Music Obsessions [October 2017]

Welcome to October’s Music Obsessions!

The first week of October is pretty much ending. I probably should have been last Sunday’s segment but as you can see, things have been running way ahead of me so its nice to get that extra moment to put this together. Its always a fun time since I’m getting a slight writer’s block. Regardless, I know the horror content has been a little thin the last few days but if everything goes well, there will be a review going up later today as well for a movie that I love so very much even if its made me creeped out also a lot.

We’re here for some music so here’s a few songs I’ve been listening to a ton!

One Day Live Your Life – Thomas Vent

I’ve been playing this game called Beat Fever and its where I found this song. Its super cool although can get a little repetitive at times. However, I do love these glitch funk type of music. Its just so happy whenever it plays. If you didn’t read my review of Beat Fever over at That Moment In, you can check it out HERE.

Wonder Woman – Miriam Yeung

For the HK pop selection, lets go with the recent release of this Miriam Yeung song called Wonder Woman. Its got some fun lyrics and the video is pretty cool. Plus, the song overall is very energetic. Its a great one. A surprising thing I’ve realized is that I can’t get into any newer artists in Hong Kong but these ones that I grew up with are still around and make great music that I can appreciate. 🙂

The Fever – Bassjackers vs Breathe Carolina & Apek

Awesome beat and a fun comic strip style story-based video! The Fever is really great. Plus, I love Bassjackers and Breathe Carolina a ton. They’ve always made awesome electronic music. I’ve been rather particular and this one is just so fantastic.

You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile – Annie (1982) Soundtrack

I reviewed a double feature of Annie of 1982 and 2014 version a week or so ago probably.  You can read it HERE. A lot of stuff here is very much delayed posting. Its what I’ve learned keeps the content going and makes sure that I’ve had time to think things through a little before reviewing. So a few Annie songs from 1982 has been playing on repeat and this one definitely is one that gets played the most. Its just so fun and the segment is adorable. The little girl is so awesome.

Power – Hardwell & KSHMR

Its quite an awesome last few weeks when I not only got new music from Bassjackers and Breathe Carolina and now there’s even Hardwell and KSHMR teaming up to do this new song called Power. They all make such energetic and B-A dance music.

Way Down We Go – Kaleo

So…apparently late to this Kaleo music thing but hey, I found it. Noah Mac sang it at the Blinds for this season of The Voice. He does a great job and it made me want to find the original and this one is my absolute favorite in the last few days! The band and the voice is so unique. They have a few other songs that I’ve liked a lot like No Good and I Can’t Go On Without You. I’ll probably showcase them in later Music Obsessions.

Finally…since I’ve been watching Season 13 of The Voice, and I’ve been liking a ton of the singers. Its an impressive roll right now with Anthony Alexander and Noah Mac really having unique voices however Dave Crosby came to audition and he’s on Adam team. If you don’t remember, Dave Crosby is the one who did the Disney songs with his daughter. He’s really awesome. It would be nice to see a subtly beautiful voice win The Voice. Maybe there has been since I’ve only started watching since last season. So lets end with that since he gets his daughter to perform You’ve Got A Friend in Me upon the judges request and he sings I Will Follow You in the Dark which happens to be one of my favorite songs.

That’s it for this month’s Music Obsessions!
Nothing really horror and scary and that’s why I’m getting a second post up in the afternoon!

What have you been listening to?

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Music Obsessions [September 2017]

Welcome back to September’s Music Obsessions!

Its rare to have My Weekly Adventures segment precede this one back to back. With the last month’s personal life taking me for a long time emotional ride, I’ve been drowning in a lot of music. There was a splurge of going back to some of the older stuff I used to listen which is mostly Hong Kong pop from 80’s and 90’s maybe even to early 2000s. Its been a lot of variety from EDM to hip hop to just about everything, making this month a pretty hard one to narrow down. Anyways, here’s the ones I’ve been going back to a lot.

Divination – KSHMR & No Mondays

Its always nice to start off these obsessions with some electronic music. I love KSHMR. They’ve had some incredible music and its fantastic. This one is pretty good also.

Kings and Queens of Summer – Matstubs

I have this feeling that I heard this on the radio but then, I’m not so sure. However, it was an accidental find but I like the beat a lot.

飛 (Fly) – LMF

I’m almost positive that I’ve shared LMF songs some time in the past however, there was a chat recently with my Game Warp co-host that brought about a talk about hip hop music and while Hong Kong hip hop is not a popular thing as there’s only a few selected few that have done well and are actually decent, LMF is the one that I’d like to say brought this genre to Hong Kong. They aren’t together anymore but they made some great music. This one is one of my faves. Once I start, I just listen to it on repeat.

