• Album Review

    Bastille Tells a Roller Coaster Midnight Story in “Doom Days”

    I have to admit that I got defensive toward Bastille’s new album, Doom Days before I even heard the whole album. I remember telling Elsa that, “I don’t think, Bastille’s new album will charm me this time.” Boy, how judgmental I was back then. Just because I got vigilant over one of the Joy’s lyric, “You’re a sweet relief, you saved me from my brain From my brain, from my brain, from my brain” and couldn’t immediately relate with Those Days MVC, I get snob and hasty declaring my feeling toward unborn a piece of art at that moment.   Alright, brace yourself, this is going to be a rather…

  • Currently Listening

    “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, an Anthem You Want to Keep Singing

    I should have killing off all of my deadline—writing and editing, books and magazines—now. I only get less than two days to tackle them down. But here I am instead, writing things that I love about this song, Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Well, I guess, sometimes, you need to push yourself to stop, to fight with you own self just to hit the wreckage brake, take a slightly break, so you won’t hit that damn invisible tree, right? Okay, what do I love? Let’s start with the whistling, the melodies, the strumming guitar, the beat of the drum, the trumpet, the harmonica, the way Jade Castrinos and…

  • Throwback Thursday

    TBT: In Too Deep from Sum 41

    Throwback Thursday is like a vehicle to do time travel to the past for me. Since today is Thursday, kindly allow me to take you back to my junior high school memories with Sum 41. I don’t really recall how I found out about Sum 41. But I remember, I have 4 albums of them–Half Hour of Power, All Killer, No Filler, Does This Look Infected, and Chuck. I picked In Too Deep as my Throw Back Thursday because this is one of their songs that I instantly love it. The song itself was release in September 2001, in the All Killer, No Filler album–which is my favorite album. I still love it till today, still tapping my…

  • News

    The Head and The Heart’s New Album “Living Mirage”, Gaining New Fans, Losing Their Old One?

    Ever since I heard Honeybee, Missed Connection, and People Need a Melody, I’ve been sitting impatiently waiting for the 17th May to come. That’s, my friends, because today is the day The Head and the Heart finally release their new album, Living Mirage. Living Mirage Song List: See you Through My Eyes Missed Connection People Need a Melody Honeybee Brenda Running Through Hell Up Against the Wall Saving Grace I Found Out Living Mirage Glory of Music If you haven’t heard of them, The Head and the Heart is an American indie folk band formed in 2009. The reaction toward their new album is vary. In one of their interviews,…

  • Most Anticipated

    Most Anticipated Artist: Luwten

    Delicate and fresh are the words that pop in my mind when I first listen to Luwten’s single In Over My Head II. Immediately, I got a feeling I will love her music. So, I dig deeper and prove myself that she’s right. Tessa Douwstra is the woman behind Luwten. Instead of describing Luwten as Douwstra’s stage name, in her official website, she describes Luwten as her creative conduit. Her music’s genre is electronic, but, mind you, she has lots to offers and does fair share of experiments in her debut album, Luwten. There isn’t much personal info about who Douwstra is, except that she is from Amsterdam, Netherland. But,…

  • Playlist

    Playlist: At the End of Your Rough Day

    There’s a week or day when you think that all hell breaks loose. Human and things conspire to tiring you down or push you to the edge of your limit. Days when all you want is simply to get a bear hug or a pat in the head from your love ones. Days when somebody be kind enough to tell you, “It’s okay, it’s all right, you’re doing a great job.” If you are facing those days–or, worse–weeks like that, let me tell you that, “It’s okay, it’s all right, you’re doing a great job.” Sending you a gigantic, warm hug from here. Hang on, dear friends, help is on…

  • Album Review

    Album Review: Grace Carter Turned Heartache into Art in “Why Her Not Me”

    Your emotion is an endless source of inspiration, an endless source to creates anything, including art. Sadness is as powerful energy as happiness. That is what Grace Carter shows in her EP, Why Her Not Me. Grace Carter is a soul-pop singer-songwriter from England. She began attract lots of attention through her single, Silence. In 2018, YouTube Music calls her “Ones to Watch” artist. I think, Grace Carter’s EP, Why Her Not Me that she released on December 10th 2018, anchors her position as one of the most promising artist. My first encounter toward Grace Carter music was also from her single, Silence. It was an acoustic version. At that…

  • Currently Listening

    Celebrating Friendship with E^ST Song, “Friends”

    Since E^ST released her first EP, Old Age, in 2014, she definitely stole my attention, especially with her song, Your Ghost. If you haven’t heard about this talented artist, E^ST is a stage name of singer and songwriter from New South Wales, Australia, Melissa Bester. I think, her eminence come from her soothing yet powerful voice, the glorious and ear-catching melodies that she creates, plus her lyrics that have lots of punching lines. Taken from her latest album, Life Ain’t Always Roses, that being released last October, Friends is one of the most sought of E^ST songs. As you can see from its title, this songs talking about friendship. Lyrically aside,…

  • Album Review,  News

    “Assume Form” James Blake New Album Review

    After almost three years, the English singer-songwriter and producer James Blake released his fourth album, Assume Form, yesterday, in January 18, 2019. The new album consists of 12 songs, including some songs that James has introduced before—Can’t Believe the Way We Flow and Don’t Miss It.   Assume Form Tracklist: Assume Form Mile High (Feat. Metro Boomin & Travis Scott) Tell Them (Feat. Metro Boomin & Moses Sumney) Into the Red Barefoot in the Park (Feat. ROSALÍA) Can’t Believe the Way We Flow Are You in Love? Where’s the Catch? (Feat. André 3000) I’ll Come Too Power On Don’t Miss It Lullaby for My Insomniac Aside from how honest James Blake’s lyrics…

  • IOHO

    The Little Story Behind New Music Friday

    Have you ever wonder why there’s rarely new music from Monday to Thursday? Ever heard a term called, New Music Friday? Ever notice that, indeed, there are new musics on Friday, even Spotify creates playlist that gather new music on Friday? Why Friday? Why not Monday or Tuesday and so on? Well, it used to be Tuesday, at least in America.  The day of the new music release used to be Tuesday for around 25 years. But then technology shapes the world into a new form. Now, people able to stream music and has a lot access to get the music they like, legally or illegally. If you live in America, where the…