March 25th. A year ago you might have said this was the saddest day of your life all because of a man named Zayn Malik. This year, you might have said that that same man, absolutely rocked your world in ways you never even imagined. March 25th 2016, Zayn Malik, formerly a member of One Direction (ouch that still hurts to say), released his first ever solo album titled Mind of Mine.
So I’ve been sick this week and don’t have any good ideas to blog about. It sucks I can’t give this as much attention as I want to. I truly love this blog but life’s just been so busy. I … Continue reading
Today is a day that about All the Love xx. One of my favorite things about Valentine’s Day is Valentine’s Day cards. If you have ever taken a look on tumblr for Valentine’s Day cards, you basically open a vault of hours and hours of hysteria. So to celebrate Valentine’s Day I figured I would share some of my favorite pop culture related Valentine’s Day cards!
January 12th 1993 Zain Javadd Malik (don’t worry not a typo, thats his birth name) was brought into the world. The little Bradford Badboy soon grew up to become one of the most famous men in the world! With a voice like no other, and talent that is undeniable, Zayn is meant to be a performer! Not to mention he has such a sweet, sentimental, and caring side to him, and of course he’s absolutely gorgeous! Continue reading
Its crazy to think it hasn’t even been a full year since I made my Four review. One Direction has released their fifth album in less than a year from the last one. To be honest, I’m not even over … Continue reading
Recently I had the opportunity to attend the One Direction First Listen in Boston and it was quite the experience. I knew that I was not prepared yet, nor would I ever be, to listen to this album, but now that I have, my life has forever changed. As amazing as it was to hear the album way before it comes out, accompanied with explanations from the boys about what went into each song, it is absolute TORTURE having to wait about week and half to hear them again in full. So as the savvy blogger I am (jokes) I brought along a notebook and a pen and physically wrote down just about everything from my experience at the first listen. Now I signed a non disclosure agreement but since there are no real specifics in this post, and I’m protected under the freedom of speech (thanks dad), I’m going to share my thoughts, first impressions, and overall experience at this first listen. Before you read let me tell you though that this album is no joke. It is so different from the other albums in that you can really tell all four poured their hearts out into these songs, the lyrics are much more mature and advanced, each song has a very different sound to it, and you’ll be having all your friends texting you about these songs saying “I didn’t know that was One Direction!” It could be my bias, but after just one listen, I feel they may have a shot at a grammy. On with the review!
Just sat down in the theater after waiting in the cold for an hour. The teenagers behind me are dressed in their warm one direction attire aka, crew necks with Harry or Louis’s tattoos. A group of them will not stop saying chonce as if its the funniest thing they have ever heard. I’m pretty sure its past half of these kids bedtime. The poster in the lobby (seen above) has been extremely violated with just about everyone grabbing Harry’s dick or sitting on Louis face. As I walked into the theater I was greeted by the sounds of the new single Perfect and the image of Harry pulling the sheets showing his vine tattoos on a huge movie theater screen. Safe to say I’m already overwhelmed and I haven’t even heard a new song yet. This theater is packed and is now an impromptu sing a long as we all sing along to Perfect. Some girls are already crying and I’m mentally trying to prepare myself for THE part. Girls around me are screaming at the top of their lungs as if the actual Harry Styles is in this room. I’m feeling a big cheeky so I yell out “TAYLOR SWIFT” as Harry has his tantrum on the bed, only to have the three rows in front of me turn around and try to kill me with their eyes. Soz Larry shippers, the song is about Taylor please get over your fantasy.
Just when I thought the screams couldn’t get any louder after Perfect, a beautiful beach takes up the screen and everyone knows what that means…What Makes You Beautiful. More girls around me start to cry as we are forced to watch the fetus boys frolic on a beach and have no clue what they are doing as they film their first music video. Sony security is dancing in the aisle as they keep a watchful eye out for cellphone usage. While Liam starts the song, the screams don’t start until Harry starts singing which becomes a pattern throughout the night. I scream for Liam because that’s the moment I fell in love with this band. The moment I saw a curly headed Liam singing to me on a beach I was sold. I signed away my soul and dove head first up one direction’s asses. An interesting fact is that only about half the theater screamed for Zayn, with a little murmur of boos. Tough crowd, some people are still salty. I go to write down these notes when all of a sudden the entire place shakes with screams because the then 16 -18 year old boys are now shirtless in the water. Moment of silence for their untattooed torsos.
