New Song from The Maine!

Over the weekend, The Maine dropped a track from their upcoming album, Lovely Little Lonely.

March 2nd, the new track “Black Butterflies and Deja Vu” was uploaded onto The Maines youtube account, and, as of  Saturday, is now available to purchase on iTunes/Google Play and able to stream on Spotify!

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“Black Butterflies and Deja Vu” is a lovely song with adorable lyrics, such as ‘I loose my voice when I look at you’, ‘hoping for the right words, waiting for the right words’, and ‘can’t find the sound under my tongue when I look at you.’

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Lyric art from “Black Butterflies and Deja Vu” taken from twitter user Laisa (@jennydontyoucry)

The meaning is apparent, being tongue tied when seeing that one person that causes those (black) butterflies to flutter around in your stomach. You may have been in association with this person a countless number of times, so these butterflies may seem like deja vu – yet the continue to fly each time.

Listen to “Black Butterflies and Deja Vu” here!

Let me know what you think of the new track! Are you excited for Lovely Little Lonely? Leave a comment!

New Music Video from The Maine!

That’s right, The Maine have released the music video for Bad Behavior!

On twitter Pat Kirch, drummer, said the video is for the 8123 family – and rightly so, as the music video displays several short clips from different crowds at different venues, 8123 fest being one of them.

Watch the music video for Bad Behavior below!

 

I, for one, haven’t been able to see The Maine live (yet), and this music video makes me want to see them so badly! Even more than I already did!

What did you think of the music video? What do you think of Bad Behavior? Let me know by leaving a comment!

Album of the Week!

This week I’ve decided to work on my list of 7,000+ artists I want to listen to and delved into Mayday Parade! I don’t know much about Mayday Parade; I’ve heard they’re good and heard multiple people talk about them, so I figured they must be worth a listen. (They totally are)

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The first song I heard from them was “Miserable at Best” from A Lesson in Romantics off some playlist or another. I haven’t listened to all of their albums yet, I think there’s still an album and an EP I haven’t heard yet…

When I began listening to them I was set on Monsters in the Closet being this weeks album – but then I heard Anywhere but Here last night and . . . this weeks Album of the Week is Anywhere but Here!

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Anywhere but Here is full of music that just sounds good! Not the type of good that a lot of songs are, but the type of good that makes you feel good! To me, it’s the type of music that you would want to blast and ugly scream to. (Which I’m planning on doing after I’ve got some of the lyrics memorized)

A couple of my favorite tracks are “Kids in Love” and . . . every single other track on this album!

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I encourage everyone to listen to both Anywhere but Here and Monsters in the Closet. And after you do, tell me which you liked better and what your favorite tracks are in the comments! Also, if you have any Mayday Parade album/song suggestions feel free to leave them in the comments!

Photos taken from Google

p.s. I’m sorry that all I’ve been posting are Album of the Weeks. I want to post more content but school got a bit hectic recently so I haven’t been able to do much more. I do want to continue posting at least once a week so, until I have more content, these albums are really all that will be posted. However I have been working on some playlists so hopefully those will be ready to be posted soon!

 

Album of the Week!

This weeks album is of one of my most favorite bands – Imagine Dragons!

Imagine Dragons are an alternative rock band composed of 4 members – Dan Reynolds (lead singer), Ben Mckee (bass player), Wayne Sermon (guitarist), and Daniel Platzman (drummer).

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The band has, among many EPs, two albums released: Night Visions and Smoke and Mirrors. The album for this week is the deluxe version of Night Visions!

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Night Visions deluxe has 16 tracks and in those tracks are hundreds of meaningful lyrics. That’s one of the main reasons I love this band: their songs have a deeper meaning.

For example, their single “Demons.” This song, of course, can be interpreted in many ways, however you see fit, but this is how I see it: “Demons” is about person A wanting to keep person B safe, secure, untouched by the terrible things in this world.

There are many lyrics in “Demons” that hint at the bad things in the world; such as ‘And the ones we hail are the worst of all’. The way I see this lyric, I see it as the priests in churches. Many people look up to them and see them as close to God – and yet these priests do the worst of things. I really, really don’t want to get into detail of what I’ve heard, so if you’re confused please Google it, I guess.

Another lyric I like from “Demons” is ‘when the lights fade out all the sinners crawl.’ To me, this is about the show. The show everyone puts on, those in your neighborhood and those controlling the things we see in entertainment. We all put on that every thing’s fine, but when we’re alone – when the lights have faded out – the real thing sets in. The sadness, the pain, the misery. The sinners crawl. Of course, there are much better ways to explain what I’ve just said and better things to compare it to.

