I think I'm in love with this song - part II
I think I'm in love with this song - part II
I think I'm in love with this song - part I
Well, I said I'd be there for K's Choice's next concert, so I went, and it was amazing!
This new tour of theirs is quite special, as K's Choice is stepping away from the drums- and bass- filled rock; Instead, they are going on an acoustic tour, where the audience, instead of singing along and jumping and dancing, is seated in a quiet, eerie atmosphere, not unlike a dream.
The result is, quite objectively, breathtaking.
For sure, I'm such of fan of the band that they had won me over before they even appeared on scene, but no one can deny that the quality of the music and their singing was incredible.
They now appear as acomplished musicians, all three of them, instead of "just" another rock band. Don't get me wrong, I'm definitely not depreciating their former work here, but what I mean is that although I absolutely adore their "usual" music, this acoustic tour has finally given them the opportunity to show the world all the extent of their talent. They are no longer imprisoned in just one genre. I feel like one could give them any instrument, and they'd do magic with it.
Special mention to Gert Bettens, who can strum the guitar while playing symbals and throwing a mouth-organ solo on top of that, when he's not singing along with Sarah.
I love their cover of The Pointer Sisters "I'm So Excited":
This is poignant, and beyond words.
Another track that simply amazes me is Alicia Keys' Empire State of Mind part 2. I never really was a fan of hers, but this video is definitely making a good case for me to change my mind.
This vid should have been called a Game of Thrones tribute rather than Game of Thrones cover...And I'm usually all for the original stuff, I can't stand copycats!
I (really) like JB's music. And I'm not ashamed of admitting it, even though I'm waaaayyyy past his marketing target.
He does have a talent for all things musical, and the songs are punchy and reminiscent of a time when a single decision about any subject was a matter of life and death.
When I listen to Justin Bieber, I do feel old, or rather wiser, because when you grow past adolescence you learn perspective and you get to see a bigger picture. He isn't there yet and these lyrics are full of the innocence only a teenager can muster.
When I listen to Justin Bieber, I want to dance and bob my head and sing along. Always a good feeling.
Below the song that makes me wanna dance the most:
I also got unexpectedly touched by his biographic movie Never Say Never. I didn't think he was so likeable and a good person before that, in the sense that he appeared to me as a laid back show-off, but he doesn't seem to actually be that. He's extremely young, but has gone through some stuff and that render him more mature than he appears to be.
To be clear, I'm not trying to convince anyone here, but just give his movie a chance and perhaps you'll see and become a Belieber.
I'm really, really behind on this one (she began posting vids 3 years ago) but this YouTube artist deserves praise and fame. She has an amazing voice and sense of harmony in her voice, the music and the lyrics. She does a lot of covers but there is one original song of hers that made me speechless:
The concert of my life. I never thought I'd get the chance to see him live, he's a legend in Japan. He organized a world tour to get money for Japan's reconstruction, but also to thank all the people who had given time and money to his country and tell them that the Japanese are getting back on their feet and looking forward again.
The concert brought a lot of emotions in me, a lot of awe of course, but also childhood memories and a hopeful sadness. The concert was a tribute to beauty, in the gathering of people around beautiful music and a charitable cause. The music was sublime indeed, as Joe Hisaishi directed a grand orchestra complete with a choir and everything. Joe Hisaishi even played the piano in between directions, impressive.
And he's so full of life and funny when he's there in the middle of all these musicians, it's refreshing, because oftentimes music is associated with melancholy, but not here.
I'll be in awe for the rest of my life listening to this concert.
You'll see below an extract from the concert I attended. Also called a masterpiece.
My new ringtone. I'm obsessed with these 90 seconds.