Sunday, 28 August 2016

Talking Is Hard

Hey Hey music fans my computer seems to be happy with me, It has been working properly for quiet some time now well forget all that I'm here again standing near you ever strong not failing in giving my bull opinion about songs you may or may not love. This one took quiet a while to write and by that I mean 4 days!!!!!! seriously i was practically ripping out hair to come to a conclusion and I'm changing stuff even as you are reading because this is a song so personal to me. know rips healing wounds open. Well as much as I would like to go on and on about my personal experiences and whatnot I must remain as Professional as I can be. So the artist or should I say artists for the day are the new sensation and teenage heartthrob give it up for "Charlie Puth" and his beautiful partner "Selena Gomez" by now you must know the song I'm talking about its none other than, 'We Don't Talk Anymore' so the song may not be as famous as Puth's older song 'See you again" but hey its my favorite it must be my masochistic side talking because no matter what one does they can't forget their old flames no matter how much they hurt and betrayed you. A little information about both Puth and Gomez,

Charles Otto "Charlie" Puth, Jr. (Born December 2, 1991) is an American singer, songwriter and record producer who gained his initial recognition by the viral success of his song posts to Youtube. Puth subsequently gained wider recognition for hit songs including his debut single "Marvin Gaye", which featured guest vocals from Meghan Trainor, which topped charts in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and the United Kingdom — and which peaked at number 21 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Puth wrote, co-produced and performed with Wiz Khalifa on the song "See You Again", included in the Furious 7 soundtrack as a tribute to the late Paul Walker. Puth's debut studio album, Nine Track Mind, was released in January, 2016 and was preceded by the single "One Call Away", which reached the top 20 on the Hot 100.

Let’s not forget Selena Gomez Selena Marie Gomez ( born July 22, 1992) is an American actress and singer. Having appeared as a child in the children's television series Barney & Friends, Gomez rose to fame as the leading role in the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–12). Due to the success of the series, Gomez worked on various films, television shows, and musical collaborations for the network in the following years. Gomez also formed her own production company in 2008, titled July Moon Productions; she is set to produce the Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why. She signed a recording contract with Hollywood records in 2008, and subsequently formed her band Selena Gomez &the Scene the following year. The band released three studio albums by 2011.

On with the song the song is best compared to a rising sunrise it starts off slow and slowly goes on to through the whole song, what I meant is that the song is slow, mellow but powerful at the same time get too close and you will be burned It begins with Puth's breathtaking voice and melts into Gomez's sweet voice the lyrics are also not bad the background guitar suits this beat. Can't say that the beat is sick or anything cause frankly its not those who love fast paced EDM CAUTION: Stay Away. This song is only as good as you make it and as bad as your personality defines it. It seems to be made for those with a broken heart. Those who have been betrayed or Dumped if I can say so freely. When your Ex leaves us with no worries but we can't seem to let go that even after so long we just can't forget, well not much is to be said in this song its all about heartbreak heartbreak and heartbreak. Check out the song if you can Empathize and I mean empathize not sympathize, sympathy can never be good for this song well that's all from me folks comment if you like and if you and your Old Flame never talk anymore .

Treat yourself Better

Hey Hey music fans this is Karun Abraham and boy do I have a song for you. My computer seems to be on a right path now so you can expect many more from me. So after spinning the wheel of the day the result came "SHAWN MENDES" now onto the boring part of this post, the biography.Shawn Peter Raul Mendes (born August 8, 1998) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. He attracted a following in 2013, when he began posting song covers on the popular video sharing application Vine. The following year, he caught the attention of artist managers Andrew Gertler and Island Records A&R Ziggy Chareton, which led to him signing a deal with the record label. Mendes went on to release an EP and his debut studio album Handwritten, whose single "Stiches” reached the top 10 in the U.S. and Canada, and number one in the UK. As you can see Mendes is Relatively a new artist than other artists from my older posts. So that's all about him now lets get into his songs.

