Okay so a lot of you might be confused to what this is about looking at the title here, there’s also a chance you might just be curious about the title, I don’t know, but what I will tell you is that, this was literally something that just came to mind a moment ago…..now we all listen to music, some of us may have the same taste on the kind we listen to, some a little more different or maybe in between somewhere, nonetheless though we all enjoy it in some way or form……okay so it’s going to probably get a little weird, but also possibly interesting……maybe……I don’t know, maybe it’s just me
Like I said this is something that just randomly came to mind, i’m going to ask a question and you tell if you want, if you sometimes wonder this….have you ever listened to a song and thought “I wonder what day of the week this song was written on!?” Now I don’t think about this all the time, today is literally the first time that thought came to mind!! I mean it’s quite interesting if you think about it, we all know when an album of an artist released (do let me know if that made sense, because to me it doesn’t feel like it does, but I hope you at least know what I mean there)
In case it got a little confusing, we know when an artist released their album, because it’s first announced when they’ll be releasing it, but also there’s an anniversary for that album so if you we don’t know, we learn later, but how come we never really think of the day a song was written!?
Is that a weird thought to have!? Is that not as important compared to when an album is said to come out!? I mean yeah okay it’s a small thing, but I believe that it can also be a significant thing too, I mean we hear a song and depending on whether we like it or not, it’s still pretty fascinating to think about and possibly discover those little details even if they aren’t as important, sometimes it’s the minor details that unveil the magic if you will that had the song come to life in the first place, don’t you think!?
Now i’m not saying we need to know every detail to it, just certain aspects, like what part of that said day was it being created, was it early in the morning as they were having breakfast or taking a walk somewhere, maybe during the afternoon hanging out in a garden…….maybe it was later in the evening or a little late at night just as they were about to go to sleep…….
I know some artists have even woken up in the middle of the night, because they had a dream and a song played from there and they did not want to forget it most likely……which is a pretty awesome thing to discover….maybe it’s not that big of deal and not many people care for that kind of thing, but seeing as i’m thinking about it…….I feel it to be important even if it is a small little detail……sometimes those are the best kind……at least to me it is……
Before we get to this review I just wanted to quickly brief some things the reason I didn’t post this right after I finished my review is because I felt it was a little long with both updates I have going on right now,
I wrote the intro two days ago, but I didn’t hear the album until yesterday, the intro explains why, my mood has kinda been a weird one lately, but I did go and re listen to Symptoms and wrote all my thoughts about it after the second listen of it, I just wanted to shorten the length of this post and not have two things going on, hopefully it’s still not too long with this little update disclaimer, before we move on I just want to say that not a lots changed with my thoughts about it, only one thing, but it’s good so don’t worry…..not that you are i’m sure…..anyway let’s get to it shall we!?
May 12 2020 around 4pm in the afternoon
Okay so i’m about to re listen to Symptoms and re share my thoughts about it since my first listen of it, which was only a week ago actually, which is odd because it feels a lot longer than a week, I don’t know why!? Now i’ll be a little honest…….i’ve kinda sorta, have been putting it off, not because I don’t like it, but because I just haven’t been in the mode to sit and re hear it!!
The days I planned on re looking at it, I just wasn’t feeling it, so I would keep adding it towards a later date pushing it further and further back, but today we’re just going to do it, normally when listening to an album that i’ve gotten into or ones that I have on my listen to list that I feel I want to share and talk about, I like to record my reaction to it first and then give it at least a day to sink in before I write my thoughts on it as a post, it’s WAAAAY past a day as you already know……sorry about that…..but we are going to listen to it though and see if any of my thoughts went and changed within a week of the first listen of it, i’m excited to re hear it and get a refresher on it
Hopefully I still like the whole album, i’m sure I will, but opinions change so we’ll see!!
First song on the list…..which is the title of this album Symptoms:
Alright so here’s what I got on this song…..I felt it had a very nice chillness to it, I was feeling some emotions while listening a little, but that could’ve been some random ones trying to come up for all I know, but yeah,
There’s not too much to say on this one, the lyrics are good and so is the song….also remember when I said something changed a little from my first review of this album!? Yeah well this is what changed, when I first heard this song, I wasn’t sure how to feel about it, I knew I liked the song, but I didn’t know what to think of it at first, now i’m here to say that, it kinda feels like it could be a favorite…….probably need to hear it a third time,
before adding it to the definite list, that being said, i’ve also kinda set it out to be a favorite soooo……let’s just say……it is….but not definitely, definitely just yet, yeah!? okay glad we’ve discussed it!!
Next we have the runner up track of the album……Looking Glass
Have I set that up alright, did it make sense!? Hopefully it didn’t sound too cheesy, I know it might be a hit or miss there……i’ll take my chances….moving on though, okay so this song……..I love the grooviness of it and the lyrics are probably one of my favorites on this album, you just, you feel it……if I could describe it, i’d say it’s like a dance track, but it’s a very interesting song as well…..actually now that i’m thinking about it,
It sorta reminds me of another Ashley Tisdale song from her album Headstrong called Not Like That (which is one of my favorites off that album) because of the lyrics mainly, not comparing or anything, both songs are different of course, if you heard not like that and this song than you might hear it, but you might not as well, either way I really like this song,
my only thing with is…….I would’ve liked the beat to play by itself without some of the lyrics from the chorus finishing it off, only because I really like hearing the best, but that’s just a minor thing, when I heard it again, it really wasn’t that bad, so either way of it ending is fine, overall though the song is great, is it a favorite!? Kinda…..it’s the same as the first song, where it’s a favorite, but it’s not exactly on the favorite list, but also is…..
Let’s just say both Looking Glass and Symptoms are on the list…..they’re just written in pencil, but will soon be inked in the more I listen to them!!
