DARA – Nedei

Welcome back everyone,

Did you really think Music Monday wasn’t going to make a comeback? Of course, it is here to stay and today I will share music from my homeland.

I am from Bulgaria and I don’t listen to Bulgarian music too much or at all, that was the case when I living in Bulgaria too. However, I recently began researching Bulgaria music because I wanted to find something upbeat and new. I listen to a lot of KPOP, so I thought there has to be Bulgaria music I’ll love.

One day I discovered a Bulgarian Youtuber, Emil Conrad, and he shared a song by DARA. I checked it out and I am proud to say I officially have a Bulgarian singer on my playlist.

 

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DARA (Darina Yotova).

 

Darina Yotova, also known by her stage name, Dara, is born on September 9, 1998, in Varna, Bulgaria. She gained her popularity from the Bulgarian Edition of the X Factor. She is now signed under Virginia Records and in 2016 she released her debut song, ‘Kvo Ne Chu”, translated as “What Didn’t You Hear”.

 

 

But this is not the song I will be talking about today, I would like to introduce to you DARA’s new single, “Nedei” translated to “Don’t”. She may be the first Bulgarian artist who will put Bulgarian music on the map and I am happy it’s not the chalga genre. It is a unique music genre in Bulgaria that I dislike, but her music is a mix of pop, R&B and synthpop.

From the start of the song, it has a very upbeat an catchy tune and it leads into the song naturally. The melody is memorable and melodious, it’ll make you hum and sing it throughout the day. The song will not be complete without Dara’s expressive, dynamic and soulful vocals. Her vocal tone is strong and it makes you feel the emotions she’s feeling throughout the song.

The lyrics tell a story about longing for a lover who is no longer in your life, with the possibility of meeting each other one day. Below you will find the Bulgarian lyrics and English lyrics.

Bulgarian Lyrics

Не променяй себе си, себе си.
Обещание даваш ли, даваш ли?
Но, не забравяй – липсваш ми, липсваш ми.
Не затваряй сърцето си, сърцето си.
Недей, недей
Може би ти и аз някога ще се срещнем.
Може би, може би някога ще се срещнем.
Тези капки по лицето ти не са сълзи.
Аз ще съм добре, повярвай ми, не ме мисли.
Не казвай нищо,
очите казват, те казват всичко.
Едно те моля – не ме забравяй!
Недей, недей.
Недей, недей
Може би ти и аз някога ще се срещнем.
Може би, може би някога ще се срещнем.
Вкъщи още има твои вещи.
Крия мириса на теб с ароматни свещи.
Всичко е наред, грешките ще станат смешни.
Грешно ли е, че обичам тези сладки грешки?
Недей, недей, недей, недей…
Може би ти и аз някога ще се срещнем.
Може би, може би някога ще се срещнем.
Може би ти и аз, ти ти ти и аз…
Ти и аз…
Може би ти и аз, ти ти ти и аз…
Някога, някога…
English Lyrics
Don’t change yourself, yourself
Do you give promises, do you give them?
But I don’t forget- I miss you, I miss you.
Don’t close your heart,
Your heart.
Don’t, don’t
Maybe you and I someday will meet.
Maybe, maybe someday we will meet.
These drops on my face are not tears.
I will be okay, believe me, don’t think of me.
Don’t say anything, eyes tell, they tell everything.
One thing I beg, don’t forget me!
Don’t, don’t.
Don’t, don’t
Maybe you and I someday will meet.
Maybe, maybe someday we will meet.
Аt home there’s still your things.
I hide the smells of you with aromatic candles.
Everything is alright, mistakes will become funny.
Is it wrong, that I like these sweet mistakes?
Don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t…
Maybe you and I will meet someday.
Maybe, maybe someday we will meet.
Maybe you and I, you you you and I…
You and I…
Maybe you and I, you you you and I…
Someday, someday…
The song is very catchy and the lyrics will be stuck in your head for a while, but the lyrics are repetitive. Nevertheless, I really like the song and Dara is like a breath of fresh air for the Bulgarian music scene. She has the potential to take her career overseas, she already has catchy songs. Who knows maybe her next single will put Bulgarian music on the map and that would be really cool.
Thank you so much for reading, I will have a new song review coming up tomorrow so stay tuned.
See you soon 🙂
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Indie Tuesdays! MaJLo – Worry.

