R.I.P. Avicii

It is with a broken heart that I write this… Tim Bergling famously known as Avicii (28-year-old musician, record producer, and DJ who was often deemed as the pioneer of the contemporary Electronic Dance Movement) passed away in Muscat, Oman, on April 20. I only know a handful of his songs and I’ve never actually had the pleasure of attending any of his concerts but I couldn’t stop bawling (not even to write this post) once the news broke. Even today, I kept running off to seclusion (it’s almost physically impossible for me to cry in front of people) so I could have a little cry. Tim Bergling was an amazing, amazing human who touched so many hearts (mine included) which is why it’s incredibly sad that he’s gone… and at such a young age too.

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Tyga – Boss Up

You’ve got a mermaid swimming around in a roof-top pool, an obligatory Biker Gang, and finally someone wearing the stereotypical Oni Mask. If all that wasn’t enough, Tyga gets fed some sushi. Finally, the automatic weapon (I wanna’ say Uzi but I’m no expert so I could be wrong) hidden in the flower bouquet, as the game-changing twist. I think they were trying to go for something here. Maybe the music video was meant to be like an Anime? I’m not quite sure though. There weren’t enough cliches for me. I believe there’s room for a few more. That said, the music video is pretty fun (add a mermaid anywhere and I’m happy) and the lyrics are nice but the track (the melody?) is awesome!

Edit: At a first glance, I honestly thought that was Kylie! Holy smokes, the resemblance is is uncanny (obviously, intended but still).

Lewis Del Mar – 14 Faces

I’ve never heard of this song before, but they played it during a scene in the Good Doctor (such a good show, which is no surprise, since it’s based on one of the many, many, endearing Korean Dramas, which are some of my all-time favorite shows to watch in general, as I mentioned earlier, here). Anyways, the clip was too short to gauge whether it was a nice song or not, but once I found it on YouTube and listened to the whole thing, I still wasn’t impressed. I played it in my car anyway with the kids in tow (my nieces and nephew) on our way to visit my uncle (who lives halfway across the country) and that’s where this song shined! Blaring full blast on Fahaheel Expressway – Road 30, with the cold wind whooshing in through the half-way open windows and blowing our hair in our faces (mostly my eyes), with the sea-side glittering to our left, as we headed away from the city. It took so much willpower to not speed (along with the song) ‘cuz of the speed limit, and lack of visibility (on account of my hair blinding me and all). Plus, you know, kids and stuff. Basically, this is a pretty cool song!

A$AP Ferg – Plain Jane REMIX (Audio) ft. Nicki Minaj

I was driving my car when this song came on the radio, and caught me off-guard when I heard Alhamd’Allah. I was like “Did he just say what I think he just said, or was it my imagination?”. So I used my trusty SoundHound app (even though Nicki Minaj‘s voice is instantly recognizable) and found out the name of the song, and the artist who sings it. It’s got this brainwashing chant vibe and so far, I’ve been diggin’ it!