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Future Hearts, All Time Low

It’s been awhile since All Time Low has put out a new album, and don’t get me wrong… I really loved Don’t Panic when it came out. It was a step (or more) greater than Dirty Work- but the success with Future Hearts had surprised me because at first I wasn’t going to really care for the album, for me the hype has been long gone because their sound has changed so much- but as growing artists you change your sound and I think they made Future Hearts a combo of all their albums put into one, and I really liked it. I think the album started strong with Satellite, which is my favorite song on the album for the 2:40 length of it, but it really brings a mellow atmosphere to introduce the album.

The songs that were promoted for the upcoming album which were “Somethings Gotta Give” and “Kids in The Dark” were actually not my favorite songs on the album, they weren’t bad- but maybe in my personal opinion as someone who was a die hard all time low hustler fan, it sounded childish or in my words- “Hannah Montana-y”, not to disrespect their work because they were very proud of it and as am I along with many others- but their tough pop punk sound just wasn’t there, more pop and alternative but hey- i like that type of music too. It was very similar to Don’t Panic, but it wasn’t a bad thing. I think the songs sound more diverse which I feel was a good idea because Don’t Panic felt like one big long song- but I didn’t mind it of course.

The song “Dancing With A Wolf” to me is their most edgy song, and I feel like I need to yell and blast it as loud as you can. It brings a lot of power to the album and i dont know. I just feel like that is a song that you need to listen to the album and can’t ever skip.

The song towards the end, “The Edge Of Tonight” which in my opinion would have been a better pick to be the last song on the album because it had these sick drum beats which knowing me- i have a soft spot and love for drums. So it just hit me in the gut and I really appreciated that song as much as Satellite which still sits as my favorite song on the album.

Overall- I think this album has a lot of greatness in it, and I’m very proud of Alex, Jack, Zack, and Ryan. I can’t wait to see how their tour turns out and future. They really deserved all the praise for this new album.

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UPDATE ON BLOGS

alright, so i haven’t posted on this blog in quite sometime- infact it wasnt until ti was brought up to my attention that this blog will still getting active views for never posting, and i have been running two other blogs that have been on and off so i was finally recommitting to making all three blogs active and run a little different than usual.

this blog is going to the index and more descriptive reviews and updates on music. My other blog-

https://annamjohn.wordpress.com/ will be having songs and the spotify link and if there is an available youtube video attached.

hopefully i can be on top of this and if you have any recommendations or requests, feel free to contact me on my twitter and tweet or dm me, i am fairly nice on following back also!

my twitter @ is @ariannamjohnson

thank you for being so patient with me.

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Wet

Wet has been a group that has been on my playlists for the last couple months- I wish I could tell you where I found them as I was scrolling through Spotify’s suggestions, but their song “Don’t wanna be your girl” and “You’re the best” took me to this intimate place of both hurt and lust. The lead singer’s voice is unique with the tracks and beats, but I say check them out and give their EP “Wet” a listen

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COLONY HOUSE

Colony House… a recent discovery that has taken over my playlists. Their music is so simple, and graceful, yet is makes you want to dance and sing along, and honestly, there is not a song not on their new album, “When I Was Younger” that doesn’t fit any mood. Happy to sad, you are always able to find a song that can speak to you.

Colony House has a popular hit called, Silhouettes, which is probably the best song to represent the band. They’re down to earth, yet full of surprises and bang.

If you check out their live studio performances on youtube, they sound super sick live and you can check out their tour dates which fyi- all their concerts are for 21+, but from the handy dandy greatness of twitter, they tweeted to me saying if you and 5+ friends want to see them, you can email them and they’ll play by their van for you free of charge after the show. ISNT THAT AMAZING?

I really hope best for this band, I haven’t been so in love with a band in a long time, probably since twenty one pilots, but these guys are gonna be big. I can already see it.

Check out their new album now on spotify!

Colony House – When I Was Younger

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Nick Jonas // Chains

Can we just talk about the post Jonas Brothers break up for a second? I know it’s been a year or so, and I am pretty sure I bought tickets to see them last year after I saw them last July in Chicago, and PS- They put on a wonderful show, but besides the fact, now that all the Jobros are doing their own thing, I am actually very impressed with this HOT single by Nick Jonas.

