Monday, August 27, 2012

Music for the Heart.

Everyone has a band that they turn to when they feel hurt or mad or upset. At least one song. It's human nature I believe to use music to heal pain. Mainly because music is so good at it. It says what we can't.

My favorite band, as of right now all time, is Pierce the Veil. It doesn't matter what mood I'm in, I can listen to them, and they up my mood. Happiness becomes escalated, and sadness is numbed. It's an amazing thing. Vic's voice sings me to sleep almost every night, no joke ha.

I fall in love with every song I hear by them, and when I saw them at Warped Tour, I fell in love. Flat faced on the floor with my heart on my sleeve. Everything about their performance was amazing, and you guys know how I am... I like my bands to be good onstage, in radio, and in the heart.

Personally my favorite song to listen to is Caraphernelia. It has emotional connections for me to someone else, but every lyric touches my heart. I can relate to everything they sing. It's amazing.

So who is yours?
Who do you turn to?

Let me know.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Flobots: Rediscovered.

Okay, so everyone has to remember the Flobots. Right? No? Not so much?

Well if you do not know who the Flobots are, you will know one of their songs... Handlebars. Still don't know? Well then you had no life in between the years of 2006-2007ish. Sucks to suck and the rest of this post will be the greatest discovery of your life. Promise.

I remember this song in 6th grade. If you could rap the words, then you were the coolest kid ever. No lie. Even back then we knew how amazing this song was, without even really knowing what a golden tune we were listening to.

I almost never listen to the radio... way too many commercials. But for some reason the other day, I said, "94.5 now!" and changed to the radio. Lo and behold, it was on a commercial, but right as I went to change it, what song comes on? That's right class, Handlebars by Flobots. I couldn't change the station then, because this golden nugget from my past was blasting through my speakers.

As I listened to it, I heard it with all my new knowledge of music and realized, "Holy crap... these guys were geniuses." Every part of the song is an absolute work of a creative genius... from the instrumental to the lyrics, every part is just genius. (I understand the repetitiveness of this, but that's literally the word to describe this song.)

The fact that this is a rap song mixed in with alternative backgrounds mixed in with jazz roots. The trumpet in the background is my favorite part of the song, mainly because it's so original and the trumpet player is so good at playing. The lyrics also have such an interesting meaning. They make you think. I'm not going to try to analyze them for you, because the only people who know what they mean are Flobots themselves. This song is, without argument, way ahead of its time. If it were to come out again, now, I can almost guarantee that it would've hit bigger than it did back in the day, which is saying something, because it hit the top of the charts for the longest time then.

If you haven't ever heard this song or this band, here.
The music video straight from their Vevo. You're welcome.

I must go to sleep for my senior year tomorrow now. Whoot whoot.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I Suck. I Know.

Wow. So this girl has been M.I.A. for a little too long. I know, and I apologize right here, right now.

I really can only say that life has been kicking my ass lately, so it's been hard rolling. See - get ready for some life story - I'm going to be a senior. And I'm a very involved senior. And while music is my utmost and most passionate passion that I have, there are so many things I do that take up way too much time.

I will gladly say though that after cheer camp (no Internet, no time, and no headphones. What the hell was I thinking?) and after being on the verge of dying for the past couple weeks (coughing, fever, chills, pains, sore throat, headaches... fun business.), I am officially back on the blogging map. It's also been hard to find some new artists. I need to get rolling on PureVolume and Twitter (@Paige_Oliviaa) so I can find y'all some new obsessions!

Although I will say I went on a music buying spree the other day, so I do have some interpreting and opinion-giving to do! How exciting.

Well, as for now, I'm going to reward myself for finishing up half of my summer assignment (take that Frankenstein and Beowulf!) by getting plenty of sleep, so I may wake up, and go watch The Campaign tomorrow for the second time. Insert smiling emoji with teeth showing here.

Night lovers. Listen to that music <3