The Wolf’s Howl |9N|

Hello again, people. This article is a continuation of last week’s list of student and (coming up) teacher recommendations. Enjoy!

Clairo – Pretty Girl (suggested by Soojin – G11) 

Artist(s): Clairo

Year: 2017

Genre(s): Chill Pop (it’s not just pop, okay?)

Thoughts:

I just love how her monotonous voice and the low-quality-sounding music goes together (it just sounds like that to me heh). Above all that, what really got me into the song was the music video. The way she was singing and dancing along was oddly calming and satisfying. – SooJin (G11)

I like how this song’s got the contemporary R&B kind of vibe, and I think it’s similar to Saturday Love by Cherrelle. It’s like the music in the good old days of the 80’s, and that’s the kind of music that I absolutely love listening to, especially when it’s now emerging in musical genres such as vaporwave, chillwave, 80s/90s synth wave and all. Talking about the video, again, it reminds me of those old videos that would be played on VCR’s and tapes, which is quite an interesting trend this past decade, and this element is a huge part of the genres that I’ve mentioned above.

Rating: 5/7

 

Galimatias – Blowback (suggested by Prin – G11)

Artist(s): Galimatias

Year: 2017

Genre(s): Dance, Electronic

Thoughts: 

Similar to XXXTENTACION’s songs, this gives me energy and it hypes me up. – Prin (G11)

First of all, I’d like to address the dancing man. He is me. I am him (regarding go-to dance moves at least haha). But truly, what a chill song. Galimatias does not disappoint with this genre-bending tune of his. I really love that “hello stranger” part, and it’s just really cool to see artists these days making music that makes the line between strict musical genres a little (sometimes very) hazy, thus paving the way for completely original and highly enjoyable sounds to emerge.

Rating: 5/7

 

Lasse Lindh – Hush (suggested by Janice – G11)

Artist(s): Lasse Lindh

Album: Goblin OST – Part 3

Year: 2017

Genre(s): K-pop

Thoughts:

Right now, I really like k-drama OSTs because they make me study and it’s not too distracting. But apart from that, I like listening to anything soft because I have ESS and I can’t take notes with a beat drop playing in the background. – Janice (G11)

(Okay, so first things first, I feel personally attacked that Janice would say something against beat drops BECAUSE I LIVE FOR THAT, OKAY? No, I’m just kidding, listen to whatever you like.)

But yes, what she said is quite (#)relatable [HAHAHAH GET IT?]. Music of this sort is very helpful when one needs a good tune to keep going but it’s annoying when that music ends up distracting you. Also, did I forget to mention that this is one of my favourite songs from one of my favourite k-dramas, Goblin? I mean, that’s the only k-drama that managed to make me cry at the end of each episode somehow (you’d be better off trying not to imagine me doing that). Otherwise, any other drama that I watch would get me making sniffle or gush a little at the most but Goblin, combined with it’s beautifully composed soundtrack, made me pour out tears the equivalent of Niagara Falls. 100% truth.

Rating: 5/7

 

Like such articles? There’s  more. Feel free to drop some suggestions in the comments if you want to be featured in this series of student/teacher recommendations! Also, all kind of feedback is appreciated. See you next time 🙂

Featured Image: Prin (G11)

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