This Mellow Monday is a little different to the others, as its a full album not one particular song. It was a tough choice choosing which album to post as I pretty much listen to all of them equally, but I settles with Neon Impasse as it was the first one I found.
I think the best way its described is a mixture of Lofi/Jazzhop/Chill music. In short – its easy listening. I normally listen to City Girl on my way to work in the morning, whilst I’m working, or when I’m blogging at home. It’s not as distracting.
I feel like I’m rambling so I’ll end this post here.
I’ve been a bit all over the place recently. I haven’t blogged. I haven’t replied to my pen pal. I haven’t really made time for myself properly. All I’ve really been doing is spending money and drinking constantly. Probably not the healthiest thing to be doing, for both me and my bank balance, but that’s life I guess.
This week’s Mellow Monday is on the soundtrack for one of my favourite dramas, Hello My Twenties. I’m rewatching it for the second time and it’s just one of the songs that make me smile.
Here’s hoping I can fix myself up and just do some things that are more productive for my physical and mental wellbeing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
So for the first time in a long time, I am on time to post this Mellow Monday! Today’s song choice is one of my favourite songs since it was released. I’m not sure why but I feel some sort of emotional connection with Incubus as a band; their songs have got me through a lot of shit in the past and their lyrics are just so captivating.
I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you that Brandon’s voice soothed me through my break up with my boyfriend, through the end of friendships and the like. Plus the man is attractive as hell and that’s always a plus point for admiring the unattainable.
There is something just melodic and lulling about the choice of chords in Dig. I’m not sure why but I really love it!
I could have chosen to share Drive with you, their more popular song – which as a mile stone is one of the only songs I learnt, well attempted to learn, to play on guitar. But just known whichever I posted I could tell you I have on many occasions, attempted to sing along too – I’m not a bad singer but I sure as hell ain’t great!
So I’m hoping every single person who stumbles across this blog is having a great Monday and enjoys listening to Incubus and their music as much as I do; whether its your first time or just a gentle reminder that you love them.
I know I mentioned last time getting ready to schedule blog posts, but this time I am ready to do so – I’m feeling especially motivated after finishing a book and wanted to do nothing but talk about it to anyone and everyone who will listen to me ramble on.
Potentially post tomorrow, I’m hitting up a quiz night at my other work place and I won’t turn down a cheeky glass of red!
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.