In third place….no i’m kidding, the third track on this album is……Love Me and Let Me Go
Okay so this is probably one of what I would consider to be an interesting song to talk about, looking at the title you might think of it to be a specific thing, however when you hear it, you might find that it’s completely different to what you might’ve thought it to be……when I first heard this song, I felt it was a song written for herself as past tense or more like a letter to herself, but not at the same time, it’s hard to explain, but if you hear it, it might make sense, the second time hearing it though……
There was a song that actually came to mind when she was singing the lines “i’ve been chained up to my mind” and “tryna to leave it all behind” both from the first verse, however they have different lines to them, now at first I couldn’t quite put my finger on the song that it reminded me of, but after giving it a quick listen to it again…..I now know what it is…..it was a Matt Cardle song called When We Collide if you don’t know him he’s a great artist, he was actually on the X Factor (UK Version) great voice this one, but yeah this songs great, it’s actually one of my favorites,
but yes, Love Me and Let Me Go reminded me of that song, just with the way it was sung, he kinda does the same thing in the first verse of this song too and I just found it interesting that it reminded me of that, but back to the song we’re discussing off the Symptoms album it’s a great song, chorus is nice, the meaning with it is also pretty great, speaking of, I didn’t know what this song was actually about, I felt it was sung more towards herself, but when looking up the lyrics to get the lines to what I was talking about, I learned that,
I was correct in a way, it’s not a song towards herself per say, but to her Anxiety, which makes a whole lot of sense looking at it now and I gotta say I might just love it more, but even if I didn’t just find that out, I would’ve still said it was great and that I love it!!
On to one of my definite favorites on this album: Insomnia
Now I must note that when I realized this song was next when re listening to Symptoms, a smile came across my face, I LOVE THIS SONG!!!……LIKE LOVE IT!! it’s just soooo good this one, I mean if I had to describe it which I did when jotting down notes while listening to it……it’s quite subtle for one, definitely intimate, but not in the way where it’s too much, it’s the right kind okay!! There’s some temptation to it, but it’s not a bad temptation,
What I mean by that is, both the beat (music) and lyrics of the song just combined so well together, the beat does a great job at pulling you in and the lyrics just complement it sooo nicely, you know you’re getting a really nice meal with it, it’s great, I could try and explain it more, but i’m just going to tell you to listen to it, because it’s really great, after re hearing it,
I played it back about three times maybe before moving on the the next song that’s how much of a favorite of mine it is……..just…..beautiful!!
Moving on…..to track 5……Vibrations!!
Okay now just because the into of it is shorter than the others doesn’t mean that I didn’t like the song…….the same way I felt about it the first time, is the same way I feel about it now……it’s a pretty alright song, not a lot to say with it…..it’s one of those chill tracks, laying low and just enjoying the company of someone or maybe just your own company, which ever you prefer, but you can’t go wrong with a fun time and that’s what this song brings, I feel this might be a kind of soft spot kind of song, where it’s not a favorite per say, but I still can appreciate it for what it is and enjoy it at the same time!!
Track 6…….Under Pressure
Which happens to have some shorter thoughts to the one prior, which is just I love it!!…….seriously that’s all, it’s one of those relatable songs, that you feel once you hear the lyrics, the title really does say it all, but it’s a great song, but I really love about it though is, although the lyrics express on feeling under pressure, no pun intended……it also turns it around and makes it into a positive which is good……..so yeah, it’s good song!!
We’ve now reached track 7 or as I like to call it number SEVEEEEEEEN!! (if you watched my Jonas Brothers album review, you’ll get it!!) track 7…..True Romance
There’s a reason I say it like that, lately and don’t know why, but number 7 seems to be the number that just gets my emotions running because in my Jonas Brothers album review of Happiness Begins, number 7 was a favorite and had my emotions going a little and in this album review of Symptoms, number 7 happened to also get my emotions running and so i’m just accepting that it’s going to be like that with these kind of songs,
I’m not even going to express my thoughts on this one because it’s the same reaction I had when I first reviewed it, I still love it, the lyrics still get me and it’s still a favorite of mine and that’s a definite on that one!!!
Track 8……Voices In My Head
Now i’m sure most or if not some of you will remember that I gave my thoughts one this song around the time it was out for, if you haven’t you can find it here: Voices In My Head (Thoughts) because I heard this song, I wasn’t going in not knowing what to expect from it, like the other songs off the album when I first heard them, so re hearing it my reaction for it never changed, I actually love this song, it’s one of my favorite, I still listen to it from time to time and if I don’t……i’m most likely singing it to myself because it decided to get stuck in my head randomly on a certain day so yeah, but it’s great song, also very relatable and super catchy might I add!!
We’ve come to the last track of the album, track 9…..Feeling So Good!!
I actually don’t have that much to say about it…..when I first heard it I believe I had the same reaction, it a nice fun song, about feeling good and just enjoying yourself really……I did say that this could’ve been on the Happiness Begins album, because I could definitely see Joe, Nick and Kevin singing this song as well, maybe with Ashley, have them featured on it, you know…..just saying…….no, but seriously (hint, hint. wink. wink.)
Good song this one is, I feel like I heard some people in the background at the end of the song…..specifically Vanessa!? HSM cast cameo within the song!? others possibly, most likely…..who knows right!? Okay i’ll stop now, sometimes I just can’t help myself……
Everything I said in my first reaction of it, I also said that I wish this album had more songs, because 9 wasn’t enough….still slightly feel that way with it, because I want to hear more Ashley Tisdale songs, but now i’m okay with what we got with the Symptoms album, there wasn’t one song that I didn’t like, which is good because that’s what I wanted originally and i’m glad that didn’t change in this second review of it!!
I really did enjoy re listening to it, Symptoms is a really great album, I love it and i’m looking forward to hearing more of Ashley Tisdale when we do, she really is a favorite of mine to both watch and listen to!!
While I wait a bit for a good time to record a video, i’m waiting for it to get a little more quiet, right now it’s on and off on the noisy scale so i’ve still yet to record, but in the meantime, I thought i’d write a post on what’s to be discussed soon, as you can probably already guess, we will be doing another album review, but this time we are going to be expressing some thoughts on Ashley Tisdale’s latest album titled Symptoms.
Now this album came out last year, in early May (May 3rd to be exact) which might add is literally around the corner so I thought why not talk about it on the day of it’s release!! As you can see there’s a theme going where i’m just now listening to songs after it’s been out for a while….
Now I actually was going to talk about this earlier, but when I planned it, I was curious to when the album actually came out and I learned that there was still a bit of time before a year came up with album and so I thought, yeah….let’s do this on the anniversary of it which is Sunday so…..
