New Music Friday

Hi everyone!

 

It’s been a long time and I’m sorry. Everything has been really hectic, but you’ll get that update on Tuesday. For now, it’s music Friday and it’s a pretty exciting Friday. It’s May 12th and both Paramore and Machine Gun Kelly released albums today and they’re both incredible.

I’ve listened to all of “Bloom” by Machine Gun Kelly (it’s pretty great car music) and I really like it so far. It’s got that traditional MGK rapid-fire style, but he also tackles serious subjects like he always does. He’s never afraid to talk about where he came from or how hard he struggled to get where he is. He may rap about hundred dollar bills and private jets, but he’ll also talk about exactly how low everything got before he got his record deal.

There are also a few collaborations that are amazing. Of course Bad Things is on this album, I’ve been singing along with it since it dropped in October of last year. Also “At My Best” one of my favorite songs of 2017 already, which dropped back in March with Hailee Steinfield.

My favorite song on the album (as of right now) is either “Go For Broke” or “At My Best”.

Paramore also released their follow-up to their self-titled album, “After, Laughter”. It’s so different but the lyrics feel so familiar. It’s like being gone for a period of time and then coming home? The lyrics are so fresh, but still so relatable to all of us.

They also announced the next Parahoy! which of course I can’t go to, but it’s okay. I love that they continue to do this year after year. It’s such an awesome and unique experience.

I need more time with “After Laughter” before I decide a favorite, but I’ll have one for you Friday.

Enjoy all the music!

 

xoxo

Jocelyn

 

#5YearsofSymphonySoldier

This is a special music Friday that’s happening on Tuesday because it’s the 5th anniversary of Symphony Soldier by The Cab.

I love this album. There are very few albums that I truly love from the first second to the last, from the first song to the last one. I can’t explain how important this album has been for me for the past three years. Temporary Bliss is one of the song’s who’s lyrics I remembered seeing on tumblr and twitter a lot before I actually started listening to them.

This album is what made me fall in love with The Cab. Alexander Deleon’s voice and the band’s catchy melodies are sure hits. I love singing Temporary Bliss and La La at the top of my lungs in my car.

Living Louder and Lovesick Fool are two of my favorite emotional songs from The Cab. Overall the album is truly incredible and an amazing, fun listen for anyone who’s never heard them before now.

Favorite Lyrics?

“Living louder, singing longer tonight.”

“I’m not perfect, but I swear I’m perfect for you.”

“I see the stars in the freckles on your face.

“I’m no angel, I’m just me, but I will love you endlessly.”

 

I love you Symphony Soldier.

xoxo

J

New Music Friday

I’m starting this post early because I have so many songs I want to talk about today.

It’s been a little while since I posted a music Friday but with all of the new material coming out I had to talk about it.

These aren’t in any particular order, just how ever I could remember them.

1. Set It Off

Set It Off release Uncontainable last Friday and I fell in love so fast. Obviously since I just saw them a month ago in still high in my Set It Off feels but this song is incredible.

Favorite Lyric: Some day, they’ll say the throne was made for you.


2. The Summer Set

The Summer Set’s new album Stories for Monday comes out next Friday and I’m very excited. I love the singles that have been released so far. They sound incredible and like The Summer Set is evolving.

 

Figure Me Out

Favorite Lyric: “I’m a bit too pop for the punk kids, but I’m too punk for the pop kids”

 

Missin’ You

Favorite Lyric: “You can keep my sweater, don’t think I every want it back./ You let the stitches fray, now it don’t feel the same.”

 

Jean Jacket

Favorite Lyric: “And I was falling in love, while you were fighting the weekend.”

 

3. Fix by Chris Lane

I will always go back to country music. I love the story it tells and I also really like the new direction that the genre is taking right now. I understand the difference between pop and country, but I like the new sound that songs have.

Fix is one of those new sounding songs.

Favorite Lyric: “I’ll be your smooth ride, that late night, that Walter White high.”

 

4. Texas is Forever by Pierce the Veil

So let me start with a little squeal. I love PTV and I am insanely excited that they have announced their new album (Misadventures) and the release date (May 13th). I can’t wait to listen to it and smile about hearing my old time favorites again.

Favorite Lyric: “Misguided by darkness and lost on the road, but I’m such a sucker for the rain.”

 

I hope every one enjoys these songs! Let me know what you think.

 

xoxo

J

Of Mice & Men

So for today’s music Friday, I picked another band that is near and dear to my heart, Of Mice & Men.

I first discovered Of Mice & Men through tumblr. Austin’s pretty popular and he takes pictures with several other bands and I saw him in a couple of photos with Oli Sykes and got curious. I liked “Second and Sebring”, but the rest of their music was much too metal sounding for me. Later in 2014 however, I tried listening to Restoring Force again, after I had fallen in love with Sempiternal and I was sold. I loved the album and “Feels Like Forever” was definitely my favorite track.

They released Restoring Force: Full Circle this February and I had to go all over my college town to find it. I tweeted about that, but I did find it, and Austin followed me on twitter. I cried. He is such an inspiration to me to do my best because I can. I got to see them in concert this May for my birthday and I’m looking forward to seeing them again. My favorite song by them is either “Feels Like Forever” or “Identity Disorder”, but so many of their songs have such deep meanings.

Feels Like Forever

 

Identity Disorder

 

I hope you enjoy!

xoxo

J

Songs That Inspire- Music Fridays

So I’ve been chatting back and forth with one of my mutual friends on Twitter recently and she’s getting a tattoo of one of my favorite OM&M lyrics. It just got me thinking about songs that I find inspirational. So here’s a short-ish list of songs that make me feel better.