Shawn Mendes has currently three Albums to his name and honestly speaking most of the songs in his albums are great. They may have sappy mushy lyrics but the beat and his voice makes up for the lyrics, and its not like the lyrics are bad or anything. So our song for the day is from his new Album 'Illuminate' it has some nice songs like 'Mercy' and 'Three Empty Words'. now lets forget all that and come to our song 'Treat you Better' The song screams live and heartbreak. Mendes seems to be talking about love from afar something we guys and sometimes gals also have experienced when we love someone but we refrain ourself for reasons only known to us. He seems to go on about how he is better for the girl of his dreams than the one she is currently with. This is what love is isn't it when we see ssomething unattainable and we do everything to attain it and we do our best to cherish it for the rest of our life. Mendes goes on saying that the guy she is with is not worth her time that she could do better and feels he would be so much better for her, so to all the Hinatas (what I'm an anime fanatic, deal with it) out there go to your crush and if you truly love them then say it to their face that you love them, maybe you can treat them better. With that I be you adieu. See you next time

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Pepper Season

Hey Hey music fans this is Abraham Livingstone here again with another artist. And the artist of the day is (Drum roll please........) "Red Hot Chili Peppers" now there may be no one who doesn't know them but it's common courtesy to introduce someone so i'm gonna just puke Wikipedia to you just like it was spoonfed to me.Red Hot Chili Peppers, also sometimes shortened to "The Chili Peppers" or abbreviated as "RHCP", are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983. The group's musical style primarily consists of rock with an emphasis on funk, as well as elements from other genres such as punk rock and psychedelic rock. When played live, their music incorporates elements of jam band due to the improvised nature of much of their performances. Currently, the band consists of founding members Anthony Kiedis (vocals) and Flea (bass), longtime drummer Chad Smith; and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who joined in late-2009, replacing John Frusciante. Red Hot Chili Peppers are one of the best-selling bands of all time with over 80 million records sold worldwide, have been nominated for sixteen Grammy Awards, of which they have won six and are the most successful band in alternative rock radio history currently holding the records for most number one singles (13), most cumulative weeks at number one (85) and most top-ten songs (25) on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart.[1] In 2012, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

The band's original line-up, originally named Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem before changing to Red Hot Chili Peppers after a few shows, featured guitarist Hillel Slovak and drummer Jack Irons, alongside Kiedis and Flea. Because of commitments to other bands, Slovak and Irons did not play on the band's self-titled debut album (1984). Cliff Martinez was the drummer for the first two records (Irons played on the third), and guitarist Jack Sherman played on the first. Slovak performed on the second and third albums by the band, Freaky Styley (1985) and The Uplift Mofo Party Plan (1987), but he died from a heroinoverdose in 1988. As a result of his friend's death, Irons chose to depart from the group. Parliament-Funkadelic guitarist DeWayne McKnight was brought in to replace Slovak, though his tenure was short, which forced Frusciante to replace him in 1988. FormerDead Kennedys drummer D. H. Peligro was brought in to replace Irons. His tenure was also short, so he was replaced by Chad Smith that same year. The line-up of Flea, Kiedis, Frusciante, and Smith was the longest-lasting and recorded five studio albums beginning with Mother's Milk (1989). In 1990, the group signed with Warner Bros. Records and recorded the album Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991) under producer Rick Rubin. This album became the band's first commercial success. Frusciante grew uncomfortable with the success of the band and left abruptly in 1992, in the middle of the Blood Sugar Sex Magik Tour. After two temporary guitarists, Arik Marshall and Jesse Tobias, Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction joined in 1994 and for the group's subsequent album, One Hot Minute (1995). Although commercially successful, the album failed to match the critical or popular acclaim of Blood Sugar Sex Magik, selling less than half as much as its predecessor. Navarro was fired from the band in 1998.[2]Frusciante, fresh out of drug rehabilitation, rejoined the band that same year at Flea's request. The reunited quartet returned to the studio to record Californication (1999), which became the band's biggest commercial success with 16 million copies worldwide. That album was followed three years later by By the Way (2002), and then four years later by the double album Stadium Arcadium (2006), their first number-one album in America. After a world tour, the group went on an extended hiatus. Frusciante announced he was amicably leaving the band in 2009 to focus on his solo career. Klinghoffer who had worked both as a sideman for the band on theirStadium Arcadium tour and on Frusciante's solo projects, replaced him as lead guitarist. The band's tenth studio album, I’m with you, was released in 2011 and topped the charts in 18 different countries. The group toured into 2014 and performed with Bruno Mars as a part of the halftime performance at Super Bowl XLVIII. The band released their eleventh studio album, The Getaway on June 17, 2016. The album was produced by Danger Mouse marking the first time since 1989's Mother's Milk that someone other than Rick Rubin has produced one of their albums.