I’m not really sure what these songs on the album will sound like, I feel it’s going to be pretty deep and that there’s going to be a lot to it, I remember Ashley talking about the album around the time it was either going to be released or was already released and she talked about all that was put into it and just how much this album means to her and so i’m looking forward to really hearing what emotions she’s laid out with this album as well as just how the songs will unfold, there’s 9 tracks on it, i’ve looked a few times
To make sure, I was trying to see if I could record while listening to it, don’t think that’s going to happen because it’s about 25 mins the whole album and i’ve only got around 21 mins on my camera so, i’m most likely just going to do it how I did it last time when I talked about the Jonas Brothers latest album Happiness Begins, plus it might be better like that anyway!!
In case you case you don’t remember or you haven’t read it, I actually reviewed, well gave some thoughts on one of Ashley’s songs already which is on the album, called Voices In My Head (if you want to check that out)
So with that song, I might have the same thoughts to it that I did before, it might change in some way, not in the case of not liking it, because it’s actually one of my favorite songs, just add on’s pretty much, as for the other songs, I have yet to hear them so I don’t know what i’m going to feel until i’ve listened to them……i’m kinda curious though, because every time I listen to an Ashley Tisdale album, there’s always 1 song that I end up not liking for some reason, on Headstrong it was Goin’ Crazy and on Guilty Pleasure it was a song called Hair…..i’m not sure if that’s going to continue,
but i’m going to keep positive on this one and just see if it can break that chain and seeing as there’s only 9 songs on this album, i’m going to have to like majority of it, for me to get the album….that being said however,
I actually just learned that Symptoms is a digital only album…….I don’t know why, but taking that into consideration……I don’t think it matters on how many songs I like now, because i’ll just be favoriting the ones I do end up liking on my Spotify!! I’m still going to keep positive on it though, I kinda want Symptoms to break the not liking 1 song on an Ashley Tisdale album not that it changes anything, I probably would’ve still gotten it anyway,
but I don’t know I just want to see if I can like this whole album without 1 being a dislike so we’ll see when I check it out soon…..but that’s all for this post, I feel this is longer than my up next about the Jonas brothers, but I guess I just had more to say with this one. Stay tune, stay safe and I hope you all are well and that your days going alright!!
Let’s have a conversation…..i’ll start first, the title, i’ve never been to one of these things before until today, i’ve heard about them, but never actually attended one, that was before I learned Alexz Johnson was hosting one around the afternoon time of earlier today, found that out last night before heading to sleep…..I don’t know if any of you have ever been to a listening party before, but the anticipation for it is….how can I describe it……it’s like a concert in a way, but not a concert……if you’ve never been to one before
To give you some insight on it, you’re pretty much listening to an artists album before it’s released!! Pretty cool actually makes you feel like you’re apart of something, even though you weren’t there to see the process for it, but it’s nice, I mean you’re being shown something that is like a secret, but also not a secret at the same time……does that make any sense!?
I don’t know, speaking of that, I didn’t even know Alexz finished an album, yet alone known it was going to be released really soon, next month to be exact, oh and did I mention it’s a day before my birthday!? No, well now we both know!! No, but that’s insane, I was going to write about the album, you know like review it, but I decided i’m actually going to wait until the album comes out to discuss my thoughts on it,
Even though i’ve already heard the songs, I haven’t quite been able to wrap my head around it just yet and also I just feel waiting until it comes out to review it will be better, instead of expressing about what songs are on the album, I have to really hear it to talk about it properly, plus I don’t want to ruin the big impact that the album has to it, so i’m going to respect it and wait until release date to truly express on it.
What I will say is that the listening party for the album was pretty great, again i’ve never joined one of those before, it’s crazy because I actually don’t like parties much, but I enjoyed this one, I mean I got to watch my favorite artist talk so deeply about her upcoming album and the back story of it, as well as listen to that album alongside her with of course a lot of other people, but beside that, it was a good day, I don’t know if I can express it any better than that…….there was so much to take in during the listen,
That’s why I won’t review it just yet, 1. because it’s still not out, 2. I need to re listen to it to actually grasp a thought on it and 3. I want to respect the album and everything that was poured into it!! Yes it’s for pre order now, but until I see it on Spotify or when I get the album, i’m not going to talk about it further than the fact that
I went to my very first listening party hosted by one of my all time favorite artists, I can guess you can say I saw her a third time!? I don’t count it, but I kinda do a little, it wasn’t a concert though, I mean she did sing a little something off her album, just a few lines, other than that I don’t think i’d really count it…..but yeah, it was fun, even though I didn’t say much in the chat, didn’t say anything at all actually…….but still I had a good time!!
The album sounded amazing, Alexz is probably one of the best people i’ve ever met, she’s funny and just full of personality, it’s great!! I’m looking forward to getting this album, once it’s released and then sharing my thoughts on it properly after i’ve had a re listen to it so…..yeah, that’s all I have, nothing else….sorry if this is quite long, I guess I had a bit to say, I hope you’re all doing well in this time and are staying safe and enjoying your day in whatever way you’re enjoying it!!
Have any of you ever been to a listening party before hosted by a favorite artists of yours!? If so, do you remember the first one you attended, what are your thoughts on them!?
Alright it’s now 5:50pm as i’m writing this close to 6pm, by the time I finish this post it might just be past both those times depends how long this post will both take me and be. I’m going to try and keep my thoughts for each song brief so this doesn’t take so long, so with that note let’s get straight into this album review shall we!?
As promised well more like stated in my last post, i’ve just finished listening to the Jonas Brothers latest album for a second time and well let’s just say my thoughts about it have both changed in a way, while also not changing at all, so I still feel the same about this album to when I first heard, but i’ve added a few more thoughts to the songs so let’s talk about it!!
