I've been trying to explain how much the songs from this EP composed by 18yo Jimi Somewhere mimic the exact wave of chaos, self-doubt and nostalgia that has been flooding my mind lately. I've tried and I've failed, the snippets of my life felt too personal somehow. Ironic. I've spent 7 years sharing things about me, about my life, tweeting, snapping, instagraming... And now I just want to lock all the bits and pieces away, for them to be mine and only mine.
Looking back on it, I think sharing so much was part of me building myself up and now that I feel confident enough in myself and who I am, I don't need people's validation as much. The internet helped me so much though, in a time where everything was blurry, a time where I didn't feel like I was enough, or too much, a time where I didn't even know who I was, I remember being able to be the person I wanted to be. I never lied, but I experimented, I made mistakes, I learned.
I'm still learning.
Now, tomorrow and forever.
I drank your holy water,
I just need a little mercy
I don't even really know what I'm doing here, I haven't been here in so long, more than a year, but I seem to always come back when my thoughts are all over the place and I'm crippled with self-doubt, anxiousness and insomnia.
I also always come here when a song fucks my heart up. Jacob Banks' Mercy did just that. Bless.
Les Inrockslab ont annoncé aujourd'hui les lauréats de l'édition 2016. Dans les 10 groupes, se trouve ce petit bijoux qu'est Royaume. Une voix aussi entêtante que celle de Cat Power, des échos de robots, une instru fantômatique. Perfection.
// Artwork: Fixed II & III by Henrietta Harris
As some of you may know, I mainly run on obsessions. I'm a pretty monomaniac person, which means that I usually drown myself into a song/album until eventually I get over it or most likely find a new obsession that will hook me up and the cycle will repeats itself, probably until the day i die. which is good. hopefully i'll be a very mad and obsessive little lady with white hair and a neck that hurts from all the headbanging and lip-dubbing i will have done on snapchat "in my dayz."
But, as there's no better time than the present, here's what I've been obsessed with lately, more or less by order: Queen Beyoncé's Lemonade (and still am), James Blake's album, Drake's, Kaytranada's album's been in the mix too, We Were Evergreen (their music videos are incredible), Viktor Taiwo's haunting EP, Zayn's Mind of Mine, The Strokes have done a mini comeback, filling the void I had inside my soul, I also got into Pegase's latest cotton-candy dream of a record, few songs of Ariana Grande's album, and now? Where am I now? Well...
I've found an obsession that is taking most of my time and feeding my unsatiable nature - Hamilton, the musical. I've been OBSESSED with it, listening to the 2h20 soundtrack while carefully reading all the lyrics and annotations on genius.com (it's been 48h and I only got to acte I). I'm usually not into historical musicals, but this musical is ground-breaking and revolutionary (yup, i'm not holding back am I? but what did you expect me to say of a musical that has the song with the fastest set of lyrics in broadway history?!). Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote Alexander Hamilton's story and made it universal, modern, diverse and inclusive. The musical is just pure perfection and a real phenomenon so please, please, go ahead and give it a try.
Now, here are three of my latest song obsessions -
1. What if Justin Bieber had released What Do You Mean In 1985? Well, no need to guess, you just need to listen to what this guy made. This is one of the funniest/most brilliant ideas ever and the best thing is that it works! Look out for that saxophone solo, it nearly ended me.
2. Have to admit that I probably listened to only one Clean Bandit song in my whole life, it was their hit single Rather Be and I even think it was one of the remixes. I don't know how I ended up pressing play on their new badass single "Tears", but I'm glad I did because it got me hooked, dancing, moving my arms and hands in very dramatic stances as if by magic I could cut the over-flowing Seine in two, lip-syncing for my dear life at 3am, in my bedroom, looking proper crazy. So yeah... my kind of pop anthem.
3. And last but not least, M. T. Hadley just released a song called "Janet". The song is slow, enticing, moving and simple. Where "Tears" production gets to be a bit too much at times, this song is elegant and sober and reminds me of Tobias Jesso Jr. a little bit, dunno why, but <3
// All the love x
Rattachez vos ceintures, mes mignons. Il semblerait que je sois en passe de faire un petit come back 2.0 !