Lana Del Rey’s Young and Beautiful was released last week. It’s for the Gatsby soundtrack and it’s properly lovely; an exercise in classy pop and earthly transience. Sorry, got carried away there. Speaking of getting carried away. Some of the YouTube comments under the song are hilarious. I knew she was popular but there are some great ones here, guys. Let’s take a look at 7 of the best and I promise not to divulge my love of 9/11 conspiracies. The Smurfs did it, though.
A moment of seriousness: The Vampire Diaries is seriously good stuff. It has great, scene-chewing leads. It plays out like an edge-of-yer-seat horror movie and moves at the speed of a freight train. It’s glorious. But even more glorious? The music selection. Some seriously great moments are played out to the below tunes so even if you don’t like vampires, check out the OST (which I think is unofficial but … yolo).
… and it’s awfully pretty. Ellie Goulding and Calvin Harris love it up on I Need Your Love and it’s predictably hip. It’s all very sunny and road-trippy and Instagram-worthy. Coachella-envy is a go-go
I read a super interesting post … somewhere the other day about what to call people trans people. The end result was: whatever the hell they want to be called. Which makes sense. If someone was born an Alex and becomes a Katy, you call them freakin’ Katy. It’s their choice. The real kicker came in when they were talking about people feeling discomfort about calling them names that didn’t ‘fit’ them or whatever (oh, MAYBE this had something to do with the latest Glee episode). The jist was, as a society, we’re totally cool calling people by their stage-names but when it’s a trans-person, it’s suddenly weird. Because the fact is, most people do change their names when they’re becoming famous. Or naming a shop after themselves. Or creating a brand. It’s common practice. We adapt to sell a lifestyle, product, or in most cases, ourselves. It’s a forceful argument but also lets us look at the fun world of celebrity-pseudonym. Let’s dive through famous people’s alter-egos, together okay?
Most of our posts probably begin with … ‘how is this person not huge yet?’ But how is this person not huge yet. Meg Myers is the perfect singer songwriter and there should already be come sort of mega-following for her. Maybe there is and I’m being lazy. But I still haven’t heard my friends talking about her. So there’s that tried-n-tested 100% scientifically backed experiment. Go take a listen to Heart Heart Head, her latest single, and fall in love. Then check out her EP. Then come back to me with thanks. For reals though, her latest single is a perfectly paced, spine-chiller of a pop song. It simmers, draws itself out and then bam. If you don’t love it/her, God help ‘ye.