Song of the Day: Zedd feat Foxes – Clarity

Cant say much about Zedd  since i don’t really dig EDM but there’s a handful I can stomach and currently, Clarity has been playing in my head for a couple of days now after a friend posted this song on his facebook account. Zedd is like David Guetta in the sense of mixing pop and electronic but what makes him different from the other EDM artists is that he creates quality lyrics into his songs. Not just creating a beat and then that’s it. I guess that’s the reason why I like this song.

Here’s the acoustic version of the song which I love listening to over and over:

High dive into frozen waves where the past comes back to life
Fight fear for the selfish pain, it was worth it every time
Hold still right before we crash ’cause we both know how this ends
A clock ticks ’til it breaks your glass and I drown in you again

‘Cause you are the piece of me I wish I didn’t need
Chasing relentlessly, still fight and I don’t know why

If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
If our love’s insanity, why are you my clarity?

Walk on through a red parade and refuse to make amends
It cuts deep through our ground and makes us forget all common sense
Don’t speak as I try to leave ’cause we both know what we’ll choose
If you pull then I’ll push too deep and I’ll fall right back to you

‘Cause you are the piece of me I wish I didn’t need
Chasing relentlessly, still fight and I don’t know why

If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
If our love’s insanity, why are you my clarity?

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Song of the Day: Kodaline – High Hopes

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One of today’s emerging band, Kodaline is serenading my soul with their music. A friend of mine who also dig indie music introduced me first to the band with their single, Talk and fell in love with it immediately. From then on, I couldn’t stop listening to their music. Hailing from the Irish land, Kodaline is like the new Coldplay of this generation. They create songs that makes you wanna cry yet comforts you at the same time. I mean, just look at these phrases in their song High Hopes:

“And in my dreams, I meet the ghosts of all the people who have come and gone
Memories, they seem to show up so quick but they leave you far too soon”

“But I’ve got high hopes, it takes me back to when we started, when you let it go, go out and start again ,when it all comes to an end. But the world keeps spinning around”

High Hopes, is In A Perfect World’s fourth track and is just one of their songs that inexplicably hit you hard for some reason whenever you listen to it. According to the band’s vocalist, Stephen Garrigan, High Hopes was very personal to him because he wrote the song at a very rough time of his life but was trying to stay positive in the midst of.

Without any further ado, here’s Kodaline with High Hopes and oh, did i mention that aside from their songs, they have the best music videos too?

Song of the Day: Tegan & Sara – Now I’m All Messed Up

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I believe this album was released last year but it was the first time  today that I heard one of their singles , Now I’m All Messed Up. It was actually surprising to know this song coming from the twins. This one is comprehensible  compared to their usual outfit. Openly written, so raw and emotional.

About the song, it’s that phase in your life where you ask yourself at what point can you say enough is enough with someone? It’s like Adele’s Turning Tables but the difference is, this song chooses to still go on and buy that ticket to the roller coaster ride of emotions with this person. Guess it was explained at the last part of the song where Sara screams “Go!” and Tegan says “Please Stay…” (That’s my favorite part actually..hehe) It’s like saying you want to be alone but what you really mean is, I need you here with me, you don’t have to do anything. Just be here. That’s enough for me.

Anyways, to explain further from the songwriters themselves on how the song was created, the Quin sisters, ladies and gentlemen:

Have a listen:

Stay
You’ll leave me in the morning anyway
My heart
You’ll cut it out, you never liked me anyway
Why do you take me down this road
If you don’t want to walk with me?
Why do you exit, go it alone
When you could just talk to me?

Now I’m all messed up
Sick inside, wondering where
Where you’re leaving your makeup
Now I’m all messed up
Sick inside wondering who
Whose life you’re making worthwhile

Go, go, go if you want
I can’t stop you
Go if you want
I can’t stop you

Sad
You come back to me always anyway
Leave a mark
You say you never really loved her anyway
Why do I take this lonely road
Nobody here to walk with me
Don’t want to start fresh all over again
Why won’t you just comfort me?

Now I’m all messed up
Sick inside, wondering where
Where you’re leaving your makeup
Now I’m all messed up
Sick inside wondering who
Whose life you’re making worthwhile

Go, go, go if you want
I can’t stop you
Go if you want
I can’t stop you

Now I’m all messed up
I’m sick inside, wondering where
Where you’re leaving your makeup
Now I’m all messed up
Sick inside wondering who
Whose life you’re making worthwhile

Song of the Day: Generationals – When They Fight They Fight

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They say it’s the sweetest when you had just a fight with your girlfriend/boyfriend and make up after. This song illustrates it. It’s like two people who fight real hard over things and in the end say peace to one another because they love each other so much.  The melody lives up to the lighting up the air after a big fight.

When they fight, they fight
And when they come home at night they say,
“i love you, baby.”

Was it too much too soon,
Or too little too late?
He got the message she left on his car, in the rain.

And then the words they come to you,
driving away.
You just can’t let it go.

And when they fight, they fight,
And when they come home at night they say,
“i love you, baby.”

And when it all comes crashing down,
what can you do,
to find what you’re looking for?
And then the words will come to you,
driving through the rain.

But there’ll be no one there to say them to anyway.

Song of the Day: Daughter – Youth

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Elena Tonra, Igor  Haefeli and  Remi Aguilella better known as Daughter is topping my list of favorite bands or musicians this week with their single Youth. Its simplicity yet so evoking piece is a good kind of sad. The affecting lyrics perfectly blends with the music building towards the middle part and then slowly dispels in the end with lines like “And if you’re in love, then you are the lucky one,
‘Cause most of us are bitter over someone…” Dang! Those lines and that voice!

This one here is an acoustic version of the song:

Shadows settle on the place, that you left.
Our minds are troubled by the emptiness.
Destroy the middle, it’s a waste of time.
From the perfect start to the finish line.

And if you’re still breathing, you’re the lucky ones.
‘Cause most of us are heaving through corrupted lungs.
Setting fire to our insides for fun
Collecting names of the lovers that went wrong
The lovers that went wrong.

We are the reckless,
We are the wild youth
Chasing visions of our futures
One day we’ll reveal the truth
That one will die before he gets there.

And if you’re still bleeding, you’re the lucky ones.
‘Cause most of our feelings, they are dead and they are gone.
We’re setting fire to our insides for fun.
Collecting pictures from the flood that wrecked our home,
It was a flood that wrecked this home.

And you caused it,
And you caused it,
And you caused it

Well I’ve lost it all, I’m just a silhouette,
A lifeless face that you’ll soon forget,
My eyes are damp from the words you left,
Ringing in my head, when you broke my chest.
Ringing in my head, when you broke my chest.

And if you’re in love, then you are the lucky one,
‘Cause most of us are bitter over someone.
Setting fire to our insides for fun,
To distract our hearts from ever missing them.
But I’m forever missing him.

And you caused it,
And you caused it,
And you caused it