So the song of the day is Dark Necessities it's from the album The Getaway and you guys have to seriously check it out it has some awesome songs like The Getaway (title song), Goodbye Angels, Longest Wave the choices are so many that I feel like a kid in a candy store. But then there are the okay ones like We Turn Red that may be bland but still better than other songs from some well established artists. The album seems to be very well made they have not forgotten rock in this pop age being a rock fan I do love some good new rock, I mean I love AC/DC and Scorpions just as much as the next guy but new music has its own feel just like new money and new books. so that was my outtake on the album 'The Getaway' do check it out.

On with the song The song starts with a good bass riff and then goes on with the guitar and slowly the drums come on oh! it is like having an rough eargasm, don't even let me get started on the lyrics it's like they have a life of their own it seems to symbolize the mind of a night prowler someone who is not afraid of the dark, more like someone who finds strength in the dark, I feel like I'm stuck in the balance between light and dark, the Limbo if I dare to say but when all is said and done RHCP has created another masterpiece in my eyes, and with that my work is done so now it's up to you to breath in this song till you feel that high I felt listening to this song over and over again.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Heathen and Proud

Hello music fans I have come back from self imposed exile my computers on its death bed and this may be the final task it carries out. Today I stand before you ever strong with another classified report in my hands. Today's target Twenty one pilots and their song the famous the well known "HEATHENS!!!"

Lets know a bit more about 21 pilots before going on with the song. Twenty One Pilots (often stylized as twenty one pilots or TWENTY ØNE PILØTS, and sometimes abbreviated as TØP) is an American musical duo originating from Columbus, Ohio. The band was formed in 2009 by Tyler Joseph along with former members Nick Thomas and Chris Salih, who eventually left in 2011, and currently consists of lead vocalist/keyboardist Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun. They put out two self-realesed albums, Twenty One Pilots in 2009 and Regional at Best in 2011, before being signed by Fueled by Ramen in 2012. They released their debut album signed with a label, Vessel, with Fueled by Ramen in 2013. On May 17, 2015, their second signed album, Blurryface, was released two days earlier than intended, through the same label
On with the song, its a classic 21 Pilots song with the same beat and transition but its the lyrics and tune that make it so great. Written for the acclaimed DC movie Suicide Squad. Heathens matches exactly with the movie as if the movie came from the song and not the other way around the song is describing all the criminals like Harley (God that bitch is crazy!) and Deadshot if you haven't seen the movie then go see it right now. It starts to explain the honor code among criminals and how they team up to fight for their freedom. The song seems to exactly show how crazy a criminals mind is how there are psychopaths and murderers. Even then there is a sense of brotherhood between them and the fact they criminals stick together during high and low. It also seems to imply that not all criminals are born so its the abuse and torture that turns them to crime and a life of adrenaline high. Then there are some who are just born criminals and well nothing can be done about them. The song also popularizes the idea the all criminals are heathens. Well we can't actually argue with the ideology as criminals are the ones who have seen the dark side of this world and once you have tipped your scale to the dark there is no turning back and there is no way for you to still believe in God after witnessing the horror and dirtiness that has seemed to taken hold of our home. So obviously criminals tend to have trust issues leading to them ostracizing the new just like they say in the song
"We don't deal with outsiders very well
They say newcomers have a certain smell."
This seems to symbolize the fragile mind of criminals or all human beings as a whole. This song is not just about criminals its about the human race as a whole we all are fucked up in some way or the other and we we all are criminals of sort breaking rules of society or morality and we all have seen the bad side of the world and we do our best to forget it but in the end its the people who we target as "criminals" that have to like in this condition while we live free even when we are just as guilty as them. I wont go on anymore or I'll just start rambling in the end it is a question how many of us are more better than these criminals think over it and do give me a comment. See you later with another artist and another song, thankfully my computer may have been reincarnated by that time

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Find Your Way To Route 66

Hello! hello! music fans I am Karun Abraham And this is Music Mania. I am here to fill you with music goodness and the artist of the day is John Clayton Mayer, he is an American singer song-writer and producer. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut and raised in nearby Fairfeild. He has released many albums like Continuum and Paradise Valley. You may recognize his famous song 'Your Body Is A Wonderland'. And the song as you may have guessed from the title is "Route 66" Yes ladies and gentlemen the cross country road that has become a U.S holy ground for bikers and travelers alike.
Now this song has been covered by many famous artists like 'Chuck Berry' 'Them featuring Van Morrison' and 'Rolling Stones'. Originally written by Bobby Troup from the 'King Cole Trio'. This song follows the classic Rhythm and blues beat. It has a jive and funk to it no matter which version you hear you are sure to fall in love with it.

