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Songs Of The Month – August

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I know I have been very inconsistent lately, but I recently moved to Denmark to start university here, so it has taken over my life to be honest. Everything is great so far though. :)

I haven’t done a ‘Songs Of The Month’ post in a while and I felt like sharing my favourites at the moment with you. So here they are! (They aren’t in any particular order, as usual.)

  1. Cool Girl – Tove Lo
  2. Season 2 Episode 3 – Glass Animals
  3. Tears – Clean Bandit feat. Louisa Johnson
  4. We Don’t Talk Anymore – Charlie Puth feat. Selena Gomez
  5. Alive – Khai
  6. Sexual – NEIKED
  7. Worship – Years & Years
  8. Rise – Katy Perry
  9. Fake It – Bastille
  10. Cane Shuga – Glass Animals

I’m obsessing over the new Glass Animals album, ‘How To Be A Human Being’, which came out yesterday, so that’s why there are two songs on this list off of that album. Even though there could haven been more too, haha. I love it, you should check it out! It’s on Spotify and iTunes as well.

I’m in love with all of these songs on the list though, I can’t stop listening to them, seriously! What has been your fave song of August? Let me know in the comments below or on Twitter (@justkingablog)! See you soon! :)

 

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Just a photo I took the other day in the city I moved to.

 

Bye x

Kinga

Mind Of Mine – ZAYN (Album)

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As you all probably know, Zayn Malik quit One Direction a year ago. His first solo album was released on 25th March, and there was a huge hype around it. I thought it would be fun to tell you which songs I like the most from the album.

Zayn’s new music is definitely different from what he was involved in for years. I’m not sure if I am a fan of this style of music, but it’s not a bad album at all. I’m sure he will be pretty successful on his own (he already is to be honest), too, because his tunes are very likable and catchy. I enjoy listening to his music a lot though, especially to the songs that are my favourite. The release date is a bit ironic, because that’s the exact date of when he left the band last year. The album cover is a picture of him from his childhood plus some of his current tattoos edited on him. The capitalization of the song titles is very unique and kind of reminds me of Margo Roth Spiegelman‘s from Paper Towns. Here are the songs, my favourites being highlighted.

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  1. MiNd Of MiNdd (Intro)
  2. PILLOWTALK
  3. iT’s YoU
  4. BeFoUr
  5. sHe
  6. dRuNk
  7. INTERMISSION: fLoWer
  8. rEaR vIeW
  9. wRoNg ft. Kehlani
  10. fOol fOr YoU
  11. BoRdErSz
  12. tRuTh
  13. lUcOzAdE
  14. TiO
  15. BLUE
  16. BRIGHT
  17. LIKE I WOULD
  18. SHE DON’T LOVE ME
  19. PILLOWTALK – the living room session
  20. PILLOWTALK REMIX ft. Lil Wayne and Jaegen

I feel like looking at my most preferred songs of the album, I’m leaning more towards the slower-paced songs, which usually isn’t like me. My absolute favourites are iT’s YoU and fOol fOr YoU, they both sound amazing and beautiful. Which song do you like the most from Mind Of Mine? Let me know in the comments below! You can listen to this album on Spotify or you can buy it on iTunes. See you soon! :)

Bye x

Kinga

All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend – AURORA (Album)

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I discovered AURORA a very long time ago and have been enjoying her music ever since. I was incredibly excited about her debut album coming out in March. In my opinion she is an artist who simply never makes a bad song. There is something unique in each and every song of hers. The whole All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend album feels magical and I love listening to it. There’s a mix of slower and more dinamic tunes on the album, which makes it even more interesting. She wrote some of these when she was very young, around about 12 years old even. She is one of my all-time favourite artists, and she never disappoints.

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I thought I would share my most favourite songs of her album, however it wasn’t easy to not choose all the 17 songs as my most loved ones, haha. I will highlight the songs of the album I like the most.