Welcome back everyone, and happy Tuesday!

I would like to introduce to you a new segment I added to my blog and it is called “Indie Tuesdays”.

This summer I have started to listen to many Indie artists because mainstream music has become very dull for me and I needed to find something different. There are so many talented artists out there and I want to put the spotlight on them by sharing their music with you all.

Today I would like to introduce the very first Indie artist I’ve listened to, his music is amazing. His name is MaJLo who is Polish music producer, instrumentalist, and singer. The three genres of music he focuses on are the alternative, electronic music, and pop. In addition to all this, he is also the co-founder of the independent music label, Sounddict.

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The first song I heard from him was “Worry”. One day I was searching for relaxing morning playlist on Youtube, I came across one with Indie songs and his song was part of the playlist. I ultimately fell in love with the lyrics and melody. The melody of this song is calm, peaceful and yet nostalgic. It makes you think of a place you loved and you relive those wonderful memories in your mind.

The lyrics of the song can mean many things to people, the words that won me over were:

“I don’t know how it felt to just be me. I feel, I’m losin’ space”

This year was very challenging for me, from dealing with health problems to precious friendships ending. I felt as if this song described how I felt, I didn’t know how to feel happy I felt like I was losing myself. This is what these words meant to me.

From listening to the lyrics and reading them, I believe this song is about the desire to feel accepted and have someone appreciate who you are as a person. There is a sense of sadness and peace into one, the melody and guitar work fit well together too. It’s interesting how lyrics can perfectly describe how we feel, there is a sense of peace when you find something that speaks to your heart. This is what this song is for me.

Listen to the song and come back to tell me what you think of it in the comments section.

Thank you so much for reading and see you soon!

Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do

Wow, ok so I realize this post is late but life got a bit crazy and I couldn’t post on a regular basis. Nevertheless, let’s begin.

Taylor Swift knows how to get the public talking and looking forward to her new music. On August 18, 2017, she deleted everything from her social media accounts i.e. Instagram, Twitter and now posts on Facebook after 2015. I am not a Swifty, so I did not care for the hype too much. However, I did think this was a clever marketing strategy to get people talking and anticipate her next move.

On August 24, 2017, she released the lyrics version of her new single “Look At What You Made Me Do”, with a very different vibe from her typical music style. Can you imagine a dark/edgy Taylor? Well, you better start because she is here and according to the lyrics of her new single, the old Taylor is gone.

Even though I am not a Swiftie, I respect Taylor as an artist because she does it well and she knows what she’s doing. I applaud her for evolving and trying out different genres and reinventing herself. Some people are giving her hate for not being the country Taylor we all know, but I love the change. People aren’t meant to stay the same, change is part of life. If you guys don’t like the new Taylor, you can leave and find another musician to admire.

Now back to the music video, I think all of us has seen it by now so I won’t go over it in too much detail. I love the cinematography, the first scene of Taylor emerging from the ground as a zombie symbolizes her return to the music scene. After the Kanye drama, Taylor went on a mini hiatus but little did we know she was coming back stronger than ever. My other favorite scene is when Taylor is with the other versions of herself and battling with them. I am not sure what it means exactly but to me symbolizes letting go of your past selves. Finally, we see Taylor making fun of herself about all of the things she was criticized about in the past.

As for the song, I really like it but the chorus disappointed me. I was expecting it would be a bit more upbeat because there was a build up in the pre-chorus part. To me, the chorus felt kind of flat and repetitive, however, I love the rest of the song. I just wish the chorus was more powerful.