The song is literally a road map of Route 66 a road from Chicago to Los Angeles. This song talks about the pleasure of a cross country trip, Route 66 to be exact. It gives a thrill to any traveler and for an Indian travel enthusiast like me going on a trip around the U.S is a dream and after hearing this song anyone would want to travel through '66' even if you have to walk the whole trip. But back to the song it is basically calling out the famous places on the map of '66' like St. Louie, Missouri and Oklahoma. Of all the versions of the song I have heard I like John Mayer's version the best. Though the lyrics and the beat is not much different it has been given its own sweet twist which I find more pleasant than Chuck Berry's version no offence to Berry but Mayer beat him hands down on this song. Well that's it from me guys Goodbye and Goodday.

Friday, 8 July 2016

DNCE Till You Die

Hello Hello I am your host Karun Abraham and I am here with another artist. And the Artist of the day is DNCE. DNCE is an American pop rock band. The group consists of members Joe Jonas, Jack Lawless, Cole Whittle, and JinJoo Lee. The group signed with Republic Records, who released their debut single "Cake by the Ocean" in 2015. Now the song of the day is not "Cake by the Ocean" oh no its their recent song "Toothbrush"

Now the song is really nice it has a nice mellow beat and a nice guitar piece. Its a bit slower than the fast paced "Cake by the Ocean". one of DNCE's best song, now the band is a new one and they have only released a few singes but their songs are a work of art I tell you Joe Jonas has a nice voice and JinJoo Lee can really rock that guitar. Toothbrush may not be as good as "Cake by the Ocean" but it is a great song in itself. The song seems to talk about a new budding relationships and the transition from a fling to something serious you know the moment where you built up the courage to ask her to move in with you hence the term 'toothbrush'. This peice rocks and guys all around the world can appreciate it. Well that's my opinion of this song, So do comment and this is me Karun Abraham signing out "PEACE!!"

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Ballads of Sheeran

Hey guys if anyone is even reading this I am here with another song . So the artist of the day is Ed Sheeran. Born 17th February 1991 he is an English singer, song writer and one hell of a music prodigy. He was spotted by Elton John and the rest is history. He won the Ivor Novello Award for the single from his debut album +(plus) the 'A team' check out the album if you get the time. He also won the Brit awards for 'Best British Male Solo Artist' and the 'British Breakthrough Act'.

So the song of the day is 'Afire love' check it out like right now as it's one of a kind and while listening do hold on to your tissue boxes cause it's a tear jerker folks. The song has a slow but beautiful beat. The tune has that emotional touch which suits the song perfectly. The lyrics seem to talk about losing a loved one. You know the last moments where you sit in the hospital praying, hoping that our loved ones be saved but in the back of our minds we know that nothing can be done and that its best for us to just move on. This song relates to us on a personal level each of us have lost someone may it be a lover, a father, or just a friend no matter what the relationship we feel lot of anger lot of pain in our hearts. The chorus is a masterpiece in itself the lines are just touching. The chorus seems to be a song written by the person who is dying we can say on his last breath. the chorus brought tears into my eyes and just so you know that's one hell of an achievement. All in all this song gets an A+ from me and don't forget to listen to this song and i recommend some good earphones to get the best out of this song. That's it from me dudes, we shall meet again in thunder and lightning with a new song.

Monday, 27 June 2016

Goulding the name says it all

Hello music fans i am here again with another song. So iv'e been thinking i have done some classics so why not come to some of the recent ones so my artist of the day is Ellie Goulding. She started her career in 2009 and now she has become a common name in music lover's hearts.

