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Daughter

20 Aug

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Since about March, when “Youth” was the free single of the week, I’ve been obsessed with Daughter- an insanely talented band consisting of a lead singer with an enchanting and haunting voice, and two musicians whose music gives off a mysterious yet welcoming vibe. They have several EPs and one album- “If You Leave”. If you haven’t already, listen to the wonderous music by the one and only, Daughter!

Musically yours -Maddie

Introducing… The One and Only… Lorde!

8 Jul

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If you read my previous entry, entitled “10 Artists to Watch,” then you may remember me mentioning a singer named Lorde. If you looked her up, good for you! If you didn’t, that’s okay, too! But here today I will go into more detail about this stunning performer, whose songs are quickly rising to the top of the iTunes charts.

1) Her real name is Ella Yelich-O’Connor

2) She is from New Zeland

3) Her EP is called “The Love Club”

4) Her birthday is November 7th, 1996 (she’s 16)

5) She has music videos for her songs “Royals” and “Tennis Court”

In my opinion, Lorde is a fantastic singer with a beautiful voice. I can’t wait to hear more from her!

If you know Lorde, or want to look her up, comment below!

Musically yours,

-Maddie

The Queen Makes Her Comeback

2 Jul

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After being busy as a mommy with her baby girl, Blue Ivy, for the past two years, Queen Bey is back in business! Several new songs of hers have recently been leaked on the Internet, such as “Grown Woman” (which was in her Pepsi commercial), “Standing On The Sun” (for her H&M campaign) and “Rise” (co-written with Sia for B’s movie, ‘Epic’). Her new album is scheduled to be released later this year. YAY 🙂

I’ve noticed a common thread throughout her newer songs, though, that’s really pleasing to hear- Beyoncé is sticking to her roots, making fiery tunes that could’ve been yanked right from the islands, for all we know! They’re great songs and I highly recommend them to anyone looking for something good to dance to. 🙂

Comment what you think about Mrs. Carter’s new tunes!

Musically yours,

-Maddie

10 Artists to Watch

25 Jun

In the music industry, there are so many talented artists… But there are even more auto-tuned, only-famous-because-I’m-rich musical wannabes. Unfortunately, the latter of the two has a large population that is slowly taking over the music world! Oh no! Somebody save us!

But wait! Look up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s…

drumroll please

10 ARTISTS TO WATCH!

The 10 artists I’m going to list below aren’t your average musicians… They’re the diamonds in the rough, just waitingtobediscovered. So sit back, relax,and look them up on iTunes or on google as soon as you’re finished reading! 🙂

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1) Lana Del Rey
You may know her from: “Young And Beautiful”
Albums: “Born To Die” and “Paradise”

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2) Marina & The Diamonds
You may know them from: “How To Be A Heartbreaker” and “Oh No!”
Albums: “Family Jewels” and “Electra Heart”

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3) Kerli
You may know her from: “Walking On Air”
Albums: “Love Is Dead” and “Utopia”

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4) Lindsey Stirling
You may know her from: “Crystallize”
Album: “Lindsey Stirling”

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5) Emeli Sandé
You may know her from: “Next To Me”
Album: “Our Version Of Events”

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6) Sara Bareilles
You may know her from: “Love Song”
Albums and EPs: “Careful Confessions” , “Little Voice” , “Kaleidescope Heart”, “Once Upon Another Time” , and “The Blessed Unrest”

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7) MIKA
You may know him from: “Lollipop” , “Grace Kelly” , “Popular Song”
Albums: “Life In Cartoon Motion” , “The Boy Who Knew Too Much” , and “The Origin Of Love”

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8) Elizaveta
You may know her from: “Meant”
Album: “Beatrix Runs”

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9) Lorde
You may know her from: “Royals”
EP: “The Love Club”

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10) Bridgit Mendler
You may know her from: “Ready or Not”
Album: “Hello My Name Is…”

So remember!: if you ever have a burning desire for a new artist to latch yourself onto, you are always welcome to refer to this list. Although these are mainly pop artists, I will post other artists to watch for different genres soon.

Thank you for reading! Happy listening!

-Maddie

Makeup-Free Musicians!

21 Jun

Music artists these days have millions of fans worldwide who swear that they can recognize them just by hearing their voice. But what about seeing their picture… Without makeup? Here’s just a little game I made- try to guess who these singers are when they’re fresh faced! Answers will be posted tomorrow or Monday.

***WARNING***
Extremely cheesy hints lie beyond each picture… Don’t judge! Haha but seriously they are cheesier than a box of Cheez-It’s… They’re cheesier than that joke, too…
Anyway!
Hasta la pasta!
-Maddie

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Hint: Forget about Super Bass- she’s got a super face- even without makeup!

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Hint: She was Born This Way- makeup free!

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Hint: Even without makeup, she looks like a teenage dream!

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Hint: She knows The Way to looking good without makeup!