I hope you’re enjoying your summer (if you can lol). I can’t believe it’s already August!!
This year took forever but it also went by super fast and it’s really strange but I mean, has anything been normal this year?
Sooo this post is about Taylor Swift’s new album that she announced on July 23rd (rip 1D’s anniversary) and released on July 24th, THAT FAST. I was so confused when I saw the post about it because she had just released her last album (Lover) less than a year ago so nobody saw this coming.
The album was written in the first 3 months of quarantine so you would expect the quality of work to be a little less but it is her best album to date. It’s not her best album in the conventional way of being full of radio engineered pop hits with catchy melodies and stuff, it’s more about the lyrics and the fact that the album is so well-written and a lyrical masterpiece. If you haven’t listened to the album you should do that right now (after reading my post heheh) because I love ittt.
My ranking of songs when I first heard them is so different to the ranking now, I can’t believe I put some of those songs that low at the beginning lol. Also it’s impossible to rank them because I love almost all of them equally but here is my attempt right now:
my tears ricochet
the last great american dynasty
this is me trying
This is such a soft and storylike album that you should listen to on a rainy night, with pretty candles, wrapped in a cardigan (heh) and while drinking tea?? maybe?? Something super cool she did is she wrote three songs about a teenage love triangle and each song is from the perspective of a different person, if you don’t listen to anything else at least listen to those three (cardigan, betty & august). It’s so interesting once you see the lyrical parrallels in those songs.
Anyways I hope you enjoyed reading this post even though it isn’t as interesting because I really love music and it’s fun to tell other people about music ☺️
Let me know what songs you’ve heard/liked from the album in the comments or just tell me about your favourite album from any artist, I love reading your comments! 💖💖
Anyone who knows me knows that I realllllllly love Taylor Swift and her music and I have loved her since I was about 7 years old. If anyone I know is reading this…hi. It’s actually come to the point where people get super annoyed because I force them to listen to her songs and watch her documentary. Which is exactly what I’m writing this post about!
Last Friday (the 31st) Netflix released a documentary about Taylor Swift called ‘Miss Americana’ and it’s basically an inside look on her life and what really happens/happened to her. It’s also about her starting to take a more political stand and not just using her (amazing) voice to sing (amazing songs).
*My opinion is probably extremely biased but if you don’t believe me you should just watch the documentary and tell me what you think 🙂 *
She spoke a lot about her image, both the way she physically looks and the way other people tend to see her. It gives a very personal look into some great things that happened and also a lot of the disappointments and challenges that she had to face throughout her career. Taylor gets really vulnerable about what’s actually happening in her personal life and also what is going on in her family and it’s amazing because you wouldn’t expect there to be so many things for her to be worried about but of course there are. It’s interesting how everyone called her a serial dater but at one point she asks, “Shouldn’t I have someone I could call right now?” There was also information about both of the Kanye West incidents and what she felt about them and how the internet caused her to disappear for a year or two.
The next part sees her finding someone she really loves who has a more grounded life that is so different to hers. There’s lots of insight into the songwriting and recording process of a couple songs on Lover and some of reputation like Getaway Car, I Did Something Bad, Delicate, ME!, The Man, and her newest single only the young.
The final (kinda) part of the documentary is more about Taylor breaking her political silence and speaking out about what she really believes in and it’s all amazing.
The movie is really so inspiring and eye-opening and I hope you do go watch it!
Below are some of the moments that I just wanted to include so yeah please look at them:
I hope you’re enjoying December so far. It’s raining a bit at the moment and I am currently at school so that’s very exciting.
SO. I have been a fan of Camila Cabello since around ‘Crying in the Club’ I think (also I loved all of the girls from Fifth Harmony but we’re not going to talk about that right now). I love all of the songs from her first album as a solo artist and I even got to see her perform live at Redfest in February! Of course, she was amazing and sounds even better than the studio recording, anything else?
On Friday (the 6th of December) Camila released her second album, ‘Romance’. To say that I was excited is an understatement. I loved all of the singles she put out before the album and I was surprised she released so many lol. All of the songs are related to romance, obviously. The cover of the album is also very pretttyyyy. So this is my ranking of the songs atm (I don’t hate any, I just like some more than others) ♥️
Used To This
Should’ve Said It
Cry For Me
Dream of You
Bad Kind of Butterflies
Feel It Twice
My Oh My
There are so many amazing lyrics and concepts in this album that I actually never expected and Camila is really more brave and confident with her voice which I love. I mean, have you heard living proof?
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this album so please comment down below your fav songs too!!
On November 15th (I am aware that was like two weeks ago but we’re not gonna talk about that) Dua Lipa performed in Dubai.
I originally wasn’t planning to go because I hadn’t heard all of her songs but then my friend invited me and some other people to the concert for her birthday so of course I couldn’t say no lol. For like 2-3 weeks I listened to Dua’s songs and learnt the lyrics and I’ll tell you which of her songs are my favourite at the end and also talk about the concert 🙂
I only have a handful of pics and videos ( but I can’t attach videos 😔 )because I wanted to dance and jump around so here are the few I could fit into this post.
Okay, so Dua’s performance was around one-and-a-half hours I’m going to say and she was exactly on time. I’m late to everything in life so to me that’s an achievement.
She performed her songs flawlessly and danced around the stage the whole time. I’m surprised she could sing so amazing while she’s dancing and taking laps of the stage, my friends and I were exhausted and we barely did anything. Alsoo Dua performed her newest song ‘Don’t Start Now’ for the first time in concert which was pretty amazing and a great song to scream at the top of your lungs. (go listen to it if you haven’t already)
Overall her performance was amazing and obviously she ended with New Rules. She just didn’t sing ‘No Goodbyes’ ‘Room For 2’ and I’m pretty sure some other songs that I was really looking forward to. These are my top 3 Dua Lipa songs if anyone was wondering: