Guts Over Fear is Eminem’s and Sia’s latest collaboration

Eminem and Sia had previously collaborated on the song Beautiful Pain and just yesterday their latest song together was released. Guts Over Fear will be on the soundtrack for Denzel Washington’s latest film, The Equalizer.

At the moment, we don’t know whether Em is bringing out a new album, a reissue of The Real Slim Shady LP which actually turns 15 this year, or a greatest hits compilation.

Their first song together was incredible, and this one is just as good! Have a listen to Guts Over Fear, here!

My Leeds Festival experience and this years bill

This weekend (from the 22nd – 24th August) was Reading and Leeds Festival.
The music festival takes place on the bank holiday weekend in August every year since 1971 in Reading and 1999 in Leeds.
They share the same bill occasionally with one or two exceptions.

I got the opportunity to go to Leeds fest last year (only on the Saturday as a friend was getting married on the Sunday and I couldn’t miss her wedding for the world!) where acts such as: Greenday, Deftones, Major Lazer, Bastille, Deap Valley, A$AP ROCKY played on that day.
I went with my two best friends, my sister Lex and my childhood bessie, Hana. The whole festival experience was quite something… I had been to festivals before, but this was taking the festival experience to the next level.
First of all, I admire hugely all those who camped and camp in Leeds (I can’t say much for Reading as I personally have never been before), the weather was AWFUL since the minute we arrived till the minute we left, to get from the car to the entrance of the festival we walked for over 20 minutes in and through mud – as I was on holiday, I had no Hunter boots or anything even close to that with me… My sister actually lent me a pair of Converse – which goes to mention I still owe her a pair after having to throw them out and having to buy a pair of wellies for 10 pounds that were 2 sizes to big as I couldn’t walk, literally, because my feet were getting trapped in the mud and puddles – but my point of the whole camping experience is, well, I arrived earlyish and I saw loads of tents, thousands of tents, over the hills and far away, to be a little more precise, by this time, the festival had already begun since around 24 hours ago and lots of tents were shriveled up, or had mud inside of them, everything was a mess… I don’t want to sound all fancy, but seriously, those who have seen or have been and stayed in tents in or at this particular festival know exactly what I’m talking about.
Enough with the negative side of the festival, the positive side, well, what can I say… Going to a music festival, with my two best friends, creating MEMORIES, living, feeling, listening and watching incredible acts like Major Lazer – which by the way was off the hook! I remember how we all danced, the crowd was wild, people took off their tops and threw them up in the air, damn, that was probably one of my fave acts… Bastille, wow, they were brand new in the music world, when they started playing Pompeii, everyone started singing, singing with their heart out, everyone knew the words to it, it was incredible! Kodaline were insane, the three of us got so emotional when we saw the boys play and loved their song Big Bad World. And last but least, Half Moon Run, a Canadien indie rock band that consists of 4 gorgeous, talented boys. Alexis, Hana and I fell in love with them and their song Full Circle.

Half Moon Run – Full Circle

I’d definitely go back to the festival, this time more prepared, shoe and clothes wise!

Here are a few pics of me, the mud, the festival and my two best friends!

This years lineup is fantastic! Here’s a few of my faves that performed:
Queens of the Stone Age
Arctic Monkeys
The Hives
Jimmy Eat World
Blink-182
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Paramore
Jake Bugg
Vampire Weekend
Disclosure
The Hives
Metronomy
SBTRKT
The Kooks
The Horrors
Palma Violets
Maverick Sabre
Twin Shadow
Clean Bandit
Die Antwoord
Bombay Bicycle Club
CHVRCHES
Bondax
Boys Noize
and a lot more acts performed on 9 different stages.

Queens of the Stone Age – Make It Wit Chu

SBTRKT – Right Thing To Do ft. Jessie Ware

Metronomy – The Bay

Maverick Sabre – I Need

Grimes rejects Ice Bucket Challenge

Claire Boucher, better known as, Grimes opted out of the challenge to raise money and awareness for ALS.

Grimes was nominated by friend DJ Richie Hawtin, but she rejected the challenge “because of their record on testing on animals.”

The ALS Foundation has openly said that it uses worms, rodents and flies to better understand disease mechanisms and develop therapies and say that if a donor is not comfortable with a specific type of research, he or she can stipulate that their dollars not be invested in that particular area.

The Canadian singer-songwriter and video director decided to donate money to the Malala Fund as she quotes that “education is the key to ending almost every issue that faces humanity and our world today.”

