Hey friends. The month of April (is completely overdue) was mainly about the finding of new music, of which I’ve found an incredibly good amount. Two of my five favorites are musical artists that I’ve been constantly listening to. The first was and still is a unique musical talent, and the second is an amazing lyricist/musical artist that deserves to be heard by many more.
1) Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse had a talent unlike any other. I don’t think anyone could match her uniqueness as a vocalist and as a creator in general. I know I’m a bit late, but Amy’s mix of the rhythmic jazz/soul/blues genres are exactly the type of music I enjoy listening to. Currently, I’m listening to her classic album Back to Black!
2) Raleigh Ritchie
Raleigh Ritchie is not only an immensely talented singer, but a strong lyricist as well. My favorite part of his songs are the words that are sung within them. Not to mention, the instrumentals and beat mixed with the lyrics are stunning. It’s definitely music with meaning, and if I had to describe his music in one word, it would be “powerful”. Raleigh Ritchie’s new album, You’re a Man Now, Boy is currently out now! (He is also Grey Worm in Game of Thrones, by the way.)
3) Bates Motel
Bates Motel has been a favorite of mine for a while now. For some odd reason, I stopped watching and recently came back to it in a binge-watching style. The series is based on the classic 1960’s Alfred Hitchcock film, Psycho.
Instead of the older, homicidal, and abandonment fueled Norman Bates from the movie; the TV show sees an awkward teenaged Norman before the events of the film. The acting is so well done that you actually end up sympathizing with Norman and his mother Norma (played by the talented Vera Farmiga!). If you want to watch a suspenseful mystery drama, then consider Bates Motel!
4) Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Quiet by Susan Cain anecdotally talks about the psychology behind introvert and extrovert personalities. This book is great for people (like me) who do not normally choose to delve into technically complex science books. The author recounts surprising experiments and interesting stories that show the connection between introversive people and innovation.
5) Kat Von D’s Studded Kiss Lipstick
There are two reasons why I bought a Kat Von D lipstick, especially in the shade Cathedral. First, I wanted to try out the formula of a KVD lipstick. Secondly, if I was going to buy a higher end lipstick (“non-drugstore brand”), then I would purchase an everyday mauve-y shade. I can tell you that the formula is comfortable, and worn by myself often!