On with the song it starts with a nice guitar riff and has a funky rock beat which seems to have created a territory for her. It has a nice narrative touch which somehow suits for her voice. Though it has been said that this song was an answer to Ed Sheeran's Don't I won't go into all that private lives and gossip I like to keep songs and the artist separated. The song as I said has a nice beat and some great lyrics which could become some great quotes like this one "You don't mess with love, you mess with the truth" I don't know about you but that touches my heart and blows my brain. So the song if you take the song literally it talks about a simple one night stands, you know the ones that go from a simple drink with a stranger to ending up the next morning in a hotel with a stranger sleeping next to you and a splitting headache from the hangover. You go on with your daily life trying to forget what happened but you still come back to the face of that girl or boy, even though it was a one night stand you fell a pull at your heart. This song although may not become a classic in my opinion is a great song  and hats off to Ellie for that. That's it from me and we shall meet again with another song

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Jimi Plays Berkeley

All right music fans last time i gave you my comments on the song 'she loves you' by the Beatles which in my eyes is an all time classic now i wanna talk and when i say talk i mean rant about my other favorite musical star and you should have guessed from the title its none other than Jimi Hendrix. Now let's take a trip down memory lane and see the thrilling life he lived. James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitarist who was and still can be considered as a legend in guitar and one of the greatest guitarist who ever lived he started playing guitar at the tender age of 15 and you would never believe what I'm gonna say our guitarist was in the army and not just some simple soldier but a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division, I mean who would think that our star was a gutsy soldier i think there is nothing he can't do. He dabbled in gigs in the US but finally moving to the UK in the late 1966 where he grew to fame with songs like "Hey Joe" and "The Wind Cries Mary". His album "Electric Ladyland" reached number one in the US. But sadly his life got cut too short by Barbiturate related Asphyxia, may God bless his soul. Also did you know he was a southpaw and not just that but one of his friends another famous guitarist Eric Clapton had a left handed Guitar made specially for him but was never able to give it to him before his death.Just so you know i got all the info from Wikipedia.
 So my dedication song of the day is the song "Purple Haze" from the album "Jimi Plays Berkeley" it has some awesome songs like "Little Wings" and "Woodoo Chile" check out the album if you like its a no brainer for me.Purple Haze written in 1966 and recorded in 1967 has become the archetypical psychedelic drug songs of the sixties. Though it has said to be another love songs some fans say it has drug relation even though Hendrix denied all of that enough about if the song is related to drugs whatever the song may be it has some great lyrics and a good guitar piece. The lines like " 'Scuse me while i kiss the sky" and "whatever it is, that girl put a spell on me" in my mind it talks all about love the high you get when you think about you loved ones, all your attention going to the one you cherish as if and i quote "that girl put a spell on me" the electricity you feel from this song really takes you to the next level. I suggest the next time you get a chance listen to this song and if you want to do it my way download it or if your'e feeling of going retro buy the CD and listen to it like a million times till you know the song by heart. Whoo! writing gives me such a thrill that's it from me folks if you have any tips or advice for me do leave a comment and if you like the way i like follow love you bye!!

Monday, 20 June 2016

She Loves You It's a classic!

Hello fellow music lovers i don't know about you but i'm totally psyched this is my first blog so no flames, constructive criticism is truly appreciated .

So i wanna start from the classics the golden age of rock and so why not start with a band which has been on the top the undisputed kings, take your hands clap em snap em i don't care slap em  for the one and only "THE BEATLES". Remember the song 'She Loves You' for those who don't know it is from a very nice album called 'Twist and Shout'. It's got some great songs like "Love Me Do, From Me to You and Please Please Me".

Onto the song it's one of those which grows on you at first i thought oh! its the classic Beatles song and then you start hearing the lyrics again and again from the start of the verses "She loves you......"
to the end "With a love like that......." you know it's like listening to a love letter, a ballad, a poem. The everlasting love that you feel in this song, to me this song represents the ups and downs of a relationship the highs and lows that no matter what true love will always prevail that no matter how hard you fight a little compromise from both parties and lots of love can save any relationship and make it last i don't know it maybe forever or it maybe for just a day but cherish that day and i promise you you will remember that day like it was yesterday. Hats off to the Beatles for giving us such a lovely song, my only disappointment that i wasn't able to attend even one of their concerts but Youtube gave me a time traveler and I sat front row for many of their songs. Well that's it from me Good Day and Goodbye.