Starting with Track 1: Sucker……
Alright so just like the first listen of this song and I mean first REAL listen of it (I did hear this around, but it wasn’t until I finally listened to the album to where I really sat and heard the whole song) non of my thoughts to this song have changed much, I still think it’s pretty catchy and I find it to be a pretty groovy song, the only thing i’d say that has changed with it is that when I first listened to it I wasn’t quite sure whether to add it as an automatic favorite of mine, but listening to it a second time……it might just be up there, I think I need a few more listens to have be decided officially though,
but yeah, it’s a pretty good song and I think it’s one you can’t really go wrong with, with it, you’re just having a good time, who doesn’t love that!?
Now moving on to Track 2: Coooool!! (I just wanted to add the extra O’s)
This song is exactly what the title of it says, Cool!! I love the chillness that it brings from start to finish, I thought the vocal’s in this one was really great and it’s just a really nice song to kick back to i’d say, also we should really inspire to be like ourselves when we grow up (just taking notes from Nick who suggested it in the song towards the end)
Now on to Track 3: Only Human(the one I always forget to mention the title of for some weird odd reason )
Don’t worry I remembered it this time, I don’t know why I always forget to say the name of the title, I always just jump right in and start talking about it, this time however I was aware!! Now let’s talk about this song a little…..this is my favorite track of this album at least one of my favorites anyway (first favorite) I wish I can explain this, but I just can’t, all I can say is that it’s just soooo good, like seriously just the best (to me anyway)
The second verse to this song is by far one of my favorites, just because of the way it’s brought to us, i’d quote it, but I think you should just listen to it, just so you can get a good taste of it for yourself, but I mean the whole song is great though, I just really love it, there’s just something about it, I can’t really explain so first recommended song to listen to is this one!!
Track 4: I Believe….
Now if there’s one thing to tell you about this song is……I believe, that it’s a very great track….yes I used the title to describe the song….you should’ve saw it coming and if you did, then i’m just really predicable aren’t I!?
Either way, this song is just beautiful, it’s just really good, it’s also another favorite of mine, so check it out, you might just like it as well!!
Track 5: Used To Be….
Okay we’ve come to this track, now when I first heard this song, I thought it to be good, still think it’s good, but after the second listen…..i’ve come to say that I feel this might be my least favorite on the album…..not because it’s a bad track, I just feel it’s the track i’m not going to listen to a lot, like i’m not gonna go out of my way to listen to it…..that was my first initial thought hearing it a second time, however another thought came in and i’m going to dub this song a mixed feeling type of song for me, it’s like I like it……
but I know it’s going to be the track that I skip a few times and then listen to out of the blue if that makes sense!? I might have to let it grow on me a bit, but besides everything I said, I still think it’s a great song overall, it’s deep, the lyrics to it are really great and I did get a few chills listening to it, but for now it’s my least favorite, however I still also like it as well (mixed feelings)
Track 6: Every Single Time….
I was gonna use the title of the song again to start off my thoughts, but I thought let’s not……this song it’s just has it’s own vibe to it, I can’t really explain it, but you feel it, you can’t put your finger on it, but you know it’s good, this is another groovy track also you really can appreciate Nick Jonas’s vocal’s in this song, it’s very interesting in the best kind of way!!
Track 7: Don’t Throw It Away….
I know this reads Track 7, but what it really should read is track seveeeen, that’s how I said it with my first listen of the song when sharing my thoughts, there might’ve been more E’s though……. XD but what can we say about this song though!? I don’t have a lot of words for it except for it’s soooo good, I love it and that it’s a favorite of mine…..that is all really!!
Apr 11, 2020(Continuation of this album review)
Alright so we stoped at Track 7 yesterday and we’ve got 7 more songs to talk about, I could’ve finished it yesterday, but I kinda just chilled out the rest of the night!! In a way though we’ve evened the songs out, anyway let’s continue on with this post, so far i’d say we’ve done a good job keeping it short and sweet so let’s see if we can keep it going for the next 7 songs!!
First song on the next day list, Track 8: Love Her…..
Well I LOVE this song i’ll tell you that for starters, my original thoughts with it haven’t really changed, it’s still a very sweet track and whenever I hear it, it gets me EVERY SINGLE TIME!! It’s just so great and it knows how to pull on your heartstrings seriously, I cry all the time, okay maybe not cry CRY,
but the waterworks do start forming when I hear it and I haven’t been hearing it a lot to be honest so I don’t know how it always gets me, I love it though and it’s still one of favorites off this album!!
On to Track 9: Happy When I’m Sad
I just sang this song to myself and i’m realizing just how catchy this one is…..here’s to hoping it doesn’t get stuck in my head the rest of the day, I already woke up singing one of their other songs…..luckily it was a favorite!!
Anyway….let’s talk track number 9, my original thoughts on this one haven’t changed really, still think it’s pretty great, when I first heard it, I actually thought I wasn’t going to like this one along with another song of theirs (not the one I said was my least favorite, but a different song that turned out to be my favorite)
The more I listened to it though, the more I actually thought it was a good song!! Now what you won’t know about this song is that, theres a bit of a hidden meaning with it, even though the track is disguised well with it’s poppy upbeat tone and is pretty danceable, it can be easy to overlook the lyrics of it even though the title is pretty much a dead giveaway…..that being said, this track does give you the best of both in terms of deep meaning and just having a song that you can enjoy and groove to from time to time!!
Track 10: Trust
I’m trying to think of words for this song…..I have it as a favorite, but every time I come up to it, I can never find words for it I think i’m going to re listen so I can try and put it to words properly……just a quick moment…..
Told you that was quick!! I remember it now (10:44am just finished) Even after hearing it, I still can’t really properly describe the song to you…..what I will say is that, it’s got some coolness to it, I guess if I had to give it a backstory, it’s a song that you’d probably add to your guilty pleasure playlist because when you hear the lyrics it’s pretty much like that anyway,
It gives off the feeling of knowing you shouldn’t like something, but you just can’t help yourself to like it at the same time……..so i’d say with this song, you’d need to check it out for yourself to understand it, but everything about this song is just amazing, I love it and it’s one of my favorites!!
Alright now that that’s done…..we will now make our way to Track 11: Strangers
Which is another song I don’t have much to say about, I didn’t have much to say when I first heard it and I still don’t have much to say on it now even after the second listen of it, all I can tell you is that I like it and that it’s a good song……that’s pretty much it……alright well moving on!!
