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Tunes to Get Grooving To (Part 22)
Hi all! Welcome back to Tunes to Get Grooving To! As you’re aware, the world has spiralled into a virus-filled, lockdown crazy place. It can be scary and worrying. Just a reminder: wash your hands and stay at home. If you can’t get COVID-19 out of your mind, then here are five grooving tunes to take your mind off things!Leigh Hooper
Songs about Betrayal
The tough slice of life when we feel someone has wronged, and the different answers depending on someone's situation, there could be salvaged to the pain. Sometimes it doesn't and there is no way to fix the betrayal. It's a sting that's hard to express how exactly it feels when someone we trusted has become a traitor. These songs have portrayed that definition in that moment when it happens and there needs to be a musical comfort from it.Samantha Parrish
A professional singer who loves when people don't listen.
Most musicians love performing, seeing the crowd stand applauding in approval and awe. The spotlights gleaming on your smiling face, the edrenalin after a major performance. Don't get me wrong, I love it too. But there's something unexpectedly lovely about sitting legs crossed on a stool, in the corner of a dim lit room, pouring your heart out to a crowd talking and laughing amongst themselves in a restaurant or public event, barely listening at all.
The Blood on My Door
As a child, I saw the Angel of Death. Waking up from sleep some nights, he would be there; huge, ominous, darker than the midnight shadows encircling him. Hence, I was marked from the beginning. This isn't, however, an essay focused on certain unexplained or paranormal experiences I have had in the past.
6 Nigerian Songs With Hidden Meanings.
Although on the surface level, a lot of Nigerian songs might sound pointless or as though the artiste wrote random lyrics simply to satisfy the beat of the song; upon deeper investigation, so many of these songs come to hold deeper meanings. Some of these deeper meanings are thought-provoking questions, others, not so much.Jide Okonjo
The songs that built me.
In this picture, I see blinding spotlights. I imagine the applause I always seem to forget from being caught up in the last three minutes. I feel my racing heart, no longer needing to stay in a calm and collected beat to the song I'd been singing. I see someone who's favourite place to perform isn't before the eyes of hundreds of people (no matter how much she loves it)... but in the seat of her parents car where her love and passion for music began.
"Read All About it"
I sat organizing the space in my room, when the song played. I had just moved back into my mom’s house, after one of the most difficult phases in my life, and I needed clarity. The #Metoo movement was not really a thing yet, and though I had the support of friends and family members, things still weren’t easy. I felt I’d lost my voice, my sense of truly being. The bubbly prank-playing jokester was no longer present. She had been stolen away, making an exit-stage left, with no sign of ever returning.Tojia Dawkins
Guava Island: Comedy/Drama/Music (2019) A top secret and one of my favorite surprises of spring going into summer 2019. Directed by Hiro Murai (his feature directorial debut) with a screenplay by Stephen Glover from a story by Donald Glover, Stephen Glover, Ibra Ake, Jamal Olori and Fam Udeorji. It stars Donald Glover and Rihanna in the lead roles of Deni and Kofi. First shown as a really good surprise before headlining performance at the Coachella Festival on April 11, 2019. Which has and some unreleased songs I’m sure from an Album this is tied to were futuristic next level high energy with some 808’s in there songs was performed for Coachella only with the infectious r&b song Saturday shines through in the movie. It was then released on April 13, 2019, by Amazon Studios through Amazon Prime Video for anyone to watch without a subscription for 18 hours before being available to Prime subscribers only. In the final hour of the 18 hours, the film was streamed on the Coachella YouTube page. Donald Glover was co-headlining at the event as Childish Gambino. I can’t stress enough that this is not mainly and overall just a musical film, just because it can be considered in that genre doesn’t automatically make this a musical. Its not even that it only has three main impactful artistic performances, summertime magic, this is America, and Saturday to end the film in musical performances. Lastly containing background music all performed and featured by Childish Gambino. As some to believe as conspiracy theory’s and statements that Donald Glover eluded he’s retiring as a musical artist in the theory’s are that this film is showcasing and provoking that he’s killing of the Childish Gambino artist persona of his music career who is basically the lead character Deni. Nonetheless if this is the end with no more music from Childish Gambino than this maybe considered a final cut of songs from a final album. Which hasn’t been or maybe never will be released as well.
. I overheard "Gypsy" by the infamous group Fleetwood Mac for the first time, I felt an obscure pressure to move. The night drew humid, awhile the damp smell of fertilizer seeped heavily inside my bedroom window. Hot bursts of wind blew steadily throughout my small bedroom in midst drizzled rain. This was the summer before freshman year of college. I was anxious, bored yet, apprehensive to move away from home. Every night before bed I wrote throughout a journal of short stories or poems as I listened to music into the wee hours of the morning. I overheard "Gypsy" by accident on an old radio cassette player my father bought me as birthday present when I was sixteen. Being the night owl that I was I tentatively listened to "night storm" aloud as I would set nearby my bedroom window.MarieMarie Urban
The familiar whistling of Andrew Bird’s melodic tune, “Dark Matter” rushes through my earpods as we push back from the gate, sending a wave of chills over my forearms and straight through to my spine.
Finding Myself While "Confidently Lost"
Have you ever felt vibrations while you're listening to one of your favorite songs? It sends a pulse through your body, and whatever feeling it brings, you feel it so intensely! I remember the first time I heard "my song". It was almost instantly when I decided to inhale self assurance, persistence, and joy and then exhale doubt, unwarranted criticism, and fear of falling face first on the pavement of life. People told me that turning 30 would yield that very moment. They weren't wrong. Three decades on this earth was symbolic for me. Symbolic of resilience. I had a surge of confidence upon the very first utterance of "Happy Birthday."Xavia Johnson
In 2016 I lost two pregnancies. The first was in March, and was an obviously terrifying experience. The second time was in July, on my husband's birthday, of all days. My reaction was calmer the second time around, but just as painful and upsetting as the first. I was surrounded by a massive support system in my family and friends, who encouraged me to stay positive and do what I needed to do to heal. I tried, I really did, but most days I was completely overcome by my emotions.M. R. Warju