Thoughts: The Let Down

You’ve danced and you’ve cried to their songs, you’ve purchased all their albums in both physical and digital formats, and you’ve paid substantial amounts to their attend their concerts. You truly believe in them as artists and as people. So, what do you do when your favorite artists release material that you don’t believe in?…

Tay: Big reputation. Big conversation.

I recently attended Taylor Swift’s Reputation Stadium Tour in Chicago at Soldier Field. This was the 6th time I have seen Taylor live in concert. Yes, she’s been an investment of sorts over the years; not only financially, but emotionally as well (this is key).   There are multiple things that are true about Taylor: she…

You Are In Love

I’ve listened to You Are In Love by my gal Taylor Swift at least 10 times today. Frankly, I think it’s one of the last true moments of Taylor writing at her most-innocent/vulnerable best. Taylor had a penchant for writing songs that really took a good tug at your heartstrings. You Are In Love is…

Thoughts: Celebrity & Accountability

The concept of celebrity and idolization has always been a tricky one to balance. For the longest time, I have looked up to singers and have used their music as therapeutic measures for all of life’s events. I have also used their experiences, expressed through songs, as a way to find strength and wisdom in…

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…

Thoughts: The Curse of the Wrong First Single

We’ve all heard about the “sophomore slump”, but such an integral part of creating the perfect storm that is the “slump” is the dreaded wrong first single. When you think of the wrong first single (WFS), you think about the act that really could’ve blown it out of the water with an amazing banger, but…

ALBUMS OF 2017

ALBUMS OF THE YEAR The end of the calendar year is always a favorite time of mine for multiple reasons: 1) Mariah Carey makes her annual financial and social comeback, 2) the general festiveness of it all, and 3) year-end lists. I find it quite difficult to believe that publications have enough gumption to claim…