11 Years of One Direction 🥳😭

*credits to my cousin Jaanvi for keeping me company while I wrote this*

hello my bestiesssss

happy 1D day!!!!!

very bittersweet because obviously they are not together at the moment *wooowwwww nobody knew that*.
I do still believe in a reunion because Niall and Liam basically confirmed it and I trust them (honestly I don’t because they said 18 months and look where we are now but whatever lol I’m willing to give them another chonce).

Anyways, in honour of 11 lovely years, here is me talking about my top 11 One Direction songs (in no particular order) with some honourable mentions because I feel bad for the songs I don’t pick that I still love.

What Makes You Beautiful (DUH)

What Makes You Beautiful is iconic and a classic so you know I have to start off the list with it. Can’t believe the first thing we heard them sing from an original song was “you’re insecure” ’cause like yeah I know but did I ask guys 🙄 In short, I’m never going to stop jamming to WMYB. (I am mad that Louis and Niall never got a solo though, that was extremely rude).

What A Feeling

THIS SONG. I need to someday drive in a convertible at sunset in summer with the roof down with my best friend and me blaring this song while singing it at the top of our lungs. It’s very specific but it has to happen because this song is such a good carefree song with a guitar riff in the background that is so *chef’s kiss* and perfect harmonies. This song is my best friend Noelle’s song because we found out that we both really love it so that makes it even more important to me lol. She’s gonna be the one in the car with me in the previously mentioned scenario 😚.

Strong

Strong is so 😭😭 I love Strong very very much because idk it’s just so asjsjsdh and I’m in love with the whole chorus but the line “you make me strong” really pushes it over the edge. I had a phase where this song was on repeat and later found out that my friend Simran had that phase for a while too so that solidified its place in my heart because the fact that both of us were unknowingly obsessed with the same song is pretty cool.

18

18!! ALSO!! OWNS!! A PIECE!! OF MY!! HEART!!!!! Yeah I hope that says everything. It’s just so sweet and romantic, plus I love the line “all I can do is say that these arms were made for holding you” because how could you not? 🌹 Oh and who could forget “we took a chönce”.

Hey Angel

At first I didn’t really love this song and thought it was kinda boring (😤) but now it’s one of my favourites so I’m glad I came to my senses. Literally everyone’s voices sound so good in this song and the rasp in Harry’s voice in “to come to the other siiiiide” gives me life. Omg and the bridge is bridge city because it starts off already great with Liam and then Louis decides to bless us with his harmony and take the bridge to another level. Thank you for writing this masterpiece Louis and Liam 🥰

Olivia

Olivia is a very summery-springy song that’s super ☺️💞🦋✨🐝🌹 and because of that I love it. The violins and slight trumpets in the song are so prettyyyy. Apparently there were meant to be horns in the chorus but then they took them out 😐 what was that for 😐

Right Now

I think we can all agree that Zayn owns this song, it’s literally Zayn feat. everyone else because he carries the choruses and the bridge. Plus his vocals are always on point so thanks bestie. The fact that Louis starts this song makes it so much better because his 1D days voice is very comforting to me for some reason and in this song he sounds perfect.

If I Could Fly

If I Could Fly 😭😭 Who doesn’t love a good sad love song? This song is so sad but I just really love it because it’s super stripped down with just the piano and then it starts to like build up from the bridge. Once again everyone sounds amazing in this song and I literally have nothing else to say except … ouch.

Midnight Memories

I don’t know why I love Midnight Memories so much but I just do. The pop/rock combination in the song is so great and I remember being obsessed with it years ago. It’s a very very fun song and I’m never gonna stop loving it, that’s for sure. I’d also consider this another bridge city because Harry and Niall slayed it 😌.

Steal My Girl

Steal My Girl mostly holds sentimental value because I remember vibing to it with my mom when I was like 10. I do still love the song though but I am aware that it definitely is not one of their best so my views on it are probably biased. It reminds me of simpler times ☺️💞

Temporary Fix

Don’t think anyone expected Temporary Fix to be on here for obvious reasons but here we are 😊😶 I just think it’s cool how they kind of tested the waters of rock music and did it pretty well in my opinion because the melody and vibe and all are pretty cool. I wish they would’ve at least released some kind of rock album or even an EP before going on hiatus because I would’ve LOVED that (me acting like I listen to rock music at all. I’m just kind of enjoying the vibe lately because I love drums and the electric guitar ahhhh).

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Through The Dark

Through The Dark really deserved to be on the list and it definitely would have if it was my top 12 1D songs so just keep that in mind. There’s just something about the song that I find very comforting and it’s funny because the song just randomly grew on me out of nowhere.

