Two Important Albums Were Released Today

The Mockingjay Soundtrack- Various artists, curated by Lorde here

Brutal Romantic- Brooke Fraser here

Those links probably only work in the US! Unfortunately. But the albums are on itunes!

Psychosocial- Brooke Fraser

1. This is amazing.

2. I’m super annoyed because I intended to post this about five hours ago but got distracted packing for school. Womp. 

3. A lot of people are criticizing this song and supposed ‘new Brooke’ and I find that very upsetting and narrow-minded. Sonically, this song is certainly a far cry from What to Do With Daylight and Albertine, but what would music, creativity, and expression be without the ability to grow and transform? Thoughts? 

Let’s Talk About: Modern Day Love Songs

Have you ever listened to a song and after the one-hundreth listen, realize there was something really romantic about it in a completely untraditional and obscure way? I find myself thinking this with frequency lately. There is something so pleasant about so-called ‘modern day love songs.’ Songs that are not entirely in-your-face and sappy, but still contain an underlying and subtle message of love and romance. It’s really hard for me to type this because it sounds so damn cheesy, but it’s the truth. This generation, my generation, is experiencing love and life in a vastly different way than prior generations and music that is able to reflect those changes and interpret them in a way that is ‘romantic’ is a really refreshing thing. Maybe the first ten times you listen to songs like these, they don’t immediately strike you as the most lovey-dovey, but the modern day interpretation of relationships is something that is certainly undervalued. The quirky lyrics and skewed views of relationships are fresh, are realistic, and are greatly appreciated by people my age.

Honey & I- HAIM

A World Alone- Lorde

Hey Lover- Blake Mills

Sailboats- Brooke Fraser

Don’t Wanna Dance- MØ