Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Oh Glory

For the past week, maybe week and a half, I have been listening to the song Oh Glory by Panic! At The Disco. I really enjoy this song because it shows off the weird and unique side of the band. It has a very upbeat tempo. You know you have to bob your head or stomp your foot while listening to the song. To me, it just goes up in my list of favorite songs. Of course Panic! At The Disco is already at the top of my list with many song, this one flies far above a lot of them. There is one point of the song where Brendon Urie goes into two or three different ranges. He starts with a high range, then gradually go to a low range.Overall, it is an utterly amazing song. If you have a strong interest in weirder music, this song and this band are definitely the one for you!

Oh Glory by Panic! At The Disco

Monday, April 18, 2016

Emperor's New Clothes

On Friday, April 15th, I went to a Panic! At The Disco Concert. It was the GREATEST thing I have ever experienced in my life. One of the songs they had performed was called Emperor's New Clothes. In the video for this song, Brendon Urie turned into a demon and basically created a godly song. There is a high note in the song, and he hits it to perfection. The music video for this song, at first it starts out as a continuation for their song called, This Is Gospel. Brendon is running into the light, and he hears an evil laugh as he descends. I believe it is his transition from and angel to a demon. He executes the role to utter perfection and I can not wait until a new video. At the concert, they performed about 20 to 25 songs, and it was absolutely amazing! Brendon even did a backflip on stage!


Emperor's New Clothes by Panic! At The Disco

Friday, April 15, 2016

Love is Fire

Lately, I have been listening to a band that is actually quite new in the game. This band is called Northern National. Their song, Love is Fire, is an absolutely amazing song, and I feel like a lot of people in our area would really like the acoustics of it. The song itself has a very raw sound, probably because the band actually makes their own music and perfect it to the best of their ability. In the band, every member is literally named Micheal, so forgetting their names would be quite a problem for the listener. I don't really know what the song is truly about, mainly because whenever I do listen to the song, I get lost in how beautiful the song actually is. I am sure someday that I will find out what the song is truly about, although it is probably extremely obvious in the song. My personal favorite line from the song is, "Take me higher, this love is fire." Not only does it mention the song's title, but it really just brings in so much emotion. The raw emotion in the song is enough to bring some tears to the eyes.


Love is Fire by Northern National

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Bohemian Rhapsody

Alright, I know what you are thinking. I am not writing about the classic Bohemian Rhapsody made by the one and only Queen, I am writing about the live cover made by Panic! At The Disco. This cover of the song is amazing in so many ways. You can hear many different parts of Urie's fantastic vocal range, and it shows how raw and good the song is. The song itself makes everyone want to sing and dance along to it.It goes the same as the original, obviously, but it also has that little twist of Panic! At The Disco charm. It is extremely noticeable in how strong Urie's voice on how brilliant the song is. The live performance also incorporates the whole "band" as the original had also done. It brings in the great artists that we call Panic! At The Disco. It is a truly amazing song.

Bohemian Rhapsody Panic! At The Disco live cover 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Dream On

This week, I have been listening to a classic rock song called Dream On by Aerosmith. This song brings back a lot of memories from my childhood as my mother and father both enjoyed it a lot when I was a kid. The song was made in 1973, the year my mother was born, and made number 1 for the first and only time in it's existence. The song has a very recognizable strum line in the beginning, it would be really difficult not to recognize it when it comes on the radio. I believe that this is one of the first songs where Steven Tyler truly showed his famous screaming singing voice. The song has a good meaning to it, and I believe people need to hear more things like that now a days. It is a fairly popular song if you think about it. If you mention the name Aerosmith to a random stranger, they probably will say one of two songs, Dream On and or Sweet Emotion. Both songs are extremely good, and I highly recommend them to anyone wanting to listen to older songs or just good music in general. The song is extremely authentic, with Aerosmith's own personal style of rock.



Dream On by Aerosmith

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Don't Stop Believing

This week, in my chorus class, we are singing Don't Stop Believing by Journey for our upcoming concert on March 15. I personally really enjoy the song. It brings back a lot of good memories from my childhood. My dad would always play the song on our way to his job or to Aquatica/SeaWorld in Florida. I do not generally listen to songs that are older than myself, but this song is basically a classic in the rock world. Almost everyone knows the song. Once you hear the first couple of chords in the song, you will automatically know what it is and start jamming along with it. We are singing the Glee version of the song, which is pretty different than the original song, but it is still pretty good. We will be singing the song with the Mayo Middle School choir. The song has been fairly easy to learn, mainly considering the fact that everyone already knows the song.


Don't Stop Believing by Journey

Friday, February 26, 2016

Turn Off The Lights

Due to a concert that I will be attending on the 15th of April, I have been recently obsessed with Panic! At The Disco, obviously. This week, I have been listening to the song, "Turn Off The Lights." This song is not available on iTunes, as it was just a bonus song for their album, Vices and Virtues. It deeply saddens me that it is not available on iTunes. It have a very upbeat sound to the song, the kind of upbeat sound that makes you just want to dance. This song is rather easy to sing too, depending on how wide your vocal range is. Since my vocal range is rather wide, I find the song really easy to sing along to. This song is rather old if you think about it. The song came out in 2011. Although it is an older Panic! At The Disco song, it is still really enjoyable and I highly recommend it to every fan of the band, and to everybody in general.


