Music video review: MONDO GROSSO / ラビリンス

There's something so powerful and romantic about this video. The cinematography is shot well with a clear vision of beginning to end. I admire and wish I could dance so freely as the woman in the video does; so comfortably in city streets as if she's in her home like a child at play. Similarly, [...]

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singer spotlight: Birdy

Although her Fire Within studio album was released a little over four years ago, I've only just sort of discovered Birdy. Sort of in that I think I have heard some of her songs in the past, but for some reason, it was only now did I feel connected to her music. There's just something [...]

Music video review: Want You Back, HAIM

After watching and listening to this song for a few days now, I decided to write some thoughts that stood out to me about this music video. Firstly, I believe it was filmed in one shot, which is really amazing. It's being live, but not. The timing & execution for everything (the dance moves, singing [...]

temporary relationship roadblocks

Silver thimbles hung on twiddle thumbs On guitar strings strumming goodbye songs. Uncover the lost messages in this puzzle game As I spew out metaphors of this heartfelt strain. Wrap me over your shoulders as I hang on tight, Like a baby girl sleeping in soft blankets delight. Nourish my wounded ego with salted teardrops [...]

sigur rós // concert photographs

i could hear the sporadic cheers start from the front row and soon we all gathered to see them on stage. the night wasn't clear and we could see the clouds pile on. it was risky business but none of us cared. rain is water and water is in all of us. i will say [...]

swept away

gather the spaces in the sky between the clouds as they sweep by use the space to create time lingering on like oil and water separating themselves in glass. as you watch out the window, the sunrise doesn't wait for you because time isn't on your side. post inspired by this song "And I was [...]

eternal love

i had bought their vinyl on a whim, never having heard any one of their songs. i liked the poster that was included with it and taped it up on my door. one day, while blow-drying my hair, i read the lyrics below. it moved me. isn't this what we all feel at some point [...]

couldn’t have said it better

something i noticed about myself is that in the past, i loved reading quotes and would frequently feel depth with them. perhaps i was young and put weight on quotes because they described life experiences i hadn't had yet (love, loss, etc). now that i'm older, i still love them, but it's less of me idolizing [...]

CD review: Lights Out by Ingrid Michaelson

Ingrid Michaelson's album, Girls and Boys, was the first one I heard of hers.  It was fantastic and still holds the position as one of my all-time favorites.  This may sound really weird, but years ago, I would listen to her songs while working out at my university's gym facilities.  There was just something inspiring [...]

Interview with singer and songwriter Ciara Catalla

Music universally connects all of us to one another.  There have been many days in my life when the songs I listened to made me feel alive and inspired.  It's the singers who really convey that feeling and translates the song into something we can all relate to and care about.  Passionate, angelic and sweet [...]

Interview with singer, songwriter, musician and composer Rae Hering

Rae Hering, who is based in Nashville Tennessee, is an exceptionally gifted artist.  At first listen, you'll think that you'll have heard her before with her sweet, sultry voice.  She will impress you with her smooth piano and guitar playing.  With an album already under her belt, Rae is only just beginning.  She writes in [...]