Grimes – Genesis

Music can change any situation…

I came across this video a few months ago and I absolutely loved it.

What this guy (that is classed as “crazy”) says is very true… VERY true.

But what I’d like to comment on (apart from his wise words) is the music that accompanies this mans interview, music can change any situation, the song played in the background makes the whole video and concept of the interview much deeper…

“Life is a paradox, a mirror of confusion, so, love, now.”

The 24 year old heartbreaker has done it again…

On the 18th of August, Taylor Swift released her latest song and video Shake It Off. As I said in my intro, I’ll be talking about all kinds of genres and artists on my blog, and with this (maybe surprising to a lot of you) brilliant song and video, I couldn’t not write about it.

The video already has over 31 MILLION views, yes, you read it right, over THIRTY ONE MILLION VIEWS.
For those of you who know a bit about Taylor, she’s usually dressed in sweet dresses and kitten heels, but in this video, we see a completely different side to her. I genuinely think it’s a fab song, very catchy and the video is cute.

The 24 year old heartbreaker has done it again…

Have a look at this video called: Before she got her record deal and how she got her record deal

Taylor Swift – Shake It Off

Song of the day

“You make your life however interesting you want it to be.” – Nicole Day

The quote that you just read is by me… I don’t know if anyone famous, or if Paulo Coelho or even Dalai Lama said it, to my knowledge, it’s mine and I stick by that quote every single day.

Never give up. Never stop believing in yourself. Never back down. Fight for what you want. Love. Live. Regret. Mess up. Believe. Have faith. Enjoy.

The song I’m going to post is very cheesy, but what Bon Jovi sings is so true:

“It’s my life,
and it’s now or never,
cause I ain’t gonna live forever,
I JUST WANNA LIVE WHILE I’M ALIVE”

How many people exist and how many really live? Thought of the day and the weekend….

Happy 66th Birthday, Robert Plant!

Happy 66th Birthday, Robert Plant!!!

The lead vocalist and lyricist of Led Zeppelin is regarded as one of the greatest singers in the history of  Rock and Roll.

The Stairway to Heaven singer influenced artists like Freddie Mercury, Axl Rose and Chris Cornell.

“Music is for every single person that walks the planet.” – Robert Plant

This is one of my favourite Zeppelin songs, Ten Years Gone. 

“Anaconda” is the 2014 version of “I Like Big Butts”

Anaconda is the name of Nicki Minaj’s newest single…

The video came out a few hours ago and already has over 3.3million views.

All I have to say is: Drake, twerking and bums.

The video and song is something very different to the usual Nicki stuff, to be honest, I’m not a big fan of the song or video… Plus it reminds me of the classic Baby Got Back (I Like Big Butts) by Sir Mix-A-Lot, and I prefer the original version a million times more!

Sam Smith’s acoustic version of Latch

22 year old British singer-songwriter, Sam Smith rose to fame at the end of 2012 when he was featured on Disclosure‘s breakthrough single, Latch.

In May 2014 he released his debut studio album In The Lonely Hour and has a bunch of songs we’ve heard on repeat like La La La, Stay With Me and Lay Me Down.

Sam has said that Amy Winehouse, Beyoncé, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey are his influences and openly said he was gay this past May. Smith struggles with OCD badly and once said that he has to check taps before he leaves the house in case it floods.

I came across this acoustic version of Latch and fell in love with it!

Teen Flirt and Denise from Hello Seahorse! release their latest single “Her Fake Name Is Sofia”

David Oranday AKA Teen Flirt, is a DJ and producer from Monterrey, Mexico.

The DJ’s essence is based on soft synths and honors the bass movement. The best way to describe his genre is tropical bass/chillwave and lately he’s getting more and more into the R&B scene.

Teen Flirt and Hello Seahorse!’s Denise Gutierrez got together and produced a song called Her Fake Name Is Sofia – the song came out with a cool video on August 13th.

Denise is a soprano singer and is currently the lead singer and songwriter in Hello Seahorse! – (a very cool and talented band from Mexico City, drummer Bonnz is a good friend of mine. Shout out to you guys!) Back to Denise, I’ve seen her perform a few times and she is unbelievable. Her voice is penetrating, the vibe and energy she transmits is breathtaking… She is one of the most talented singers I have ever seen perform live.

The name of the song is in english, but the song is actually sung in spanish, if you understand, that’s excellent, if not, still listen to the song because it is truly fantastic!