Song Reviews

The Best Lana Del Rey Lyrics: Reality in its rawest

I have been the biggest Lana Del Rey fan for as long as I can remember. I am a huge music junkie and I’m always naturally inclined to independent artists which produce tunes with elements of rock, folk and soul in them. And ever since my high school days, Lana Del Rey’s soothing highs and lows had me hooked. From her unreleased and not so popular tracks to hits like ‘Born to Die’, her music is just like a psychedelic experience. It makes you experience a time that you’ve never lived in-from the sepia-induced videos of skater kids and clips of love amongst youngsters are perfect for taking you back to the 60s. This is the part that appealed most to my inner aesthetic and soul. Putting her demeanour aside, she is undoubtedly one of the most original in the music industry. Her vague yet truthful lyrics about the capitalistic society, love and sex heightens the entire mood of her hauntingly calm tunes. Here are some of her best lyrics, depicting the reality we live in:

  1. “Money is the reason we exist, everybody knows it, it’s a fact” – National Anthem
  2. “They say that the world was built for two, only worth living if somebody is loving you” – Video games
  3. “You were sorta punk rock, I grew up on hip hop, but you fit me better than my favourite sweater” – Blue jeans
  4. “Will you still love me, when I got nothing but my aching soul?” – Young and beautiful
  5. “You get ready, you get all dressed up, to go nowhere in particular” – Love
  6. “Sometimes love is not enough and the road gets tough, I don’t know why” – Born to die
  7. “I think even I found God, in the flash bulbs of the pretty cameras” – Without you
  8. “And there’s no remedy for memory, your face is like a melody, it won’t leave my head” – Dark Paradise
  9. “In the name of higher consciousness, I let the best man I knew go” -Pawn Shop Blues
  10. “We all look for heaven and we put our love first, don’t cry about it” -This is what makes us girls

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Songs That Changed My Life (& Could Change Yours Too)

There’s no doubt about the fact there is no single human on this earth who is not a lover of music. Music is a universal language for everyone to communicate their thoughts and feelings about something or someone. It is an alluring element and alleviates any pain that we go through. And sometimes it frames our thoughts which we cannot form in our minds. And sometimes, it has the power to change our lives and our perspectives by giving us the different dynamics for a single concept. So here is a list of succinct songs of blended genres that had the power to move me (figuratively):

  1. The Masterplan  – Oasis
  2.  Rhiannon – Fleetwood Mac
  3. Skinny Love – Bon Iver
  4. Graveyard Whistling  – Nothing But Thieves 
  5. Teddy Picker Arctic Monkeys 
  6. Misguided Ghosts – Paramore
  7. Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
  8. Fix You – Coldplay
  9. Wolves Without Teeth – Of Monsters And Men
  10. Send Me An Angel – Scorpions

The list is way longer than just 10 songs but those are the ones that always come to mind first. Do let me know which songs have tugged at your heartstrings and have impacted you the most! (:

Favourite Songs: April ’16

May just started a while back and it is that time again when I am going to blog about my replay list which dominated my music playlist last month. The entire list is pretty diverse and some of the songs are not even that new. But they were literally all that I listened to for the past month. Yes, the list includes some of my all time favorite artists, which are Arctic Monkeys, Lana Del Rey and Chet Faker. Actually all my playlists of my favorite songs will never fail to have one of these beauties. So without any further ado, let’s get right into it:

  1. Be the one-Dua Lipa
  2. Roses– The Chainsmokers
  3. Chasing Hearts– Breathe Carolina
  4. Slow and steady– Of Monsters and Men
  5. No diggity– Chet Faker
  6. Decode– Paramore
  7. This is what makes us girls– Lana Del Rey
  8. Knee Socks– Arctic Monkeys
  9. Slow motion– Trey Songz
  10. 7 years– Lukas Graham

What were your favorite songs during the month of April? Let me know 🙂