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! Dig – Incubus

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!

Eli

P.S. Enjoy this cheeky live version

Mellow Monday! (But on a Thursday) 1979 – Smashing Pumpkins

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.

Post soon!

Eli

Mellow Monday! Amuro Namie – Baby Don’t Cry

This week’s mellow monday is one of my all time favourite Japanese songs, ‘Baby Don’t Cry’ by Amuro Namie. This song is just so relaxing to listen to and her voice is so mesmerising, I can sit here for hours flicking through her music.

I’m not going to add much after this, a part from the general other songs to check out. I am absolutely shattered from work. I will be back Wednesday with a post as I have a day off. I might go for a walk in the morning around the forest by my house.

Songs to check:

  • Hide and Seek
  • Hero
  • Mint
  • Girl Talk
  • How to be a girl

I’m going to sign off now.

Happy reading, and let me know if you like the song.

Mellow Monday! Honourable Mention

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.

Mellow Monday! Jay Park – Aquaman

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