Saturday, May 27, 2017

Cut to the Feeling by Carly Rae Jepsen

As you guys may know, I loved Carly Rae Jepsen's album Emotion. So I love it when she releases new music and she recently released this song which is a BANGER.

I LOVE IT. I love how upbeat the music is. I love how happy she sounds, it's the best kind of bubblegum pop. It really makes you dance. She also references her previous album in the song too (Emotion).  I feel like all the songs on the radio are robotic, or EDM music so I'm really digging songs like these that change the music game.

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Meet Me in the Hallway, a lyrical analysis from Harry Styles the album

Meet Me in the Hallway, Song Meaning and Lyrical Interpretation

I'm starting a new series on this blog where I analyze all the songs from Harry Styles' new album. Let's start with song number 1, Meet Me in the Hallway.

This is a song that describes Harry hoping to save a dying relationship.

Meet me in the hallway
Meet me in the hallway
I just left your bedroom
Give me some morphine
Is there any more to do?

Harry has just spent some time with his lover, and it looks like at least one of them wants to end the relationship. When Harry  is leaving, he hopes his lover will come follow him and stop him from leaving. The relationship with this person feels good, as good as morphine. He hopes there is more good stuff that comes out of this relationship.

Just let me know, I'll be at the door, at the door
Hoping you'll come around
Just let me know I'll be on the floor, on the floor
Maybe we'll work it out
I gotta get better, gotta get better
I gotta get better, gotta get better
I gotta get better, gotta get better
And maybe we'll work it out
Harry is waiting for his lover to come out and tell him that she's changed her mind. He waits, and hopes, but from these lyrics it seems unlikely. I think it's nice that he takes responsibility for the relationship, saying that he will try to be better. The lyrics, "I'll be at the door", and "I'l be on the floor," show how much Harry really cares, that he seems to be really hanging onto this girl.

I walked the streets all day
Running with the thieves
'Cause you left me in the hallway
(Give me some more)
Just take the pain away
It seems like this girl did not come out and meet him in the hallway. "Running with the thieves" seems to imply that he is doing all sorts of things to keep his mind off the pain (some may be things he doesn't really want to be doing), when all he really wants to do is be with this person. He is pained that this relationship has ended and that's why he wants her to "give him more" love so that the pain will go away. 

We don't talk about it
It's something we don't do
'Cause once you go without it
Nothing else will do
He thinks the girl might be feeling the same pain. Without each other, they know no other relationship is as great as theirs. But still, neither of them opens the lines of communication and so they stay this way - broken up.

Do you agree or do you interpret these lyrics differently? Let me know what you think in the comments below. 

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Fangirling over Harry Styles' Appearances on the Late Late Show with James Corden

Last week was SUCH a blast.

Harry Styles was on the Late Late Show with James Corden all week long which means plenty of fun clips to watch.

Harry and James started the fun with this promo clip.

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This one was funny because of the little nuances they put into it. For example, the awkward pauses between the hellos. Also, it was just soooo cute seeing Harry and James fight over who should hang up first.

Harry Styles' First Stage Dive Didn't Go Well

Though this isn't the typical promo stop, I'm glad James got to interview Harry. Although, I have heard this stage diving story before through Nick Grimshaw's show. We did get confirmation that Harry wouldn't be attempting a stage dive anytime soon which is a bit of a bummer. Most off the people at his concerts are girls so I wonder if they are strong enough to lift him up. 

Flinch w/ Harry Styles & Aaron Taylor-Johnson

This was an interesting skit. I thought it was funny how it was British Edition in the sense that they were drinking tea. Our boy Harry did a good job not flinching too much, though James Corden's unreaction takes the cake!

Harry Styles Can't Get Into The Late Late Show

When Harry Styles's started staring into the security guard's eyes, I was like same. He is too cute.

Harry Styles' Late Late Show Monologue

I absolutely LOVED THIS. I didn't know I needed Harry Styles making jokes about Trump until now. I loved how he knew the jokes he was making were a bit corny by saying "Stop, stop" as the audience clapped. How he prefaced some of them by saying he heard them "around the office" or "in the break room." As a person who works at a coffee it was hilarious seeing Harry pretend he was at an office. "NACHOSMART" The pirates of the Caribbean jokes are the end were my favorites. You could tell that Harry was enjoying himself. He really loves puns doesn't he. AND SO DO I! How cute was, "because it's rated RRRRRRRRRRRRRR" good stuff.