Girl Almighty

aaand the final song on this post is the lovely Girl Almightyyy. I might not have a clue what 80% of this song means (Her light is as loud as as many ambulances as it takes to save a saviour? She floats through the room on a big balloon?) but it’s still a great song to dance around to. Me and my mom love listening to it in the car while aggressively dancing to it and asking each other what the lyrics mean for the 57th time. I actually listened to it before my exams this year to get more hyped and confident lol, I’d say it worked. So here’s to staying young and made of lightning ⚡️

*Formal apology to the Take Me Home album because I didn’t include any songs from it. Still love you*

And that, my loves (my loves???), is the end of my 11 years of 1D post.

I hope you guys enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it and please please PLEASE comment your favourite One Direction songs below because I love seeing what everyone’s favourites are ☺️✨ If you haven’t heard any of the songs I mentioned, I highly recommend you listen to them because I’m crazy for them.

A random question to end this post: What Night Changes date would you go on? (from the music video) and guess which one I’d pick lol.

Loads of love and reminiscing-ness,

Hreem xxx

(p.s. it would mean the world if you checked out my covers ☺️ gonna post a 1d one soon when I can finish it lol)

Fearless (Taylor’s Version) 💛💛

**This may be the longest post I’ve ever done but it was so much fun to write and I’d greatly appreciate if you stuck around until the end. Love you!**

Taylor Swift Wins with “Fearless (Taylor's Version)” | The New Yorker

hey guysss!

I hope you are doing amazing and having a great morning/ afternoon/ evening wherever you are 💕

On April 9th, Taylor (I’ve mentioned her enough times on my blog to not have to add Swift yeah thanks) released her rerecorded version of ‘Fearless’, her second album which she released back in 2008. Fearless is the super cool album with Love Story and You Belong With Me and a bunch of other great songs. The album also won 4 Grammys including Album of the Year and made her the youngest person in history to win that (now it’s Billie Eilish).

Soooo you may be wondering why exactly she rerecorded the album around 13 years later. Long story short, Scooter Braun (who had bullied Taylor for years) bought her old record label and therefore owned all six of her original albums at the time. That meant he had control over her music and where it was used and anytime people streamed her songs he would earn money from it, even though he had nothing to do with the actual making of the album. Along with that, he wouldn’t let her buy her music back. So now she’s rerecording albums one through six in attempt to own her music (woohoo).

Now let’s get to the fun part- the actual album.

Fearless is an album I used to listen to a lot back when I first got an iPod so I was definitely very excited to find out it would be released first. There are definitely a couple of changes in the songs but nothing major as she tried to keep the songs as similar to the originals so that people wouldn’t go and listen to the old ones. The first major difference is that her voice has obviously matured a lot and gotten much stronger and her technique has also changed and improved. Plus she pronounces a few words slightly different which sounds dumb but is very important to me. (e.g. the way she says ‘window’ in The Other Side of the Door’).

Sadly I am physically and mentally incapable of ranking the songs on this album like I usually do when talking about albums. I actually tried and it’s impossible sooo I’ll just give little descriptions for the songs instead. Enjoyyy

Fearless

Fearless is maybe the most country sounding song on the album along with ‘Tell Me Why’ and it’s one of my top songs on the album because the whole mood of the song is just like being a happy teenager minus school and annoying other stuff. Also I love the the concept and imagery in the chorus.


“I don’t know why but with you I’d dance in a storm in my best dress, Fearless.”

Fifteen

I’M FIFTEEN. That was the only explanation I really need to give but yeah. I used to look forward to turning Fifteen just so I could sing this song with more emotion but so far I relate to nothing from the song which is kinda sad. The song is basically that when you’re Fifteen you’re super naive and you don’t really know who you are yet. Okay so then I guess I relate to one thing…


“I’ve found time can heal most anything
And you just might find who you’re supposed to be
I didn’t know who I was supposed to be
At fifteen”

Love Story

Umm do I even need to say anything? Love Story is one of the most iconic songs for 2000’s kids and the key change after the chorus is just everything.

“You’ll be the prince and I’ll be the princess. It’s a love story, baby just say ‘yes’.”

Hey Stephen

If you exclude the singles (You Belong With Me, Love Story, Fifteen, Change, White Horse) Hey Stephen is probably definitely my favourite song off of Fearless. It’s just so cute and fun and happy and the little laugh after “..but would they write a song for you?” is the cherry on the cake. Also the Stephen that this song is about had actually also written a song about her which is SO CUTE that they both did that.

“Hey Stephen I could give you fifty reasons why I should be the one you choose. All those other girls, well they’re beautiful, but would they write a song for you..? *giggle*”

White Horse

Fun fact for anyone who didn’t know, this song was about the same dude that Love Story was about. So yeah, the story clearly didn’t end well but at least she got two (amazing) songs out of it. White Horse is a song my mom really loves so it has sentimental value *wipes tear*. omg and when she sings “I’m going to find someone someday who might actually treat me well” knowing she has finally found someone who treats her well 😭

“I was a dreamer before you went and let me down.
Now it’s too late for you and your white horse to come around.”

