STEREO: Paris

I love a good playlist. I’ll usually create one when I want to encapsulate a mood (gym, night-out), relive a moment (concert, etc.), or when I need inspiration. I was recently in Paris and listened to this mix whilst in my room prepping to leave in the morning, or prior to going out for a…

Turning 10: The Loving Kind

By the end of 2008 Girls Aloud were 5 albums deep into their illustrious career. 5 albums meant: 5 platinum UK albums 19 top 10 singles 4 number 1 singles Then came 2009. 2009 brought some good and bad. Good including one more top ten single, their first BRIT award (equivalent to Grammys in the…

Turning 10 in 2019.

I’m not sure if I’m a millennial (I’m 32 – please help) or not, but lists that truly exaggerate how old we are or how old things are, have become prime journalistic features. I took some time to research and build a list of singles (mainly UK singles/due to the release structure of UK charts)…

FEMALE

If you’ve read my blog up to this point, you’d know that I seldom discuss anything other than the strong female voice. I truly love female singer/songwriters and what they embody. I love their confidence, their strength and their emotion. Their voices are strong, their power is real. Their sexuality is a gift, and their…

Nicola Roberts: Sticks + Stones

“Couldn’t you tell lies to me? Couldn’t you say I’m pretty? Not that’s enough.” – Sticks + Stones Soft notes from a keyboard lead you into a stirring song that simultaneously encapsulates despairing-nostalgia and attempts at self-repair. Sticks + Stones is an extremely self-conscious piece of art that dives deep into the past of what seemingly…