Tout laisser tomber – Raffy

The newest selection on this list goes to the new song by a Quebec artist/group called Raffy. They have very awesome and fun music. This new one is upbeat and positive and I like it a lot. It makes me happy when I listen to it. Can’t really ask for more.

I Do – Karen Mok

Karen Mok has been in some movies here and there and for those more familiar with Hong Kong movies may recognize her especially in some Stephen Chow movies. However, she is also a singer and a pretty unique one at that. I love her voice a lot. This is one of her newer tunes, I believe and the video is super cute. Its great.

Body Like A Back Road – Sam Hunt

I like Sam Hunt a lot. This song has a really nice beat. I’m not so sure about the lyrics but its a fun listen just for the music itself.

That’s it for this month’s Music Obsessions!
What have you been listening to?

Music Obsessions [August 2017]

Music Obsessions

And we’re in August!

I survived the incredibly crazy July and while I was out a lot and took a lot of other stuff a little easier on the blog (as you might have realized), I was doing quite a bit of stuff on the side and really having fun discovering new stuff. One of those main things is finding a Chinese singing show called Come Sing With Me where fans can interact with specific stars each week chosen by the show online, like live online karaoke and then the best ones are chosen to go to the show and then selected 3 or 4 are chosen to sing on stage with that artist and then eventually the artist will choose one fan to do a duet with. That is amazing, isn’t it? What I love most is that I can find all the episodes on Youtube so I’ve been catching up on it. While I’m not familiar with mainland China artists for the most part, they do invite Hong Kong and Taiwan singers and those were like a trip back in time to when music was almost the most important part of my life and it got me through some tough(ish) times. This show also introduced me to some cool songs and artists and a part of it will be snippets from that as well as other songs.

Let’s get started!

Kepler – Stefanie Sun

Stefanie Sun is a singer that I love singing to. A lot of her songs were my fave whenever I go to karaoke. It just connects on so many levels. This is a newer one and I’m glad that the song had a snippet that brought this to my attention. Love it!

S.O.S. – Dimash Kudaibergenov

This snippet is from a singing competition run by the same channel that airs the Come Sing With Me. This guy has a phenomenally beautiful voice. He kind of butchers the French and sings the wrong lyrics here in parts but on the Come Sing With Me show, he has improved on all of it. Regardless, I think just the way he can control his voice and the range he has is so great. I can’t wait to see what else he sings in the future. So far we’ve really only heard covers.

好心分手 (Set Me Free) – Candy Lo feat. Leehom Wang

The translation of this is Set Me Free. Now, I love Candy Lo, she’s amazing and I love the texture of her voice. Actually, this is a super cool combination of Mandarin and Cantonese together. I like fun songs like that which mix things up, plus I’m a huge fan of Leehom Wang. Yes, Leehom Wang is a singer before he was an actor. For those interested, he was in Lust, Caution and Blackhat.

Haze – Tessa Violet

I’ve been listening to Tessa Violet for a few years. She’s had some great covers and she’s been singing a lot more original songs and they’ve been all pretty good. I like this one the most so far.

妳太善良 (You’re Too Kind) – Chilam Cheung

One of the singers that I’ve loved since I was like twelve or something is Chilam Cheung. I go back to his songs every once in a while. It was actually through a video  when he was a guest on Come Sing With Me that got be back to listening so I figured that I’d share of his somewhat newer songs that I’ve enjoyed.

Come Sing With Me duet Single for Han Lei

I’ve actually only heard of this singer, Han Lei before but never heard anything until this episode. This duet he does with his fan that he chose is amazing. The fan he chose has an amazing voice and actually matches his song in this duet incredibly well. Plus, this song has beautiful lyrics. I actually had one day that I translated it to my husband. He doesn’t understand Mandarin at all but its just so romantic.

I’ve bombarded you all with enough songs!
Music has been my companion while lining up and writing up reviews the past few weeks!

What have you been listening to?

Music Obsessions [November 2016]

Music is my fuel this month. It is right now and it is going to be the biggest fuel to keep up the motivation and energy as I power through to try and get more than my daily word count to stay on top of my game. I’m hoping to have one year where its not a ridiculous sprint in the last week full of tea and stress and confusion and self-doubt about the whole story falling apart of how I envisioned it. We’re only a few days in so crossing my fingers that it’ll stay rather on course.

This month is all about any music that isn’t in English or without lyrics even if possible. I’ve been building up some inventory for sure.

Let’s check it out! 🙂

Aura -StoneOcean

Run For Cover – Cazzette

Wolves – Snavs and Fabien Mazur

CIAO – Merk & Kremont

Short but sweet this round. I have a ton of other music lined up but I’ve covered a lot of them in previous Music Obsessions. Head on previous posts and check it out. It’ll be a lot more electronic music ranging from all sorts of moods I need.

What music do you listen to to feel inspired? What music are you into now?

