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Why 'Harry's House' feels underwhelming
'Harry's House' is the much anticipated 3rd solo album from Harry Styles. With song names like 'Little Freak' and lyrics like 'choke her with a sea view' being leaked in the week building up to the album's release, fans were expecting Medicine and Kiwi-esque sexually-charged rock songs. Theories of him returning to the sound of his debut solo album were circulating, which contained a mix of rock and ballads with the occasional softer sound to solidify his comeback.
The Music of The Glacier
Falling Into Sigur Rós I once heard the music of Sigur Rós described as glacial, but in a very positive way. The band hail from Reykjavík, Iceland so that is probably not an unexpected description. All their songs are sung entirely in the constructed language Hopelandic (or Vonlenska in Icelandic)., but sound absolutely beautiful.
Dear Taylor, It’s been eight weeks since you’ve passed. It took me eight weeks to finally write this. I’ve spent so many days pondering over whether or not this would be worth it; whether or not people would care to read this. I came to the decision today that I needed to do this for me. To release every thought that’s built up in these eight weeks. I never thought the death of someone I never met would impact me this much, but here we are.
Oliver Stone's Fever Dream of the 1960s
The Doors, released in 1991, tells the story of the legendary American rock star Jim Morrison, who fronted The Doors from 1966 to 1971. The movie errs on the side of myth rather than reality, but since Jim Morrison was obsessed with his own mythology this somehow works. If you are looking for a sober account of the late 1960s, rock music, or The Doors in particular, you will not find it here. What you will find is a fantastic performance by Val Kilmer in the lead role and some over-the-top directing in the patented Oliver Stone style of the 1990s.
An Interview with Canadian Singer-Songwriter Emma Campbell
Toronto-born singer-songwriter Emma Campbell has spent the majority of her twenty years making and performing music. Growing up in a very musical environment, Emma Campbell has been singing and playing piano for as long as she can remember, moving on to pick up the guitar at the age of thirteen. In August of 2020, she released her debut single, “Freezing," followed by her second single, “Understand," in March of 2021. Emma draws much of her inspiration from artists such as Lizzy McAlpine, Phoebe Bridgers, Scott Helman, Dijon, and LAUNDRY DAY. Currently studying Popular Music at the University of Western Ontario, she is constantly learning more about writing, producing, and performing music. Emma Campbell’s debut EP, crafted with Toronto music producer Michael Wojewoda, is set for release on May 24th, 2022.
Playlist to Calm Anxiety
I've learned throughout the years how effective music is at calming the soul. I used to fall asleep to Amy Grant's album Heart in Motion when I was a kid. I listened to Gloria Estefan's "I See You Smile" on the radio with bated breath. I went through periods of what songs soothed my tortured spirit over the years, whether it was pop, rock, or church music. Music talks and soothes the spirit in whatever way it works.
June 2022: Musicians Law Of Attraction Reading-Law Of Attraction In Action
June 2022: Musicians Law Of Attraction Reading-Law Of Attraction In Action: The Law Of Attraction can give you a successful music career and to help you build your music career the way you want to manifest it. I used my law of attraction practice to manifest and continue to build my music with the law of attraction.
10 Movies All About Music
Music is gateway to another world and watching movies is also. Put the two together and it’s magic. Here are some movies that have music to speak to the soul.
songs i could listen to on repeat
songs i could listen to on repeat vol 1. Spotify playlist As with last time, I recommend you really listen to the songs at least once before you read about them.
Vangelis is no longer among us
This morning I received the sad news about Vangelis passing. Due to a difference is time zones, I got the message around 4am and it was near 8am when I saw it. Since I was 12 years-old I began to collect his records. To all the people I hanged out with it was odd, how can a kid that listens to Kiss or Poison can be so enthralled by this slow building tunes that keeps going and going in this (according to them) shapeless boring meander.
Meet Swedish Music Artist and Producer Linda Bugatti
Linda Bugatti, the music producer and artist from Stockholm, was previously known for her unique blend of jazzy Lo-Fi atmosphere with Alt-Pop and Alternative R&B melodies. And now, adding drum and bass rhythms to the mix with her new single, "speak my mind," creates a new kind of gem. Linda Bugatti discovered her technical interest at the age of three when she figured out how to connect the VCR to watch Disney movies. Unafraid to experiment with sound, Linda Bugatti is definitely an artist and music creator to keep an eye on.
Harry's House by Harry Styles | Album Review
The former One Direction member has made quite the solo career for themself thus far. With the with a debut and sophomore albums under the belt (the latter of which a review can be found here), Harry Styles looks to impress with the more intimate and exploratory Harry's House. Fine Line was filled with summer bops and the exploration of sex and gender, seemingly a focal point of introspection for Styles. Harry's House seems to capture a nostalgic summer rock pop, especially in the leading single, "As It Was".