I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye
Power Trip by J. Cole feat. Miguel
When Miguel comes in. (◡‿◡✿) I can’t handle.
Beat The Devil’s Tattoo by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
I just have the biggest grin on face every time I listen to this. idk.
Glory - Jay-Z ft. Blue Ivy Carter
Loving U by SISTAR
Losing You by Solange
I Don’t Need A Man by Miss A
Probably my favorite k-pop song right now. Ugh they’re so cute.
Ray Charles - I got a woman
this has been stuck in my head the entire week
My Kind of Woman - Mac DeMarco
Poetic Justic by Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake
I don’t even like Drake but this song is my favorite.
Beginners by Slow Club
I can’t tell if my love for this music video stems from the video itself or Daniel Radcliffe’s shirt. Because that’s a very nice shirt.
The song, I feel, was swallowed by the music video. I was too busy watching DR dance on tables to really appreciate the song.
But from a cinematography stand-point, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I love how it was imperfect - shaky, over exposed, under exposed - but it was all done in a way that wasn’t annoying or noticeable to the point where you began asking what the person shooting it was doing.
Slow Club, though not very much represented in this post, has caught my attention with their song Thinking, Drinking, Sinking Feeling. The song is so sweet, I’m sure I’ll be posting it in the near future and giving a full review on it.
I found this looking for gifs from the movie Beginners. But I still love this music video, 4 months later.
And I still think Daniel Radcliffe’s shirt here is great. ♡ w ♡
Baby’s On Fire by Die Antwoord
Literally Completely Undeniably Obsessed
Die Antwoord is - in every sense of the word - Next Level
Originating from South Africa, the three members of Die Antwoord (Rapper - Ninja, Rapper/Singer - Yo-Landi Vi$$er, & DJ Hi-Tek) are miles ahead of the popular music scene with their futuristik rave/rap sound. The beats are sick, the lyrics have meaningful content (most of the time), and as a group they flawlessly exude the nearly overbearing type of badass craziness that only a few other artists can pull off.
Baby’s On Fire is their newest single and one of my favorites next to Rich Bitch and Enter the Ninja. The music video is pretty great too. Bright poppy colors, Yo-Landi in a pin-up style racing costume, and a prelude in Afrikaans.
With Die Antwoord, it’s not just the music, it’s what they stand for, where they grew up, the racial tensions they face, the image they portray. They’re so dirty and honest.
Either you’re going to think they’re completely crazy & hate them, or you’ll think they’re genius & be obsessed. A middle ground is very hard to establish.
So give them a try and see which side of the fence you fall on?
Zef Side Mo Fukka
WOW. This is before I saw them live. They’re fucking great live. Best concert in 5ever. I was covered in sweat when I left. (TMI?)
Anyway - Die Antwoord still approved. Check out their This iz Why I’m Hot Zef Remix.
Le Temps de l’Amour by Francoise Hardy
I was going to wait a while before posting this song, but I saw the film Moonrise Kingdom today & was pleasantly surprised to find this song in it.
That film was incredibly inspiring and I loved it so so much, I want to spend another $16 straight away to go see it again. BUT, since this is a music blog & not my art blog, I will shut my trap about it.
ONTO THE SONG.
This song originally caught my attention because:
1. It’s in French. (French things are always A+ in my book)
2. The whole feel of this song oozes sex appeal.
Am I crazy to think that? The opening feels kind of old western-esque, but once she opens her mouth to sing - wow.
I just want to take my hair down, let all my inhibitions go & move to the beat. I’ve had this song on repeat ever since I found it on my friend [hommie] Rene’s blog a few weeks ago.
The song is old & it sounded familiar when I came across it. I was so excited when I found it and it made me feel oh so free.
P.S. Go check out Moonrise Kingdom if it’s in a theater near you. Everything about that film is simply fabulous. Plot, cinematography, soundtrack, acting, costume design, set design. Just…amazing.
I’m gonna shut up & go write about my life-altering experience now.
Got Moonrise Kingdom on DVD for Christmas & fell back in love. This song is still fabulous. I want to make sexy French films to it. That will never change.