We’ve got 3 more songs ahead, but I promise we’re flying through this review!! Number 12 on the track list is a song called……Hesitate:
Okay before we move ahead there’s 3 songs on this album that gave me different artist vibes, the first song was I Believe, which gave me Zayn Malik vibes, only because it reminded me of his song Let Me (at first I thought Borderz, but the song Let Me later came into my mind and I thought yeah that’s the song) This one gave me a more Harry Styles kind of vibe…..
Let me explain okay, i’m not just purposely adding One Direction members here alright!! It’s the writing style of it that reminds me of Harry, if any of you have ever listened to a Harry Styles record then you’ll see what I mean, but when I first heard this song, it was the first thing that came to mind for some reason, not saying the Jonas Brothers can’t write deep songs, they can,
but I heard it the first time and thought Harry Styles and when I heard it again I still thought Harry Styles writing, but One Direction members aside, I love this song, Nick, Kevin and Joe did a very great job on it, maybe it’s just similar writing styles to where I put the comparison on it, either way it’s a beautiful song, there’s a nice soft bridge in here and when I went to hear it the second time, I may have replayed it only to hear the bridge part,
I could’ve just heard the bridge part, but I ended up listening to the whole song again, but that shows you just how good the song is if you’re going back for a replay of it!! Also another song came to mind when I was re listening to it (no it has nothing to do with One Direction this time) what it does have to do with is the Jonas Brothers themselves and a song they sang
Back when they were playing themselves in a show called Jonas L.A. that song being Invisible, now it was only a small pick up I got, but I wanted to add that…..but yes, love the song, it’s a favorite!!
2 more to go….next up track 13……Rollercoaster
Alright so what can I say with this song……I had a lot of different thoughts about what this song is about, at first I thought “wait is this about their journey as a band” and then another thought came through where I thought ” wait is this a story about Kevin Jonas meeting his wife” i’m still figuring this one out as you can see, there’s just sooo many different things that this song can be about, but I don’t know, I also thought it might be a mixture of everything in one so maybe it’s that, I have a clue, but it’s good
Also this is the third song where I was picking up different artist vibes, but don’t worry it’s not all 1D related, this one I picked up on some Avicii vibes (R.I.P Avicii) as well as Selena Gomez when she did that song with Marshmallow called Wolves, but the more I listened to it the more I felt it to be more on the Avicii side of town in terms of how it sounds, it reminded me of the song Wake Me Up feat Aloe Blacc, I don’t know why, but it did…..
I’m thinking it might’ve just been the way the song was, when you hear it, it might make more sense, but other than that, the song is really good, really pretty and just full of feelings, like Nostalgia type feelings if you will, it’s a nice song though!!
Okay everyone we have now reached the end of this album review as well as the last track on the album, Track 14……Comeback
This track might leave you wondering at first to what it’s going to sound like, you might look at the title and think “oh this ones going to be pretty hard hitting isn’t it!?” but once you step into it and hit play……you’ll be surprised to know that it’s…..not far from it, but more not what you expected, when I first heard this song, I wasn’t sure what to expect with it,
I had something in mind to what I thought it’d sound like, but it turned out not sounding at all to what I was expecting it to, to be honest i’m not really quite sure what I was expecting from it now that i’m thinking about it really, however I didn’t think it’d deliver so calmly either when I listened to it for the first time soooo yeah…..I don’t know, but hearing it, I wanted to get emotional, but I didn’t at the same time if that makes sense!? It’s a really beautiful song, it’s another one that pulls at the heartstrings and it’s just an overall sweet and lovely song and I would recommend checking it out!!
We’ve done it, we’ve finally reached the end of this album and I gotta say I might just like this one better than my first thought review, because I got to really sit and think about it a bit more, but the first version wasn’t bad, that was just an after reaction trying my best to soak it all in, but this one is more analytical and broken down better, I like them both!!
I love this album, I love that my favorite band is back together again, i’m just overall Happy and over the moon about it!! I could say more, but I think my best reaction and final thoughts to it, is all within my first review on it, I say all that I think about it there so i’ll keep this final thought short and sweet, but not before saying one last thing……WELCOME BACK JONAS BROTHERS (A.K.A. THE ORIGINAL JB……YES I NEEDED TO SAY THAT)
no but, seriously, i’ve missed you guys and I can’t wait to see what else you guys got coming……alright that is all the review i’ve got, thank you so much for reading this post and just being here all together it truly means a lot!!
Signing out now……hope you all are having a good weekend and are keeping safe and well and I hope you’ve enjoyed this are doing okay!!
Afternoon everyone, hope everyone’s having a GOOD Friday, I say that because it’s good Friday and also because I generally do hope you’re having a good day in general!! Let me know if that was cheesy……actually you don’t have to I already know it was. Okay so today we’re going to talk music and albums, now I wrote a post sometime last week saying that this one was up for writing, but that I wanted to do it a certain way before actually writing about it as well, to get to the point I recorded a video expressing my thoughts on one of my favorite bands The Jonas Brothers and their latest album Happiness Begins just to let you know that video is now up already.
It took me a few days though to upload it due to me having to edit it down a whole lot……it was almost 2 hours recording, an hour forty five plus to be exact……don’t worry though the hour part is no more and instead it’s now 45 mins and 43 secs, which is a HUGE difference compared to the original time……I had to pause and transfer a lot to make room on my camera which is why it was so long, also it was pretty early in the morning and so it took me a while to get through it, but that’s because I was still waking up!!!
Moving on however, I have decided that what i’m going to do for this post is have it be a little different to the video I did, expressing my thoughts on the album, the video review about it, is a bit more detailed in terms of depth explaining if that makes sense!?
