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!

Album of the Week

As much as I would love to have 5SOS’s Sounds Good Feels Good as this weeks album of the week, that album already had a spotlight post this week because it just turned 1! You can read that post here, if you’d like.

So! This week’s album of the week is Cry Baby by Melanie Martinez!

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From what I’ve noticed (and heard other people say), Melanie Martinez specialty with Cry Baby is that she takes serious – or not so serious – problems and situations and compares them to something childish.

For example: in a single off the album, “Dollhouse“, Melanie compares a not-so-perfect family to dolls in a doll house. When the little girl (society/the public eye) that plays with them isn’t playing with them and has the dollhouse doors close, the dolls act as their normal selves, like in Toy Story. Everyone outside of the house sees these dolls, this family, as your average, so called “perfect”, family. But they don’t see what happens when the doll house doors are closed. The husband is cheating. The moms an alcoholic. The brother does drugs. Etc etc etc. But, when the doors to the dollhouse are back open, they act as they do in public and let the little girl control and have them act however she’d like.

For a better representation of “Dollhouse”, watch the music video here.

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There are multiple music videos to Cry Baby, and Cry Baby is actually the name of the main character in these videos. As the singles are released the videos connect together, forming a story. If you’d like to see how this has been playing out, go to  Melanie’s YouTube channel here.

My favorite tracks from Cry Baby are “Mad Hatter“, “Pity Party“, “Mrs Potato Head“, “Sippy Cup” and “Dollhouse”. What about you? What are your favorite tracks? Chat in the comments!

Do you have a suggestion for next weeks album of the week? Suggest it in the comments, they’re gladly appreciated!

“Animals” Music Video – Alex and Sierra

A few hours ago Alex and Sierra released their music video for their single off of As Seen on TV – “Animals“!

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Animals is one of my favorite tracks off this EP so I was very excited to hear of its release!

Honestly, when the music video first began, I thought it was a little odd. But, as the song continued I soon fell into the rhythm of it and began liking it – a lot!

Watch the music video here.

Alex and Sierra have also been retweeting interviews on their twitter account which you can look at if you’d like more information about “Animals” and As Seen on TV.

And if you would like to see even more of Alex and Sierra . . . a few weeks ago they released their music video for their cover of “Toxic” which you can see here.

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I admire the use of the silhouettes and think they were used quite creatively. What did you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

A Young Girls’ First EP

Dodie Clark is a ukulele playing Youtuber from the UK – and she’s releasing an EP!

Dodie’s EP Intertwined – which you  can preorder on iTunes and Google Play now – will be out on November 18th. Watch her announcement video here: HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT

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This image was taken from Google

Not only will Dodie be releasing her own EP, she also released a single which you can now listen to on Spotify called “Sick of Losing Soulmates“. This single was #1 on Soptify’s UK Viral Chart on October 19th.

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This image was taken from Google

One of my personal favorite songs of Dodie is “Would You Be So Kind

Do you watch Dodie on Youtube? What is your favorite song/cover of hers? Please share in the comments!

NEW Lights Down Low EP by MAX

American singer, dancer, and actor Max G Schneider  – now only going by MAX – released a new single and EP!

3 days ago, on October 14th, Max released the music video for “Lights Down Low“. This version of Lights Down Low is featuring Gnash – A singer who is currently known for his single “I Hate U I Love U“.

Along with this music video and single release is the release of the Lights Down Low EP. This EP has 3 tracks – the original “Lights Down Low”, “Lights Down Low” featuring Gnash, and “Lights Down Low” Not Your Dope Remix. The EP is out now and can be purchased on iTunes and Google Play.

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This image was taken from Google.

What did you think of the music video and EP? Leave a review in the comments!

A Song For Your Uke

The ukulele. A very popular instrument of 2016, in my opinion. Like, everyone plays one??  And I’m one of those people! I need a lot, a lot more practice though…

But I’m not writing this to talk about ukuleles! (although if you are interested in learning an instrument, i do suggest the ol’ uke. It’s really quite easy and portable!) I’m here to talk about a song, of course!

I was on Youtube and a music video was suggested to me. “The Terrible Dinner Guest” by a girl with the username as: Danielle Ate The Sandwich. I watched the video, and absolutely fell in love with the song!

This song features a uke (makes sense now why I had brought them up, huh?) and is a very chill, relaxing song 🙂 I would describe “The Terrible Dinner Guest” meaning as an adult who is, well, socially awkward, I guess you could say. They don’t fit in the so-called-adult conversations that are typically held at a dinner table. And, in fact, these subjects tend to bore her. At one point in the song, the singer describes herself as a “middle school boy at the sock hop, clinging to walls to avoid small talk.”

Anyway, I absolutely adore the song and only feel it’s right for me to find the chords and play them on my own uke 😉

Watch the music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZTxjwv5c0I

What did you think of the song and music video? Do you play any instruments, such as the ukulele? Answer in the comments!

Don’t know where to stream music?

Don’t worry! There are many music streaming sites, and all of the one’s I know about are free!

The site that I use the most is Spotify. On Spotify you can stream music, make playlists, share music, and follow your favorite artists and friends and see what they’re listening to! I do, however, suggest the computer version rather than mobile because in my opinion the mobile version isn’t as good as computer. Unless you get premium – then they’re both the same! Sign up here.

Spotify is one of many free streaming sites. You can also use Pandora, Apple Music, Google Play Music, and YouTube could probably work too!

What’s your preferred place to stream? Do you have any suggestions? Help each other out in the comments!