We are about 20 minutes from the start time so you know what that means.. more music videos. Before we get the new music we are blessed with a walk down memory lane as we watch Live While We’re Young featuring the entire audience rowing along, Kiss You featuring blood curdling screams for the shirtless scenes and Harry’s nipples, Best Song Ever accompanied by upset screams due to the fact they cut out the beginning talking bit (at this point I was so emotional because 2013 Harry in BSE is the bane of my existence). Story of My Life which I hadn’t seen in forever, consisted of me screaming for my favs…you know who I’m talking about…no not the boys! I’m talking about Anne, Geoff, and Greg! The looks I got for screaming for Geoff and Karen were priceless. Last but not least they played Steal My Girl and that’s when it finally hit me. The FOUR era is over, in the past, and now tonight I embark on my journey through the Made In the AM era. After the shit show of 2015, who knows what the next year with the boys on break will bring. The screen is showing a warning sign about cell phone usage, this is actually happening
The movie starts with the boys being asked what its like to have done 5 albums in 5 years. The boys give their typical answers about how now its time for a break and they were so lucky that us fans allowed them to work and achieve success at that pace. I’ve noticed Harry has not shaved for this interview because there is a clear line of peach fuzz along his upper lip. The camera really zooms in on Niall drawing me to look at his teeth and admire how beautiful they are. While Louis, Liam, and Niall managed to answer the question in a sentence or two Harry takes forever to answer a question. This little interview modeled the teasers that 1DHQ had been posting. Some new information from this interview included Liam saying that they are “rubbish” at picking song titles which gained a collective laugh from the audience. Silent “ughs” as Louis explained why the album is titled what it is in his adorable Yorkshire accent. I was mesmerized by the way his mouth moved as he spoke.
Before the song starts and I realize there is no going back and this album thing is happening and ready or not here it comes, the boys explain that Hey Angel is not a sad song. Harry in his long winded way describes it as this album’s “Clouds” in that its “stabby.” A strange adjective for sure but not as strange as the thirteen year old sitting next to me responding to Harry saying “stab me with your dick.” Yeah that was uncomfortable. I had expected to this song to be a ballad given the heaviness of the lyrics Harry has been tweeting but I was surprised with the energetic beat.
Instead of us just listening to the song, it has been paired with footage of the boys. For this song they showed Harry in his maroon with gold detail jacket taking pictures from inside a car. I love photographer Harry and we usually only get pictures of it so having a video of it was pretty amazing. Harry’s vocals are so much in this song. That’s literally what I wrote down “Harry’s vocals are so much” Harry has that voice where he has so much intensity that it sounds like he’s screaming but he’s only just singing. This song is full of that, especially for some of the hard hitting lyrics. It’s very music driven as it carries the chorus and intensifies and mellows out. More video footage included Harry with his manbun playing the guitar which prompted numerous screams followed by shhhhs and IM TRYING TO FUCKING LISTEN HAVE SOME RESPECT! from a few audience members. Niall also danced on his private jet like the cute leprechaun he is. This song is definitely a Harry song and in my opinion now that I have heard it in its entirety, its a great track to really set you up for what to expect on this album and what the aesthetic of the songs all together will be. I summed it up as a great driving song or a song that the lyrics just really impact you.
Drag Me Down
We’ve all heard it, we’ve all seen the video, so what was this track? A proper sing along. As a single this songs absolutely kills but I was curious to see how it would fit on the album as a whole. As the boys explained the song and how its an anthem for all they have been through and a response to all the shots fired at them, I couldn’t help but just stare at Liam’s lips. The video started and I’m convulsing because of Harry and then snapped out of it as the place erupted into screams from when Louis appears out of nowhere. Now I know how I sing my One Direction songs in that when the choruses are repeated I sing every single interjection, note change, you name it, but I didn’t know that everyone else does that to. The entire theater never finished the chorus and instead all attempted Harry’s high notes at the end of the song. I wish I had earplugs but at least they drowned out my own singing.
Harry and Louis described Perfect and how it isn’t a love song but it is and that its about having fun and not being in a serious relationship. The screen alternated between showing the song title and the video which caused many problems. Everyone screamed when they didn’t show the Haylor part. Screams of bloody murder because all they wanted was to see Harry lie down on a bed but they don’t like Taylor which was shown when Harry said the song is about just having fun and its not a romantic song. Harry explains it saying “I’m not perfect but I’m perfect for you”
For my real reaction to Perfect click HERE
The last of the songs we have already heard meaning everything from this point on is new material. At this point I was taking deep breaths after making this realization. Louis explained that this song was created on the first day of writing and in his opinion, is the most epic on the entire album. I think he is referring to the major beat drop, choral like feel to the song, and Harry’s intensity
“Yeah I’m glad that one’s on there”- Harry about the song
This song was accompanied with footage from the Honda Civic Tour Diaries. We got to see boxing Harry, birthday boy Liam, Niall and Louis having a laugh, the boys dancing around on stage, and it basically put me in post concert depression now that OTRA is officially over. A highlight of the night for me was when a close up of Harry’s gold boots appeared on the screen and I screamed my fucking head off. They creatively used footage of the songs with everyone’s cell phone lights when the song talked about the stars. It was a really nice audio and video pairing
End of the Day
To be honest I fully expected this one to be Harry on a loop saying End of the Day like he did in the younger days. In all honesty, I would thoroughly enjoy that. This song is completely bipolar in that the verses stand alone to the chorus but they somehow make such an awesome song. Louis’s eyes lit up as he talked about how the song has its different pieces and he thinks its cool that no one really expects it. After hearing the song I understood why Louis was so excited for it. Brace yourselves…LOUIS HAS AN INSANE SOLO THAT ENDS WITH A HIGH NOTE IN THIS SONG!!! You heard me, prepare yourselves because this album gives you all the Louis vocals you always wanted but never got. The videos shown with this song included the boys on their photoshoot for Between Us which was adorable enough. This song is super catchy and I found myself at work singing the chorus over and over because it really stuck out and its the only part I know. Harry has some awesome notes in this song and the guitar is just insane.
