Moved to Tears by “The Artist” (2011)

Exactly two minutes I ago, I’d finished watching “The Artist” –a black-and-white silent film unconventionally created in 2011. Magnificent is an understatement. Also, that movie made me incredibly happy –the characters, their charms and the entire optimistic premise… it’s inevitably my new favourite film of all-time.

Undiscovered Musicians: Keaton Henson

  Floating across the magical land of 8tracks, a site for users to create personal playlists,bounced from one indie playlist to the next, before eventually stumbling upon a gem of an artist: Keaton Henson. Soulful, lyrical and emotive, Henson’s music is both breathtakingly beautiful, and yet, deceivingly simple on the surface. Genres: indie, folk rock, classical,…

Undiscovered Musicians: Daughter

It all started last year, when I clicked on a Tumblr follower’s blog. They had a song on auto-play, and although I usually pause them (as I’m listening to something else myself), I couldn’t help but leave it on. The tune, the edge, the beautiful voice accompanying the lyrics… it was unlike anything else I…

The Awkward Love Song of Abigail Archer [BOOK REVIEW]

This week’s prompt, I thought, was great for the review I promised on my blog for the book The Awkward Love Song of Abigail Archer. Throughout the book, I found myself thinking the lyrics of the song Unsaid by The Fray suited the theme perfectly. Here is a snippet of the wonderful lyrics: But suffice…

Favourite NetGalley Books of December

After all my blogging friends (who, I should probably state, all run book/review blogs) received a lot of their ARCs (Advanced Readers Copy –just something the publisher sends out to get reviews before the official release of the “final copy”) from NetGalley, I decided to try it out. And, like most experiences you’ll read about,…

7 Instrumental Pieces I Fell In Love With (Part 3)

I suppose I can’t stop listening to instrumental music, no matter how much I try. I’ve lost interest in most of the things I used to enjoy; novel-writing, reading, watching television shows, etc. But for some reason, I still can’t stop listening to music. Maybe that’s the beauty of such expression; a feeling, like a…

Undiscovered Artists: Der Jen

Upon looking up pictures for a cover (dedicated to a fellow Wattpadian of mine) I came across the most beautiful graphic art I’ve ever seen. It was drawn by a woman called Der Jen who focuses on traditional Chinese art, but also adds modern females of the Asian culture into the mix. To say I was…

Undiscovered Musicians: Lindsey Stirling

Lately, I haven’t been blogging. And I confess, I wasn’t planning to either. Schoolwork, writing, commuting: it’s not exactly a time-consuming lifestyle, but my mind has little space for anything else but resting. But upon hearing a song on Pandora, and watching a series of videos, I fell in love with this artist. She is…

7 Instrumental Pieces I Fell In Love With (Part 2)

Instrumental music –what would I do without you? Over the course of my years, I’ve come across some absolutely stunning instrumentals –piano melodies, violin songs, etc. And I use this blog to hopefully expose them to acknowledge them. There’s already a Part 1 which you can access here. I’m writing Part 2 because I love…

Undiscovered Musicians: Jason Walker

Genres: Soul, piano-orientated, indie Jason Walker’s “Midnight Starlight” is my favourite album of all-time. Although I love The Fray just as much, I’ve never had an album from them I completely adore. There were always songs I considered “average” and didn’t end up listening to them as often. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve never heard a song…

7 Instrumental Pieces I Fell In Love With

Is the beauty of pure, instrumental music forgotten? Lyrics in every song, artificial sound effects and auto-tuned voices. Don’t get me wrong, lyrics are the reason I love many songs. But sometimes I wonder: where has the recognition of wordless music gone? When a friend of mine, Ivey, asked me for some instrumental suggestions… well, I…

Undiscovered Musicians: The Fray

In the world of internet, sparkling talent usually goes unnoticed. The mentioned bands/artists aren’t exactly unpopular, but they’re definitely unnoticed, despite their shining gifts. That’s why I’ll post a band and a brief description of them, just to try and get them discovered. So look out for the series of posts which follow the “Undiscovered…