Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Self Pity Party - Week 7

Welcome to the time to let it out and let go. It's alright you're amongst friends. 
Lets get right to it. 

Starting off strong with "Don't Wanna Know" by Maroon 5 feat Kendrick Lamar. I keep hearing this song and its so damn catchy. It was only recently i actually listened to the lyrics and realised its perfect for the blog. I've never been the biggest fan of Maroon 5 but like most of everyone else I do love Kendrick Lamar.

Ne-Yo and "So Sick". His second single from his first album, it managed to get to number 1 in both the UK and the US. I can totally see why. Entertainingly a female singer known as Lil' Vick recorded an answer song to this track, which is about Vick being sick of Ne-Yo's love songs.

Charlene Soraia with "Wherever you Will Go". I am a big fan of the original by the band The Calling however this version of the song just has so much more to it. The first was a perfectly acceptable boy band song for the time period, this is a wonderful love song full of feeling. A little surreal that it was recorded for a Twinings tea advert isn't it?

Continuing my trend of including artists people don't expect to see here with "The One That Got Away" by Katy Perry. This song is actually based on a real ex boyfriend of hers. The late (obviously) actor Jonathan Lewis who was found dead in his driveway in September 2012

Gnash feat. Olivia O'Brien with "i hate u, i love u". This song was the first chart topping track in Australia for both artists. Gnash has included a reference to the Blink-182 track Dammit in the song.

And this week finishes with Jack Peñate and "Torn On The Platform". Ending on a bit of an upbeat and entertaining note. I'm in too much of a good mood to not having something a bit full of energy to end with I think. Interesting fact about Jack Peñate, his grandfather was Mervyn Peake, author of the Gormenghast novels. Incidentally totally worth a read.  

So ends another Self Pity Party. Time to put the walls up and the games faces back on. Just don't forget to let them down from time to time.

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