Turn Off The Lights-Panic! At The Disco

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Sorry

This week, I have been quoting the song, "Sorry," by Justin Bieber. It lead me to actually listening to the song a couple of times. I am not necessarily the biggest fan of Justin Bieber myself, but I must say that his newer songs are quite catchy and I often catch myself listening to them. I am a big fan of alternative music, as you can see, but listening to new music, such as Bieber's new songs brings out a party side of me. The song Sorry is always playing on our local radio station, and I can see why. The song itself is a fan favorite and is extremely catchy for anyone listening. The song is much loved by people of all sizes and ages. Men, women, and children can listen to the song without worry of profanity or just the song not being good. The songs lyrics are easy to sing along to, and are easy to remember. This is a song that you could remember just by the first best of the song.

Sorry-Justin Bieber

Friday, February 12, 2016

Battle Scars

This week, I have been listening to a song called Battle Scars by Lupe Fiasco. It is a song that really requires you to listen to the lyrics to understand them. If you understand the lyrics, you understand the whole song basically. The chorus of the song is the part that most people actually know, and it is what actually drew me into the song. I have heard the song many times in the past, but as with many songs, I kind of let it fall into the deep part of my thoughts. Since hearing it once again, I feel connected to the song in a physical and emotional form. The song has a strong meaning to it, and some people do get it, and they get it very well. Others may not. Every time I hear this song, it brings tears to my eyes. The song can mean a lot of different things to different people. It could be an old love song for some or a song of one's survival in this world. Someone could tie the song into their struggle with school, work, or basically anything social.



Battle Scars music video

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Won't Go Home Without You

This week, I have been listening to Maroon 5's song, Won't Go Home Without You. The song was released in the 2000's. When I listen to this song, I think of Curious George. I do not know why I thing of the curious little guy, but I just do. The song is kind of a soft love song, one that you would hear on the radio and just start to sing along to. It is an easy song to just sing along to, even if you do not know the song. The melody of the song flows nicely, and is so pleasing to the ear. Lead singer, Adam Levine, has a voice that is so angelic when you hear it, it is so recognizable. The song is one of those songs that you would forget all about, but when you hear it, the memories from the first time you heard it come back and settle back into your mind. It is an unforgettable song that I hope stays with us for a long time.


Maroon 5's Won't Go Home Without You

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Twisted Nerve

So lately, I have been obsessed with the show American Horror Story. I mean, I have always been, but more than usual lately. Anyways, in the first season, there is a song called Twisted Nerve by Bernard Herrmann. It's not typically a song I would listen to, but it's haunting melody is so taunting that it makes you want to listen to it. This song doesn't actually have any lyrics, but it has a rather catchy whistling tone. It is an older song, which is one of the reasons why it is not typically a song I would listen to, but it's so hauntingly beautiful that it's to irresistible. This kind of song is a song that you would associate with and orchestra or music of that genre. It is not a song that you would find playing on any of today's radios. Most people today probably can not say that they do know the song. I highly recommend this song to everyone who has the slightest interest in hauntingly beautiful music.


Twisted Nerve by Bernard Herrmann

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

This is Gospel

Recently, and by recently I mean in the past hour, I have been listening to Panic! At The Disco's song "This is Gospel" the piano version. I, an in the process of learning to play the piano person, am absolutely in love with this song. The song shows the emotions that singer, Brendon Urie, outputs through is loud vocals and strong piano playing. The song itself does have two different versions, however, the piano version is my personal favorite. You can just feel the song run through your skin and it almost brings tears to your eyes. The song is often thought as Brendon's final thoughts on Ryan Ross and Jon Walker leaving the band. It is often said throughout the song, "If you love me, let me go." I take this as Brendon telling Ryan and Jon that he loves them as friends but is willing to let them go on and do things as they please. I personally believe that this song is a song that represents the death of someone. If you love someone, you should keep their memory with you, but should let them go. They will still be with you in your own way.


 Music Video for This is Gospel by P!ATD

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Death of a Bachelor

This week, I have been listening to the song,"Death of a Bachelor," by Panic! At The Disco. This song was inspired by the one and only Frank Sinatra. The song is very well written and has a great beat to it. It flows really nicely, and singing it is very pleasant. It has a very jazzy feel to it, and it makes you think of the 1940's Vegas Strip. Many people would have little to no trouble trying to sing or recreate the song. My mother actually thought that I was singing church music once while I was singing the song. The name of the song actually it was inspired the band to call their new album, "Death of a Bachelor." In the video for this song, lead singer, Brendon Urie, is set in a reception area of a hotel, kind of like how most venues are. Singer Urie had set the song on Frank Sinatra and his own wife, Sarah Orzechowski.


Music video for Death of a Bachelor