So everything that’s in that video has more to it expression wise compared to the review of the album i’ll be writing about shortly!! Now what i’m going to do is, i’m going to re listen to Happiness Begins by the Jonas Brothers and see what other thoughts I have with it, i’m curious to see if any of my original thoughts I had change from what I already talked about in my video version review of it, i’m not sure if it will……
but who knows, some might change and some might actually stay the same but i’m going to try and differentiate this review post to my video review and just see if anything switches around, i’m also going to do my best to keep my thoughts short and sweet for each song I talk about so it’s not a long post and from there i’ll write some final thoughts and tell you what I thought about the album after listening to it a second time,
In the meantime while i’m re listening to the album, if you guys would like to check out my original thoughts on the album from the first listen, you can check it out here: Now Playing…..Happiness Begins by The Jonas Brothers it might take a bit to get through, I recorded it early in the morning and so I was still in the mist of waking up, but it does pick up after a while so if you do end up checking it out, just bare with me as I go through all the songs, speaking of songs, there’s 14 songs on this album and so that’s also why it takes a bit of time, but we manage to get through it!!
Alright so i’m off to re listen to my favorite band and their latest album Happiness Begins again, i’ll write my thoughts to it on a second post making this one…..part 1 so i’ll uhhh…..see you when i’ve re heard all the songs!!
Okay so as i’m writing this, it’s the first of April, speaking of first let me just say, I kinda can’t believe it’s April already, just a couple months ago, like the beginning of this year, it felt like it was slowly going, but the fact that we’re now in the 4th month of 2020…..is a little insane!! Now even though we’re in the fourth month of this year, it doesn’t mean that it hasn’t took it’s time arriving, I think each month so far has had their fair share of importance,
Meaning I wouldn’t quite say the months have zoomed by like they usually do, which I guess is pretty good so to say, yeah this year so far hasn’t really been all that great with everything going on now, but still……let’s just try and keep as positive as we can though, it’s can be a little hard in these times, I know, but if we can spread a little light in someway, then it won’t be so bad right!? As you can tell from the title, we’re going to try or shall I say were going to try and review/share some thoughts on one of my favorite bands the Jonas Brothers and their latest album Happiness Begins
Now I have yet to really sit and listen to this album, I was meant to listen to it earlier and get my thoughts going on it, but I ended up doing something else that I wasn’t expecting, but on a good note, I made something that i’m pretty happy with, now I know it’s not the best photo, but i’m pretty happy with this little decorative branch tree, there was a lot of trees and vines removed from my backyard…..now you might be wondering why I made this well, it wasn’t planned, I was just going for my usual trip to the backyard to sit and get some air and when I got there, it was everywhere
Kinda got emotional, not sure why, I think it was the fact that i’ve been going there for a while now, it’s the only place I go when I need to think or just want to sit for a while and the trees are always there and to see it without anything really, I didn’t like it, also there’s a log that i’ve been using as a stand for my camera when i’m recording and that was also gone for a moment, I found it and did my best to hide it away where only I know where it is, so hopefully that doesn’t get touched again!!
Also don’t mind the blinds, especially that one sticking out, other than that, I really like this, there’s some pebbles inside the vase that I cleaned out when I was outside and then Lysol’d when I got inside, the pebbles are there to keep the branch tree steady, these pebbles I had for a long time, I still got more in case you’re wondering, you probably weren’t though……
I knew they’d come in handy eventually, there’s also something else in the vase keeping the decorative branch tree up, but uhhh it’s a secret…….alright it’s a bag of coins, happy!! IMPROVISATION GOTTA LOVE IT!!! As for the album review that will be set for tomorrow, I want to do it a certain way,
but I kinda don’t have the energy to do it the way I want right now, I probably shouldn’t have stayed outside so long…….in my backyard, not near people just to make that clear, I was trying to do something,
What you see in the photo, however I had a completely different thing in mind to what I ended up going with instead, I gotta say though, my original idea probably wouldn’t have fit anyway, due to not really having space for it, but hey this one works too, I just picked a few branches that I felt would fit and tied a rubber band to it, it’s doing it’s job well i’d say!!
I’m going to have to change the title to this post now, by the time you read this the title will be changed to something else, it was just going to be the album review as the title, luckily the planned post doesn’t need to be up until the end of the week, at least that’s how I set it anyway in my journal, but tomorrow definitely we’ll be taking a look at the Jonas Brothers and their latest album Happiness Begins…….still excited and I can’t wait!!
I was going to wait for Wednesday to start writing this post, but I thought i’d start a little early…..although i’ve just realized that I would’ve only had to wait a day to write this post seeing as Wednesday’s tomorrow, almost forgot it was Tuesday……anyway, even though i’m writing this post now, you’re probably not going to see this until a little later, i’m thinking sometime Thursday or Friday, reason being is that, i’ve got something that I want to try and i’m sure by the title you’ll know what i’m talking about!!
If not well, i’m going to be listening to one of my all time favorite bands, The Jonas Brothers as the title displays and their latest album Happiness Begins, as i’m listening to it, i’ll be writing down my thoughts to each song on the album so I guess reviewing it in my own way, but it’s going to be different, i’m just going to let things flow and see what comes out of it, pretty excited!!
Now this album came out last year during the summer of June, however the Jonas Brothers made a comeback as a reunited band back early this month of last year, originally I was going to write about their return and I ended up not writing about it……I don’t know why I didn’t, seeing as they were and still are one of my favorite bands you’d think i’d be over the moon about it!?
I was by the way, made sure to mention it any chance I got, but I should’ve shared my excitement on here that day, however that is where this post comes in even though everyone knows the Jonas Brothers are back and making music together again, I feel it’s time to give them a proper welcome even if it’s a year late you know!? Better late then never right!? You get it!!
Now I haven’t quite heard their stuff properly yet…..well unless you count the times where their song Sucker (their comeback single) played everywhere I went naturally, I did my very best to avoid it, but I felt like it just kept following me so i’ve heard that song, however I haven’t actually sat and listened to the song properly so even though it’s going to feel familiar…..
There’s still stuff within the song slightly new to where it’ll feel like i’m just listening to it for the first time, if that makes sense!? Overall though i’m pretty excited to finally sit and listen to these songs and album and really truly embrace the return of the Jonas Brothers, because i’ve missed them and i’m really happy to know that their back and are brothers again, not that they weren’t ever brothers to begin with, but…..you know what I mean.
Stay tune for my thoughts on their album Happiness Begins as well as more thoughts about their return and anything else that comes with it!!
