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

Outstanding Original Blogger Award + Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award

hey guyss I’m back!

And it’s already APRIL, WHAT???

I think I say something like “ohmygod is it already (insert month name)?!?! That was so fast!!! But it’s okay because I genuinely do feel that way every month. Happy one year of online school to me (and everyone else who is still online).

I was nominated for two awards which is super cool so yeah I’m just gonna get into that now…

Outstanding Original Blogger Award

Thanks so much Poorwa for nominating me for this!! And everyone go check out her blog because she has awesome posts.

Rules…

  • Provide the link to the creator’s original award post (Colton Beckwith RPC)
  • Answer the questions provided
  • Create 7 unique questions
  • Nominate 10 bloggers. Ensure that they are aware of their nomination. Neither the award’s creator nor the blogger that nominated you can be nominated.
  • At the end of 2021, every blog that ping-backs the creator’s original post will be entered to win the 2021 Outstanding Blogger award.
  • If you weren’t blogging, what would you probably be doing right now?

Ummmm honestly I would be doing what I’m doing right now minus blogging and wishing I had some place to like write as much as I want about whatever I want.

  • If you were guaranteed to be successful, what job would you want?

To be a singer/ songwriter woohoo 🤗✨🎉

  • What’s the best career advice you’ve ever received?

Maybe to choose a career you would be genuinely interested in and work hard for it? I haven’t gotten very much career advice yet lol

  • If you could only watch one genre of movies for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Definitely comedy because who doesn’t want to laugh? Yikes if anyone I knew answered horror for this question I would just run and also be concerned for them.

  • If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Ahhh probably popcorn lol. I just really love popcorn 😭 (salt popcorn if we’re being specific). and I don’t think I would get as tired of it as I would for other foods.

  • What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

I’m vegetarian so… literally nothing. I eat the most normal food ever.

  • If you could fly anywhere for free, where would you go?

Franceee 💐💐💐 It seems like the prettiest place. Or maybe Italy? OH WAIT NO NEW ZEALAND. yeah I choose New Zealand.

My questions…

  1. Who is your biggest inspiration and why?
  2. What could you not go a day without?
  3. If you could relive one year of your life which year would it be and why?
  4. Would you want to see the future or be able to see anything that happened in the past?
  5. Why did you start blogging?
  6. What is your favourite thing about blogging?
  7. What are 3 things you are grateful for from this past year?

I nominate…

Maya @ Maya’s Life and Travels

Shermaine @ ReindeerShermaine

Emmanuella @ BeautyandBows

Pavithra @ Small Talks

Amber @ Dancing For The Holy One

The Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award

Thank you so much Maya for nominating me for this award! Go check out her blog too, she posts a lot about traveling! And along with that, thank you to Vincent for creating this award for bloggers to be recognised!

Rules…

  • Thank the person who nominated you with a link to their blog.
  • Post the rules.
  • Make a post of the Award(with a photo of the Logo)
  • Ask 5-10 Questions of your choice.
  • Nominate 10-20 other bloggers( or more) and notify them.
  • Thank the originator of the Award who has given us a platform whereby bloggers can be discovered and recognized for the work they do.
  • If you had to live in one place in the world, where would it be?

I think I’d love to live in London or New York. Well not London specifically, just anywhere in England because… Idk I just love it. 

  • What do you do when you’re not blogging?

I play music, listen to music, watch YouTube anddd read! Also a bunch of other stuff but I’m keeping it short.

  • What is your favourite song?

Right now I have two favourite songs and I’m not planning to narrow it down to one so they are Mr. Perfectly Fine by Taylor Swift and Always You by Louis Tomlinson (check them out, they’re really good songs).

  • If you had a chance to go to Dubai, where would you go first?

I live in Dubai so I’d go homeeee wooohooo. 

  • What is the most disgusting thing you’ve ever eaten?

LOL NOTHING. WHY WOULD I EAT SOMETHING GROSS. 

  • If you could meet a celebrity, who would you meet?

I’d love to meet (if you’ve been reading my blog for a bit, I’d like you to take a guess. Wild guess guys, I know you can do it)… Taylor Swift 😇 I KNOW. I WISH I COULD THINK OF SOMETHING ELSE BUT I’D JUST REALLY LOVE TO TALK TO HER. actually I don’t wish I could think of someone else, I take that back.

  • If you could swap lifestyles with one person, who would it be?

I- Um. I’m sure I can’t say Taylor again sooo maybe Jade from Little Mix? It’d be cool to see what it’s like being in a girl group. 

  • Why did you decide to create a blog?

There were actually two reasons. The first is because I’ve always liked writing so my mom suggested it since I can just write anything here (😋) and the second reason is because I wanted to be like Penny from ‘Girl Online’ lol. Anywaysss, I’m way past that now and I just love my blog and all the people who visit.

