Guess Who’s Back?

With everything that’s been going on towards the end of 2016 including the rise of a real and much more terrifying He Who Must Not Be Named, I thought it might be nice to take a break from the shitstorm that is the present day and look back at the days where my biggest concern was what color rubber bands I should put on my braces. Here I offer you a playlist of my favorite early to mid 2000s pop with a strong emphasis on female artists. Also because people can get emotional about this kind of stuff  (and who wouldn’t, I mean this is our childhood, right?) please note that I could not include all the musical gems from the era in this playlist. If you have any issues you can take them up with Smarter Child.

Screen Grabs: “Your Type” by Carly Rae Jepsen

I always know that a song is a bonafide hit when my 50-year-old  father can recite all they lyrics by heart, and that’s what happened with “Call Me Maybe?” the song that put singer Carly Rae Jepsen on the cultural map. “Call Me Maybe?” is catchy, sweet as sugar pop. It’s the kind of song that radio does to death and whose intense popularity puts their artist at risk for one-hit-wonder status. However, Jensen has avoided that pitfall with steady hits and high profile gigs like creating a new rendition of “Everywhere You Look” for the Fuller House theme song. But while her songs may still have their pop overtones, she’s also evolved and matured particularly when it comes to her visuals. Continue reading “Screen Grabs: “Your Type” by Carly Rae Jepsen”

Thursday Playlist: Lazy Hazy Crazy Days

When summer comes I slip into a state of mind that prevents me from remembering responsibilities, what day of the week it is, and that the hustle and bustle of school will eventually return. For now, during these first weeks of June, all I can think about is the series of endless lazy days ahead of me, ice cream, and sunshine. Time moves sinfully slow, and I don’t want it to stop. This new playlist Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days is an ode to that feeling. Enjoy!

Screen Grabs: “My Delirium” by Ladyhawke

From her self-titled album, released in 2009, Ladyhawke’s  song”My Delirium” narrates the inner-turmoil of someone waiting to find out whether the person they love reciprocates their feelings. A mixture of desperation, longing, and delusion, this inner turmoil  causes the narrator to slip into a restless and disturbed mental state (a.k.a delirium). The video for the song illustrates this state of mind through its water-color aesthetic and cosmic twist on a classic  Thelma & Louise reference. Here are some of the most aesthetically pleasing snapshots from the video, which you can find here.

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