P.S.I had an idea, instead of waiting for Thursday or Friday to see this post, i’ll be sharing it once i’ve finished writing it, reason!? Just thought of a new category for these type of post and i’m excited, even though, i’m literally just adding another category to my blog…..but still, excited!! Did I already mention that!? ahhh one more doesn’t hurt, i’m really looking forward to this!!
I went ahead and read it, due to curiosity…..Disclaimer: brace yourself, i’ve just discovered how weird I am at times and yeah….I don’t know, if it’s too much I get it, no hard feelings, I question my weirdness all the time, even while in the mist of being weird, it’s just the thing, i’ve learned to embrace!!
So today (yesterday now) I learned that it’s been 10 years since one of my favorite bands (The Jonas Brothers) released their 3rd……sorry 4TH (had to look into it to be sure) studio album………10 YEARS!? wow, that’s insane!! You know when an album (movie, show, ect) comes out and you remember the day it came out like exactly and how you felt that day!?
Yeah…..I can’t say I remember when this album came out or how I felt when it did, I knew some of the songs from the album and I remember watching the music videos for Fly With Me and Paranoid all the time on Disney Channel, those were the days……..
The first time really listening to Lines, Vines and Trying Times was when I got the album when attending their 2009 world tour (my first ever live concert btw) it’s a real good album, might be one of my favorites, apart from A Little Bit Longer, that’s gotta be one of my all time favorite albums from them.
If I had to put their albums together in a row and tell you which ones were my favorite in order (based off the ones I have of course) it’d be in this order:
A Little Bit Longer
Jonas Brothers (Self Titled Album)
Lines Vines & Trying Times
Now on one of my social medias (Instagram, where I saw it originally) they asked what was one of our favorite songs from that album and for me that’s a bit of a hard one, because well, I have a few……..but instead of stressing myself out with choosing just one song, i’ll add my top 5 favorite songs from the album……shouldn’t be hard!!
Top 5 Favorite Lines, Vines and Trying Times songs:
Side Note : I totally nailed it, wasn’t hard one bit!! ^_^ (pretty sure I sat looking at the track list for an 1 hour, could’ve been less for all I know, it wasn’t 5 mins though i’ll tell you that)
Okay so after some time, I think I have a good list here…..
Maaaan that was really hard to list, *let’s out a hard breath* so much nostalgia hit me the minute I saw that track list…….I seriously didn’t think it’d be that hard deciding, out of these 5, there were only 3 songs off this album I was certain about to be on this list, I even had to go and make a top 10 list in one of my journals just to sort this out simply, not kidding…..
13 songs off that album and I struggled to write down a top 10 list!!? Top 5 that’s okay, because it’s not easy trying to crutch all your favorite songs into one small list, but a top 10 list!? You might as well call me a pathetic poor unfortunate soul with that one…..in all fairness though I did say it was a good album haha…….goodness……10 years!? I still can’t believe it’s been that long already, time sure does zoom by doesn’t it!?
You know what I realized!? Lines, Vines and Trying Times released June 16, 2009 right!? This was their last full studio album since they’re split or shall I say “hiatus” as a band, they did release a couple songs back in 2013, but it was only 2 single releases with their songs Pom Poms and First Time.
These songs I believe were supposed to be on their 5th album titled V, but never really saw the light of day due to creative differences in where they wanted their sound to go as a band and one of the reasons they’re split happened in the first place.
Fast forward 10 years later, since this album released, plus the two singles they also put out before their split……BOOM the Jonas Brothers are back, we get new music and EVERYBODY’S freaking out and you know I was one of them. Kevin, Nick and Joe without warning had the internet on a fury the day it was announced they’ve returned!!
You know how HUGE that was seeing that!!! I don’t think anyone thought they’d ever come back as a band to be honest, I always had hope they would because The Jonas Brothers are one of my all time favorite bands, they were the first band I got into and will always be my favorite no matter how old I get!!
I tell you though when they split back in 2013, it was pretty shocking, I remember hearing that and being pretty bummed out about the announcement, however, reading into it I did understand the reasoning for it……when you’re in a band or a group, things like creative differences or having different views on things will sometimes lead to some kind of friction.
Majority of the time there’s going to be a situation where someone in a group or band might want to try and branch out to work on different projects or want to see what else they can do, whether it’s with music or something completely different and not everyone apart of that group will entirely agree on it and from there it may get a bit messy.
With the Jonas Brothers……from trying to understand the reasoning behind their split and why, because they weren’t agreeing on how they wanted their sound to go with their music and of course everything else surrounding the split, you learned with that, it was slowly effecting the relationship between all of them, not just as a band, but also as real life brothers and when that starts to happen…..things start to fall apart and nothing works and i’m sure, for them, at the time, in those moment……
It was either break up as a band or break up as brothers and because they were as close as they were, they knew they couldn’t let whatever was happening between them ruin their close brotherhood and they’re whole family…….sooo, they chose to look at the bigger picture and take a break from each other for a while and you know what it worked!!
They surprised us all with their We’re back” announcement and had most of us losing our minds running through all the walls we came across!!
No but seriously, I really think them going off and doing separate things for a while helped them rebuild whatever cracks they had (if there were any) in their relationships and probably some other things, Nick with his acting and music, Joe with his (former) band DNCE and Kevin with his family and a pretty good food app apparently!!
(haven’t actually used it, but i’ve heard good things on it, helps you find places to go when hungry, mainly restaurants I think)
It’s good that they all found success doing different things though, but now that they’re back together, it’s good days, now we can sing to the moon and cheer with our pom poms in hand knowing that JB (THE ORIGINAL JB, YEAH I SAID IT!!) ARE BACK, BABYYYYYY!!! YES!!!
HAPPY 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY LINES, VINES AND TRYING TIMES AND WELCOME BACK NICK, KEVIN AND JOE!!! I know this is late now, but thank you for bringing so many memories in my younger years and for making me laugh and just for everything, you might be able to tell already, but we’ve missed you!!
Now I have to be honest, I haven’t actually heard any of their new music, so i’ve got a few to catch up on, but i’ll get there, i’ll have to brace myself though as I know I could be in for a ride with the new sound, but i’m really looking forward to hearing what they’ve come up with.