You Belong With Me

The verses, the choruses, the bridge, every part of this song is so goooooood. You’d be lying if you said you don’t like this song or know the lyrics to it. You just are. Also in the rerecorded version she finally changed the lyric from “I’m in the room” to “I’m in my room” which is great because ‘the room’ never made any sense to me.

“I know your favorite songs and you tell me ’bout your dreams.
Think I know where you belong, think I know it’s with me…”

Breathe

Beautiful. Sad. Amazing. Simple but underrated bridge. This song is about losing a friend rather than a breakup and for some reason the song has stuck with me since I first heard it way back when. I love ittt 💛

“It’s two am, feeling like I just lost a friend. Hope you know it’s not easy, easy for me.”

Tell Me Why

I have to admit, I don’t listen to this song much but I don’t think it’s bad, there are some lyrics in there that are pretty cool. Also this feels like a baby version of ‘Mean’ that she put out on the next album. Sometimes I just listen to it to laugh at this very well written lyric because it’s such a mood(artist of the decade, everyone) ↓

“You could write a book on how to ruin someone’s perfect day.”

You’re Not Sorry

I always love when she does kind of sad slow songs with a piano instead of guitar which is her usual thing so You’re Not Sorry really stands out to me on this album. The piano also gives her voice more of the spotlight so you can really hear the emotion.

“You had me crawling for you honey and it never would’ve gone away, no.
You used to shine so bright but I watched all of it fade.”

The Way I Loved You

Love love love this song so much because it’s just three emotions in one. The verses are so sweet then the chorus is exciting and then the bridge is kinda angsty lol. Plus the way she says ‘frustrating’ in the chorus is even better in the rerecorded version so I appreciate that a lot.

“Breaking down and coming undone it’s a roller coaster kinda rush and I never knew I could feel that much.
And that’s the way I loved you.”

Forever & Always

Can I say this song is literally country girl teen angst? I think I can. You’ll agree with me even more if you see a video of the live performance where she’s like flipping sofas and all that. I mean, who doesn’t love a dramatic moment.

“Oh, and it rains in your bedroom, everything is wrong.
It rains when you’re here and it rains when you’re gone.
‘Cause I was there when you said forever and always.”

The Best Day

A very cute song about her relationship with her mom with little shoutouts to her dad and brother which is ☺️. The lyric video thouuugghhh 💞💞

“I know you were on my side even when I was wrong and I love you for giving me your eyes, staying back and watching me shine.”

Change

Omg a few months ago I found my old iPod and this song was on it for some reason? Like I don’t even remember knowing it existed at that time, I only started listening to it like a few years ago. So yeah that was an interesting revelation for me. Love the song, kind of empowering.

“Because these things will change, can you feel it now?
These walls that they put up to hold us back will fall down.”

Jump Then Fall

This song is very cute and reminds me more of debut album Taylor so I don’t think it fits much on the album. But I still do love it.

“Whoa, oh, I’m feeling you, baby.
Don’t be afraid to jump then fall, jump then fall into me.”

Untouchable

UNTOUCHABLE IS SO BEAUTIFUL. The song is so sad and sweet and romantic at the same time and I love the way her voice sounds in it and the main instrument is the guitar and it’s just so ✨✨✨ahfjdhefuhu ✨✨✨
I found out last year that this song is actually a cover and the original song is a rock song by Luna Halo. Yep, a rock song. Taylor’s version gives the lyrics their well deserved time to shine which they don’t really get in the original. (go compare the two, it’s so strange).

“In the middle of the night, when I’m in this dream.
It’s like a million little stars spelling out your name.
You gotta, come on, come on, say that we’ll be together.
Come on, come on, little taste of heaven.”

Come in With The Rain

This song feels super nostalgic to me even though it’s not a song I used to listen to that much. It’s just got this kinda memory-like feeling to it which is interesting to me. Not one of my favourite songs but still a nice one.

“I’ll leave my window open,
’cause I’m too tired tonight to call your name.
Just know I’m right here hoping,
that you’ll come in with the rain”

Superstar

Hmmm I… don’t really love this song. Maybe the only skip because it doesn’t really stand out to me.

“So dim that spotlight, tell me things like
“I can’t take my eyes off of you””

The Other Side of the Door

YESS I LOVE THIS SONG!! This one comes right after Hey Stephen for me because… I’m obsessed??? Some more drama queen vibes which I love because it’s something we all need but don’t know we need. I could play the bridge and outro of this song on repeat for days and I’m not lying.

