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Hellooooooo from the other side.
Happy new month folks! Suddenly it is the last quarter of the year. How do you do today? Very well I hope. In today’s post, I’ll be sharing five Lana Del Rey Tracks currently on my playlist. If you’re new here, welcome! Regular readers, big shout out to you. Please have a seat as this is about to be a cool ride.
I have been away for some days due to health issues. As some of you might know, school is currently on hold as the Academic Staff Union of Universities have embarked on another strike action. Been utilizing the extra break in resting, more work and completing my project. How did you enjoy the long Sallah weekend? Spent mine with the extended family. It’s amazing how being with them can bring so much joy.
So I discovered Lana Del Rey back in 2014 when updating my playlist from a friend’s. Elizabeth Woolridge Grant known as Lana Del Rey is an American singer and songwriter. She’s a graduate of Philosophy combined with Metaphysics. I got three Lana tracks then and decided to give her music a shot. The first thing I thought on playing the first track was why is she singing so sadly?
My love for her has since been fluctuating since, as some tracks are relatable and others have you wondering what’s going on. The beauty of Lana’s music is the way her satire voice convey different messages. She has about five studio albums and other EPs but my favorite is Born To Die from 2012. Let’s get to the five tracks currently on my playlist.
Carmen tells the story of a girl struggling to make it in New York. So many envy her without really knowing what she’s going through. She doesn’t want them to be like her as she thinks she’s dying in that life, possibly depressed too. She drowns her sorrow and shame with alcohol. It is quite similar to Ed Sheeran’s A Team but from a different point of view. The inspiration for the song apparently came to her one night when she was out walking late on the streets of New York.
This track is off the Lust for Life album dropped this year and talks about being young, free and in love. Truth be said, Lana’s voice is too amazing in this track. She hits this note in the chorus that’d have you clutching your chest. I am listening to it as I am typing this post. In love yet?
3. Young and Beautiful
This track featured on my Valentine playlist and it’s still as cool as ever. It talks love which goes beyond being young and beautiful. Lana sings about an eternal love and her assurance in knowing her lover will love her till then.
4. Blue Velvet
One of the many songs I can sing perfectly from beginning to the end. Doubt me? Signify in the comments and I might just surprise you. The song is short but talks about a fierce, confident girl in blue velvet and how Lana sees herself in her. The violin on this track though. Just perfect!
5. Dark Paradise
Dark Paradise is a fast beat track in which Lana sings about a relationship in which she’s utterly smitten but the fears of being left alone is prominent.
There you have them! What tracks have you been jamming lately? Leave a comment below.
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If you’re regular here, you can probably tell how ecstatic I am about music from some of my previous music related posts. Well, if you are a music junkie and lover of everything music related, I’ve got information about the latest way to access Nigerian music on the web.
We Talk Sound is a music platform that seeks to celebrate Nigerian music using technology as well as a highly digital online presence. The online platform www.wetalksound.com launched yesterday, 12th August. It would provide music reviews, polls, lists, analysis and features on artistes and their works.
Founded by Dolapo Amusat, with roots in Ibadan Nigeria. The overall goal is to give a voice to everybody in music conversations.
He sees a big picture ahead, where Nigerian music is presented and sold globally to the entire world in the most attractive and celebratory manner.
We Talk Sound (WTS) started humbly as a WhatsApp group of like-minded music-lovers, artistes, critics and producers a year ago. The community has grown, hosting two music events in Ibadan within the space of one year. Now, they are launching officially on the web as a digital music reviews and content platform, but they have bigger plans.
But guess what? The launch is merely the first step. The website intends to start a music incubation program very soon. This which would basically treat upcoming musicians, producers, sound-engineers and more as startups. It provides them with the resources they need to churn out and market their music, as well as guidance.
Also, there are intentions to launch a social networking application for music lovers, artistes, and other creatives to encourage conversations about Nigerian music. They would as well facilitate interactions and collaborations among creative people.
You can support the movement by writing about them on your website, following their accounts and sharing their posts on social media (@wetalksound), giving feedback and any other possible form of support.
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