This post is a little different to the usual. I’ve picked two new songs that have recently been released, to break down and explain why I think they’re so good, and can’t stop listening to them!
Ellie Goulding – Something in the way you move.
Goulding has released ‘Something in the way you move’ quite recently and I can safely say I love this song already! It’s very catchy, with great lyrics that just stick in your head. The upbeat style sounds similar to that of Years and Years, but when you really listen to the lyrics properly, it’s actually a song about heartache, learning from mistakes and knowing better. Obviously about a lover of hers (I wonder who?!).
In the lyrics, Goulding talks about the situation we all know well; of having feelings for someone when you deserve much more. Having feelings for someone who hurts you repeatedly, and will keep doing so, but not having the power to stop. She talks about the fall and the knowing (but also unknowing) desire of these situations. The fact that these lyrics are so conflicting to the happy dance sound of the track makes this song just that little bit better. Gouldings unusual and well recognised vocals are as cheery as the tune and in some ways sugar coat the harsh topic, making the song more ‘pop’ and less ‘love ballad’. It’s a little bit different to what’s floating around at the moment and I think it’s a great song.
Naughty Boy ft. Beyoncé & Arrow Benjamin – Running.
Naughty Boy has teamed up with the one and only Beyoncé and what a beautiful song they have made. When it comes to Beyoncé, I think she’s a wonderful artist; with an amazing voice, a body to die for and amazing versatility in her music. When you hear Beyoncé’s voice with Arrow’s, it’s a combination you’ll wish had been done sooner.
The song itself features Naughty Boys amazing production skills. Piano keys blend beautifully with beats that build and build, creating a beautiful piece of music, even before vocals. Starting off the lyrical side of this song is Beyoncé, singing about missing someone and losing yourself. As the chorus builds into a strong “I can do this, I am strong” sense it’s time for Arrow. He matches Beyoncé’s power with his strong vocals and continues to sing about being strong and carrying on then bringing his own to the second chorus. They then take it in turns to sing one single line on repeat. This message can be interpreted differently by people, but is certainly a meaningful one. Their voices blend beautifully together and I cannot wait to check Arrow Benjamin out as a solo artist after this amazing introduction to his talent.
I shall end this post with that one simple line.
If I lose myself, I lose it all.
Thank you for reading, Leanne xo
Ellie Goulding – Something in the Way You Move:
Naughty Boy ft. Beyonce & Arrow Benjamin – Running:
Please check them out if you don’t already know who they are. If you do know them and you already love this song, have a little boogie around your bedroom, work office, the shop your walking round, anywhere and everywhere for me! It is such a feel good song even with its deep longing for love lyrics, one I think myself and everyone can appreciate.
Ok then let’s get into this. Around 2 weeks ago Fightstar released their new single ‘Animal’ after being away for what seems like forever. And oh my god I’m so glad they’re back! Just from listening to one song from the upcoming album, ‘Behind the Devil’s Back’, I can tell that they have changed their sound a little bit and have gone a little bit heavier, especially with the vocals. The song starts with some heavy drum beats and then Charlie just gets straight into it with his screamy vocals. What a way to start a song and a new album! Getting straight to the point that they have changed a tiny bit, but I love it! As the song goes on the vocals get softer and you just want to sing along to “Free me now, because I’m an animal”. I can see myself and Leanne driving around, blasting this in my car with the windows down and getting really into it. The whole song is amazing, vocals, lyrics, guitars, you get it – everything! This will definitely be one of those songs that just pops into your head and you can’t get it out.
Songs that get stuck in your head can be the MOST annoying thing in the world, especially if they’re so catchy and absolutely awful. But today, I’m sat in work with two songs stuck in my head that are there for the complete opposite reason, they are amazing!
They are; Pvris’ White Noise and Paramores Fast in my Car.
Both are amazing, strong songs that are incredibly catchy; both lyrically and instrumentally. I can’t complain about having these songs running through my head today but it is very difficult not to sing out loud whilst dancing around the office. A long struggle is set for the rest of the day, to hold it in until I’m home.
If you haven’t already, be sure to check them out on YouTube, I’ve added some links below to both songs!
PVRIS – White Noise
I always have (and always will have) a HUGE amount of love for Paramore. Right now, I’m sat in work, on lunch, with Proof playing in my ears. Fighting the urge to sing really loudly (and terribly) in the staff kitchen.
Proof is one of those songs that’s got a cheery up beat tempo, but is secretly a bit of a love song. The lyrics refer to missing someone, and wanting to see them, while having a slight fear about what they’re doing. There are definitely some hints of that stereotypical ‘psycho side’ that every girl has, but deny and fear. Ending the chorus with “the only proof that I need is you” brings back the cheeriness in the song.
This is definitely a song I love, can listen to whatever my mood and can relate to on some levels.
I hope you enjoyed, and look out for whats to come! Leanne xo
Paramore – PROOF: