Some Songs and an Attempt To Sum Up My Month

Hi everyone!

It’s the last day of February now. Compared to January, this month really flew by and lots of things happened. I didn’t just want to write about my month, so I tried to find the best songs in my music library to express the things that happened.

Since I listen to a lot of Korean Pop, I had to google a lot of the lyrics for the first time, haha. I was surprised to find that a lot of the sweeter love songs didn’t quite match the meaning I wanted for this song selection.

Galantis – In My Head | I actually don’t have much to say about this one, it’s sort of self-explanatory, lyric-wise.

Namie Amuro – Birthday | Also moderately self-explanatory, seeing as it was my birthday this month AND this year it’s also unintentionally been a case of “new year, slightly-better me”.

Melanie Martinez – Soap (Sailors Remix)| I am working on a sort-of filter for when I say things. I say stupid things, get annoyed myself for staying stuff and then take it out on someone else and what the heck, Swanna? PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER. Also, I’ve started letting out the occasional swear word at work, which isn’t good when I am working with kids. Luckily, it’s all been out of earshot but that needs work, too.

Carly Rae Jepsen – Warm Blood | For the longest time, as much as I adore this song to bits, I didn’t really get it. It sounds like a love song that is borderline creepy due to the blood imagery. But I was daydreaming up a music video for this recently and something just clicked.
I recently went out to the pub to hang out with some friends. My alcohol tolerance is really low, everyone. I felt my heart pounding after one glass of wine, and I stood up and my head spun and my hearing went muffled which was quite scary until I was outside for a bit. But anyway, that was the experience that made this song make sense, and what inspired me to write this entire blog post. It’s just a dreamy, muffled feeling of drunk happy.

Red Velvet – My Second Date | Okay, so I’m not quite at Date #2 yet. Did I tell you about how I had a Valentine’s blog post all ready, about being single and stuff? Yeah, you didn’t see it, because it wasn’t really relevant to me anymore. Yeah… Suddenly I wasn’t exactly single. As the song says, “from A to Z, it’s all so awkward”.
Dates are really weird, everyone.

Kisses are even weirder. I was tempted to include 3OH!3’s “My First Kiss” (which, to reference the lyrics, didn’t go ANYTHING like this) but no. Not that my expectations were high, but my YA fantasies have been proper shattered, LOL.

LOONA / Yves & Chuu – Girls’ Talk | Typically, all my close friends got almost-live updates as all this dating stuff happened, so despite me saying ‘oh my lawd guys don’t tell anyone’ they all know anyway. All the recent happenings were just so bizarre. Now, don’t get me wrong, there are moments with this guy that are really sweet and sappy and stuff and I do like messaging him (and also my friends) in the dead of night. That’s part of the reason this song is on this playlist.

But, on the other hand, it’s this gossipy part of the experience that makes it feel sort of like… a game. I won’t lie when I say I tell my friends things just to seek reactions, and that those reactions are entertaining. So, it’s not that I particularly care if people find out, but I don’t want certain people to tease me into oblivion. ANYWAY. Am I even making sense?


That was something just a little random for a mid-week, end-of-month post. I hope you enjoyed that!

Until next time,

X

14 thoughts on “Some Songs and an Attempt To Sum Up My Month

  1. Sincerely, Alice March 1, 2018 / 12:09 am

    LOVE your music taste! And that LOONA song is such a great jam! Our music taste is pretty on par because I loved all the songs! x

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    • Swanna March 1, 2018 / 10:13 am

      It’s nice to hear our tastes are similar! LOONA are definitely the ones to watch this year as all their current releases are still ‘predebut’ promos! You might like Eclipse, See Saw and Uncover from them as well. X

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  2. Yeah Lifestyle March 1, 2018 / 10:01 am

    There’s some great music here for sure which I enjoyed listening to but I am surprised I have not heard any of them before.

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    • Swanna March 1, 2018 / 10:23 am

      Yes, there’s so much music floating around these days that there is bound to always be new music to discover!
      X

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    • Swanna March 3, 2018 / 12:02 am

      New music is always a lovely treat. I hope you enjoy my picks. X

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  3. livelovetravelx March 1, 2018 / 2:53 pm

    Happy Spring!!
    Btw I love how you love Kpop!
    I’ve never gotten into it though, apart from the Goblin OST 😂

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    • Swanna March 2, 2018 / 11:59 pm

      Yeah, kpop is simply part of my regular listening now. It takes just a few standout songs to really fall down the YouTube pit of kpop!
      X

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  4. kirakiratsu March 2, 2018 / 8:16 am

    I know only Birthday and My second date (love these songs!). Definitely need to check out others (god, I’ve been ignoring LOONA for too long). Love your post!

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    • Swanna March 2, 2018 / 11:54 pm

      Yes, LOONA are definitely worth checking out before their debut. So much effort has been put into establishing each member before then! X

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  5. evelyne March 4, 2018 / 6:00 am

    Summarizing your month with music is such a cute idea! And even better for anything dating related because that stuff is so complicated to put into words, anyway haha
    Also, I’m not really keeping up with Kpop (pretty much just listening to the radio while driving) so it’s fun to actually find recommendations to check out! Never heard of LOONA before, thank you for the great tip! 🙂

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    • Swanna March 4, 2018 / 9:20 am

      Yes, dating related things are hard to express, aren’t they?? LOONA are still technically an up and coming predebut project so it’s no surprise no one has heard of them. I’ve been really impressed by the quality of their pre-releases though!
      X

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  6. Maud March 5, 2018 / 1:36 pm

    Some awesome new inspiration here for me! It’s been AGES since I’ve listened to Carly Rae Jepsen haha. I love this idea for a blogpost. Very creative!

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