#1 She’s cute and bubbly. I’ve always loved cute and bubbly. Just take a look at my girlfriend. Cute and bubbly? Very much so, yes. Exactly.
#2 She is reminiscent of Mariah Carey. Her choice of music is very soulful, and occasionally, tinged with a hiphop-y vibe. Her melodies are always complex. But never too complex. Just complex enough.
Some of her fans are annoyed by the comparison. They should shut up. Mariah Carey is a legend (there was a damn BBC documentary on her); and the comparison is nothing but a compliment.
That being said, those who accuse and dismiss Ariana for supposedly being a Mariah clone should also shut up. She will become her own brand; can we give her some breathing room to grow?
#3 The most important reason: She has TALENT. I love a lot of the new artistes (or at the very least, I can understand their appeal). But a lot of them sound very average when they perform live, proving that they get a little too much help from software and producers.
Ariana on the other hand has a frightening amount of talent. Her vocal control sends shivers down my spine every time.
I welcome her with open arms into my playlists. You should do the same. :)
Above is “Almost Is Never Enough”, a true display of her abilities to sing and harmonize with a co-vocalist.
Here is the full first part of the novel I’ve been working on for 6 months now: The Wakening. There may be some typos; forgive me. Sometimes errors slip past you when the work is some 80 pages long. One part down, two more to go.
There’s something amazingly soothing about this song..I know there’s a video and all but please listen to it with your eyes closed. Its magic! Its almost like the chorus is coming right out to wrap you in its arms…
I never listened to Taylor Swift (blind prejudice) and I regret that now.
Its a single probably going to be on her upcoming album ‘Red’ but is also in ‘The Hunger Games’ album
Bez ft Praiz -Stupid Song.This is from one of Nigeria’s up and coming stars. Its a fun song about the songs we thought were golden when were kids but actually made no sense at all. I just love the whole ‘old school’ happy feel of it and that it reminds us that no matter how old we get, we were once young. This is from his album ‘Super Sun’.
If you’ve ever read an album review, then it’s a term you’ve come across at least once. When I was younger, and just beginning to realize that music was better than cake, better than sports (oh dear God, yes), and better than cute girls (I was delusional then), I came across this…
I know this is not a writing piece per se, but I still wanted to share:
“A lot of people just look and see skin color. I’ve actually had people ask me was I Black or was I White first. A White gentleman came up to me and said ‘I thought you might be White, but then I saw your lips.’ One girl said to me ‘I’ve been wanting to ask you this question, but I didn’t feel comfortable asking you because I thought that you might be offended, but are you Black or are you White?’ And I was just like, ‘Well, I’m always Black.’ When we were done with the meat of the conversation, she laughed and said something about my hair and my butt gave it away. People definitely let you know that they view being Black as being very literal – the amount of pigment you have. ‘Your skin is White, therefore you’re White. Or are you?’
Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been. Sleep alone under the stars. Learn how to drive a stick shift. Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back. Say no whenever you don’t want to do something. Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if everyone around you disagrees. Decide whether you want to be liked or admired. Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out what you’re doing here. And believe in kissing.
Amina slept on the front porch for the remainder of the night. The forest was too dark for her, and the clearing was too bright. The cawing from inside the house subsided eventually, and fatigue got the better of her fears. When she woke up in the morning, she took one look around, and her heart sank.
The previous night’s affairs had not been a dream.