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
Aigoo… whether you are a kpop fan or not, BTS is everywhere. Trending on Tumblr and Twitter, attending the Billboard Music Awards, and even Vogue can’t seem to get enough of their glamour (read their two articles about BTS! 1 and 2). You may have wondered who they are, or you may have thought pshhhht they’re too mainstream, but for many, BTS is the ultimate … Continue reading an imperfect guide to BTS
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)
and the sunshine of my life, for a hint of summer Continue reading spring day.
i took part in an exchange program at school, so i had the chance to spend three weeks in Aix-en-Provence, France. it has been the best 3 weeks of my life. apart from eating way too much cheese, i have also been introduced to way too much french music in france. of course, being the nerd that i am, i enjoy such cultural/musical/spiritual exchange very … Continue reading When in Aix-en-Provence: I
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
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
WHAT BETTER WAY TO START A DAY THAN WAKE UP AND FIND OUT THAT ED SHEERAN JUST DROPPED TWO NEW SONGS????!!!! So yes, after a year out of the spotlight, Ed Sheeran comes back with two tracks, “Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill”, which are going to be part of his new album, “÷”. One thing I love is how his albums are … Continue reading Ed Sheeran is Back & the World is Better for It
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
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!