♫ Boyce Avenue – One Life (100% proceeds to charity!)
What’s better than good music? Good music for a good cause! Boyce Avenue has done the amazing deed of recording an awesome song, with 100% of all proceeds going towards charity. Pencils of Promise is a charity that gives underprivileged children the opportunity to education. Mark your calendars the drop of the single on 29 October and let’s help Boyce Avenue and Pencils of Promise build a school!
♫ Bryan Greenberg – Say Yes
I’m in love with the world
Through the eyes of a girl
Who’s still around the morning after.
I can’t help loving this verse. It’s amazing.
And yes, I started watching One Tree Hill… oh, Jake.
♫ Anberlin – Modern Age
“Future will never keep their promises / If all we hold is yesterday.”
Not many songs can beat an honest one. I like strong lyrics delivered with just the right amount of emotion and control. That, and I’ve always been a fan of rock.
I came across Anberlin’s Modern Age through an anime video made by a YouTuber I’m subscribed to. The beat caught me first, then the lyrics when I searched it up. Now I’ve got it on repeat. It’s going on my writing playlist, the one where I keep songs that remind me of my WIP novel. A 1000 words written today and a good song in the bag. Wish this happened every day!
Here’s the AMV I got the song from. I admit I only watched the first two episodes of that particular anime but it’s well suited. The maker produces amazing videos!
✎ Writing prompts (Week 12)
What was one piece of advice that your character did not listen to? What would have happened if they had heeded it?
“Did you do it? Did you tell him?”
I went to school with a blue pencil case. By the time I got home, it was black as ash.
The best thing.
✎ Writing prompts (Week 10)
“Let’s disturb the peace.”
Your characters are suddenly required to dance. Show us those moves! Or waltzing catastrophes.
They were hungry. And they were staring at me.
It was the last time he was ever going to help her.
What does this song make you think of?
♫ Emilie Autumn – What If
It’s been a while since I shared some music! For me a good song is a nice sound; a masterpiece is made by its lyrics. What If is one of my favourites when it comes to lyrics. They are simple, straightforward yet thought-provoking with its little paradoxes. This is a song of identity. Listen to it – really, really listen to it. Can you hear the possibilities?
“What if I’m a world unturning?”
♫ All 4 One – I Swear
My new favourite song. Why? Well, usually I’d explain with specifics. But this time I’m just going to say this: WATCH DESPICABLE ME 2!!!
♫ ThePianoGuys (Jon Schmidt) – All of Me
I have a huge amount of respect for ThePianoGuys. These are musicians who truly enjoy creating music from the bottom of their heart – you can tell by how much fun they’re having! Jon Schmidt’s skill shines through in one of his most popular piano pieces. I love the uplifting tone, that sense of adventure. A keeper on my instrumental playlist for sure!
Please support the artists by purchasing their music off iTunes and visiting their youtube channel. I have many more favourites by these guys so chances are you’ll be seeing more of them – wait till you hear Steven Sharp Nelson’s cello!
P.S. I’m sorry I haven’t been posting much this week. I’ve got mid-semester exams coming up next week so I’m hunkered down studying… well, I’m supposed to be studying. I mean, I AM studying. I’m just mildly distracted by the new Despicable Me: Minion Rush game, that’s all :)
♫ Help Nicholas Wells make good music!
“In the music scene today, I feel like the art of songwriting sometimes gets lost under dance beats and electronic sound effects. I want to give you a genuine album of heartfelt songs on which I’m accompanied by musicians playing real instruments in a great acoustic space.”
^ That is something I have been waiting to hear for far too long.
You might remember Nicholas Wells’ music as one of the first I featured on my blog. He’s far too underrated for his talent. This man’s songs resonate with sincere emotion; his voice and style is everything I wish was mainstream. He’s now recording a new album and needs some support on his Kickstarter project. I’ve promised myself I will pitch in as soon as possible. If you guys like Nicholas’ music, please consider backing the project with any contribution and sharing the news around!
We’ve all got our dreams. For me, it’s incredibly inspiring to see others strive to reach theirs. Being able to look back and think “I helped make this happen” is as meaningful to you as it is to the receiver. Buying a hot chocolate I didn’t really need (but really, really enjoyed) puts me in a good mood, but pitching those small dollars towards someone’s dream will definitely put me in an even better mood!
Show support for Nicholas Wells’ album!
Here is another of Nicholas Well’s songs that I greatly enjoy. Hope you guys do too! Remember to share this amazing music around!
And here is one of the songs I hope to hear in its full glory on the new album!