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.
My posting on here has been erratic to say the least. I’m looking to blog over the weekend and prepare plenty of posts for scheduling – an 8 hour hairdressers appointment will surely buy me enough time to get this sorted out, haha.
But in the time between now and then, enjoy my ‘late’ Mellow Monday of 1979 by the Smashing Pumpkins. It’s a great song and I think I’ve had it on repeat so much over the past few days.
Hi guys! It’s Eli back with another Mellow Monday post! Today’s Mellow Monday is an old song – I mean it was released 7 months ago. But we celebrate this song and much of their discography because last Thursday, I had the privilege of seeing this band for a fourth time. And needless to say I’m not disappointed.
Two Door Cinema Club for me are a power group. Although many don’t know them by name, everyone at least once has heard one of their songs.
Even when they experiment with new styles and beats, it’s always recognisable as one of their songs.
Their presence when they perform live is incredible. Their voices alone are so atmospheric and the showman ship is applaudable.
It’s got to a point where friends of mine who I haven’t spoken to in about 4 years, messaged me asking if I was attending the show because one, I love the group. And two, I’m just that predictable.
I’ll keep this post short because I’m currently on the train heading to meet a friend.
Songs I recommend everyone to listen to:
Changing of the seasons
Something good can work
I can talk
Remember my name
Just to name a few but I do suggest binge listening to their albums because it’s just that good.
I’m hoping to do another post before the week ends so see ya then x
I know I did a mini Mellow Monday in my January recap post, but I do feel like I need to do an honourable mention to a song.
So I know not many of you will know this band well but 2NE1 were one of those cornerstone groups in k-pop. They paved the way for many groups that followed them, they had a extremely large fanbase, and a catalogue of incredible songs.
This song marks their break up as a band, it’s a very simple song but a very touching one – I mean many fans were broken when Minzy left, and then to hear that they were calling it a night.
I shan’t add too much because the song speaks for itself. Enjoy guys.
I know I haven’t even done my year review – let’s just agree that I blogged a lot more than the year before, I had some long and unexplainable hiatus’, I added 2 features to the blog (one of which I completely forgot existed). But we shall ensue with the January Recap ^.^
Since purchasing, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying Gravity Rush 2. I spoke briefly about the game in my recent gamer tag post, but I tell you its such a pleasing game. Visually, storyline wise and just in general. It’s a good follow-up to the first game and I’m excited to see how it progresses further.
This isn’t gonna be a long Mellow Monday but I shall introduce to one of my guilty pleasures – Jay Park.
Jay Park for me has been relevant since 10 points out of 10 with 2pm. I loved his flips throughout the music video and I loved the beat of the song. Jay left 2pm after a misunderstanding with the CEO and fans about a post he made on social media and then started his illustrious career as a fusion of RnB and hip hop – he’s like the right kind of cocktail for music tbh, his beats are sultry and the vibe of the music is just so right for certain times of the day.
I’m not going to lie to you and say I’ve always been a massive fan of all his music, because at one point I did drift away from him. But the release of his Everything you wanted album marks the beginning of the return. The entire album is full of jams from start to end, including a remix of all time favourite Turn off your phone with a smidge of Mommae.
It has the Korean and English versions of All I Wanna Do and Me like Yuh, which is great because both versions of each are great songs in their own respects – the Korean version for the inclusion of Hoody, and the English version for its lyrical value.
I have to say my favourite song from the album is Aquaman. I am truly in love with the the RnB elements to this song. The dance version video has MJ inspired moves. And just the general atmosphere of the song is just great.
His lyrics could be considered very questionable at times but nonetheless Jay Park is seriously an artist you should check out. His constant collabs with Cha Cha Malone will inspire you to venture across genres and just enjoy music you normally thought you wouldn’t.
Before I sign this post off I have some recommendations:
Drive (ft Gray)
The entirety of Fresh Air! Breath It!
Up and Down
Me Like Yuh
All I Wanna Do
If You Love Me by NS Yoon-G which Jay features on for a cute love song
And, I Love You (ft Dynamic Duo)
That’s all folks, see you in a few days with my revamped Gamer Tag