With your face and the beautiful eyes
And the conversation with the little white lies
And the faded picture of a beautiful night
You carried me from your car up the stairs
And I broke down crying, was she worth this mess?
After everything and that little black dress
After everything I must confess, I need you

(lol yes I posted the whole outro to bless your lives a bit. also I love that she mentioned two One Direction songs before they even existed: ‘Little White Lies’ and ‘Little Black Dress’.)

Today Was a Fairytale

I like this song a lot… but it doesn’t really stand out either. Still love it a lot more than Superstar at least.

“Can you feel this magic in the air?
It must’ve been the way you kissed me.
Fell in love when I saw you standing there.”

You All Over Me (feat. Maren Morris)

Onto the vault songs yay! (the songs that weren’t on the original album but she wanted them to be). This song is super well written and it’s kind of like the opposite of her song ‘Clean’ which is very interesting.

“No amount of freedom gets you clean, I’ve still got you all over me”

Mr. Perfectly Fine

Apparently every song she writes about Joe Jonas is just really really good? (e.g. Forever & Always, Last Kiss) and especially this one which definitely has some kind of black magic because it’s super addictive. Oh also this is Country Girl Teen Angst™ Part 2 .

“Hello, Mr. “Perfectly fine”
How’s your heart after breakin’ mine?
Mr. “Always at the right place at the right time,” baby
Hello, Mr. “Casually cruel”
Mr. “Everything revolves around you””

We Were Happy (feat. Keith Urban)

At first this song was just good but the after listening to it a few times I realised that this is kind of about her realising that she isn’t in love with the person and the guilt she feels because of that. So now I look at the song differently and I love it a lot more.

“When it was good, baby, it was good, baby.
We showed ’em all up,
no one could touch the way we laughed in the dark.
Talking ’bout your daddy’s farm
and you were gonna marry me
and we were happy.”

That’s When

I prefer the verses of this song to the choruses which is super strange, but it’s mainly because I like how their voices sound in the verses. It’s a cool duet and…yeah! That’s all lol.

“And I knew my words were hard to hear,
and harder to ever take back.”

Don’t You

Don’t You is so beautiful 😭 I love the melody of it so much and it’s so emotional and sad and all that not-so-fun jazz. Maybe my favourite vault song? Tied with Mr. Perfectly Fine I’d say.

“Hey, I knew I’d run into you somewhere.
It’s been a while, I didn’t mean to stare.
I heard she’s nothin’ like me,
I’m sure she’ll make you happy.”

Bye Bye Baby

Definitely another very country song and maybe my least favourite vault song, sorry to this song. I don’t hate it I just don’t love it.

“There’s so much that I can’t touch,
you’re all I want but it’s not enough this time.”

If you made it to the end of this post I just want to give you a big hug and a congratulations. *virtual hug 🤗💐*.

Let me know in the comments what you thought of the album if you’ve heard it or if you liked my post! I’d love to see if you agree or disagree with any of my opinions.

As always, stay happy and fearless!

Love, Hreem xx

The Grammys Were … Interesting

holaaaaa

my assessments are done so I can finally write this post 😭☺️

anywayss. The Grammys were one week ago and they were definitely quite interesting. I mean we are in the middle of a pandemic so they did the best they could lol. Last year I woke up extra early and then ended up missing all the important categories and performances because I had school and this year my tv decided not to stream the Grammys at all so I really couldn’t win.

and here are my opinions on some of the winners and outfits and stuff just because (I’m only going to talk about the artists and categories I’m interested in, definitely not everybody cause that would make an extremely long post)

**** Before I talk about the winners and random stuff I first wanna say that I’m aware that the Grammys are very often swayed by race and gender so they are often inaccurate (I mean The Weekend didn’t even get one single nomination this year which is proof enough) so I mainly just pay attention to the awards for fun and I don’t think they are completely amazing and spectacular at all.****

okay RECORD OF THE YEAR was ‘everything i wanted’ by Billie Eilish which I think was a great song. Should somebody else have gotten the award? Maybe, because it definitely wasn’t the biggest song of the year. But do I still think she deserves it? yes. It was still a very great song. and she won record of the year two years in a row yayyyy!!

then the winner for SONG OF THE YEAR (which basically is for best songwriting) was ‘I Can’t Breathe’ by H.E.R. and yeah I think that song deserved to win too. I actually hadn’t heard it before but now that I’ve listened to it I agree.

the BEST NEW ARTIST was Megan Thee Stallion and I don’t listen to her music that much (or at all really) but obviously I’ve heard a bit of it every now and then. tbh I think every artist in that category was great but I was so sure she’d win, glad I predicted it right lol.

annndd the ALBUM OF THE YEAR was ‘folklore’ by Taylor Swiffftttttt. woohooo. you may not be able to tell but I am very happy about that. folklore is such a well-written and well-produced album and it broke so many records and is all in all just amazing. the lyrics 😭😭😭

