New Music Flavor – BENEE “Hey u x”

BENEE, or as I like to call her, the one positive outbreak of 2020, is off the chaaaaaaaaarts. One killer after the next. Today’s wonderful Friday the 13th brought us her latest album “Hey u x”.

BENEE has been kicking major a$$ the last couple years, and if the name sounds slightly familiar, it’s probably because you’ve seen her pop up on all your favorite playlists. ALL of them.

This album breathes life into me today, as it starts off strong with “Happen To Me” – a track that validates all the new and strange anxieties that have creeped into my life, and possibly yours. I never considered myself to be someone who suffered from anxiety, but all bets are off currently. She covers death and the final thoughts that come with the end of life, but the song is so far reaching – who can honestly say they haven’t let their worries and concerns about the future get ahead of themselves in the past few months? Sometimes I go weeks without sleeping and eating without even realizing it. We’ve all got something on our minds lately, and when the world seems like it’s crumbling without control, it’s hard to manage the daily stressors.

“I think about these things too much / my mind likes to wind itself up

And I don’t get a lot of sleep/ cus what if they happen to me”

Another stand out track is Supalonely ft. Gus Dapperton – because need I say more? It starts off with lyrics “I know I fucked up, I’m just a loser” and I was pretty confused at first. I didn’t remember writing a dope song about myself with dear Gus…..

“I’m a sad girl, in this big world, it’s a mad world”

…………………………same. * initiate emo kid seaweed arms *

Before leaving you with the final album, one last highlight – “Plain ft. Lily Allen & Flo Milli”. So many dope m’fers on this album. How do I get invited in to this cool club?

Okay thanks for chilling with today’s word spittle, here’s the full album.

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10 #TBT Hits We Can’t Forget

Anybody else feel old when you search for Jojo and this pops up:

Instead of this:

I’m scared. WE MUST NOT LET OUR ICONS DIE! What happened to our beloved Jojo? Where did she go? A battle with Jojo’s record label forced her into the abyss, and it’s our collective responsibility to bring this superstar back into the spotlight. Can I get a YAS KWEEN?!

I’m afraid we’re losing touch with the musicians who defined us and their one-off hits that got us through prom and finals. Just this week, I met up with my beloved friend and music aficionado, Brian Mates, who admitted: he’d NEVER HEARD OF MIKA:

Therefore, as a self-described wanna-be festival-going groupie, I feel a moral obligation to introduce some, or rather, reintroduce the majority of you to those throwback tunes by singers and bands that we *should* know and love. Cue some indietronica courtesy of Passion Pit:

Two Door Cinema Club shreds, and their longevity proves it. They’ve churned out hit after hit since 2010, but I hold steadfast to the belief that “I Can Talk” is their greatest… Admittedly, I might have a slight bias based on my OBSESSION with this video:

And speaking of shredding: Sleigh Bells. That’s it, that’s the post.

It would be a sin to exclude the ever-brilliant Jenny Lewis, who stole my heart as Rilo Kiley’s indie-rock frontman. Lewis was, and still remains, a force to be reckoned with.

In today’s episode of badass women, Lily Allen spits major truth on “Not Fair” and it’s all too relevant. Ladies, this one’s for you:

Phoenix makes a bad day into a great song in “If I Ever Feel Better,” and guess what?! It works! I prescribe one listen per cry session.

“Such Great Heights” brings back all the feels. I only listened to it fifteen times… per car ride to school….

Last but not least, “You Only Live Once” with 133million+ views. I’m not dancing, YOU ARE!

We stan a good throwback! Any throwback faves? Drop them in the comments below.