I’m here! I know. Right now, I look like the shady ex who is coming back when he’s bored. That is TOTALLY not the reason. I for sure do not have slightly extra downtime now that there is a crazy virus going around. Couldn’t be true. I lied, that is EXACTLY what is going on here.
The truth is, I really had no idea what I was in for when I wrote the last post. Don’t get me wrong, work is going better than I imagined (oh, just wait), in such a short amount of time! However, it is hard to balance this AND that. My itty bitty, teeny tiny brain is struggling. Good news though, I have tons of music stuff to recap you on! This week you’ll be hearing from me at LEAST twice, and I’m going to tell you why.
First off…THE WEEKND IS FINALLY DROPPING HIS ALBUM TONIGHT. I will need some time to emotionally balance myself. He released the track names a few days ago and let me tell you, we will all be in our feelings. Could not be more perfect timing. Who doesn’t want to think about their ex who ruined their life, while being quarantined against their will inside? I know I am definitely looking forward to that. If you have been living under a rock, now is the perfect time to catch up on his last three songs, before the album hits.
Now, this is where things get juicy. Remember when I was talking about work? Well, it seems like COVID-19 is releasing it’s wrath on the music industry, myself included. While it is definitely scary, I am learning to find the beauty in the quiet. OR if we want to keep things on theme with The Weeknd, I am learning to find the Beauty Behind The Madness. We’re all going to get through this together! Filing for unemployment, and not really knowing the future of your job, definitely is scary. However, it makes me feel a little better, knowing that a lot of people are going through the same thing. It also has me feeling extremely sympathetic to all my favorite artists, who’s dreams of playing certain festivals/tours have come to a halt.
Okay…moving on! Speaking of festivals. If you don’t know who the mastermind of Insomniac is, his name is Pasquale. I know, a unique name, for a unique person. Instead of leaving the world without music, and the artists without a platform, he is running online streams. Beyond Wonderland, was postponed until this summer. However, we will be getting a mock festival, all from our phones! Let me just say, Loud Luxury was not on the San Bernardino lineup, but they will be playing! Keep checking in with Insomniac and Pasquale for more information, they have been going live almost daily on Instagram.
With that being said, it hasn’t been that long that we have all had to resort to staying inside. This is probably the best time to find new music, right?? Something I have discovered recently, and then rekindled with this quarantine, is MINT Canada. Usually, I try to keep my music talk pretty broad, to include Apple Music AND Spotify. However, Spotify is winning today’s round. It struck me that I probably listen to a lot of Canadian artists, because this was recommended to me, as opposed to just the MINT playlist in general. I assume that one is generally based toward Americans. Let me just say, Canada knows where it’s AT. I was addicted to this playlist at one point on a random day at work. Yesterday, it popped up on my recommendation, with new tunes to check out. Now, this playlist is not for everyone, I’M SORRY. Typically ranges anywhere from underground house music, to regular EDM. Not everyone’s cup of tea.
So, while I have nothing better to do than to rekindle my love for this blog, I will be on the hunt for new music for EVERYONE. Playlists for the indie lover, and playlists for you sad bitches who love to cry. We’re all in this together….as soon as I decided to actually make my payment on this website. Times are hard OKAY.
This past week leading up to the album, The Weeknd has been imposing an important message that I want to leave this with. “Let music heal us.” While everyone at the end of the day may not have the same interests, or same career paths, I know we all love music. I mean that’s why you’re here, right? So, I will leave you with that thought in mind. Whatever emotions you’re feeling on lockdown, let the voices of others heal you!
See you sooooooooon…I promise this time.