‘Future Nostalgia’ by Dua Lipa won BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM which I find so odd because folklore was also nominated in that category?? and if you win album of the year you most likely would have also won pop vocal album??? anyways, I’m not complaining because I think Future Nostalgia was also one of the best albums of 2020 and the way she made kind of modern disco pop music is awesome. Not gonna lie I think Fine Line deserved to win but it is what it is.

and finally the BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE was ‘Watermelon Sugar’ by Harry Styles. Super awesome for him because that’s his first Grammy and that’s a big moment. Also I think the production of WS was actually really great. The song itself now gets on my nerves because it was so overplayed but it still is a catchy song so it’s all good. I thought Doja Cat would win this and I’m so surprised she didn’t win anything since this was such a big year for her.

Let me also talk about the fact that all four of the major award categories (the first four ones I talked about) were won by women 💖✨💐🌷💕🌸 And Beyoncé is now tied for the most Grammy wins (28, are you kidding me) and is the most awarded woman. Oh and that Taylor Swift won album of the for the third time in 3 different genres. Women’s history month am I right? yes.

Honestly some of the outfits this year were a teensy bit disappointing but I’ll let it slide cause like covid you know? So here are the top 3 looks in my opinion.

Dua Lipa Sparkles With 'Levitating' Performance Featuring DaBaby at 2021  GRAMMY Awards | Entertainment Tonight

Sureeee Dua’s red carpet dress was beautiful but I honestly loved this a lot for some reason so I’m keeping it.

2021 Grammy Awards Red Carpet Looks — Grammys Fashion

The dress is so cute and spring-y and also I’m just totally in love with the shoes they’re so cute omg.

Jhené Aiko In Monsoori @ The 2021 Grammys - Fashionsizzle

The design! The colour! Idk how she walked around with that huge dress but I mean I definitely applaud her for it.

Just realised all three of the looks I mentioned are pink, oops.

Anywaysss, congrats to anyone who read til the end of this post. It is so random and I don’t even know where I was trying to go with it but it was fun to write so that’s a success to me.
Talk to me in the comments!!! Let me know if you agree or disagree with anything I’ve said hehe.

Love, Hreem xx

(p.s. it would mean the world if you checked out my covers <3)

Underrated Artists You Need to Listen To

hey guyssss!!!

How are you all?? I hope you’re doing greattt ☺️

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m kind of in love with music and will force my favourite songs onto you no matter what (with kindnesss, obviously). And recently I’ve been recommending a lot of songs by artists that are lesser known or very underrated so I decided to share these very cool talented people with you guys!

I even put the links for the songs that I like especially for you so you can listen to them super quick.

Abigail Barlow

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I’m starting with Abigail because she is a QUEEEEN. If you’ve been on TikTok a lot lately you’ll probably know her from the ‘If Bridgerton Was a Musical’ concept (which has super great songs that you’ll love even if you haven’t watched Bridgerton, like me). But she’s literally a popstar and has such a good voice and writes all of her songs. Lol I don’t know what else to say about her except that she writes awesome hype songs that you would dance to if we could party right now. I mean you could always have a party in your room, by yourself.

My fav songs: Future Ex, Nobody Cares, Where’s That Girl? (where’s that girl is so goood)

Finneas

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Next is FINNEAS because he is also extremely awesome. I think he is pretty known but still underrated. For anyone who doesn’t know, he is Billie Eilish’s brother and co-writes and produces all of her songs, and he’s also produced and written with/for artists like Selena Gomez and Camila Cabello so he’s quite cool. The fact that he’s an amazing songwriter, amazing producer and amazing singer just blows my mind. His style is more alternative pop, I feel like, but I’m telling you, his songwriting and song concepts are wayyyy too good.

My fav songs: Claudia, I Don’t Miss You At All, Let’s Fall in Love for the Night, American Cliché

Boys world

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Now we have a very fun girl group named Boys World. If you’re wondering why they’re called Boys World when they’re all girls it’s because ‘boys’ stands for ‘best of yourself’ and then I think it was also for irony? Kinda remember them saying that? Anyways, they all have unique voices, harmonize suuuper well and are good dancers.  They were actually just formed I think a year and a half ago so they only have two songs out at the moment but wouldn’t it be nice to say you knew them before they got big?

My fav songs: Girlfriends, Wingman

Sabrina Carpenter

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Sabrina Carpenter! Her songs are genuinely good pop songs that would definitely be super big if more people heard them. They aren’t cheesy songs that you might think she’d make because of her Disney background, she has grown up and so has her music. Plus her vocals??? I didn’t expect her to be that good, but she is, so go listen.

