What intrigued me from the beginning when it comes to this new release by Tipsy In Chelsea is the title of the album, “Gaslighter.” You see, I have an affinity for attracting narcissists into my life, and they are folks that are really good at gaslighting those that fall under their spell. If you don’t know what gaslighting is, here is the dictionary’s definition.
Once upon a time, I was a fan of music that blended the sounds of rap and metal together. It's the sound that seemed to get extra popular when Kid Rock and bands like Limp Bizkit and Korn were the talking point of every radio station. Back then it was a new sound, so it pulled us away from the metal that had been getting a little bland at that time. And it was different enough from rap that even the metalheads didn’t feel like they were losing their cool listening to it. Then, for awhile, it seemed that sound kind of died down for awhile (I personally think that Limp Bizkit killed it, but that’s just because Fred Durst is a jerk). However, it’s still been out there all this time, waiting in the wings, and those that were true fans of the rapcore genre were still listening to the music all this time.
The Autumn Kings are a Canadian band that managed to make a quick name for themselves after they were chosen out of 118 bands to play a 4-month tour across Canada last summer. The tour was ‘LiveDifferent,’ which was a 100-show high school tour. They have even opened for a band I know, Michigan natives Pop Evil.
If you seek music that entrances you and speaks to you all at once, Andrew Goldring’s new single, “Cosmic Dance,” is the song for you. According to his short bio, this song is a step away from his normal sound. Being someone that hadn’t heard of him before I felt the need to look into it.
While many people focus on the lyrics of a song, there are those of us who enjoy hearing every instrument in a band. We have an ear to pick out each instrument and give it our focus through a song. When it comes to instrumental music you are forced to simply listen to the sound of the music, with no lyrics getting in the way of your enjoyment of what the song is made up of. You can pick the progressions out and still feel as though you are being drawn into the song, even without lyrics.
If you’ve ever had a difficult day or even a difficult moment, it’s likely you’ve wished someone had the right words to say to you to help talk you down or help make you feel better. Sometimes all you need to make your day better are a few kind words. Now you can get those kind words in a book that is fun and inspirational to read.