Hey there everyone, okay so i’m not sure how long this is gonna be, it might be very long, but it might not be at the same time, we’ll just see as we go along. I hope you guys are all doing well, today I wanted to discuss and review an album, i’ve never reviewed an album before, only certain songs, but I thought i’d give it a try and just see how I do with it, today we’re gonna be discussing Paramore and their latest album After Laughter. Now for those who don’t know Paramore well they’re a band of course, their genre of music goes from: Alternative rock, Pop punk, Pop rock ect….
Obviously when you’re a band or an artist, you tend to want to change your sound if you’re feeling you want to mix it up a bit, instead of always sticking to the same one, now before we talk Paramore’s latest album, I just want to kinda do a little backstory on them just so you can learn more about them, so without further ado, let’s talk a bit about Paramore: Paramore’s first debut album was All We Know Is Falling which came out back in 2005 and featured songs like Pressure, Emergency and Conspiracy, now i’ve heard Pressure and I believe i’ve heard Emergency not sure on Conspiracy, but at the same time I feel I might’ve heard it once or something i’m not sure.
Their 2nd album Riot! came out in 2007 one of the famous songs from that album is the good ole’ classic Misery Business, as well as other songs like CrushCrushCrush, That’s What You Get and one of my favorites When It Rains. Now even though Paramore had made two albums and all these lovely songs, it wasn’t until their breakout hit Decode to where they started to become well known and very popular. Decode featured on a popular hit movie that i’m sure all of you are aware of and if you’re not then don’t worry it’s okay, you’re not really missing much in my opinion, but the song appeared and was one of the featured tracks off the famous movie Twilight.
Everyone (mainly teen girls) loved Twilight, if you haven’t heard of it again don’t worry about it, but if you have, you know what i’m talking about here, there was even teams made from that movie, not kidding!! Twilight came out in 2008, it’s about this sparkling vampire guy named Edward, a teen girl, I think her name is Bella and a werwolf name Jacob, there’s more to the movie of course, but i’m not gonna go into it because this is about Paramore, I just thought since I brought up Twilight, might as well give you a brief description on it.
As I said before Decode was one of the featured songs off there and was actually very popular too, I remember coming across that song because the music video was on and also because it was one of those songs that was just everywhere, no matter where you went, you would be sure to hear that song. I can’t remember exactly, but I believe I wasn’t too fond of the song at first and i’ll be honest I think I might’ve judged it quickly because of the fact that I didn’t like Twilight (still don’t really like Twilight) I do however like the song decode now though. Decode also appeared on Paramore’s 3rd album I believe, Brand New Eyes, along with the songs Ignorance, Playing God and Brick By Boring Brick making it’s debut in 2009. They have more albums, but those are just a few of them that I wanted to talk about, but let’s get on to their new/latest album After Laughter and talk about the songs.
These are the songs off the album with small descriptions to them, all the songs are about Hayley Williams and her bands personal life:
1. Hard Times– Is pretty self explanatory, it’s all on Hard times and how even though we have them we don’t ever hit rock bottom (that’s an actual line in the song)
2. Rose-Colored Boy– This one is a little hard, but I think it has to do with someone who’s always so optimistic, while everyone else isn’t.
3. Told You So– This ones all about having those people who love to look for and call you out on your mistakes and love the whole Told you so line that Hayley sings about in the song.
4. Forgiveness– Is on the personal side of town, Hayley sings about not being able to forgive someone that hurt her really badly.
5. Fake Happy– Is a very clear song about pretending you’re happy when you’re not, but also knowing that you’re not the only one feeling that way.
6. 26– Is about keeping hold of what’s left of your hope and happiness the older you get, so this is one of her reflective songs.
7. Pool– Is metaphoric dark love song, you’ll have to hear it to understand it
8. Grudges– Pretty self explanatory, it’s all about letting go of grudges that we hold against someone.
9. Caught In The Middle-Is what I would probably say to be a reflection songs on Hayley early days in Paramore as well as her life in general.
10. Idle Worship-Is a song to all of her fans where she expresses that she shouldn’t be looked at as an idol.
11. No Friend– Is a letter she wrote to her fans, but it’s not sung, it’s spoken and she doesn’t speak the words, but a friend of hers does and it’s pretty interesting, different, but I like it.
12. Tell Me Now– Is…….i’m actually gonna let this one speak for itself, so give it a listen if you’re curious.
Now a lot of people complain about Paramore’s new sound and everything, but in all honesty I like their new sound, it’s different, but good different in my opinion. I think what it is that people don’t like about Paramore sound is the fact that’s it’s all poppy sounding now and I get having a favorite artist or band and knowing them from when they first started and being so used to the music they use to make, we all would love to have our favorites stay with the same thing, but at the same time if they feel they need to grow and want to experiment with other sounds then who are we to say they can’t.
These artists and bands make music not for us mainly, they write their songs from personal experiences that they share with us and maybe it’s different to how they use to do it, but if they decide they want a different sound then they have every right to change it up, I mean it is their music, we aren’t in any position to demand they stick with the new sound or old sound at all. If we really love that said band or artist we will grow with them and their music without hesitation, plus I always feel that sometimes it’s good to change it up as well as giving things a chance before judging it right off the bat……..I like their new sound, but that’s because I like Paramore and again if they felt in their hearts they needed to change something with their music then you gotta trust and embrace them on their sound, even if you may not like it.
Also if you think that these songs are just pop songs really listen to the lyrics, just because a song is upbeat doesn’t mean that the lyrics don’t have a deeper meaning to them, this whole album is upbeat with the exception of 26, Tell Me Now & Forgiveness (theses are the songs I consider to be not so poppy, but still great songs) The lyrics hidden behind the poppy dance music are actually very deep and dark when you really listen to it.
It’s all about reading between the lines, with this album and I love it, i’ve become very obsessed with this album and I just heard it the other day, some of my favorites are: Fake Happy, 26, Hard Times, Tell Me Now, Rose Colored Boy & Caught In The Middle, these are the songs i’m constantly playing over and over, although I love the whole album in general, it’s great, but Paramore has always been great, even with the sound change they’re still an awesome band, but that’s just my opinion.
Let me know your thoughts on After Laughter, have you heard it and if so what are your favorite tracks from it!?