Another radio hit from Drizzy and Khaled, man these two are unbeatable in what they do. Every link up between them sounds like a hit and even though this doesn’t have a traditional hook in that way it’s still memorable and plenty of fun, it’s a good thing Asahd finally pushed Drake for them vocals, hey.
Super satisfying song, love the juxtaposition between the soft strummed acoustic guitar verses and the heavy synths on the chorus. I’m a huge fan of this effect and this song caught me by surprise.
I’m pretty impressed by Lana Del Rey’s new songs more so than I was by Ultraviolence, maybe it’s the simplicity behind each track or maybe it’s the new space-y sound which has currently underlined her last 2 songs, either way I’m pretty transfixed.
King Kenny is back!
Going from the strength of the The Heart Pt. 4 to humble to this Drama album, Kendrick is on a roll reminding us of just what he can do with his lyrical aerobatics. He doesn’t approach this one in an overly technical manor but somehow manages to channel his emotion a lot better to create an intense but deeply enjoyable experience.
LOYALTY with Rihanna is one hell of a gem, Rihanna’s flow is kinda sick she might be completing for best verse on the album, hey. The track with U2 also doesn’t suck which was a huge fear of mine ever since the tracklist was released but they pulled it off, King Kenny reigns again.
Key Tracks: ELEMENT. LOYALTY. DUCKWORTH.
After 16 hours of travel finally made it to my destination South Africa, went through Dubai didn’t really see much as I had to catch my flight however I believe my expectations on Dubai were just a bit too audacious as I was expect to be transfered between flights on automated gold chariots but the modest air conditioned buses make a nice touch. I think Dubai would be a great place to visit if I had the money however on my austerity budget the temptation to buy any thing and everything was cancelled out by my intention to remain financially stable. So I sat and waited patiently at the gate.
Upon arriving to South Africa it immediately reminded me of the Zimbabwe airport just that most things here actually work. Leaving the airport I realised that most of the warnings I had been given before my trip were simply exaggerations; my bag wasn’t stolen at the baggage claim and I wasn’t mugged for my phone, wallet, and shoes. However the most we had to deal with was an unhelpful parking attendant accusing us of swapping parking tickets with another car. We hadn’t.
Upon leaving began my first day here in which I got to see where my family members here worked and lived. There’s a lot of really nice places here which I’ll write about when I get a proper chance to check them out.
There are some really nice purple lights on the motorway. They’re toll gates 😒
Food is really cheap here compared to to London had a humongous meal here for the price of a pint at most London Bars.
Got into an argument about parking which cost about 20 Rand = £1.20. Heathrow it would’ve cost £6…
I have no Rands here just $18 in cash. Not helpful need an ATM.
Song of the day: ‘A Little Piece of Heaven’ by Avenged Sevenfold
Francis and the Lights – Farewell, Starlite!
I am currently deep in love with this album, it’s got that all time great Autumn/Fall feeling. The sparse production gives it those reclusive lonesome feeling vibes that best encapsulate the thoughts of many before cuffing season officially begins.The great cold mechanical cyborg vocal effects add that extra abrasive chill factor that makes this such an alluring experience, I could listen to this all season and next season too. Thank you Francis and the Lights!
Best Songs: See Her Out, My Citys Gone & It’s Alright to Cry.
Energy, groove and pure unadulterated youth. Don’t fvck your neighbour is a great pop track along the same vein as Icona Pop however the brashness in this is more centred and focused and what it is existing and enjoying everything we have.