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You Don’t Get Me High Anymore

 

Not only do we see a new look for front woman Sarah Barthel of Phantogram but their latest single, which they recently played on The Tonight Show, also has a different sound as well.

I became a fan of Phantogram 3 or so years back when I heard their track “Fall In Love” as I was heading back from a trip to the Klamath Mountains. I loved the dark undertones of their music and how the duo would meld some amazing rhythms set by Josh Carter with with Barthel’s strong vocals producing a very dream pop meet alternative sound.

“You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” still has some dark undertones that I can hear but for some reason I feel it’s a bit more progressive and pop-like than their previous work. However, I am still loving this song and looking forward to what else will be on their new album.

-C

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Light of the Seven

For those who have already seen the latest Game of Thrones episode, here is the music behind the King’s Landing scene that demonstrated just how mad the Cersei has become.

To me, it made the scene a tad bit darker and also gave a sense of foreboding–as if you knew someone’s time was up.

I really hope Ramin Djawadi wins some awards for this amazing composition along with the others that were specifically featured this past season.

-C

P.S. Who loved Cersei’s homage to Tywin and all the black leather he wore with her last outfit? I personally thought it made her appear as a Medieval Sith Lord (with the armor pieces and everything).

P.P.S. How amazing was last night’s episode?! I’m still reeling over it. UGH.

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I Am A Nightmare

 

Finally–some brand new Brand New!

Yeah, sorry that was lame but I just had to say it. As I was saying, Brand New is finally releasing their fifth studio album this year and fans (myself included) are excited, because I mean, it’s not like Brand New hasn’t released anything new since Daisy (aka 2009) or anything. *heavy sarcasm*

Needless to say, it’s easy to jump on the hype train for their new album, especially with today’s release of their latest song, “I Am A Nightmare.”

Enjoy! 

-C

 

P.S. I’m really digging Jesse Lacey’s vocals in the beginning of this song and how they’ve changed since their last album.

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Ariana Grande’s SNL Vocal Impressions

I’ve seen Ariana Grande do vocal impressions of artists like Celine Dion whenever she’s on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon but this skit blew all of that out of the water. Her vocal range is incredible and she honestly nails each and every impression so well.

Definitely a skit worth watching!

-C

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Ophelia

I can listen to this song over and over again. Scratch that–I actually have listened to this song on repeat for a few weeks now.

Similar to that of Mumford & Sons, I believe that the music The Lumineers produce is good for the heart and soul. I also appreciate that they incorporate literary references in their songs as well, whether it’s titling a song after Shakespearean character or quoting Elie Wiesel (“the opposite of love is indifference”).

This song in particular references Ophelia, a woman who believed herself to be in love with the oh so destructible Hamlet, with the line “Heaven help the fool who falls in love.”

I cannot wait to see what other songs The Lumineers have on their new album. And of course, there will be a few tears shed as I give it a listen.

-C

 

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Adele Carpool Karoake

I won’t lie, I had yet to see any of James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke skits (?) until someone posted this one a few days ago.

I have now watched all of them but this is one is still my favorite. The playful humor and banter is great but of course, it’s Adele’s voice that tops the rest of them. Of course she can sing her own songs, but even when “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls came on there was just so much energy to where you can’t stop watching. And if you’re not living under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard that Nicki Minaj even gave Adele props for rapping her verse in Kanye West’s “Monster”as seen here.

Also, thoughts on who could be in Adele’s “squad”?

-C