Music Obsessions [October 2016]

Halloween music? I’m sorry! The Halloween month here starts very soon. Announcement coming up! However, I had to get some music out of my system! This week has gone by just way too slow.

Let’s just jump right in!! 🙂

OKAY – The Piano Guys

Better When I’m Dancin’ – Meghan Trainor

Hamilton – An Acappella Medley – Peter Hollens & co.

She Wants Me Dead – CAZZETTE

AND…because its October…let’s just find the first Halloween song that comes to my mind.

MONSTER MASH

That’s it for this month’s Music Obsessions!
Have an awesome weekend! 🙂

Music Obsessions [June 2016]

This month’s Music Obsessions definitely were quite a struggle to work out.  There’s been a lot of obsessions but I think these take the front mostly because I just love how fun it is to listen to.  They make me super happy.  Some nice beats and good lyrics and fun times! Not to mention, the YouTube videos are pretty awesome (and entertaining) for most of them also.

Are you ready? Let’s check it out! 🙂

Sweet Love (Calling Out  Your Name) – Bolier

This might be one of the more unexpected choices. Sweet Love grew on me day by day. Its been on my Favorites for a while and one day, I realized that I just started loving it and then played it every evening. The video is hilarious and a little bizarre, but still, absolutely entertaining.

Evolution of Sinatra – Citizen Shade

I raved about Citizen Shade’s talent in last month’s Music Obsessions. While I do enjoy Frank Sinatra, its not my go-to music frequently.  This medley of Frank Sinatra songs by Citizen Shade is all sorts of classy. I love it so much!

Electric Elephants-Jay Hardway

We’re picking back up the pace a little with Electric Elephants. It starts up with a really energetic beat and that’s what caught me to it. I’ve returned in the last few months back to electronic music and I realized that the way it starts is what determines whether it’ll keep me listening. Its probably the most hit and miss genre so props to the DJ/producers that make this work out. There’s been some awesome finds.

Underground Bakery- CastNowski

Also a new discovery for me since the last post or two, CastNowski have had some really strong music. I like the style quite a bit. Definitely someone to look out for!

Heaven [Live Session] – Shaun Frank & KSHMR (feat. Delaney Jane)

Are you ready for my current huge obsession? I don’t like to play favorites but this one just landed two days ago on YouTube for this live session of Heaven. Delaney Jane has such a beautiful voice and then Shaun Frank on piano. I like their original mix but this live session is so great! I’m totally in love with it! 🙂

That’s it for this Music Obsessions!
What have you been listening to?

Music Obsessions [May 2016]

This month’s Music Obsessions is a group of really all genres of music! The last few weeks have been full of really fun music finds and it was a no-brainer to put together! It was a massive headache to put in what order though.  Every single one of them have been cycling around my head and the replay tendencies are super high! Promise me that you’ll try to get through all of them before lingering on the first one for a long time 😉

Let’s talk more music! Are you ready to check it out? 🙂

If I Ever Fall in Love – Pentatonix feat Jason Derulo

This one is the cream of the crop.  Pentatonix always does a great job on their songs but this one is collaborated with Jason Derulo and it is amazing and awesome! I have no words to say how much I love this and just often I play it over and over and over again. I just can’t stop…

But, I have to move on with this and go on to the next song!

Uncontainable – Set It Off

Stepping it up with the newest Set It Off music! Still a really fun song to listen to! I just love the style of their music.

Fearless – Matt Nash x Carta

Call me clueless but I was reading up some info on these two artists and man, I did not know that Carta is a Chinese DJ/Producer from Shanghai.  This is a joint effort Matt Nash but man, the beats are awesome in this one! I always play this when I need to get charged up to write up posts.  It hasn’t failed once this past month.  Obviously, sometimes I just get up and bust some stupid moves in my office but hey, its all in the heart of enjoying the music! Definitely looking out for more of both of their work!

Andas en Mi Cabeza – Chino y Nacho feat Daddy Yankee

We’re dialing it down just a little in intensity into a more lighthearted fun time.  Extra points to this song for not only being a great song but the video is so romantic and cute.  I swear it hit me pretty hard and I started getting all misty.  Its nice to know the romantic in me is still around.  Sometimes, I feel like I’ve lost it. 😉

Better Place – Rachel Platten

And finally to calm things down to something sweet, its the lyric video of Rachel Platten’s Better Place.   The lyrics are adorable! Love it! 🙂

The Hardest Thing -Tyler Ward

The newest selection in this Music Obsessions was just released yesterday.  I fell in love with the song RIGHT AWAY! Tyler Ward is such an great artist.  His voice and his songs are awesome! 🙂 This one has to be one of my favorite.

That’s it for this month’s Music Obsessions! 🙂
Which one do you like? What have you been listening to a lot?