Happy Friday! Friends, let’s climb into the Wayback Machine and turn the dial to 1996, where we will experience the finest in bitter social satire, jangly pop hooks and fantastically skinny British boys. Put on your dancing shoes and check your class issues at the door—it’s time to get down with the common people.
It’s been a while since I did a post on music, and I’m way too obsessed with the new Mumford & Sons album to not talk about it.
I’ve always been a fan of Mumford & Sons, and their new album, “Wilder Mind,” continues to amaze me. They just keep getting better and better. “Wilder Mind” has a different feel from their previous albums (less banjo, more electric guitar), but it still stays true to their folky/rocker style.
Here are two of my favorite songs from the album. I’m not gonna lie, it was really hard to pick just a few. Be sure to check out the whole album—it’s crazy good. 🙂
One thing I love about Mumford & Sons is how, in most of their songs, they just start rocking out. You know what I’m talking about. It’s that climax and you start rocking out, flipping your hair back and forth… Yeah, it’s jam time. In “Snake Eyes,” after 2:12 jam time is non-stop.
Tompkins Square Park
I’ve got “Tompkins Square Park” on repeat. I can’t stop listening, but I’m not sick of it, either. I think this song perfectly captures the new, more electric sound of this album. It def shows how musically talented they are, too.
Are any of you guys fans of Mumford & Sons? What do you think about their eccentric album? Let’s talk music!
Happy Mumford Monday. 😉
xo ॐ – Amber
Happy Friday! It’s a gorgeous day here in Seattle, sunny and warm enough that the whole city seems to be outside celebrating. Today’s song has nothing to do with any of that—except that it’s a really good song by someone we hope to hear a lot more from.
Now get out there and shake your tail feathers, friends. Let’s keep this dance party going all weekend long!
Happy Friday! Seattle is feeling super weird today. May 1 has become a day of protest here in the Emerald City, which we fully (mostly) support. When you feel strongly about something, it’s good to speak out about it. But it’s easy for large gatherings of folks with passionate feelings to get riled up and carried away, and that’s why there are cops and news crews everywhere downtown right now. Streets are closed along the marching routes, bus schedules are totally unpredictable, and businesses are closing early (including the flagship Nordstrom store).
With all this tension in the air, we thought it would be nice to feature a video for a great song, that’s mostly shots of people wet kissing and happy dancing. You know how they say love is the opposite of fear? Yeah, it’s like that.
Happy Friday! We’re not sure how we missed this video when it dropped, but we are so making up for lost time now. Upside to the delayed discovery: Maybe Queen B’s fancy dress will give you the prom inspiration you’ve been looking for!
Happy Friday! What are you doing this weekend? We’re looking forward to some delicious brunch, then a little yoga with Janelle Monae. She promised to show us some new moves and we’re super excited about it.
Happy Friday! Remember how we were talking about Shamir and how much we love him? It’s still happening. Love. Love. Love.
Wishing you a weekend full of dancing Muppets, classic cars and endless horizons.
Happy Friday! It’s been one of those weeks where nothing really stressful happened, yet somehow we’re totally exhausted, beat, spent, dunzo. And SO. READY. to break it out and shake it out until we’re sweaty and laughing and it’s somehow mysteriously almost sunrise.
Then we eat hot dogs from a street vendor and go to bed until at least noon tomorrow.
I was thinking about the intense heat that always seems to attend festivals like Coachella, and immediately reached for a loose and airy maxi skirt. This outfit has a bohemian flair, with a printed maxi skirt and crop grey halter. I finished off the boho look with a black panama hat and my favorite flat sandals.
I couldn’t help but spin around in this long, flowy skirt! I think they’re pretty graceful, especially if you plan on dancing all night. 🙂
Fashion has become a huge aspect of festival culture, but it’s really all about the music. So along with each outfit post, I’ll include a music video from an artist headlining at a major festival,
Today I’ve chosen “Play with Fire” by Vance Joy. When I first heard his song “Riptide,” I completely fell in love, and my love only grew stronger after hearing his other songs, like “Mess is Mine,” and “Georgia.” Vance Joy has an incredible voice, amazing lyrics and his music videos are pretty awesome, too. 🙂 You can see him at Coachella this year.
xo ॐ – Amber