Let me introduce myself! My name is Bruna and I am an inspiring music journalist. Here on this blog you will find music updates, reviews, personal concert experiences, and much more! Music is my passion and I just want to share that with others who share the same kind of love for this kind of music (alternative). I also write for Us For Once Magazine and Highlight Magazine where I do updates and album reviews which will be shared on here as well. I hope you all enjoy the blog, and if there are any suggestions on what you would like to see, feel free to contact me on the top right part of the page. Happy reading!
Issue 3 of the Us For Once Magazine has been published and I have 2 articles in it!
I have an interview piece with the band Silica (page 8) and an article on The Maine’s new era (page 20).
*Some typos will appear from when it got edited.
You can read my review on Billie Eilish’s newest album here!
I did a review on tiLLie’s new EP, Loud Mouth. Check it out below!
This anti-pop artist is amazing, make sure to check out the new music.
Make sure to follow this blog’s Instagram page! Yesterday I posted in the stories that I was going to a concert, and I’ve uploaded some videos in the stories as well. So go check it out!
Waterparks is going on tour opening for ONE OK ROCK starting today. The band Waterparks just released another merchandise for the tour, and fans are going wild for it. Some love it, some don’t. Either way, it is brilliant with a message that Waterparks fans would express. Check it out below.
Make sure to check out Waterparks on the tour! You can get your tickets here.
Just wanted to quickly share an album review I wrote for Highlight Magazine on Set It Off’s newest album, Midnight, that you can read right here. Enjoy!
I am late on this but I still wanted to share my top music picks from January!
This last month has been a definite roller coaster for me. Going back to school after almost a long month break was for sure something I had not been looking forward to. But thanks to a change in life goals, the term has been not so bad. Of course, I would like to thank music, especially some particular tracks, that have been there for me during this January ride. So let’s get right to it!
Many of us have crushes, duh, and when we tend to have these crushes, we say to ourselves that we would do so much to be with that peson. I am not saying that I had a crush on someone this last month (or did I?), but this specific song is catchy and gives me the feelings of wanting to be there for someone. “I’ll Always Be Around” by Waterparks is the song I am talking about. Whenever I hear this song – it has been on repeat for most of the month – all I can think about is that feeling where you’re ready to be with a person. It’s exciting!
January 16th was an amazing day for The Maine fans (me being one of them). Their newest single “Numb Without You” was released that day and oh boy is it something! One of my favorite parts of the song is when John expresses, “You’re every fucking thing inside me now.” This person he sings about is very important to him. They make them feel alive and whole. The song in general has strong emotions and lyrics that a listener could relate to. It shows that being without someone who has impacted you can make you feel empty inside. Also this track has a different sound to their previous work, but fans still love it, and so do I.
There is a song that I absolutely love playing in the car so that I can dance to in my seat. It’s fun, it’s catchy, it’s entertaining. “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME” by The 1975 is this song. I try not to get into the lyrics to this song too much, I mainly just want to sing along and dance. That’s it, that simple. Moving on.
The last song I will mention is “Freakin’ Me Out” by The Ready Set. A song from five years ago and when I listen to it, it is as if it just came out. I’m excited about it and all I want to do is sing at the top of my lungs. What this song does to me when I listen to it every time is remind me of one of the first Warped Tours I attended. The Ready Set’s album The Bad & The Better had come out right before Warped Tour and he was going to play some of the songs from this album. Now I do not quite remember whether or not this song was played, but it was from that era, so good memories definitely come from this song. It is a nice way to just sit there (and move around a bit) and remember the good old days of Vans Warped Tour.
Check out the playlist below from my Spotify with the above songs and other songs I have been enjoying this past month. Leave a comment if you wish with songs you have been listening to on repeat lately. Enjoy!
I am going to say one thing and one thing only: Take a listen, it will knock your socks off.
Okay, here’s a little more..
This track has been wonderfully created for our ears and we cannot seem to not listen to it all day! Thankful for Mark Hoppus and Alex Gaskarth right now. Even the lyric video above is pretty fantastic alone. Definitely a song that will get stuck in your head.
Na na na na na..
The Portland, OR band Waterfronts have joined together with the band Substitute Dad to create a split EP titled ‘Split-Splitley’ that was released today. The four-track EP features two Waterfronts and two Substitute Dad songs. Waterfronts’ songs are “Homecoming” and “Waiting List” that you can listen to below and you can click here to listen to Substitute Dad’s songs fron the EP (the bands’ songs are not linked together).
Tonight, the two bands along with the band The Kelevras put on a free release show for the public to celebrate the new EP. The Kelevras played first, kicking off the night. Substitute Dad was second, and I was amazed. A talented group of people alongside Waterfronts put on a terrific show. Waterfronts was last and they absolutely killed it! The PDX band is made up of five very musically gifted individuals who have come together to create a wonderful piece of art, music. Songs from the new EP were played as well as their single “Headaches.” Tonight was definitely unforgettable.
Make sure to follow Waterfronts on Spotify to be up-to-date with their future releases!