Friday, 28 October 2011
After hearing this song so many times due to my obsessive viewing of the video, i decided to do a more acoustic version seen as i haven't made a video in a while. I tried to improve on my previous covers by looking at the audience (well, my camera that was balanced precariously on a stool) as the delivery of a piece of music is just as important as the piece itself, in my opinion. Comments about ways to improve in performing would be greatly appreciated...although i have to warn you that my dancing skills go about as far as the macarena. Anyway, here is We Found Love:
Oh my gosh! Only three days until it's Halloween! waaah!
Friday, 21 October 2011
"It's like you're screaming but no one can hear. You almost feel ashamed that someone could be that important, that without them, you feel like nothing. No one will ever understand how much it hurts. You feel hopeless, like nothing can save you. And when it's over and it's gone, you almost wish that you could have all that bad stuff back so you can have the good."
It is not actually possible to love a video more than i love this one. I mean, i thought Only Girl In The World was amazing but Rihanna's latest video exceeds all expectations. The raw emotions portrayed in this film suit the lyrics perfectly; i adore the fast paced movement of the imagery which incorporates a range of issues such as drug abuse, sex and heartbreak. The old-school grunge styling and dark tone to the film complement each other and Rihanna embraces her look to the full, i now have an urge to rip my tights and pair them with an oversized denim shirt and a tattoo. She is the perfect badass...not to mention her co-star Dudley O'Shaughnessy is haaawwt. I shall leave this post revelling in the immense-ness of the creativity Rihanna and her team have yet again produced to the highest standard, enveloping the audience in a different world.
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Labrinth ft. Tinie Tempah // Earthquake
La-la-loving this song. Representing British music in it's best form, Labrinth and Tinie have created yet another tune to add to their ever-growing collection. I love the tetris reminiscent synth sounds, they're great to build upon, paired with the stripped down vocal chorus used in the bridge. The musical composition and layering of sound and voice is just pure perfection; from the 'musical onomatoepia' (oh yeah, new term) with the trumpets to accompany the lyric referring to Buckingham Palace as well as the all round mash up of just about every genre imaginable, from techno to rap to choir-like voices. Siiiiiick.