My fav songs: Bad Time, Almost Love, Sue Me, Paris

Gracie Abrams

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And lastly we have Gracie Abramssss. Her songs are more soft songs, compared to the rest of the artists above. It’s more like bedroom pop (I think that’s what you would call it yikes). She has a really nice voice that is kind of raspy at times and that sounds so good 😭 Her voice and her songwriting style make her songs feel a lot more personal which I really love!
My fav songs: Friend, 21, Mean It

Tadaaaaaa.

Those are the 5 smaller-ish artists I think deserve more.

I beg beg beg beg you to listen to them. PLEASEEE. Listen to any one or two (or all 😉) of the artists and you have to lemme know what you think, that would make my day. Please. You won’t regret it, I’m telling you.

Okay that’s it 🙂 Tell me in the comments which singers you like that you think are very underrated, or even a singer that’s already popular but you think still deserve more recognition. I’d loooove to hear your recommendations 💖

Love, Hreem xx

(p.s. check out my coverssss it would mean the world ❤ )

Positivity Post🌷✨

hello everyoneeeee!

I had/have a bunch of tests and assignments at the moment so I don’t have the time to come up with and write a good post. And that sucks.

Sooo I decided to make this post just a cute positivity post because I think everyone could always use a little, you know? (I also just realised I did one like this last feb haha)

Yep so here are a bunch of quotes that I found on pinterest and really liked. I’m also adding a short playlist kinda thing at the end with a bunch of soft songs (I don’t know how else to describe them lol) or like songs that I consider just like cute and gentle and … soft? I was actually debating between really upbeat and happy songs or these slow-ish ones but I feel like the vibe at the moment doesn’t really match the upbeat songs.

Okay enough of that, here is the positivity I promised (sorry the quality of some of the pics is a little trashy) :

stars woule be proud

daydream

change the future

silent lovers

feel good

what if

progress

Aaaand that’s all the ones I really liked.

Obviously there are a lot more but I don’t want to bore you with like a billion quotes so I stuck to just a few. Along with that I made this:

Hreem’s Soft Playlist™
(you know I had to add the TM)

  • Butterflies – Kacey Musgraves
  • Call It What You Want – Taylor Swift
  • come out and play – Billie Eilish
  • Finally // beautiful stranger – Halsey
  • gold rush – Taylor Swift
  • I Want To Write You a Song – One Direction
  • Left Side – Eloise
  • my future – Billie Eilish

Sorry that’s it heh. I honestly thought I had more songs but *apparently not*.
I hope you listen to the songs cause I love them and if you do please recommend some more to add because…why not?

And that’s the post!

Talk to me in the comments about literally anything you want, I’d love to read what you have to say! 💖 Incase you don’t know what to say, I want to know what your favourite book/movie is and why ☺️

Lotssss of loveee and take care of yourselves, Hreem xx

 

evermore album!!!!

Taylor Swift 'Evermore' Album Review | SPIN

hey guyssss!

I hope you’re all doing great and enjoying the start of the holidays (if they’ve started for you yet).

I am aware that I’m here with another Taylor Swift album review just around 4 months after the last one but IT’S NOT MY FAULT! I blame Taylor for releasing another amazing album so fast.

Lol the only thing I’m upset about is that I was planning to talk about Little Mix’s album ‘Confetti’ and I already wrote most of the post but then came evermore and I just … I couldn’t not. If you guys wouldn’t mind/would be interested in a post about Confetti do let me know cause I really love that album, it’s in my top 5 of the albums released this year.

So yeah, onto evermore.

Taylor decided to once again drop a surprise album less than 5 months after the last one (folklore). evermore and folklore are sister albums so the sound is almost the same and the songs are still written as if you’re telling a story. But evermore sounds a bit more mature to me and the production sounds a lot more magical while folklore sounded more melancholy. The topics of the songs are really interesting too, like a rejected proposal, a murder mystery and a song about her grandmother.

It’s just such a good album and ohmygosh the lyrics, the lyricssss. The lyrics are heaven sent and that’s all I can say. Plus the fact that this album was made in around 4 months??? and it’s a masterpiece??

Now here are my top 5 lyrics and my current ranking of the songs. Super hard to decide by the way.

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You had a speech, you’re speechless. Loved slipped beyond your reaches. And I couldn’t give a reason. – champagne problems

I don’t like that falling feels like flying till the bone crush. – gold rush (I HAVE BEEN OBSESSED WITH THIS LYRIC SINCE THE SECOND I HEARD IT, incase you were wondering ☺️)

I know my love should be celebrated but you tolerate it AND I made you my temple, my mural, my sky. Now I’m begging for footnotes in the story of your life. – tolerate it

I can’t make it go away by making you a villain, I guess it’s the price I pay for seven years in heaven. – happiness

I cause no harm, mind my business. If our love died young I can’t bear witness. – right where you left me

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Tadaaa.

