This week I have been back in my hometown watching my mom’s dogs and taking care of the house. It’s a long story, but basically I am here because I have big plans for the weekend to celebrate my dear friend at her wedding shower and bachelorette party! So basically I have been looking through music in case we are in need of some at the party, and this song came up and I forgot just how much I love it. Therefore I must share it with you. Enjoy.
The theme of this week’s song selection is….your favorite band from your high school/college years is SLOWLY releasing new music and each release makes you even more sad that they are going to be breaking up in 2018 (but they will stay 18 forever). This song…this is everything about Brand New that I adore…and it just makes me sad that this is just a part of the strong of last songs that they will release.
This week is dedicated to the rumor that Frank Ocean’s album is supposed to be dropped THIS MONTH and the desperate need that I have of this album. I have been waiting and waiting and waiting and I just…I need more Frank Ocean in my life. So though I am in the whole “believe it when I see it” phase of having faith in this album dropping, I have all my fingers and toes crossed in hopes that it does happen.
As far as the song choice goes….I just really love this song.
Any songs you feel like sharing on this fabulous Thursday?
This week I am sharing a song I discovered last summer. My tastes in genres tend to vary a bit from year to year, and last year I was more into this particular genre. This year I seem to be into stuff a little more dance (MAYBE EDM) related. Anywho, hope you enjoy and that you are having a fabulous first week of summer!
Lately, First Aid Kit has been played constantly throughout the day. I love their voices, their lyrics, and the general feelings of their songs. My Silver Lining has been played A LOT, because honestly…it helps me out. They have some crazy good lyrics that really have helped me in tough spots. Songs I can relate to and can come back to whenever I need them.
Today I am looking forward in my life and seeing a lot of unknown. I am back to where I didn’t necessarily want to be, and it’s not really due to any fault on my end (the one bright side of this at the moment). So today I am trying to start positive. Trying to think good things and to at least look forward to the summer ahead. I have a wonderful family, great friends, and a lot of things to look forward to in the coming months that should easily outweigh the not so fun stuff.
I can always count on NEEDTOBREATHE to bring me exactly what I need to hear.
I got dreams that keep me up in the dead of night
Telling me I wasn’t made for the simple life
There’s a light I see, but it’s far in the distance
So I’m asking you to show me some forgiveness
It’s all for you in my pursuit of happiness
Hi. I’m Emily. And I am a huge Justin Timberlake fangirl. And as soon as he dropped this single I FREAKED out and listened to it for days straight. I am that type of person. So naturally, I realized I hadn’t fangirled about it on my blog. Therefore, that is my track this week. Because….I CAN’T STOP THE FEELING!
Sia has become one my favorite artists. I love her voice and the honesty of her lyrics. She kind of tells it how it is, but has a positive message behind so many songs lately. Lots of songs about overcoming your darkness and your demons and living your life the way it should be. I honestly only picked my current fave of hers for this week because it is so tough to pick just one. But I love this song. I love the message of this song. I love a workout I found to this song (which I will definitely post). Here you go 🙂
And in case you wanted that workout…here it is. I am really digging the ladies at REFIT and the awesome routines they come up with. I was feeling this one.
I am just on a roll this week it seems. Three days of posts in a row!? Awesome right. I wish I could say it will continue into next week, but besides having a post scheduled for Sunday I will be taking at least a week long break. It’s a long story, but I promise it’s just temporary.
This week I am sharing a song that reminds me that SPRING IS COMING! I am so sick of the cold, the snow, the forever winter (Elsa…please just stop). I need to open my windows! I need to be able to sit outside in the sun. I need to hear the lawnmowers going and to see people out and about. I NEED SPRING! And I am sure that I am not alone. Lucky for us…the forecast is filled with talks of sunshine this weekend 🙂
I must say, I have been in a bit of a slump lately with blogging and reading. It may not have seemed that way when I suddenly have a bunch of posts go live in the last week, but it just hasn’t been going well. I think that life has overwhelmed me, and I feel like I have so much to do that I kind of push this all aside. I am definitely trying to get back in there. I have some posts that will be coming this month, and I hope that I can slowly and surely move back to where I was. I don’t want to force it because this will lose all appeal to me. I love my approach to blogging, and forcing myself to get through it so that I post all the time is not going to help. I will get back there. I know it.
I figured Thursday Tracks would be the perfect post to work on, because it’s low key. It’s something that I don’t feel like I need to really think deeply about. It’s something that I can type up quick, feel accomplished about, and move on. Not saying there is little consideration when doing these, it’s just that sometimes this comes much more naturally to me.
This week I am sharing a song that has definitely stuck with me. I have been digging further in to this artist, and I love her story. Her story is one of overcoming the darkest places and moving forward. Her story is about surviving what she thought she couldn’t. She has a killer voice, and this song just really speaks to me. She and I have obviously faced VERY different battles, but I think it can touch anyone that has ever faced anything.