Music on Repeat: Tributes to Christina Grimmie

Hello!

Today’s post is sort of my way of remembering Christina Grimmie, and hopefully helping keep her in our memories. I mentioned a while back that I was having trouble writing my tribute post and I still haven’t been able to write it the way I want it to be. Lucky for me, how I feel and what I want to express has been summed up in music and lyrics by these amazing musicians.

Here are my 3 most played tributes to the amazing Christina Grimmie.

Dodie (doddleoddle) – My Anthem (from Christina Grime’s With Love Album)

Max Schneider – Christina’s Song (an original)

Tyler Ward – A Song for Christina Grimmie (an original)

I’m currently doing a bit of travelling so I haven’t been able to get my blogging schedule down pat yet but on the bright side I’ve been taking lots of videos of my travels which was my 7th June goal (check out my goals here)!

I hope you loved these beautiful tributes as much as I did.
See you in a week!

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Music on Repeat: Amistat

Hello!

While in Melbourne I walked past this band busking several times and every single time I would nag whoever was with me to stop and let me get their name down so I could find their music online (such a crappy excuse, pretty sure they rolled their eyes at me the 4th time I used that excuse).

I am mesmerized by their voices. They mesh so well together and both their voices are so smooth. I’ve been looking them up on youtube and going through all their performances. I sound creepy. I promise I’m not creepy. (Doesn’t that sound like something someone creepy would say? Whoops!) I’ve come to the conclusion that I prefer their acoustic/live performances to the studio version.

I seriously considered buying their CD the first 10 seconds I heard them, except I realized that have no way to getting the songs from the CD onto my computer (unless I buy one of their external CD things).

I think I saw/heard them at the exact place videoed here:

2013 Performance: The Man Who Cant be Moved

Here’s one of their songs: Humble Hands – Amistat

Amistat is made up of Josef and Jan Prasil, twin brothers from Europe.

If you live in Melbourne or are going to be there on June 18th you might be able to snag yourself a ticket to see them live. Click HERE. (I’m so jealous!)

Links: Facebook | Youtube | Reverbnation | Twitter | iTunes | Instagram

Songs on Repeat: Tangled’s ‘I See the Light’ + Cover by Carrie Hope Fletcher and PetesJams

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I don’t think I’ve mentioned that I’ve been on a slight Tangled craze. I’ve had the movie playing every night for about a week or so… If I had to pick, I See the Light would probably my favourite song (closely followed by I’ve Got a Dream).

Mandy Moore’s voice is just so so so beautiful, I remember hearing her sing in A Walk to Remember and years later although I forgot what movie it was from, I remembered her voice and the song so clearly. Also, perhaps I somehow missed the craze, but I wish that Mandy Moore was promoted as much as Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell were. Maybe it was just that Let It Go was everywhere which was why they seemed like they were everywhere.

I included one of my favourite covers of this song. Carrie and Pete had me so giddy the whole time with them acting out the parts of Rapunzle (am I the only one who can never spell her name right?!)  and Flynn Rider. It’s just a super sweet and happy cover.

See you in a few days!

Music on Repeat: Zella Day

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It’s been 3 days since my last post and honestly, it feels like it has been ages. Other than an almost complete DIY post coming up soon I don’t really have much else planned, but I’ve been itching to post something, anything here (which explains why I’m up at 4.46am).

Admittedly, this MoR isn’t completely fair because I only came across Zella Day 2 nights ago, but these two songs have been playing on repeat. Honesty is key, right? These 2 songs have got that hypnotic, purposeful, swaying, soothing yet jarring, floaty feel. It’s sort of contradictory which I love.

People in the comments mentioned that she sounds like/reminds them of Lana Del Rey but I disagree, I don’t think LDR or hear LDR when I listen to Zella Day. (I have nothing against Lana Del Rey, just saying!)

It’s not a Video on Repeat because as I mentioned, it’s usually just playing in the background so I haven’t really paid that much attention to the video. From the few times I did watch it, I wasn’t wow-ed by them but I did like the video for Sweet Ophelia.

Warning: I would say that Hypnotic is considered NSFW (at least I wouldn’t dare), but Sweet Ophelia is pretty safe!

Let me know if you liked the songs
or
if you’ve got any suggestions.

I’ll be back in a few days
(most likely with the new DIY)
so be sure to come back for that!

Music On Repeat: Lewis Watson (+ Gabrielle Aplin)

I have so much love for Lewis Watson. I don’t really know what to write without sounding like an absolute creep. His voice and music are captivating but I think his lyrics will catch your attention. I keep re-listening to his songs and covers and I always feel somewhat nostalgic.

To avoid spamming you with links, I’ll link my favourite song posted for each year from 2011 to 2015. This way you’ll also be able to see how he’s grown over the years 🙂

I’ve also linked his cover of Droplets (Colbie Caillat & Jason Reeves) with Gabrielle Aplin (it’s beautiful!).

#3 (2011) 

Bones (2012) 

Into the Wild (2013) 

Stay (2014) 

Halo (2015) 

Droplets 

Music & Video On Repeat: Kawehi (@iamkawehi)

This one is a double “On Repeat” post! I couldn’t decide if I should put her under music or videos, because music is her thing, but the videos are also pretty amazing to watch. So I filed it under both! (My taste in music is all over the place, so if you’re trying to figure out a pattern in my choices, good luck!)

My favourite thing about Kawehi is watching her create music. She just seems happy and like she’s doing what she loves, and that makes me smile 🙂

Her most viewed video is her cover of Michael Jackson’s The Way You Make Me Feel (the white dog is so tolerant haha!), but my favourite covers by her are her covers of Nirvana’s Heart-Shaped Box and Sia’s Chandelier.

Let’s not forget, her original stuff is brilliant too.

MJ’s The Way You Make Me Feel

Nirvana’s Heart-Shaped Box

Sia’s Chandelier

ANTHEM

I’d Never Tell

If you’re interested, you can take part of the creation of the INTERAKTIV EP! Kawehi’s Links: BandcampFacebook | Instagram iTunes | Official SiteTwitterYoutube |

Music On Repeat: Elena Tonra (Daughter) – Like in Films

I only discovered this song a few days ago and it has been playing constantly in my head and on my laptop and iPhone.

I guess it’s been one of those weeks.

Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 presetElena Tonra’s voice is so captivating. The song is dreamy and nostalgic and the lyrics are expressive and beautiful. My heart hurts (in a good way) listening to this song. It’s more of a ‘watching the sunrise after staying up all night’ or ‘curled up in bed/couch on a rainy day’ song.

I wanted to link an official version, but there were only 2 options on youtube :\ Sorry!

I’ll come back after I get over my honeymoon phase with this song and let you know if my feelings change, but I doubt it!

And in case any of you were wondering, Elena Tonra is is 1/3 of the indie folk band Daughter. I think you might recognize Youth by Daughter.

Daughter’s Links: Facebook | Instagram | Official Website | Soundcloud | Twitter | Youtube

Hope you’re all having a lovely week!