I nominate…

Vivian and Sairah @ Iridescent

Meghan @ Meghan’s Teen Life

Christina @ Christina and Camera

Maggie @ Maggie’s Doodles

Evin @ A Curly Sue’s Ramblings

My questions…

  1. What is your favourite thing about blogging?
  2. What is your least favourite thing about blogging?
  3. Do you prefer sports or music?
  4. Who inspired you to start your blog?
  5. If you could trade places with someone for a day, who would it be?
  6. What job would you like to have in the future?
  7. What are your favourite songs at the moment?

lol that took FOREVER and I couldn’t be bothered to re-read so excuse any weird mistakes.

Thanks so much for reading and … yeah! Good job to all the awesome bloggers ☺️💕

Love, Hreem xoxo

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)

The Art of Being an Introvert

Sorry about the extremely irrelevant pic but I didn’t want a post without a photo so here we are

hey guysss!

can you believe I’m back in less than 10 days?? wow, who am I.

It’s because I want to post a bit more regularly this year so this is the start of that beautiful journey. Much easier said than done but we can ignore that.

Today’s post is an 🎂 introvert appreciation 🎂 post (sorry the cakes were uncalled for) because basically everyone praises extroverts but lol it’s not my fault I’m unable to talk to people, I’m just literally built like that. I was booorn this waaaaay.  I really hope you heard that in Lady Gaga’s voice.

** by the way I’m re reading this post and I realise I painted myself in kind of a weird light so just letting you know I am quite normal in person

Let me start off with the super glamorous struggles.

  • Phone calls: dude I don’t know if this is just me but I HATE phone calls. I literally hate them. I don’t mind texting or like video calling but only hearing somebody’s voice is pure torture and I don’t know why. Omg especially when it’s like someone’s birthday who you don’t know that well and you have to wish them on the phone and you’ve finished all the basic questions like what did you do, what cake did you get etc. and then YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO SAY. Pure pain.
  • Can’t start conversations, even if you want to: It’s weird because most of the time I do enjoy talking to others but if I have to start the conversation, it’s not gonna happen. It’s even worse when you’re in a group conversation but you don’t know the people very well so you kinda wait for them to invite you into the conversation. People who notice and do that are literal angels and I’m forever grateful for their existance.
  • Being around people for too long is so drainingAfter any kind of party or social gathering I literally feel like all the energy has been sucked out of me. Bonus points if majority of the people you were around are extroverts. I was hanging out with like 5-6 friends a while ago and all of them were super chatty and extroverted people and for that reason I barely said a word that day but also when I came back home I was so so done lol. I just journaled and went to sleep ☺️
  • LOVING alone time: my family always gets so confused when I tell them that I enjoy being by myself but it’s honestly the best. Like, I could spend a whole day without any company and I would’ve been completely content at any given moment. For that reason, at the beginning of the pandemic I was SO HAPPY not having to meet people. lol that sounds a bit sad. I do love hanging out with others but I also love myself hehe.
  • Wishing you were extroverted 😔: the final struggle that we all know all too well… wishing you were more social and a better communicator and all that jazz. Kinda sucks but what can you do about it, amiright?

SO here are some positives of introvertedness

  • A good listener because you generally don’t have tons to say
  • Thinking before speaking which saves you from so many situations
  • I don’t know how this is related but literally every introvert I’ve ever known or heard of is more creative, it’s just science (don’t quote me on that part tho)
  • Choosing good quality friends over a high quantity of friends because firstly, you don’t want that many people and secondly, you’re kinda picky so you’ll pick someone good
  • Soooo much more independent, this is great cause I hate asking people for help anywayyssss

I really hope you liked reading this post because I definitely enjoyed ranting.

Any introverts I want to know which if you relate to these very fun things and if you have any important ones that I should add (I know I’ve forgotten like 5 honestly). And whether you are an introvert or not, talk to me in the comments about literally anything! Tell me your favourite and least favourite food and why.

byyyeeeee

Lots of love, Hreem xx

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

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 specially 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

Boysworld

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Now we have a very fun girl group named BOYSWORLD. If you’re wondering why they’re called Boysworld 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

 

Why you should journal

4/5 of my journals 🙂

hey everyboddyyyyy

this is my first proper blog post of the new year and it is about something that I think you should start doing.

JOURNALING.

(this post is gonna be kinda long but KEEP READING, it’s worth it, honestly)

No, not like a bullet journal. a book where you write all your life secrets, to put it plainly.

Ok so I’m 99% every single person has started a journal / diary (lol I really hate calling it a diary and I don’t know why but it physically hurts me) as a kid and then either quit in a few weeks or continued writing forever. I think I’m the only person I know who continued writing 😔BUT it was so worth it.