Gold Steps by Neck Deep

I heard this song just a couple of months ago when Life’s Not Out to Get You was released. I was streaming the album and this song stuck out to me a lot. The lyrics are honest and true, but I love that they keep the tune upbeat as well.

Favorite Lyric: Some times things will bend you, but trust me you’ll be fine. ‘Cause I’ve been moving mountains, that I once had to climb.

 

Hell and Back by Tonight Alive

I used this song as my end of 2014-looking back song. It’s a song about realizing that things suck and working through them. It’s a song about healing.

Favorite Lyric: But I never let myself down, so bad, so bad. But I never thought I’d have the things I have, I have, that I have.

 

Feels Like Forever by Of Mice and Men

When I first started listening to Of Mice and Men, “Restoring Force” was the album I latched onto. I love the songs and I liked ‘Feels Like Forever’ a lot. When OM&M released the Full Circle edition with the acoustic version of ‘Feels Like Forever’, I fell in love. I’ve sang these lyrics out in the car with a small on my face, and I’ve whispered these lyrics to myself in the dark while I cried until I couldn’t breathe. Good and bad times, this song has been with me and seeing it live was thrilling, bone-chilling, and just emotional.

Favorite Lyric: Don’t let go. Time will heal. Just don’t let go. Someday we can learn to start again.

 

Tomorrow by Set It Off

I already talked about Set It Off last week. They are an amazing band and their music moves me like no other. Tomorrow is a song about the future. It’s about living in the now and realizing everything just gets better.

Favorite Lyric: They’re gonna try to clip your wings. Lock you up and make you sing. But they’ll never cage your dreams so fly away.

 

24 Floors by The Maine

I started listening to The Maine earlier this year when they released American Candy. This album is one of the few that I like every single song on it. It’s incredible. This song is somber and slow, but its message is so important. It talks of remembering that even when it feels like nothing is worth it, you are worth it. Someone will miss you and someone loves you.

Favorite Lyric: You don’t wanna die tonight. Take one more breath to clear your mind. Every moment’s relevant, bittersweet and delicate. Tomorrow may not come again.

 

 

Living Louder by The Cab

I found The Cab while investigating some of the other songs/ albums that Patrick Stump had featured in or sung in. Their second album, Symphony Solider, is another one of those rare albums where I love every song. Living Louder is a song about inspiration. It’s a song about living life to it’s fullest and having no regrets. Live like this is it.

Favorite Lyric: We’re all just kids that grew up way too fast. Yeah, the good die young, but the great will always last. We’re growing older, but we’re all soldiers tonight.

 

I hope you enjoy these songs and they make you feel better too. I’ll probably do a part two later on.

Have an amazing weekend everyone!

xoxo

J

 

Set It Off- The New Music Fridays

Hi everyone!

So I had a new music Tuesday thing going on, but recently they changed it to Fridays. I also combined my music selection with my new music posts. So all of my music posts will be together.

Today I want to talk about Set It Off.

Basically, I listened to a few songs from Set It Off in late 2013- early 2014 as I was getting back into pop punk, alternative music. I liked “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead”, but I never really looked into Set It Off.

Back in November of 2014, I started listening to Set It Off, because I thought I would have been able to go to the Black Mass Tour. Unfortunately, I couldn’t go to any of those dates near me.

I really started to like Set It Off. Then I heard that they were doing to Glamour Kills Spring Break Tour 2015 with my babies As It Is (from England), and I had to go.

I got to see them in March and met all of them and As It Is and Against the Current. It was incredible. After meeting them and seeing them live, I completely fell in love with them.

Set It Off has music that makes me feel. Cody sings emotions that make me feel. I love their music. Their new video for Wild Wild World is my favorite so far.

My favorite songs of theirs are definitely Wild Wild World, Missing You, and Tomorrow. My favorite album is Duality.

Hopefully you’ll check their music out and enjoy it!

Wild Wild World

 

Missing You

 

Tomorrow (feat. Jason Lancaster)

 

And a documentary they did about us, their fans, their Dreamcatchers

 

 

xoxo

J

PS. shout out to rockersoph27, I love the music of the month and I’m trying to do better with my music posts every week.

New Music Tuesdays

Since Tuesdays are the days that new songs and new albums come out, I kind of want to do a new music Tuesday post every week.

It won’t be necessarily all date-wise new music (although some of it will be) but new-to-me music. So I’ll probably do a mix like a song and an album one week and then a song and an artist or something like that.

This week is the album Restoring Force by Of Mice & Men. It came out in Jan. of this year. I’d been listening to Second and Sebring for a while before I even gave this album a chance. Originally I thought that Of Mice and Men was just a little too metal for me, but I listened to Bones Exposed and went and bought the album the next day.

Something about the way that they write grabs me, and honestly, Austin is one of the funniest and nicest band members that I know of. When I tell my friends that I love him, I am being totally serious. I followed the actual band members on tumblr, twitter, etc. for around three months. I really wanted to meet them long before their music really started to move me. They just seemed like really amazing people.

Now I’m glad I did. My favorite song from the album is a tie between Bones Exposed and Feels Like Forever. I can’t get them out of my head. Honestly, I didn’t listen to that much heavy stuff before discovering Sempiternal, but it’s just been this journey into music I never thought that I would experience. The lyrics from this album are real, and lyrics are always what keep me following and listening.

Hopefully, I’ll get a chance to see them live sometime soon!

xoxo

J