This song, it’s something new, and I would have never expected it from Nick. It has an upbeat and catchy beat. I highly recommend this song to those who are looking for the beat that makes you want to dance. A feel of a darker side of Nick Jonas seems to be uprising after this single.

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For The Rainy Days

here’s some tunes for those rainy days, where the rain falls and the calm feeling overtakes you and you’re in the mood of that sweet, heart focused sound.

1. Beck // Blue Moon

2. Hozier // Like Real People Do

3. Khushi // Magpie

4. High Highs // Open Season

5. Sleeping At Last // Earth

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The Cab // Lock Me Up EP

After a dreadful long three year wait, The Cab has finally returned, better than ever. As a month full of teasers and hints from The Cab’s lead singer Alexander Deleon over Twitter and Instagram, The Cab just released their brand new EP, “Lock Me Up” which came out 4/29/2014. With Changes within The Cab, Former Band Member Alex Marshall has decided to part ways with bittersweet goodbyes just recently this past week. You can read this farewell right here.  I have waited so long for The Cab to release a new album, which I must admit, I was a little sad it wasn’t a release of a new full length album, but the new Lock Me Down EP has certainly made the wait worth the wait. The EP consists 5 songs, the track listing is:

1. Lock Me Up

2. Moon

3. Numbers

4. Stand Up

5. These Are The Lies

The introduction of the first song, Lock Me Up starts in an intense piano and drum instrumental which starts the first verse that builds up into an extremely catchy chorus which the whole song is a dramatic and bold piece throughout. Personally, I think it was a great way to start the EP with a hint of the new sound The Cab is transitioning into.

The second song on the EP, Moon, is more techno beat compared to the rest of the EP with the beginning, but once the chorus kicks in, it’s a sweet, also catchy, verse of the words, “I’ll take your body to the moon” and the OOO feel dragging at the end of the word moon, which lets be real, everyone loves that. This song reminds me of Maroon 5’s song, Love Somebody, but it’s original and a solid song.

The third track, Numbers, which before I say anything, it is one of my favorite songs ever of The Cab. This song is more intimate compared to the other songs, it’s more of a love song, implying that out of all the people in the world, there is only one person that is important and there are no words to express how happy and admired that person is to him. It’s slower, but not slow like The Cab’s older song, Vegas Skies, it is more beat mixed with instrumentals. Sounds like something Justin Timberlake would sing, but it’s extremely powerful and a great balance for the middle of an EP.

Stand Up, is personally my favorite song of ‘Lock Me Up’ EP, because it sounds so much like the older Cab sound, but yet is has so many new twists in it. It is generally more faster paced throughout the whole song, but you can hear Alex Deleon begin to get into a much faster rhythm, kind of a little rap, something like twenty one pilots sound with the faster singing/rap, but it’s not initially rap, but it gets you in the move to dance and want to sing fast along. It’s a great song to give the feels for The Cab original fans when Whisper War came out, but also a sense of a new direction and sound that The Cab is moving into.

These Are The Lies, the last song. It’s also a slower song, more similar to Numbers compared to the rest of the songs on the EP, but it’s much faster paced, another Justin Timberlake feel. Up until the 2 minute mark, the song generally feels like it’s repeating the same thing over again, but once the 2 minute mark hits, you get hit with a new beat that wakes you up and intensifies the song greatly, making it, in my opinion, much better and one of the best tracks on the EP as well.

I am pretty happy with The Cabs new tracks and new sounds, they seem to transforming into a different sound, which hey, sometimes change is good, they are keeping their roots, but adding new sounds and beats. This EP makes me excited about the album which, hopefully, The Cab will release news about soon. Take a listen to the new EP! I am so pleased and impressed with the new tracks.

Listen to the EP via Spotify:

The Cab – Lock Me Up

Also! Support The Cab by buying the album for $7 on Itunes today! It’s totally worth it. I promise you that some of the songs on the EP will hit the radio and become on the top charts in no time!