appeared in the film, The Karate Kid, which ultimately made it reach no.9 on the US Billboard Hot 100, a year after the original release date. Sara Dallin said this new wave/synthpop track “played on the darker side (of summer songs): it looked at the oppressive heat, the misery of wanting to be with someone as the summer ticked by. We’ve all been there!” Check out this song below:
Bananarama – Cruel Summer
Tell me what you think about this weeks song choices and name songs you’d like me to feature on next weeks Music Monday!
This week has been so hectic, not just in school work but outside school as well. One of my oldest friends parents planned a surprise party for her birthday, so we tried hard all week to pretend that we weren’t going to be doing anything for her birthday and I’m not going to lie, I nearly spilled the beans when we were walking to school! My friends and I got to hide behind her gazebo and when she walked inside we shouted happy birthday and let out lots of party poppers. I was glad that she had no idea that we had planned a surprise party for her 18th and she thoroughly enjoyed burning her sociology folder, the subject she hated and dropped at the end of year 12, LOL.
My first whole week of year 13 has been busy and hectic due to the workload not only from teachers but from completing our UCAS application which includes our personal statement. I gave my first draft of my personal statement to my form tutor on Tuesday and she’s commented on what I need to improve on, which is quite a lot, so I’m planning on completing my second draft tomorrow. I know I can’t complete a personal statement in a week but I really can’t wait for this UCAS process to be over. I have a considerable amount of homework and wider reader I have to look forward to this weekend. I’ve gotten used to people asking me about my situation with my family in Manchester and me staying with my uncle, which makes me feel a little bit uncomfortable when I’m asked because it reminds me of how much I miss them.
This post is quite short but I really hope that you have a had a productive and enjoyable week. Please comment below what you’ve been up to!
This weeks songs are:
1) Noisettes – Don’t Upset The Rhythm (Go Baby Go)
Don’t Upset The Rhythm was released in March 2009 by the English indie rock band, Noisettes. This song appears on their second studio album, Wild Young Hearts (2009) and there’s an official remix featuring Wale and Estelle. I really like this song because it does bring back memories from my childhood, when I started to really have a passion for Continue reading “Music Monday: 12/09/16”
My first week of year 13 (more like 2 days) went OK. I actually missed the first day of year 13, which was Tuesday, because I was still in Manchester and I wouldn’t be back until Wednesday. We got the day off on Wednesday so we could complete our personal statements and our UCAS applications which I still haven’t finished. The first draft of my personal statement is now due in on Monday because my awesome form tutor gave us the weekend to complete it. I am currently applying to do psychology at university and I’ve been using The Next Chemist’s post about tips on writing your personal statement to help me with mine, so check it out if you’re currently doing your personal statement! Continue reading “My first week of year 13”
This weeks songs are:
1) Gorgon City – All Four Walls ft. Vaults
North London producers, Kye Gibbon and Matt Robson-Scott, formed the duo Gorgon City in 2012. All Four Wall is their first single of the year which features the British band, Vaults. This is a deep house track which has the same foundations of UK garage and this song also appears on their second studio album, Kingdom (2016/17). Some people, including me, believe this song has a kind of 90s vibe so, please check out this song below:
Gorgon City – All Four Walls ft. Vaults
2) 50 Cent – Do You Think About Me
Do You Think About Me was released in January 2010 and it appears on 50 Cent’s fourth studio album, Before I Self Destruct (2009). This song features the uncredited vocals from the R&B singer, Governor. The music video for this song features 50 Cent’s ex-girlfriend, Viviva A. Fox who tries to destroy him anyway she can. 50 cent describes this song in an interview: “I was writing about the difference of how it felt when it was only about money once it got down to me dealing with the child-support situation. The friendship we had was forgotten. I believe people invest in each other and it’s never even when you’re in a relationship – one person is loving harder than the other. When the expectations aren’t being met, they kinda resent the other party. A lot of times they don’t go from being boyfriend and girlfriend or to getting engaged or being married back to being friends. They kinda gotta part ways from each other because one still has feelings and one is ready to move on.” Check out this song below:
50 Cent – Do You Think About Me
3) Seeb – Breathe ft. Neev
Seeb are an EDM tropical house duo from Norway. This song reached no. 7 on the VG-lista, a Norwegian record chart. The narrator of this song is talking about how they can see past their partners lies and they describe their partners kisses as empty. The narrator is trying to form a connection with their partner but their partners lies are destroying their relationship. I really like the drop in this song and how relaxing it is so please check it out below:
Seeb – Breathe ft. Neev
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Summer has come and gone this year quicker than any other year in my opinion. Maybe it’s because I’ve been the most anxious to start year 13 than any other year and this is my last year in secondary school before I go off to university. I’ve spent most of the summer going up and down the country as you may already know by reading my previous blog posts but all in all this has got to be one of my favourite summer holidays. A lot has gone on in the past few months, changes that I might not be happy with but I have complete faith in God. One thing I’ve been thinking of starting is vlogs, maybe daily/weekly vlogging! You can check out my channel here but I deleted my old videos because they were uploaded a couple of years ago and have nothing to do with the content that I want to start uploading. I’ve recently been trying to pick out a cheap camera suitable for vlogging and I have my eyes on a SONY compact camera that I will hopefully get next week. Please comment if you think that I should start vlogging and if you’re already a vlogger,please comment on what camera you think will be suitable.
I’ve still got a few supplies that I need to buy for this upcoming academic year e.g. a new school bag, a new suit (we have to be formally dressed in my sixth form), new folders etc. and honestly I do enjoy back to school shopping. I am not, however, physically and mentally ready to start school and I usually feel this way a week before summer ends. I’ve still got my personal statement to write for my UCAS application and I’m still wondering what I’m going to put in it. I have watched videos and I’ve read examples of great personal statements but one thing that I’ve noticed that they always say is “Keep it positive”. The first draft of my personal statement is due in next Thursday, so I have just under a week to complete it however, I’m glad that I have completed my summer homework for media studies and psychology. One the things that I’m excited for in year 13 is the amount of free periods we will have because not only are we dropping a subject, we are also not doing P.E. this year. If you don’t already know, free periods are meant to be used for completing homework or studying or reading outside a subject.
I hope that you have had a wonderful summer and good luck to those who are going back to school or have already started school!
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