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I went to a music festival about a year ago where a bunch of acts were performing and I got to see Sky Ferreira live.  I sort of knew about her and was familiar with a couple of her songs, but her performance propelled me to grab her debut album Night Time, My Time, and I have to say it’s a pretty great album – I like the attitude that she gives. I’ve been hearing that she’s releasing a new album this year entitled Masochist, but I can’t seem to find when it’s being released.  Her last album was delayed so many times before it was released, so I’m wondering if the same thing will happen with this album.

Still on the look out for new music, I remembered that she released a couple singles/EPs before her debut album, so I decided I could explore those before getting my hopes high for Masochist.  So I did a search at my local library of Sky Ferreira.  Naturally I found the music I already had, but I found two compilation CDs that featured her song “Obsession.”  One featured the original version (video below), the other a dance remix (the “Static Revenger Radio Remix”).  So I picked up both compilations CDs.

Normally I would listen to the original version first and then listen to the remix, but for some reason I decided to start with the remix.  I’ve searched around but I can find any legal way of provide a clip of said remix (you’ll have to do some googling/search your local library) but I thought the remix was pretty great, it had a good beat and pace to it.  Usually I find remixes to ruin songs, so it was interesting to go backwards and listen to the original version.  I like both version – I think the remix has a better beat and drive to it (it has a slightly faster tempo).  Either way, it’s a straight up good pop song to bike/dance to…the only thing it’s kind of hard to find…although, it is on iTunes in a compilation album (which, weirdly, was not the compilation cd I found at the library).

Anyway, if you’re not familiar with Sky Ferreira, I’d definitely check out.   “Everything is Embarrassing” (which isn’t on her debut album, it’s a B-side) is one of the most sincere heartbreaking songs, and it has a great ’80s beat.  Also, I like her songs “Boys” and “Heavy Metal Heart.”


Biking/Work Out Playlist

I may have mentioned a couple times this past summer, like every summer, that I’ve been biking a lot.  There’s a great bike path right down the street from me, so it’s great to blare the music and peddle my problems away.  Usually I create a playlist each year, and then add or remove songs throughout the year.

I created a Spotify Playlist of some of the music I listen to while biking/working out in case you’re looking for some new beats or a song to change up your playlist.

NOTE: There’s no particular order because I just hit “shuffle” before I start biking.


Here’s other songs that I usually listen to, but couldn’t find on Spotify:

Apple Picking Playlist

Whenever my family and I do something and take a road trip, I always make a cd with different songs.  Since we’re going apple picking tomorrow, I made this playlist for our ride, so I thought I’d share…especially because it’s been a long time since I’ve blogged…this semester is legit killing me (#stressed).  Normally I put upbeat/happy songs and a wide range of genres on the playlists for my family so there’s something for everyone, but I think I kind of dropped the ball on this one.  Oh well. I’m an artist.

If you’re wondering why I randomly added “Ew!,” the Jimmy Fallon skit/song, my family like Jimmy Fallon…so it was meant as a joke…although I do think the song is actually quite good because of will.i.am’s production.  Plus, Jimmy Fallon rapping as a teenage girl is hilarious.

Lorde is a Legend and Ed Sheeran is the Man

I don’t want to brag, but I’ve been to three concerts in the past three days.  I got to see Lorde, Sky Ferreira, and Ed Sheeran in concert, and each was just mind-blowing to see.  Because I’m a broke college student and concert tickets are so expensive, I usually only go to concerts where I absolutely 100% love every single song the person sings.  Which basically means I’ve only seen Taylor Swift in concert.  When I heard Lorde was coming to Boston, I just thought “why not?” I mean, I really like her music (I’ve been listening to The Love Club EP and Pure Heroine on repeat these past couple weeks).  She was playing at Boston Calling, an annual music festival Boston puts on.  The ticket is kind of expensive ($85-ish) but it gets you into a day of a ton bands, games, and “free things” (I got three pairs of sunglasses for “free”! (I say “free” because essentially part of my ticket went to paying for them)).  And you get this cool wrist band so you can come and go from the festival, which allows you to explore Boston when bands you don’t know/like are playing.  So the day I was going, Lorde was going to perform as well as Sky Ferreira, whose music I recently discovered and have quite enjoyed.

When I got to the festival, Sky Ferreria was beginning her set, and I must say that girl can sing.  I was kind of skeptical because her vocals on her album Night Time, My Time have a lot of effects on them, so I thought she would be a bit pitchy.  But, no, this girl can belt out those tunes.  It was fantastic.  She didn’t do much but stand there and sing, but she really didn’t need to.  It was breathtaking, the bass beating loud and the drums vibrating against my soul.  Even I, the guy who has never danced in public in his life, joined in the mosh pit.  Yes, it was that good.

Then there was a five hour delay until Lorde…we were evacuated because of the weather…it’s actually a long, epic story for another time.  But, it was worth the wait.

I know Lorde is only seventeen and only just started out in her career, but her performance was so spectacular it was legendary.  The lights flash, and she’s dancing/headbanging (her hair flips are something else) and she’s just owning every single song.  It was just so thrilling to see her bring her songs to life.  What I enjoyed the most was that she didn’t sing the songs like they are on her record.  She made them slightly different.  The best was her performance of “Team.”  I can’t really explain what she did, but she made it a total dance number…it was just so incredible.  Without a doubt, I would see Lorde in concert again.  I wish her set was longer than fifty minutes, though…

Now, I just got home from Ed Sheeran.  I’ve seen him in concert before, but man what a talented guy he is.  He’s a one man band, where he strums his guitar/smacks his guitar to make drum beats/sings sounds and puts them on loop.  It was inspiring as a musician to see.  But really I thought was great was how he connected with his audience.  He talked with us like he was talking to  us personally…like, I felt it was just me and Sheeran (in a not creepy way).  He told us a story about how he saw a chicken get run over by a car, and then he essentially watch the chicken die…so he wrote a song about it.  Then he played the song for us.  I’m not even joking.

At one point a girl screamed out “I LOVE YOU” and he actually stopped playing and looked up at her and smiled and said something like “wouldn’t it be funny if that was on the recording.”

He started off the show saying “I want you guys to sing these words as loud as possible. If you don’t know the words, make them up.  You’re not doing it right unless you lose your voice.”

I have a boatload of pictures/videos I can/want to share, but it requires me to do some editing/uploading and I don’t quite have the time yet…look for that in the coming weeks (#busycollegestudent)