  1. Runaway
  2. Conqueror
  3. Running With The Wolves
  4. Lucky
  5. Winter Bird
  6. I Went Too Far
  7. Through The Eyes Of A Child
  8. Warrior
  9. Murder Song (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)
  10. Home
  11. Under The Water
  12. Black Water Lilies
  13. Half The World Away
  14. Murder Song (5, 4, 3, 2, 1) (Acoustic)
  15. Nature Boy (Acoustic)
  16. Wisdom Cries
  17. Running With The Wolves (Pablo Nouvelle Remix)

Runaway was the first song I heard of hers and has stuck with me ever since. She wrote it at a very young age, which astonishes me – that she created something so beautiful being so young and innocent.

Conqueror is one of the quicker-paced songs of the album. I love the strength of it, I always feel so powerful after listening to it.

Winter Bird is one that I often catch myself singing. The lyrics are beautiful.

Warrior is another poweful song, and I especially love the rhythm of this tune, it’s very catchy.

Black Water Lilies is my absolute favourite at the moment. It is pure magic. You just have to listen to it, it feels angelic.

Half The World Away is an Oasis cover, which was written for the John Lewis Christmas commercial. I listened to this song hundreds of times and could not get enough of it. I think she did justice for the original song.

Murder Song (5, 4, 3, 2, 1) sounded a lot better to me when it was performed acoustically. The message and the emotions of the song can be heard a lot clearer in the acoustic version, I think.

Here it is, my opinion of the AURORA’s first album! I hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as I did writing it! You can listen to All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend on Spotify or you can buy it on iTunes. I think you should definitely check out AURORA’s music, it’s worth it and you won’t be disappointed, I promise. Let me know in the comments below what your thoughts are on her album and what your favourite songs are from it in the comments below or on Twitter! See you soon! :)

Bye x

Kinga

This Is Acting – Sia | Album Review

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I had waited for so long for Sia‘s ‘This Is Acting album to come out, that I felt blessed when it finally was released a week ago. I have listened to the album a few times so far and I have to admit that I absolutely love it.

The album itself is titled This Is Acting, because Sia put together the songs she wrote for other artists, but were rejected. She decided to make an entire album out of those songs and she couldn’t have done better in my opinion. As you can probably guess, because these tunes were not initially written for herself, the album is very diverse concerning the different genres appearing on it. I will try to write a few sentences about each song of the album.

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  1. Bird Set Free – It’s a song I have loved for a long time, because I think it has such a unique sound to it. As fas as I’m concerned Adele rejected this song, which I don’t mind at all. This song is so powerful and complements Sia’s voice beautifully. It was originally written for Pitch Perfect 2, which makes me so sad, I would have loved to hear it in the movie, since it’s one of my favourites.
  2. Alive – I adore this song. I love the lyrics and the rhythm, simply everything. It had been one of my favourites for months. Again, it was rejected by Adele. I have to repeat myself here, because it has such a powerful vibe and you feel like you can do anything after hearing this song.
  3. One Million Bullets – Surprisingly, this is the only song that Sia did not send to anyone and kept it for herself. I can understand it, because it suits Sia’s style perfectly. I still can’t get over what she can do with her voice in this song, it sounds incredibly hard to do.
  4. Move Your Body – You immediately think of Shakira when you hear this song. Yes, she rejected it. The rhythm is very upbeat and fun and would have suited Shakira’s style very well, I have no idea why she rejected this masterpiece.
  5. Unstoppable – It will be in my monthly favourites post, I can tell you right now. I fell in love with this song the first time I heard it. It is really inspirational and speaks to my heart on a different level. I feel a close connection to this song and I’m not sure why Rihanna didn’t want to have this perfection on her album.
  6. Cheap Thrills – It’s basically the opposite of Bitch Better Have My Money by Rihanna, so if I look at this song, I completely understand now why Rihanna rejected it. I love Rihanna, so I don’t mind the Rihanna-vibe in this tune at all. It also has been in a couple of my ‘Songs Of The Month’ posts as well.
  7. Reaper – Yep, Rihanna again. Sia said in an interview that she thought it was a fun song, but did not anticipate it being on the record, she only put it on the album because her manager liked it. To be honest, it’s one of my least favourite songs from the album. I don’t feel a connection to it either. Although, I think that it is definitely a good song and it’s not a problem that it turned out to be on This Is Acting.
  8. House On Fire – The song was rejected by Katy Perry. I can’t say that much about this song, it is not one of my favourites, but for me personally, it’s a nice, relaxing song – don’t ask me why, I don’t know.
  9. Footprints – A Beyonce reject. In my opinion it very much sounds like a Beyonce song and she should have accepted the song. However, Sia made it sound magical.
  10. Sweet Design – I love how different it is. It was rejected by Beyonce, but it would have sounded amazing if she sang it. Don’t get me wrong, Sia sounds great in this song, it just isn’t her style at all. I like the song a lot though, especially because of its unique sound.
  11. Broken Glass – Demi Lovato rejected this song, but I can’t get around the reason why. It is a beautiful power ballad and I would never have guessed that it wasn’t written for Sia herfelf, because it is very similar to Sia’s usual songs in my opinion.
  12. Space Between – Sia originally offered this song to Rihanna, then asked for it back because she loved it so much. This is a heavenly ballad and compliments Sia’s voice unbelievably.

