I wrote a piece earlier this year questioning how far music is about the lyrics and the concepts contained within a song, or whether it is more about the melodies and the audial agreeableness of a song. I concluded that it was about striking a balance, underlining that I personally like some songs because I … Continue reading I’m.moral Lyrics Pt. 1
This Tuesday, the occasion that all of Oxford’s Hip Hop and R&B fans had been anticipating finally arrived. It was the night of the ACS Gyaldem Sugar event at Cellar, and the hype surrounding it had been understandably huge. R&B tends to spend most of the term residing in the shadow to its more popular, … Continue reading Oxford University Life: ACS Club Night shines but fails to sparkle
How do you write a love song? Undoubtedly, there needs to be a tenderness, as the artist opens up their heart to the listener, perhaps coupled with some shafts of darkness to emphasise the light that the relationship brings. And of course, where would we be without a healthy dose of romantic odes to the … Continue reading Throwback: Kanye West’s 808s and Heartbreak – Icy laments that breathed warmth into Hip Hop
Metro Boomin's second album in less than a month - Double or Nothing, with Big Sean - drops tonight...but is it possible to release too much music? It’s a question that seems more appropriate than ever, with the streaming boom and the advance of music software meaning producers can create an entire beat in a matter of … Continue reading Is it possible to release too much music?
So first of all, I want to apologise for my lack of activity on here over the past two months! It’s been a crazy eight weeks, and I just haven’t had the chance to put pen to paper (or rather, fingers to keyboard). Secondly, the reason I’ve been so busy is because I’ve been completing … Continue reading Sorry 4 the. wait…
I'm going to try and keep this one short (for once!). So, I was watching an interview with my favourite musician (if you've read my blog before, you'll know who), and after spending most of the chat being rather blunt and staring moodily towards the floor, something the host said caused him to suddenly look … Continue reading Be Humble, or Be Confident?
I'm so, SO happy to have reached 100 followers on my blog! When I started this, I used be over the moon if I got just one view in a day, the fact that somebody out there was actually reading my content gave me - and still gives me - tingles. I still remember being … Continue reading 100 Followers!!
(PS (or rather, Pre-S): I actually took this photo myself while on holiday in Portugal a few months ago. Considering the fact that most of my photographs involve either a great big thumb obscuring half the picture, or a telegraph pole poking straight up from the head of the person in the photo, I was … Continue reading Mata Mata Madhyana
Sorry I've taken so long to do it, but thank you so much https://namunderthesun.wordpress.com for nominating me for my second Liebster Award! She has an awesome blog that never fails to intrigue me and make me think, so please check it out 🙂 These are the 11 questions she’s asked, and my answers… Your personal … Continue reading Liebster Award.2
Back in sixth form, I remember being sat in the computer room, and my best friend tapped me on the shoulder. He was pinching in between his eyes, you know, like when you mock cry at something. Except when he looked up, there seemed to be genuine despair etched into his expression. What was wrong?? … Continue reading Mood Music: Stay Down or Turn Up?