Saturday, January 31, 2015

Music: Lea Michele's Louder Album


    Since i am a fan of the show Glee and i love the music on the show, i thought i would share my thoughts on Lea Michele's album Louder that came out last year along with my thoughts on the songs on the album. i'm going to go in order by track in the album.
The first song on the album is "Cannonball" which was written by Sia. Since this is the song that introduces us to Lea Michele, it starts off with strong lyrics about coping through a situation and  slowing moving on day by day. i like this song because it shows Michele's vocals throughout the song.The second song on the album is "On My Way"and it is a pop song that has strong lyrics about sticking with someone no matter what it takes to be with them. This song is definitely a song that you can dance to at a party or listen to in your car when you are driving.The third song om the album is "Burn With You" which is a a pop/ballad song in my opinion because it starts out  slow and then fast later on the chorus. my interpretation of the song is that it is about two people who are in a relationship that might not be right be for each other, however they are willing to stand by each other no matter where they are. "i don't want to go to heaven,/ if you're going to hell / i will burn with you".The fourth song on the album is "Battlefield" written by Sia. This song is an emotional ballad about a relationship that is ending but the two people are still holding on to each other despite fighting with each other. Also, the concept of how a relationship can change over time because of the lyric, "What seemed like a good idea, has turned into a battlefield".The fifth song on the album is " You're Mine" written by Sia, this song is a pop song with a fast tempo about committing to a relationship and standing by that person.The sixth song on the album is "A Thousand Needles" written by Tove which is an intense song about the pain that comes with being in a relationship and walking away from that person."A thousand needles in my heart/showed me it's painful from the start". The 7th song on the album is "Louder" which is written by Collin Munroe and it is a pop song with a fast tempo.It is a song about being bolder and not being afraid to have confidence in yourself no matter what other people think. " i just wanna to hear your voice/don't be afraid/Why don't you scream a little louder".The 8th song is "Cue The Rain" which is co-written by Lea Michele about a past relationship that she had. This song is another pop song with great lyrics and a interesting concept. The concept of the song is after a relationship has ended with your significant other, you may not see them again if you don't stay in contact, so you are wondering what do you do with the feelings that are left over from the relationship and what happens to it."But your hand in mine is hard to erase/ And i find myself looking for you." The 9th song is "Don't Let Go" it is a pop song about the joys of being the first stages in a relationship with simple lyrics. i would say this song is my least favorite because it seems random to put in the album. The 10th song is "Empty-Handed" written by Christina Perry and it's very lyrical and has a lullaby quality. This song is about being vulnerable in a relationship when you have nothing to offer them and they still love you either way.If i finally let you in/Would you show me what love is/if i have nothing to give".The last song on the album is "If You Say So" co-written by Sia and Lea Michele. It is a very personal song to Ms.Michele so out of respect i am not going to go into detail about it. The song is a great way to end the album because it goes full circle from the first single to the last one.
   That's my review of Lea Michele's album "Louder", hope you guys enjoyed it and i would to hear your thoughts on it, favorite songs.least favorites?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday #1

Top ten series that i need to finish or catch up on!  

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish and consists of them picking a topic each week for us bloggers to list our Top Ten.
  Personally, i have a horrible record of starting the first book in a series and either i end up not finishing the series or i just give up on it. We all do it every now and then. Anyways, here is my list
1. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
 i know, i know, what have i been doing if i haven't read this series or its spin-off. I have only read The lightning thief, but i am planning to read and finish the rest of the series this year because my library finally has them.
2. Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead
i have read all 4 books of the Bloodlines series, i just need to read Silver Shadows and The Ruby Circle which comes out next month. i will probably marathon the last two books during February.
3.Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
i love the Throne of Glass series and i have read the first two books and i loved them both. I will be reading Heir of Fire and the other two books that come after them.
4. Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
i have caught up with the series, i just have to read Winter when it comes out this year, i'm excited to see where the characters end up and how the story concludes
5. Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
 i have read the first 5 books in the series and will be buying the 6th and final book because it is the longest out of all of them.
6.  Just One Day Dualogy by Gayle Forman 
 i have not started this dualogy yet but i am planning to because i loved if i stay and where she went.
7. Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Lani Taylor
i am excited to catch up on this series because it is a series that everyone know and praises.
8.The Darkest Minds Trilogy by Alexandra Bracken
 i heard incredible things from this series and can't wait to start it.
9. Heroes of Olympians by Rick Riordan
the hype around this book is incredible.i am looking forward to reading the series later on in the year.
10.The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
 i am going to be checking out this series at my library. :)