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To be honest, I didn't love the boyband jokes. It got a little stale towards the end. I did enjoy the juggling jokes. It seemed like something Harry would do - learning how to juggle just because its a fun skill to have.

Harry Styles & James Corden Have a Singing Problem

I love how much James Corden and Harry Styles bond over their love of singing. I'm glad this clip had 3 parts. It's fun seeing Harry dress up in different outfits from being s surgeon, to funeral-wear, to bomb squad stuff. A lot of people did die in this clip....though I know it's just a joke hahaha. Maybe a little crude humor. 

Harry Styles Carpool Karaoke

Last but certainty not least, CARPOOL HARRYOKE!!! I was obsessed with One Direction's Carpool Karaoke when it came out in December 2015 (seems like such a long time ago). Harry takes karyoke so seriously - its hilarious. Harry mentions that sometimes he starts crying.....but in a cool way. xD Only Harry can make crying "cool" as all my crying is "uncool" af. I loved the segment where James Corden and him tried out all the funky outfits...and yeah, Harry looked great in all of them. And also those Julia Roberts and Kate Winslet impressions were soooo good! I was wondering if I was being punked or something and that their voices were just dubbed over but I think not, Harry can actually sound so close to them. Very talented this boy, very talented. Finishing it off with a fun, rock and roll jam - Kiwi - was also entertaining.

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Harry Styles Month (or more!!!)

As you guys already know, my favorite One Direction member has released a new album so I'll be covering it on my blog all month long (or more!!)

In the mean time, don't forget to vote on the poll to your right! [The poll is now CLOSED. Please check out the results. POLL RESULTS: BEST SONG FROM HARRY STYLES' NEW ALBUM?]

My next project on this blog is to do a lyrical analysis on all of the songs on Harry Styles, the album. Stay tuned!!

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Every Song Off Harry Styles, the album RANKED [Track-by-Track Review]

Harry Styles Debut Album Review

The sky is blue, the grass is a little greener BECAUSE MY HARRY STYLES HAS RELEASED HIS DEBUT SOLO ALBUM.

I was so excited when I heard the news. It had been more than a year since the One Direction hiatus started and there was no telling when my favorite One Direction member would release new music. But that day is finally here!!! and I am ready to jot all my thoughts about it on paper.

And here starts Harry Styles Month (or more!!!!!) on this blog. Tune in for some surprises 😉. Let’s kick it off with…. Every Song Off Of Harry Styles, the album RANKED by yours truly.

((also don’t forget to vote on the poll to your right!!!))

10) Sweet Creature

Sweet Creature was Harry’s second single off the album. I was so happy about the first single, Sign of the Times, I was disappointed when I couldn’t get into this song. I suppose it’s a little slow for me. I think even on the first listen I couldn’t help but stop paying attention. And when re-visiting the lyrics, nothing jumps up at me. When it comes to slow songs, I need excellent lyrics to keep me awake and in tune with the music.

Also, Is it just me but does this song remind you of a One Direction song? I’m not sure which one but when I listen to it, I always feel like I’ve heard it before.

9) Woman

This is the song everyone says has duck voices!! And that is what makes this song unique musically. He says the word, “Woman” a lot, so lyrically, I don’t think there’s much here for me to enjoy. Harry’s upset about seeing his ex-lover with a new man. I guess it’s number 9 because, lyrically, it’s pretty basic. I still enjoy the song though - musically it's quite fun.

8) Ever Since New York

Though Sweet Creature was Harry’s second single, Ever Since New York was the second song I heard on the album overall thanks to Harry’s appearance on SNL. Though this song is number 9 on my list, I liked this song a lot. I like most of the songs on this list no matter which number they are which is a testament to how great this album really is. (except for Sweet Creature lmao I skip that song every time sorry).

I listened to Ever Since New York on repeat after the video appeared on SNL’s Youtube page. It felt deep and meaningful. Harry sang it with heart. Interestingly enough, I thought the studio version was a little better because it captured the sadness of the song more. The way Harry says “New York” is just sad on the studio version and I like it better that way. In the live version, he doesn’t have that same inflection.

Why is this song number 9? I suppose it’s very vague. “Oh, tell me something I don't already know.“ What is it that this person is telling Harry that he already knows? I can’t deduce from this song.
I do like how it’s full of metaphors but I guess I wasn’t smart enough to interpret the metaphors right away and truly connect to the song. I do give Harry props for writing this beautiful poem.
“Brooklyn saw me, empty at the news/There's no water inside this swimming pool.” I had no idea what this line meant but someone told me it’s about Harry crying. Beautifully put, Harry.