So, those are examples of the things person A wants to keep person B from seeing and experiencing. However, ‘no matter what we breed, we still are made of greed’, we can’t change things, no matter how hard we try. It’s just not humanly possible. And ‘with the beast inside, there’s nowhere we can hide’ – person A has already been affected by the world. Person B isn’t even safe from the person that wants to keep them safe.

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That, in my eyes, is what “Demons” is about. And, because of that meaning, “Demons” is one of my top favorite Imagine Dragons songs. Also, in Smoke and Mirrors there is a track, “Dream“, that, to me, is about a person realizing that this world isnt what they thought it was. It isnt all the colors that they painted in their head – they’ve realized it’s not as magical as they thought it was. Because of what I think “Dream” is about, I feel it goes hand-in-hand with “Demons” in the way that I think “Dream” is about person B who’s grown up now and isn’t shielded by person A anymore. “Dream” is also one of my top favorite Imagine Dragons tracks.

Night Visions is about more than the badness of the world, of course! There are fun tracks too, such as “On Top of the World“, and “It’s Time.” One of my favorite lyrics from “It’s Time” is ‘now don’t you understand? I’m never changing who I am.’ I find it really empowering.

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What are your favorite tracks from Night Visions? My favorites are “Demons“, “Radioactive“, “Amsterdam“, “Hear Me“, “Round and Round“, “The River“, and “Selene“! Share your favorite Smoke and Mirrors tracks, too in the comments!!

All images and gifs were taken from Google

Album of the Week!

Blink 182 is a band you’ve most likely heard of in some way or another. Blink formed in the suburbs of San Diego, California and emerged into the post-Green Day mainstream explosion of pop-punk. They released a steady stream of hits, bolstered by humorous, tongue-in-cheek music videos.

The bands latest album, Californiareleased on July 1 of this year is this weeks Album of the Week!

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This image was taken from Google.

I think this is a great, very fun album. Although there are serious tracks in the album – such as “Home is Such a Lonely Place” and “Left Alone” – there are also some pretty ridiculous tracks, like “Built this Pool” (of whom’s lyrics are: ‘I wanna see some naked dudes, that’s why I built this pool’ . . . that’s it. Those are the lyrics.)

Have you listened to California? If so, what are your favorite tracks? A couple that frequently get stuck in my head are “Bored to Death“, “She’s Out of Her Mind“, and “San Diego“.

Information about Blink 182 was taken from Spotify

A Song That Deserves Recognition

Halestorm is a hard rock band whose lead singer, Lzzy Hale, has amazingly powerful vocals. I can only dream of having vocals like hers.

There is a song off their The Strange Case of . . . album titled “In Your Room” which is full of powerful imagery and heartfelt lyrics. I appreciate this song so much because of those reasons.

“In Your Room” is about a person trying to get someone they’re close to to open up a bit more. The person who is narrating, you could say, attempts to coax the other by saying “Let me in your room, I’ve seen the rest of you.” This lyric goes on with “But I know there’s something more in your room…” meaning that although the person speaking knows this other being very well, they can sense that they’re hiding something from them – there’s just something they haven’t said yet.

The song uses brilliant imagery in the lyrics that entail: “A few pictures from your past, and those walls you’ve painted black, and the secrets that you keep under your bed.” I really really like this imagery because the way the song describes things makes it so so easy to imagine in your head exactly what’s being depicted.

Another lyric from this song that I appreciate is in the last verse which talks about a poster of their favorite band. All the things depicted in this room have been things that are very important emotionally to the person – pictures from their past, walls or things they don’t want to look back on that have been painted black, secrets hidden under the bed, and unopened letters from their dad – and the poster is included. This means that the band on that poster is also important to them, the bands music (or music in general) could have helped them get through a rough spot in time – possibly one of the times that have now been painted black.

Anyway, this song has so much meaning to it that of course can be taken different ways depending on how you look at them. If you’ve listened to the song, what do you think certain lyrics or the song in general means? Does it have any special meaning to you? Are there any certain lyrics you connect with? If you feel comfortable, please share your thoughts in the comments.

If you have yet to listen to the song, I completely suggest that you do. Here is a lyric video of the song for you to watch, listen to, and – most importantly – enjoy.

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This Gif was taken from Google

Revolution Radio

GREEN DAY FANS!! There’s a new album out, just for you!

After the long wait of 2 years, Green Day have released a new album! Revolution Radio was released on October 7th! Listen here!

I have been able to listen to the album, and its great! Every individual song is amazing. My favorite track would be Say Goodbye.

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This photo was taken from Google

Did you listen to the album? What was your favorite track? Let me know by leaving a comment!