Finally, here is my ranking of the songs which has changed *so much* since my first listen.

tolerate it
champagne problems
no body, no crime
happiness
right where you left me
gold rush
ivy
long story short
closure
’tis the damn season
marjorie
dorothea
willow
evermore
coney island
cowboy like me
it’s time to go

Now actually tada lol. There it is.

I hope you enjoyed this post and if you made it this far you deserve a round of applause *cue the applause*.

Have you listened to evermore? What are your thoughts and which songs do you like or dislike? Do comment because I’d love to chat!

Love, Hreem xx

My Favourite Things Tag

my favourite things tag

hey guys!

I hope you’re all happy and doing well!

I’m so sorry I didn’t post in over a month but school started and stuff so I got busy and then I was so sure that I posted something but then checked back to realise that I didn’t so that really was disappointing.

Anywayyyss, about a month ago the super amazing Jasmin kinda tagged me to do the ‘my favourite things tag’ and it’s pretty cool so I’m excited ☺️

Rules:

Thank and link back to the person’s blog who tagged you!
Thank you so much Jasmin for tagging me! Tags are always super fun to read so I’m happy I get to do one.

Thank and link back to the person’s blog who started the tag!
Thank you to Beth for creating this very cute tag! It’s such a cool idea

Write about eight of your favorite things in your post!

Add at least 2 pictures or gifs in your post that is related to your favorite things.

Tag eight people at least! (If you don’t know eight blogs to tag just tag as many as you can)

Put the eight rules in your blog post!

Include the picture above for the beginning of your post!

Have fun!!!

*disclaimer: most of these pictures do not belong to me*

1. Music

music

I think by now basically everyone knows that I love music with my whole heartttt 💖 . Listening to music, playing it, making it, all of it is just so magical ahh. It is one of the most amazing things ever and you can go ahead and fight me on that heh.

2. Friends and Family

Hanging out and talking  to family and friends is so much fun too. The best thing is when you all laugh so hard that you can’t breathe or talk and anything anyone does just makes it more funny. Even when we started online school, me and my friends have zoomed many times and literally even watched a movie together on video call. It took ages to set up but it was fun anyways sooo.

3. Autumn

autumn

It’s nearly autumnnnnn ahhhhhh. Apparently autumn *officially* starts on September 22 this year so that’s on Tuesday yay. It’s in my opinion the best season because it’s so cosy and not too hot but not too cold. I’m probably going to write a whole post about autumn soon so be ready for that.

4. Pretty Things

pretty things

This is the weirdest thing on my list because it really makes no sense. I just love like pretty necklaces, places, people, dresses??? You deserve a round of applause if you understand me because I made no effort to explain it.

5. Taking Photos

I always take a bunch of pictures and videos when I’m with my friends or family and then they’re like “Hreem stop taking so many pictures”. But then the same people beg me to send all the stuff to them a couple months later. Really love that. I also have a really cool polaroid camera (not the instax ones, the polaroid originals ones that are bigger and look kinda similar to the old cameras) and it’s such a rush taking one of those and then waiting for it to develop. It’s just been lying around for the past 6 months because of the lack of cool things happening 😦

6. Baking & Cooking

Me and my mom always bake stuff like cupcakes and cookies and stuff which do turn out weird sometimes but majority of the time they’re so goood. I also like to cook and help my mom make stuff but I’m not as skilled at it so I do it a bit less. Basically anything involving food is perfect.

7. Flowers

flowers

Flowers are so pretttyyyy. So I guess this should technically count as pretty things but I wanted to make a different point for it because like … flowers dude. We don’t actually have a wide range of flowers growing wehre I live because it’s way too hot so I have to settle for pictures of flowers instead. It’s ok, pinterest is close enough.

and finally…

8. Reading & Writing

reading
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I’ve always loved reading stuff like books and poems but right now I don’t really have any new books to read which sucks. Comment any suggestions if you have! I also love writing things like my journal and (you’d never guess this) my blog! My three year blog-iversary is in like two months, wow.

So those are a few of my favourite things!
I hope you sang that to the tune of the song in your head. If not, what are you even doing? This was actually super fun so thank you Jasminnn!

I don’t think I can nominate 8 people to do this but I’ll see how many I can haha:

Aaand that’s all for today.

I really hope you enjoyed my post almost as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Comment what some of your favourite things are and what things we have in common, it makes me so happy 😊

Love, Hreem xx

(p.s. It’d be awesome if you could check out my covers )

 

I Love the folkore Album!

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Hey everybodyyy

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?

Nope.

