Songs to Listen to Before July Ends

 I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer – its dust and lowering skies. (Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye) No season feels more real than summer, partly because it is the most relentless, with the heat and its unabashed whimsicality: one day it might be all sticky and sweaty, and another day it’s spoon-feeding you the laziest and … Continue reading Songs to Listen to Before July Ends

sunday tunes: Oohyo (k-indie)

everyone needs a song. everyone needs a story. –ENTS by Oohyo as i often (half-heartedly) complain, i’m always (intentionally) bumping into good music. since summer is soon and i’m going to have more time, i decided to start a thing called “sunday tunes”, which will feature random song recs (or spotify playlists) from meeeee. today’s artist is Oohyo (click here for her Bandcamp page), a … Continue reading sunday tunes: Oohyo (k-indie)

“Spring Day” by BTS

CAN WE JUST TALK ABOUT BTS’S NEW MV, SPRING DAY?????? so in case you don’t know what BTS is, it’s a super popular kpop group; and in case you don’t know what kpop is, (you really should reflect on your life choices) it’s South Korean pop music, a genre with stunning choreography, great songs and STYYYYLE. it’s so typical of me to like the videography … Continue reading “Spring Day” by BTS

Dear Evan Hansen: musical rec

On the outside, always looking in Will I ever be more than I’ve always been? Dear Evan Hansen is breaking ground in the most tender and creative way: instead of dazzling costumes and fairy tale twists, or murder mysteries and your standard multi-love-story plot lines, it is a musical about social media, deception and social anxiety. It’s a story about outsiders, but not your stock … Continue reading Dear Evan Hansen: musical rec

La La Land | movie review

Here’s to the ones who dream, foolish as they may seem. La La Land is going to win Oscar, y’all. Just saying. It is everything I dreamed it to be and more. Not only is every frame gorgeous, the soundtrack is also amazing. It was soft but not corny,  passionate but well-controlled, twinkly but not artsy-fartsy. It was just right. In case you still haven’t heard … Continue reading La La Land | movie review

You need to listen to these… Right now!

I. Am. Deceased. Since when, world?! Since when did you start being so good to me? SO MUCH GOOD MUSIC!! New Moana track, new Alicia Keys album, new Hamilton mixtape track by freaking Sia, and a new Leslie Odom Jr album… So here are some tracks and albums that have me cray cray this week. You should definitely give them a listen. (I included the Spotify links) … Continue reading You need to listen to these… Right now!