I just want to take a moment and gush a little bit about this fantastic singer. Funny enough, I actually found him from a buzzfeed video (pretty embarrassing right?). I can’t remember what the video was about, all I know is that I fell in love with his song "Wait" when I first heard it.

If you’ve heard him before you sure remember his voice. When I first heard him sing it was like hearing music for the first time. Okay, that might be a bit of an overreaction, but I’m trying here. His voice is so soothing and special. I’ve never really heard anything like that. So if you like some effing amazing vocals then this is for you...

If vocals isn’t a thing that hypes you then I would definitely recommend listening to "Freak like me". There’s nothing wrong with the vocals on it but the production is definitely in the "spotlight" on this track. In the end, Nombe is more of a producer and his music is first and foremost focused on the production. The singing is just an extra.

"So, where’s the album?" You might ask. And it’s on the way and planned to come out in January 2018, but that doesn’t mean you’ll have to wait (hehe) for to long. He'll release new single every month until the album drops. A bit weird, one might think. But if you think about it it’s quite genius. He’s getting people hyped up about it a whole year before it’s release. He’s smart, right?

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First of all, I know this is like super effing late, but imma post it anyway. I wanted to write about Sams album like a week ago when it came out but I kinda forgot and went and got sick... But here I am writing about it a little late. Have anyone listen to it? If you haven't just know I'm very disappointed. I would really recommend you start with listening "Say it first", "HIM" and "Scars" kinda get the vibe of it. I feel like the ballads all have some kind of Bond-vibe to them. Like, they all feel very dramatic and there's a lot strings and choir. But the whole album has a lot of that, but you can imagine a Bond song right? They have that kind of feeling to them. And I recommend "Say it first" a lot because it's one of my favourites. I just feel like it's a really cute and happy love song for once. Well yeah, it might not sound super positive (etc "You keep me guessing with things that you do, I hope that they're true") but I still would call it a happy love song cause he's singing about love not heartbreak. So it's definitely a bit more uplifting, I you know what I mean.

I was pleasantly surprised with different songs on the album. Even tho I would call it a "love-album" I feel like he's expressing different types of love. There's a song about his parents, many about heartbreak and countless about boys. Sam has said the album is very personal and I think that something that you really hear. He sings the songs with passion and I think it's kinda beautiful that a personal for him is so centred around love. I don't want to get deep here, but doesn't that say something?




Just a little "disclaimer". I've skipped the singles that were released earlier a lot while listening to the album so this post is more about the other songs. Oh, and I've also been listening to it through Spotify, which means I've streamed the special edition. So some of my opinions and stuff might not make sense and I've might missed some really good points and shit, but that's why. Please don't get mad...

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I am freaking OUT! It's less than five days until Sam Smiths second album comes out!! Imma be honest and say that I've been waiting for a come back for quite long now. I became a huge fan of him when he released the "Drowning shadows" edition of his debut album In the lonely hours, which was like a year(?) after Stay with me came out. So I didn't really get into him when he was in the spotlight. But anywho, I got into him and I really like the DS edition and that's why I'm here today, waiting (not so) patiently for his second album to drop.

(It was actually almost two years later which is CRAZY!)

And I have to be honest and say I was definitely not expecting another "heartbreak" album. I thought he would try and show that he can do more stuff, but I'm not complaining. Even though that was what I was secretly hoping for I realise it would have been hard for him to get a hit about something other than heartbreak. Love is relatable and it's what he became famous for. And I'm sure he'll have a lot of other stuff than just heartbreak songs on the album (like Pray).

Is anyone else excited for this? I feel like a lot of people I know has actually liked what he's put out recently so I'm guessing it's a bit universal. It's classic pop music with a twist, if you may.




(Yes, I am aware that I've already posted about Sam and said pretty much the same things but this is what you get. I'm really excite de for this, okay?!!)

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I've written about Who is fancy before and I think this song but like everything else recently I'm bringing him back.

It's really a shame he hasn't released anything new since like a year ago. I honestly have no idea why he's disappeared but it really bums me.

But anyway, let's talk about this song. Such a heartbreaker. I haven't listened to it in like a year so I got a major throwback from it. As I said, I feel like I've written about this song here before but if that's the case it's at least been a hot minute. I really love this song, it's as simple as that. If you didn't listen to it the first time I'd recommend you doing it now. If you don't get obsessed with it there's something seriously wrong with you!

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Isn't it weird that I hate the original song, but I'm in love with this one? And isn't it crazy how much you can do with music? This version of Sign of the times sounds completely different to the original which I find really fascinating. You can barely recognize the song as the original by Harry Styles cause it's so different. I feel like this is a good lesson on music that shows how different musicians can perform the same song but make it totally different. It doesn't get much clearer than this right? Give it a listen and choose for yourself, but these two are definitely not similar.