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:

cardigan
betty
august
my tears ricochet
illicit affairs
exile
invisible string
the last great american dynasty
the 1
7
this is me trying
mad woman
peace
hoax
mirrorball
epiphany

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! 💖💖

Love, Hreem xx

(p.s. I’d love if you could check out my covers 🙂

Who Knows Me Better feat. Maia & Simmy

(sorry maia for the not-so-flattering pics)

hey guyyys!

Hope you’re all safe and happy and physically distancing as much as you can!!

I can’t believe we’re already halfway through July, this happened waayyyyy too fast and I just don’t approve of it, I really don’t.

Anywayss, this post is kinda like a conpetition between two of my friends, Maia and Simran (you might know them from my wrap-up post 🙂 to see who knows me better. I chose them two because I feel like they know me basically the same amount so neither of them really have much of an advantage.

We did all of this on a video call #justquarantinetings and it was actually a lot of fun so I hope you enjoy reading this too!

 What are 3 items I always carry with me?

Maia: phone, hair tie, lip balm
Simmy: lip balm, phone, earphones, mask (lol an extra point for mask cause I didn’t think of it)
My answerphone, lip balm, hair tie, earphones

What toppings do I have on my pizza?

(they really struggled with this for some reason which I found hilarious)
Maia: olives, mushrooms, peppers, onions
Simmy: olives, capsicums, mushrooms, onions
My answer: olives, mushrooms, capsicums, onions and TOMATOES. They literally couldn’t get tomatoes even after I gave them hints and after Maia went through everything in her fridge she still didn’t get tomatoes. Maybe I’m just the weird one for having tomatoes on pizza.

What’s my dream job?

Maia: a popstar
Simmy: a singer
My answer: a singer. They know me so well *wipes tear*

If the whole world was listening to me at one go what would I say?

(point goes to the answer I like better)
Maia: “Follow my blog and insta, get me Taylor Swift’s number, #swiftiesforlife and I love you Taylor.”
Simmy: “Taylor Swift You Belong With Me.”
I choose: Maia. They really exaggerated how much I like Taylor, I seem like I would probably stalk her but trust me I’m normal(-ish).

What are my favourite scents and/or a perfume that I like?

Maia: warm vanilla sugar, peppermint swirl, frosted coconut snowball, lavender, rose.
Simmy: warm & cozy, a thousand years, lavender, orchid, mint.
My answer: vanilla, lemon, lavender, all the perfumes were right except for a thousand years, I’ve literally never worn that.

What are my top 3 ice cream flavours?

Maia: cookies & cream, strawberry, brownies.
Simmy: love potion, rainbow sherbet, mango.
My answer: love potion, mint chocolate chip and rainbow sherbet. I guess Simmy would know this more because I’ve never really gone to have ice cream with Maia.

What is my biggest fear?

Maia: being alone
Simmy: being alone
My Answer: being alone. So yeah they clearly already know that and I love how they both answered it in the exact same way lol that really made me laugh for some reason.

If I could only listen to 3 Taylor Swift albums for the rest of my life what would they be?

(I was honestly hoping for one of them to say “hahah that’s a trick question you can’t just choose three” but unfortunately that didn’t happen. *wipes another tear. out of sadness this time* So I had to overcome my indecisiveness and pick 3 because I know (correction, HOPE) a situation will never arise where I’m only left with 3 of her albums. Ok let’s move on)
Maia: Lover, 1989, Speak Now
Simmy: Lover, reputation, Fearless
My Answer: IT WAS SO HARD FOR ME TO PICKKKKK. but in the end I went with Lover, reputation and Fearless because they have the most different sounds. *I’m so sorry Speak Now, 1989, Red and Debut, I really feel bad*.

If I’m on Netflix right now, what show am I watching?

Maia: Fuller House, Friends and Gilmore Girls.
Simmy: Friends, Jane the Virgin and Fuller House.
My Answer: Friends, Jane the Virgin and Brooklyn Nine Nineeeee. Can’t believe they forgot that. Also idk why Maia said Gilmore Girls, I literally stopped watching that like 2 years ago lol.

finallyy….

What is my favourite inside joke of ours? (haha none of you will understand this sorry ’bout that)

Maia: Rackets, Simmy is irrelevant, ook.
Simmy: all of them, they’re all too funny (couldn’t she have said something along those lines for the albums???) ok fine rackets.
My Answer: It was hard to pick but I went with rackets, ook and knocked up (don’t even ask).

So the winner of this was …. drumroll please …. Simmmyyyy with 20 points. Maia had 19 points which wasn’t that far behind so I’m quite proud of both of them.

If you made it until the end of the post I salute you and thank you very much for doing that. Comment down below about what your answers would be to some of these questions, if we have any answers in common or literally anything else! I really love reading your comments so don’t forget to leave one 😉

Love, Hreem xx

(p.s. please check out my covers it would mean the world 💖)