All in all, I am very satisfied with how the album turned out and I like the idea that she put together an entire album full of rejected songs. I think it’s amazing. I have never been disappointed in any Sia songs in my life, to be honest, and for me she is one of the most talented artists in the world right now, she’s incredible.

What do you think of This Is Acting? Do you enjoy it? Let me know in the comments below, or on Twitter, my username is @justkingablog. I hope you enjoyed reading this post and got inspired to listen to her album if you haven’t already.

I also have an announcement today. I decided to try my best to stick to a Friday upload on my blog. I tried to follow this schedule last year, but not always managed to and so far this year’s upload schedule has been all over the place. So this means that there will be a new post every Friday (I will try my best), and sometimes I will post bonus posts as well if I have something exciting to tell you. That’s all I had to say for now, I hope you’re having a lovely day. See you soon! :)

Bye x

Kinga

Revival – Selena Gomez (Album)

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One of my favourite pop artists, Selena Gomez, has released a new album, called Revival. I can’t think of how long I had been waiting for it, but the time finally came today. I have supported her since the very beginning and it’s an incredible feeling to see her music and talent grow. I wouldn’t say she is the best singer in the world, because she definitely is not. Her voice is very soft and weak, but she improved a lot over the past few years and she’s getting better and better. I am very proud of her, I think this album really is her revival and it’s her time. It’s a lot different from “Stars Dance“, her previous album, which was very upbeat. However, this album is a lot softer, sophisticated and elegant. The songs on the album are very personal and meaningful, so I feel honoured to get the opportunity of listening to the album. Since it only was released today, I haven’t listened to it that much, but I think I have my favourites in my mind, which I will highlight by writing the title of the songs using bold letters. Here is the list of songs from the deluxe version.

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Troye Sivan – WILD (Album)

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Today, I am going to talk about an album that I love by Troye Sivan. He is a Youtuber, singer, songwriter and actor. I am so proud of what he have achieved during the last few years! I have been following his work for a few years, and when his first EP (called TRXYE) came out, I was so amazed by how great his music actually is. However, I prefer his newest album to the first one, it suits my taste better. I generally do not listen to songs that are a bit more electronic. This album though has the right amount of electronic twist in it, which I really like. There are six songs on it containing two collaborations.

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One Direction – FOUR (Album)

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It is finally Friday, yay! Today I’m going to talk a little bit about One Direction’s new album called FOUR, which came out on 17th November, this Monday. On Monday, my first way after dance training led me to the mall, because I wanted to buy the album. I have loved One Direction, and have listened to their music for years, and it was very interesting to see how they have improved over the years.

They already have four albums, and this is the most mature one out of them. They took a huge part of making the album this time. They actually had written almost all the songs from the album themselves, while the songs of their other albums were written by someone to them. The lyrics has majorly changed for the better, these aren’t like the lyrics of What Makes You Beautiful anymore. You can see a huge improvement in their lyrics, and on this album, their feelings are written down, so it’s not like the management or the song writers ‘tell’ them what to sing about. Continue reading One Direction – FOUR (Album)