Modern, popular, and iconic pop culture moments in music. From current events, to trending topics and more.
I Want Candy...
Unpopular Opinion: I love the incorporation of modern music in old time settings. It’s cringy to some, annoying to most—-and cloying and a bit pretentious to others—but the point I will make (in an attempt to understand the director’s decision) is this:
Taylor Swift, The Music Industry
Taylor Allison Swift Finlay is an American singer, songwriter, philanthropist, and writer. But she is well-known for the masterpieces she writes, there is absolutely no one quite like her.
You Had To Be There
I realised a few things when I first started curating the optimal contributions to my studying music playlists around two years ago:
Film Scores for Focus
There are many benefits to music. Whether it is playing an instrument or listening to your favorite band, music can unlock creativity, spark inspiration, increase focus, and boost your mood. Especially when I need to increase my productivity, I look to music to center myself.
The Sound Of Summer 'Get To Know You'
It's always refreshing to see authentic talent step up to the plate and combat the conveyer belt pop music that often dominates the airwaves. Delivering a production that transcends a broad demographic Bethan Wyn lands with an exciting new single that will lift her profile and audience dramatically.
Zen is a State of Mind; Music is a State of Action
I will be sincere; 2021 has proven to be just as a challenge as its predecessor. A strange mix of anxiety and anger stir inside my stomach as I cannot help but lose hope every time I leave my home and realise what is happening to my country. I have been a UK resident for just over 16 years now (I originate from Poland) and have endured my share of hardship in my life, simply for being born on the wrong side of the line in the sand. From school bullying, petty theft of toys, and a constant bombardment of racist remarks, to workplace racism, refusal of opportunities, wrongful pay, and the rise and aftermath of Brexit, I’ve endured my fair share of pain. Life has been nothing close to smooth, but I stood my ground, continued to challenge myself, and moved forward. Despite everything I have lived through, for the first time in my life I am truly petrified to live in the UK as this time, it’s no longer personal, but tyrannical.
Zen Spotify Playlist Story Challenge
R&B is my number one choice for a Zen music playlist. My ideal is to play it while taking a hot bath with lit candles. R&B is really so healing and hits my soul. Some oldies like Micheal Jackson, Mariah Carey, Flo Rider, Usher, Whitney Houston, Jeremih, Pitbull, and newer artists that have made such an imprint like Ariana Grande, Beyonce, Bad Bunny, Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Khalid, Juice World, and Bruno Mars. It's that old-school love that really makes me feel good especially when I'm not feeling it myself, or something just happened, or I'm going through something. I decided to be a part of making a playlist for the new Vocal challenge of making a Zen playlist. I will be adding a little something extra though, a link to the actual playlist!! I hope you find comfort in it like me, I like a variety of music. Honestly, from the bottom of my heart, I could not live without music in my life.
Millennials Grew Up on Boybands, Rap Gods, and Rock Stars
Every decade is known for its sound and style. The '80s gave us synthetic percussion, followed by an introduction to hip-hop and turntables. In the early '90s grunge took over, making Kurt Cobain a household name. By the mid-'90s rap stormed the airwaves, replacing the dedicated electric guitar sounds of Nirvana and the Red Hot Chili Peppers with MC-ing and lyrical rhyming from Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.
It was only a matter of time this article would come about. In the words of the great Jake Peralta when talking about ska, "Ska defines who I am as a person and I will never turn my back on Ska!".
Faith No More - An ode to the perfect band
In 1993, when I was 12 years old, I discovered a band that would change the way I viewed music forever; so profound was their effect on me that not a day has gone by since when they haven’t entered my consciousness on some level.
This Beat Cha-Ching Like Money: Why BTS Is So Popular
I’ve been experiencing some pain in my right knee for the past week. I knew I shouldn’t have done what I did a week ago, but I was dying to be another statistic in the world.
Zen as a Hero
MCU Music and Chill I am admittedly a big Marvel, DC, and overall superhero fangirl. My favorite hero is Thor and actually went as Thor: goddess of Thunder for Comicon one year. I enjoy the comics, movies, and shows, and the music for the MCU is pretty incredible too.