7) Meet Me In The Hallway

Meet Me In the Hallway is a great opening song – when I heard it, I got excited for the album. Musically, I like how this song is very varied. The music goes from slow to fast to slow, which keeps this small attention span happy. Lyrically, Harry sounds vulnerable.  “I gotta get better, gotta get better/And maybe we'll work it out.” I like how Harry is being vulnerable and says that he needs to get better in order for the relationship to work which shows how committed and centered he is trying to revive a broken relationship.

6) From the Dining Room Table

This is an example of a slow song that does a good job at capturing and keeping my attention. It starts off slow, but the melody does pick when he starts singing “Maybe one day you'll call me and tell me that you're sorry too.” I like the lyrics a lot as well. “Even my phone misses your call by the way.” Listening to this song, you feel sad for Harry that this person won’t call him up and I'm sure many people can relate to it.

5) Only Angel

This song starts of slow with calming angelic (pun intended) music and then suddenly you’re hit with a surprise – you hear Harry truly embrace rock and roll music. I love the rock!Harry that is fully alive during this song.

Fun fact: One Direction’s Hey Angel on Made In The A.M is what made me become a Directioner and is also the song that made me fall in love with Harry. The fact that Harry has a song that is a similar title makes me think Harry was more involved in making Hey Angel than most people believe.

4) Sign of the Times

I loved this song as a first single!!! It shows that Harry Styles is ready to make unique, interesting music. I like that Harry chose one of the only songs that isn’t about romance for his first single. Boybands do have a reputation for singing about romance to appease their female fans and by making this the first single Harry challenges that.

There is nothing basic about this song. The music is captivating with it’s many tempo changes. The lyrics are great; they make me feel the same vibe as Imagine Dragon’s Radioactive. There’s an urgency, a sense of danger like you are really running from an apocalypse. Once again the lyrics are a little unclear -we don’t know what exactly he’s talking about but the vibes are still all there.

3) Kiwi

The two most rock and roll songs on this album are Only Angel and Kiwi, and I think Kiwi is the better one. I love how up-tempo and “in your face” this song is. Harry mentioned that he wrote this song sorta as a joke. Looks like I keep on LOVING “joke” songs from my favorite artists. (See Blank Space by Taylor Swift). It’s really fun singing “SHE SAID I’M HAVING YOUR BABY IT’S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS.” The joke about Holland Tunnel made me laugh and think. I love fun songs from Harry as evidenced by my next pick...

2) Carolina

When I saw this song performed on the Today show, I fell in love with it. After Sign of the Times and Sweet Creature and Every Since New York, I wanted a happier song. I think Carolina is the happiest song on the album. It just has a catchy, fun vibe to it. I like the pun Harry makes with “Townes, better swim before you drown" if Townes really is the name of the girl he is writing about. I’m sure Harry LOVED putting that pun in.

Harry Styles Carolina

1) Two Ghosts

I know that this may be a controversial thing to say, but this is the only song on the album that made me feel something. I’m not saying I didn’t like the rest of the album. Let me tell you, I really LOVED and ENJOYED this album. It’s fun, the music is great, the lyrics paint great stories. But Two Ghosts is the only story that I could relate to. One beef that I have with Harry’s song writing is that his stories are either too specific that I can’t relate to them or too vague that I have no idea what he’s talking about. Here we find a balance. “We're just two ghosts standing in the place of you and me/Trying to remember how it feels to have a heartbeat” is a simple line that we can understand and relate to.

Also, I love when Harry pauses between “Heart” and “Beat” towards the end of the song. Harry is so extra. (and so am I so I love it ❤).

Great album, Harry. 4.5/5 stars. I enjoyed almost every song and I'm excited to see what he does next.

Let me know if you agree or disagree. And let me know how you would order the songs off of Harry's album in the comments below!!

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Me Listening to Harry Styles' New Album

me listening to Harry Styles' New Album Michael Jackson I Love This Song Meme
The Michael Jackson "I love this song" Meme
*just a meme I created to describe my feelings about this album

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Friday, May 12, 2017

My Reactions to Harry Styles' Most Risque Lyrics On His New Album

"Woke up alone in this hotel room, played with myself, where were you?"

*this one's self-explanatory

"I’m just happy getting you stuck in between my teeth"


"She sits beside me like a silhouette / Hard candy dripping on me til my feet are wet / And now she’s all over me, it’s like I paid for it"

* tbh I don't know what this one means at all. like i have several out of reach guesses?? but I can tell it's probably not suitable for children.

tl;dr: white guy blinking meme

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