Mellow Monday! Diary of Jane – Breaking Benjamin

I was looking through my blog posts and can see its 8 days shy of a year since I last posted a Mellow Monday segment. I really enjoy making these posts as I’ve been told I have an eclectic music taste because I literally listen to everything – I’m being serious when I say that, not like some people that use it as way to seem interesting. I also really like sharing with you songs I have a genuine connection with and I know I’ve been extremely lax with my posting. I’m going to switch it up a bit this year and have it as a bi-weekly Monday post in the hope it will push me to post more.

So this weeks song is Diary of Jane by Breaking Benjamin. Not a new song but something I listen to quite frequently. A friend of mine in secondary school introduced me to the band and I’ve been a fan since. I hope you enjoy this song and look into some of their other songs. I struggled between choosing this song or Dance with the Devil, another favourite of mine but settled with this one.

I have a few posts lined up too so see you then.

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Mellow Mondays! Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Tears For Fears

This has always been a gem in my books – I’ve always been a massive fan of 80s music. I’m quite lucky because this is on work’s store playlist so get to listen to it almost every day – in full I have to add. I don’t seem to get sick of it; maybe it’s me but yeah – I’m trying not to ramble.

I love the meaning behind this song, and how it is often missed because of the beat. I get lost on the internet most evenings for hours, researching song meanings and how songs are connected or sampled between artists.

Recently, I was told I have an interesting and extensive knowledge of music. I mean I think everyone at work hates the fact I can name song title and artist to almost every song that plays at work, and my dad find’s it funny when we watch ‘Guess that song’ videos – He’s impressed at the fact I can name most songs after the first second.

I’m tangenting again, but enjoy!

Eli

Mellow Mondays! Lovers’ Carvings – Bibio

Only a short post today because I am shattered from work. I love this song a lot, and it is one of the main reasons I bought a kindle all those years ago – Sad I know, but I practically begged my dad to get me one. I love the fact that the song in itself is two individual tracks smooshed together, but I love both halves – the mellow feel of the first part and the upbeat rhythm in the second half.

Will update soon – I say ‘soon’ but my schedule is ram packed, plus I have an assignment due that I haven’t even glanced at.

Eli

Mellow Monday! BTS – Intro:Serendipity

So, I held off putting this into a Mellow Monday until the album officially came out. The whole video for me, on a lyrical and visual level, is incredibly satisfying.

The entire video for me, on a lyrical and visual level, is extremely satisfying. Jimin’s smooth vocals, coupled with the aesthetically pleasing video, makes for a full-on ear-gasm. It’s not a complicated song. It’s not filled with heavy bass drops or teeming with overused samples. It’s just a beautiful song.

BTS for me has always been a favourite – Every album has songs I can vibe to. Songs I can relate to. And even that one song you can play 100 times, and still love it enough to play 100 more.

I’m going to contemplate doing an album review. Simply because the album, is fantastic. But I won’t promise this outright as I know myself – I have photos and a half written post about a skincare routine, that I promised to do back in February. So if we get this post count yourselves incredibly lucky. 

I’m going to end this post now because I must sleep. I have work in the morning and want to be at least 80% functional for my shift.

Mellow Monday! Wake Up Alone – Amy Winehouse

This is one of my favourite Amy Winehouse songs. It’s very vocal on the isolation and loneliness after a heartbreak.

There isn’t really much to say after the point, so just enjoy.

Update guys, by the time this post is up, I would have quit smoking – let’s hope this isn’t another bullshit thing i say and go back on.

Blog soon.

Eli