Music Spotlight-Bastille

MUSIC SPOTLIGHT

Music Spotlight focuses on embracing everyone’s music taste and is a good way to share songs with each other.

Today’s band is Bastille!

 

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Who are they?

Bastille is a British indie band formed in 2010. The members of the band are Dan Smith, Kyle Simmons, Will Farquarson, and Chris Wood. They won themselves a Brit Award in 2014 for the “British Breakthrough Act.”

What genre of music do they produce?

The band is famous for their indie rock and indie pop songs.

Some of my favourite songs:
  1. Things We Lost in the Fire
  2. Of The Night
  3. Laura Palmer
  4. Oblivion

Do you listen to Bastille’s music? If yes, what’s your favourite song? Let me know in the comments section below. 😀

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Stages Of Listening To A Song

The other day I was just thinking of how my emotions toward a song change over time. So here I am, sharing my thoughts with you using gifs. 😉

  1. First impression: “Meh, it’s not that good.”

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  2. “Wait, I’ve heard this song before…the beat’s quite catchy, actually.”

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  3. *Sings the song multiple times even though the lyrics are probably wrong.*

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  4. “Why can’t I find the name of this song!?”

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  5. Finally, finds the song. Hallelujah!

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  6. *Listens on repeat until the replay button is broken.*

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  7. Slowly loses interest in the song…”Oh god, not again! I don’t want to hear this song anymore.”

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I hope you enjoyed reading this post! 

Can you relate to these stages? Let me know in the comments section below. 😀

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Music Spotlight-Zara Larsson

MUSIC SPOTLIGHT

I’ve decided to add a new category of posts to my blog called ‘Music Spotlight’. In these posts, I will be focusing on one artist, share some facts about them, and some of the songs that I personally enjoy listening to. I feel like this will be a good way to share everyone’s taste in music. 🙂

Today’s artist is Zara Larsson! 

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Who is she?

Zara Larsson is an 18-year-old singer from Sweden. Ever since she won Talang (A Talent Show) in 2008, she has been releasing a series of songs and has also collaborated with famous singers.

What genre of music does she produce?

She is well-known for pop and dance music genres.

Some of my favourite songs:
  1. Uncover
  2. Rooftop
  3. Don’t Let Me Be Yours
  4. Never Forget You
  5. Symphony

Do you listen to Zara Larsson’s music? If yes, what’s your favourite song? Let me know in the comments section below. 😀

thejouska-2

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Surviving Finals Week

Finals week is almost here and I thought I’d post some tips on how to overcome the stress that most students go through during this hectic week!

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  1. Planning is essential
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    It is very important to prioritize your time and plan your study schedule. I know it’s difficult for a lot of people to actually stick to a schedule, but you can motivate yourself in many ways. One such way is to reward yourself (treat yourself to chocolate maybe?) whenever you achieve a goal.

  2. Take small breaks

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    Small 
    being a keyword here, haha. It’s not uncommon for us to take a small break and then extend that break for hours. Set a reminder to prevent you from extending your break.

  3. Drink enough water 

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    I cannot stress how important it is to stay hydrated whether studying for finals or not. When you study, your brain absorbs a lot of water and if you don’t drink enough water, you can get severe headaches and even feel sleepy.

  4. Avoid social media

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    Social media has taken over our lives and it’s natural for us to keep checking our phones every now and then. To avoid this, log out of all your social media accounts so that you are not tempted to use your phone.

  5. Get enough sleep

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    Sleep is for the weak! No, not really. It has been scientifically proven that if you don’t sleep enough, you tend to forget things and your productivity levels decrease tremendously. Hence, pulling all-nighters isn’t such a good idea.

  6. Eat brain foods

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    Having sweet treats is not a crime, but try to balance it out by snacking on healthy foods.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Good luck! 😀

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The Shuffle Book Tag

Hi, everyone! 🙂

I’ve been nominated for the Shuffle Book Tag. This creative tag was created by the lovely Chloe(Quirky Victorian)! I apologize for posting the tag so late.

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Cover courtesy of Chloe

Before I start, I would like to thank Alex Charming for the nomination. Lord of the Trekkies contains posts about books and other fun stuff. Do visit the blog! 😀

The Rules:

  1. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Shuffle your iTunes library, Google Play music library, or whatever you’ve got.
  3. For each song that comes on, list the song and the artist, and name a book that it makes you think of, explaining why. (You can do as many or as few as you want, I’m not going to set a number. This is a low-pressure tag. Whoever we are, we’s pretty laid back.)
  4. Tag as many bloggers as you want.

Let’s get started!

  1. Cheap Thrills by Sia-
    This song reminds me of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn. This is quite an old book, but I still remember it perfectly well.
  2. A Thousand Years by Christina Perri-
    I don’t even know why but this song reminds me of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. 
  3. I’ll Be There For You by The Rembrandts-
    The first book that clicks my mind when I listen to this song is Friends Forever by Danielle Steel. It’s got that whole F.R.I.E.N.D.S theme going on.
  4. Secret by The Pierces-
    I know the tune of this song is really creepy, but it reminds me of I Was Here by Gayle Forman because of all the hidden secrets between Meg and Cody.
  5. Skyfall by Adele-
    This song gives me ultimate James Bond vibes. I guess I’d have to say The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Imagine all the characters doing their kickass moves while this song plays in the background!
  6. Somewhere Only We Know by Keane-
    This is honestly one of my favorite love songs. My number one pick for this song would be Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell.
  7. What You Know by Two Door Cinema Club-
    Again, no particular reason why I’ve chosen The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, but it just randomly came into my head whilst I was listening to this song.
  8. The Things We Lost in The Fire by Bastille-
    This song reminds me of The Maze Runner by James Dashner because of all the adventure that takes place in the story.
  9. Faded by Alan Walker-
    For some reason, I thought of Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella when I was listening to this song. By the way, if you haven’t read the book, go read it!
  10. Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay-
    No, I didn’t just select The Fault in Our Stars by John Green because the word ‘stars’ is in the song. However, I did choose that particular book because the song reminds me of Hazel Grace.

Nominees:
I tag all the book/music lovers to do this tag! If you’re interested in doing the Shuffle Book Tag, feel free to let me know in the comments section below. I’m looking forward to reading your answers. 🙂


I hope you enjoyed reading my answers!
I will have to admit that doing this tag was a little challenging, but I had fun doing it.  😀

-The Jouska

Music For When You’re Dreamy

Aren’t we all daydreamers?

I love music and cannot survive a day without it. My taste in music depends on my mood to a great extent.
I don’t know about you, but I daydream way too often, and I have a playlist that I listen to when I feel this way. The playlist consists of around 50 songs, so I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you all. 😀

Songs in my ‘Dreamy’ Playlist:

  1. Years & Years-Desire
  2. Keane-Somewhere Only We Know
  3. 5 Seconds of Summer-Jet Black Heart
  4. Adele-When We Were Young
  5. Tyler Joseph-Can’t Help Falling in Love 
  6. Ed Sheeran-Bloodstream
  7. One Direction-I Want to Write You a Song
  8. Taylor Swift-I Know Places

As you can see, my taste in music is not definitive, haha.
What’s your favorite dreamy song? Let me know in the comments section below. 🙂

-The Jouska