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I haven't really thought about this before but I'm starting to realise more and more how Blue Neighbourhood by Troye Sivan has become a real favourite of mine. I find myself coming back to it every now and then when I just want to feel good and calm down a bit. The songs aren't really ballads or calming, I think it's just the memories and the familiar sound that always seems to calm me down. It's almost two years since it was released and I remember exactly where I was when I dropped. And my reaction was to say the least loud and very..... teenage-girl-ish. Do you get what I'm saying? Like basically screaming, jumping and happiness.

You might think my reaction is a bit over the top BUT it matter a lot to me then and it clearly put a mark on me. I still love every track and I still find new bits in them I love a little more. It's an album that means a lot to me and that kind of grows with me. As I'm getting older the lyrics are changing meaning to me. Some get darker, some get lighter and that's what I really like about the album. It's kind of timeless for me. Is it normal to feel this emotionally attached to an album. I'm sure someone out there will understand.....


(Hopefully)

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Before you start judging, hear me out. Yes, this might seem cliché or whatever but I have my reasons for this. As the title tells, this songs about, you guessed it, boys. Or more specifically a girl who's got quite an obsession with them. The singer Charli XCX is someone you're probably familiar with. I bet you herd her megahit 'Boom clap' back in 2014 when she topped the charts with this single. On Spotify the song has over 190 (!) million streams. Like, what da hell? What more do I need to say? This girl frickin amazing! And I know, streams aren't everything but like, how can you just ignore that?!! She's good and if I haven't gotten that though yet then like, open your eyes for gods sake and listen to me!!

Anyway, let's get back to the song we're actually talking about. Boys. Haha, see what did there? ;).
But yes, where were I? Oh yeah, i was trying to save myself and this post. If you've watched interviews with Charli you know the music video to the song is all about empowerment (I guess). If you don't feel like watching it she basically took a shit ton of hot guys in Hollywood (including my favee Connor Franta) and made them do stereotypical "girl things". So like, having them do cutesie foam fights, throw cakes at each other and laugh cute and be shirtless. She's basically playing with the image of women in music and specifically in music videos. And I really like that and that my point I guess. It's a really fun song that plays on teenage boy-craze feels with a bit of a message in it. Sounds good to me.

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I. AM. DYING!!!!

If you haven't been living under a rock for the last week or so have you probably heard the (fantastic) news about Sam Smith. He released a new single! And as you've probably figure I'm obsessed with it. I hope you've heard this masterpiece and if you haven't I'm so sorry for you.

I feel like this song is something many can enjoy. I made all of my friends list to it and most of them liked it, even though we all like different genres. So I guess it's a very versatile song that anyone could enjoy. Also, if your one of those people who basically only listen to music from the charts, it's currently charted third in the world on Spotify (as I'm writing this).

I just realised some might not remember who Sam is. He's he singer of Stay with me and I'm not the only one which both were popular back in 2014. I guess you could call Stay with me his breakout single with over 600 MILLION streams on Spotify. And if you're a movie fan chances are you've also heard his song Writings on the wall which was written for the most recent Bond-movie "Spectre". WOTW was his last single before he took a year of and didn't release any music. He did release a new version of his debut album In the lonely hour which featured a few new songs plus acoustic versions of some songs and duets.

Sam is simply one of the greatest singers of our time (I have no proof but my opinion). His music is great and his lyrics are just the best. He's so frickin talented and if you don't check him out you're really missing out on something.

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No, this is not an old post I swear. I wrote about the original of this one very recently, but then I heard this and DAMN. I'm in love with this live-ish version that Lauv recorded with Spotify.

Now, if you're a frequent user of Spotify you've probably seen many artists come out with "Spotify singles" which are live recorded versions of one or two of their songs. Those are usually some of my favorites because you can really hear the "whole" song with all the instruments. And for someone like me who (usually) prefers simpler songs with clearer instruments are these a real treat. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the original of this but there's something about this version that just got me hooked and I can tell you that you need to listen to this at least once. I hope you'll love it as much as I do because if there's anything I like doing, it is getting people hooked on my faves...

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I hope I've mentioned Dua Lipa on here before cause if I haven't I'm really disappointed with myself. Let me tell ya, this girl's got talent. I've been listening to her new(ish) album recently and you could say I'm kinda obsessed. Like, I'm in love with her voice. If you listen to the linked song or any other by her, you know her voice is different and quite powerful. And I guess I should've written about one of her more tempo songs, as I feel like this is her only slow song. Weird choice i made isn't it? But I really like this song so I'll stick with it, and I guess you'll have to check out her other music. Too bad...

(not really)


I also recommend her song "New Rules" if you want to listen to one of her more tempo songs. It's definitely a hit in my opinion and the music video is just.... amazing. It's a real treat to be honest so go and watch that as well if you're feeling like getting and new fave.

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