I am sincerely looking forward to the release of her new album, you bet I will be reviewing it.

Thank you so much for reading.

See you soon!

Rest In Peace, Chester❤

It was July 20, 2017 and I walking around downtown Edmonton, while I was on vacation leaving for Jasper, Alberta the next day. I scroll through my Instagram and I suddenly see the headline, “RIP Chester”.

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In absolute shock and disbelief, I type into Google ‘Chester Bennington’, maybe it’s the wrong Chester. Nope, I read again the headlines and I burst into tears. I never cry for celebrity deaths because I don’t have any personal connection to these people, but Chester was different. He is the reason why I fell in love with rock music, because of his music I got through high school. He got a lot of teenagers of my generation through rough times. I have never been to a Linkin Park concert and I dreamed of the day I will see them perform on stage. The news were heartbreaking for me, I simply couldn’t believe it.

For those of you who have not heard of Linkin Park or Chester, Chester is the lead singer of the rock band Linkin Park. Chester had powerful vocals that touched your soul, I personally feel like no one else can compare to him. Chester’s road to success wasn’t always easy, there were countless rejections from record label companies. In his early days, Chester was was part of a band called “Grey Daze” (1993), the band recorded three albums but in 1998 he left the band. It was struggle for him to find another band after leaving Grey Daze, however, Jeff Blue, now a vice president of A&R at Warner Bros., intervened to help the band sign with Warner Bros. Records. On October 24 2000, Linkin Park released their debut album “Hybrid Theory”

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As a side project in 2005, Bennington formed another bad as a side project called Dead By Sunrise, their debut album was released on October 13, 2009. According to online articles, . He worked on new material with Stone Temple Pilots in 2013 to release the EP High Rise on October 8, 2013, via their own record label, Play Pen.

To me he was one of the greatest vocalists in the rock music world, his vocals had so much emotion, a really distinct voice that cannot be forgotten.

Thank you Chester for existing and sharing your talent! You are missed so much! Please continue to support Linkin Park, I know one day they will come back, so when they do we will there waiting for them.

Thank you for reading and see you soon!

Source (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chester_Bennington)

 

 

Girls’ Generation 10th Anniversary!

Hello everyone,

As promised, I am back with more music posts and today’s post will be about Girls’ Generation, also known as SNSD.

SNSD are a South Korean girl group who debuted on August 5, 2007 with their single “Into The New World”. The group has a long and successful career, however, that wasn’t always the case. In South Korea, boy bands were more dominant in the music scene at that time. When SNSD debuted, there were of course fans who cheered them on but in the beginning they were mistreated by the public. When the members attended a talk show in 2014, there talked about the famous “black ocean” moment from 2008. One thing you should know about Kpop fandoms is that they have a special colour and at their concerts fans hold up these lightsticks. For example, SNSD’s colour is ‘pink’, however, at that time as a form of protest the audience didn’t hold up their lightsticks or cheer for them.

The girls said this was upsetting for them, but they kept going! In 2009, they released their hit single, “Gee”, which was in a way a big breakthrough in their career. Their career skyrocketed from there and now they are known as the ‘Nation’s Girl Group’. Impressive, isn’t it?

SNSD had their ups and downs throughout the years, the biggest down was the departure of Jessica Jung in 2014. This was a big change for fans and the girls too, but SNSD and Jessica Jung seemed to have moved on and both parties have a successful career.

To celebrate their 10th anniversary, SNSD released two songs, “Holiday” and “All Night” this week. Their promotion period for these two singles ends this week!

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How should I describe these two music videos? Oh, I know! Glitter, glitter and more glitter. The girls are having fun and literally partying in both music videos. “Holiday” is more upbeat, bright and funky. It is meant as a nod to the early days of their career and celebrating their Holiday aka their 10 year debut anniversary.

“All Night” tends to have a more mature theme, with a funky melody that makes want to find to most flashy clothes and go out to party. SM Entertainment also released a documentary version of “All Night” where all the member talk about how special SNSD to them and what these 10 years meant for them.

