Undiscovery: Everywhere – “Moments”

A few months ago I received an e-mail from Max Berga, the lead singer of UK-based band, Everywhere. He sent a link to their new song, "Man Up (feat. Rebecca Nohr)", and asked me to feature the song on my blog. It was such an incredible honor, but I was a fool myself back then. …

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Review Saturday: Sufjan Stevens – “Mystery of Love”

Sufjan Stevens "Mystery of Love" Call Me By Your Name (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Madison Gate Records Sufjan Stevens often draws mythical figures or mythical qualities surrounding themselves as symbolism or allegories on his songs. Even his side project with Son Lux and Serengeti itself uses Sisyphus as a stage name. But, this is what …

Review Friday: Pinegrove – “Intrepid”

Pinegrove "Intrepid" Single Dead Oceans / Run for Cover In an interview with Allston Pudding during the release of their stupendous debut album, Cardinal, Pinegrove's Evan Stephens Hall elaborates the meaning of rectangles for the band. According to him, these quadrilateral shapes signify the metaphor of creating art—the bound surrounding art itself, its exclusion, and people's interpretation. Thus, …

Review Friday: Taylor Swift – “Call It What You Want”

Taylor Swift "Call It What You Want" reputation Big Machine One of the most patent qualities from Swift's pen is how she loves to allude fairy tale elements on her songs; sometimes they're blatantly obvious, sometimes they're metaphorized. On "Love Story", for example, one song that cements her foundation as a future mega pop star, …

Review Sunday: The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die – “For Robin”

The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die "For Robin" Always Foreign Epitaph On "Perfect Places", taken from her outstanding sophomore album, Lorde voices her concern. "All of our heroes are fading," she sings in chorus, feeling anxious over the death of the modern heroes that perturbs and confuses …

So Long, Friends

Last night I just finished watching the 1990's cultural phenomenon called Friends, a stellar TV series revolving six bunch of twenty-thirty somethings in figuring out their life. It was aired during the golden era of American situational comedy series, led by outstanding comedy series, such as Seinfeld, Frasier, Home Improvement, Mad About You, and Everybody …