It’s a Beautiful Day – Michael Bublé

Described to me by a good friend as “The perfect f*** you song” for exes, this week’s song by Michael Bublé comes with a music video in the style of Michael Bay. Minus the lens flare. Continue reading

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Try – Colbie Caillat

Every time that I listen to this song I either get goosebumps or teary-eyed. There aren’t many songs that affect me as strongly as this one does, and I wish every person could hear it at least once in their life. When I first watched the video, I had no idea what the song was about. It panned through a few women lip syncing, and I didn’t think anything looked strange or interesting. The women looked “normal” because Continue reading

Honey, I’m Good – Andy Grammer

As soon as you click play on this song, you know it’s going to be good. I’ve been listening to Andy Grammer ever since my friend Amanda got me hooked in college. Two weeks ago, a close friend got engaged to the love of her life and this song popped to mind. The newly-engaged pair are both swing dancers and this upbeat song (while a tad fast at the intro) makes me think of Continue reading

I See Fire – Ed Sheeran

I promised you more Ed Sheeran and here he is. This song was written for the second Hobbit movie, and the lyrics are most definitely reminiscent of a fire-breathing dragon flying out of a mountain to rage and destroy. Though the song describes such a powerful image, the guitar picking pattern lends itself toward a calm, reflective tone. The juxtaposition of the subject matter and music crafts this song into one of my favorites. I’m vainly attempting to learn to play it on guitar, and it’s one of those “I’ll do it in my free time” projects. What is free time?

After going through my first round of graduate school midterms,  I feel like I lived through fire. That’s rather melodramatic (even for me), but it is what it is. As I recover from two sleepless weeks and get back on my regular blogging schedule, enjoy this wonderful, engrossing song from Ed Sheeran.

If you like/love/hate this song, let me know in the comments. Have a recommendation for me? Jot that down there too!

be my forever– Christina Perri, Ed Sheeran

If you’ve ridden in a car with me, you know that I sing with everything. I sing when I don’t know the words. I sing when I think I know the words, but I’m actually horribly wrong. I try to sing harmonies that don’t work. And once in a while, I find the right third/fifth/etc harmony and it sounds decent. Those times usually only happen when I’m alone. As one would expect. Continue reading

Army of Angels — The Script

The Script came out with a new album this past week, and I could not have been more excited. Choosing just one song from their newest album was nearly impossible, but I hope you enjoy this one. (Don’t worry, there will be more.)

I’ve been listening to the Script ever since their first single was iTunes Free Song of the Week. As a mater of fact, I discovered my other favorite artist Matt Nathanson that way too. Hmm. I may need to open iTunes again. It has been gathering dust underneath Spotify.

Back on topic, Army of Angels deeply resonates with me as I work toward success in Indianapolis far away from my family and many of my friends. This song especially brings my parents to mind because I can easily feel them like my own army of support. They have supported and strengthened me throughout my entire life as I worked toward goals that I didn’t know I had.

When I’ve had a tough day fighting my demons, I know I have people that I can call/skype/text who love me and can bring me back up. To my army of angels, all I can say is thank you. Let this song remind you of how much you mean to me, and how you have strongly affected my life.

This is why I love The Script. Their songs have such power and can express how I feel more adequately than any blog post, text, or conversation ever could. If you haven’t listened to them before, I recommend you start.