Congratulations Girl’s Generation on your 10 year anniversary!

See you soon with a tribute post about Chester Bennington!

 

I’m Back!!!

Hello everyone,

It’s been wayyy too long and I apologize for being away for so long, life has been a little tough on me lately and I had to take a moment to put the pieces back together. It’s not quite where I want it to be yet, but I’m getting there 🙂

If any of you remember, I had a very hard time figuring out what I wanted this blog to become. I read an article years ago about bloggers, and the importance of picking one topic to write about. However, I still wanted to write about various topics on my blog. It is my blog after all, I have the right to decide what I want to write about. Therefore, I kept going back and forth between topic to topic, introducing new blog titles, I was genuinely confused. So I took break from this blog to figure things out and I have come to a conclusion.

This blog will remain a music blog only, very soon I’ll change the design of the site and create a brand new banner. The name of the blog will be J’Adore Music! I started blogging in 2010 to write about music, that’s my biggest passion in life. I adore music, I listen to it everyday and if I don’t, then I feel restless.

With that being said, I created two separate blogs about lifestyle and my photography! I have the links down below, so please check them out and click the ‘follow’ button 🙂

My lifestyle blog will cover the following topics:

  1. Beauty
  2. Fitness & Health
  3. Travel
  4. Food
  5. Popular Culture i.e book & movie reviews
  6. Self – empowerment to inspire self-growth and gaining self-esteem

These are just a few of the topic I will cover on my lifestyle blog. On my photography website I will share my landscape, nature, urban and portrait photography. I am a photographer, and my journey began in 2007. It wasn’t until recently that I decided to pursue photography seriously. So I created an Instagram page for my work last year, and I had an amazing response from people and positive feedback. I felt so determined, and inspired to continue to improve my work. This year I attended an Insta photography meetup and I discovered a newfound love for portrait photography. It would mean the world to me if you could check out my website and click on the ‘follow’ blog.

So this wraps up the introduction to my other two blogs, it might be a bit too much to manage three blogs but I feel dedicated. The only thing I have to do now is create a schedule. However, for now I will invest a lot of time catching up on my music posts. I have a lot to share and I cannot wait to write about what I love the most, music!!!

Thank you for sticking by my side all these years, we’ve been together since 2013 and we are a team. I couldn’t do this without you all, who take the time to read my post and who were probably checking my blog while I was away.

I am back and I cannot wait to get started!

See you soon 🙂

Lifestyle Blog

Photography Website

Photography Instagram Page

 

 

 

 

Twice – Knock, Knock

There is no doubt Twice is newest girl group to rise to popularity, in fact, they are often compared to South Korea’s favorite group, SNSD. Now, I am not going to compare them to SNSD, because they have their own unique charm.

Twice was formed by JYP Entertainment from the talent competition show, Sixteen. They debuted on October 20, 2015 with their hit song, “Ohh Ahh”, following this single the girls have released  hit after hit.

Their newest single, “Knock, Knock” was released on Sunday, February 19 and in just three days the music video hit 16 million views. It also topped the Melon, Genie, Bugs and Mnet, within eight hours. I think it’s safe to say they are sweeping up to charts in a heartbeat. The song is presented as a sequel to their previous single, “TT”.

In the music video, the girls are having slumber party  and being silly with their friends. When they see it’s snowing outside, they rush out to have a snowball fight, but quickly realize the door shut behind them, being locked out. They rush to go and knock on the door, hence where the sequel part comes into play. In the previous single, “TT”, two children turn around to a knock at the door.

This song has a catchy and cheerful chorus, with their new eye catching “knock, knock” dance. I already have this on replay, will you?

See you soon!

PS. I am hoping that very soon I will be back to posting on a regular basis, however I am thinking about whether to go back to what this blog used to be. I used to post about various topics, I am still figuring it out so I will let you know what happens as soon as possible.