My story with journaling is that when I was like 9-10 I used to read Dork Diaries a lot and decided that I wanted to write one too so I wrote random entries about absolutely nothing in this pink notebook. I cringe reading it now because at the start I used to write and sign off just like the girl in the book did and that’s so grosss because that isn’t how I write and thinkkkkkk. Anyways, at first my main motivation to write was Dork Diaries but eventually I genuinely started enjoying writing so yeah I’ve been doing it for 5 years ✌🏽

You’re probably thinking why should you start a journal when it’s so boring and you’re just writing about your life. I have a few good reasons for that which I can tell you from personal experience. First of all, you can write anything in the world in there; literally the most random thing that makes no sense and is so pointless or something that is the most important thing to you because nobody else is gonna read it. There’s some things you think about that you just wouldn’t tell people cause you have no reason to and instead of forgetting that thought you can write it down. Dude I’ve literally rambled on for pages talking about me and my friends hanging out and about songs I like. Yeah I actually wrote 3 pages about an album. It was a great experience though. There’s no rules for how to write or what you should/shouldn’t write about, you just do things how you want to.

Secondly, you can get stuff out that is bothering you. This is like the first point but also not. You can write down what your feeling to understand it better and it doesn’t even matter if it makes any sense because you just want to get it out of your system. Then when you’re done and feeling fine you can just rip out those pages and throw them away and pretend it never happened.

And finally (probably the best part?? maybe?? not really but kinda) it’s so fun to read back on those entries in a couple of years. Like for me I find it so funny to see what things were the most important to me when I was 11 and how I used to think at the time. Plus I’ve written down so many small things that meant a lot to me that I would have otherwise forgotten. Reading your old journals is the weirdest but most interesting experience ever.

Maybe those three main points inspired you? Hopefully they did. If not here are some more ideas that make journaling more fun:

  • you can make it a whole special thing. like just set aside a special time where you can write about little things that made you happy in the day and light some candles and drink some tea…
  • listen to your favourite music while writing! or listen to anything you want honestly. sometimes I like to listen to this fireplace crackling thingy because it sounds so cozy and gets me more relaxed.
  • incorporate your favourite things into the journal. if you’re into art, make some random collages and doodles. if you like music, every entry you can talk about a song you’ve been loving lately and what’s so special about it. if you like photography, stick in pictures everywhere. I could go on listing things but I think you got the idea 😂

Ifff you made it this far, you first deserve a round of applause *cue the applause*, and you most likely might be into the idea..? a bit? YES. YOU ARE. That’s good, I’m really proud of you.

The worst thing is you might like journaling but have no clue what to write about so here are a couple little prompts to ✨spark the inspiration✨(they aren’t very good I’m sorry, I don’t ever really use prompts)

  • small things that make you happy
  • things you love about yourself
  • your favourite songs and why
  • your biggest dreams and goals
  • something that hurt you that you want to forget about
  • letter to your future/ past
  • letter to somebody that you won’t actually send them

aaand that’s all I have but I really hope you try keeping a journal!

If you read this to the end I appreciate you very much. Talk to me if you have a journal or your considering starting one, I love reading your comments ❤️

Love, Hreem xx

Goodbye 2020 😌✨

(I know this pic is completely irrelevant lol but it’s the only nice one I can find. Think of the road as symbolism for the year ahead )

hello everybodyyyyy

it is the end of 2020??? whattt???

this year has obviously been absolutely crazy for everyone and I highly doubt anybody will forget it lol.

so this post is basically me looking back on the good things that have happened instead of the *very obvious* bad stuff … yeah that’s really it. I barely took any pictures because firstly, there wasn’t a ton of exciting moments and secondly, I forgot 😋.

SO let’s begin listing the good things:

  •  I got to spend lots of time doing things I love because we had to stay home.
  • I hung out with my friends back in Feb and it was so much funnn.
  • I think I grew a bit as a person?? Like I feel like I’ve changed to become more like how I want to be.
  • A bunch of singers I love released new music and I also found new artists I like heheh.
  • International day: the last big gathering lol and I had so much fun with my friends.
  • I started a bunch of things that I’d always been too nervous to do!
  • Created my YouTube channel ☺️

Aaaand that’s all haha sorry. My mind literally went blank when I was thinking of these.

To anybody who feels weird like they haven’t accomplished anything today and has seen other people’s posts on all the great things that have happened: it’s okay!! 2020 was honestly a hard year and the fact that you were strong enough to go through it is great.

If you made it to the end of my post thank you so so much for reading and have a happy new year!! I hope the next one is much better for you.

Let me know some good things that happened to you this year💛 let’s start off the new year wellll 😊

Love, 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

                                                                          ✨✨✨

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