“LOVE IT!! SO GOOD!!” – my handwritten notes
If I Could Fly
Harry is making me lose brain cells as he takes forever and a day to repeat the same idea in three different ways talking about this song. I instantly perk when I hear him say “piano” because that’s something we haven’t had since They Don’t Know About Us on Take Me Home. The boys voices with piano? Sign me the fuck up. Harry droned on and on about how for this album they really got to “Sit and focus” on what they were writing. He also took the time to shade Rock Me while explaining they got to write songs they truly wanted to write that didn’t need a “boom boom ah”
Int: “Can you fly?”
It’s a piano song with a slow, sad, depressing feel to it. This song just made me sad and it was hard to listen to for the first time in just one take. Harry really takes over this song and on top of all that, they showed 2012 footage! Footage of the fetuses during their first bits of promo and interviewers and causing trouble at radio stations. For some reason the footage was very Larry based and it showed a lot of Louis and Harry together when they used to be close friends back then. One scene showed Harry on some car thing and Louis pushing him the whole way.
LOUIS VOICE!! in this song its everything, and whats more? HE HAS ANOTHER SUPER NOTE. Everyone’s vocals are amazing in this, the piano and lack of big music behind them really allows them to show off their pipes. The song seemed to repeat “For your eyes only” multiple times as the footage showed the boys shoving Harry into a British flag cake and just about everyone was crying because we weren’t expecting such old footage.
Long Way Down
This was described by Liam as “quite sad” and is definitely about the upcoming break. Liam describes it as a mountain and how they are slowing coming down from the peak and that the song itself musically mirrors that. A big shock in this was when Liam said ” a couple of years off” which was weird because they have been saying its going to be a shorter break then we all think in other interviews. The song is also about Sophia kinda. I’m not sure when this was filmed but there was a sadness in Liam’s explanation that gave me that impression. Niall lightens the mood a bit talking about how they asked for him to sing like Springsteen and have some grit to his voice for the song. I found this song to be really sad, I remember getting very emotional about it because the lyrics sounded as if they were saying goodbye to us. It gave me a feeling that they feel like they are coming down from their success and that this is the end.
“Built it up so high and now I’m falling it’s a long way down”
This song was paired with more OTRA footage of the guys onstage and some backstage things for which someone screamed “get out Lottie!”
Boy oh boy is there a story for this one. Picture this, you just heard a song that makes you think maybe they boys aren’t coming back and this is sort of like a goodbye album and then you hear Never Enough is next. This song has been thrown out by Niall here there and everywhere that it’s his favorite. Niall is going on and on in the video about how they incorporated a trumpet, trombone, and a saxophone, something completely foreign to a one direction song. I’m so pumped for this, it has been so teased and it starts and its so great and I’m dancing in my seat getting lit and then the lights turn on and the movie is now a blank screen.
Security guards come in asking for “Julia on twitter” because she has been tweeting and leaking content. As fangirls we know our shit so everyone races to find her twitter. We were given an ultimatum that Julia turns herself in or they wont put the listen back on. Girls start screaming about how they are gonna kill her, how the boys work so hard and they can’t believe someone is disrespectful enough to leak it and blah blah blah. We later found out that Julia wasn’t even in our theater, that she had gone to an earlier showing and was just now leaking it. Security hadn’t even checked the timestamp on the tweets (7:20) which is way before our theater even heard any new music. It was all a big misunderstanding but it took away from my experience listening to Never Enough. It had a kind of “Hooked on a Feeling” feel with all the grunting and new sound.
Harry makes no sense as he explains this song saying its about someone but its not about someone and its about Olivia but its about everyone…I truly have no idea what he was saying. This is the song that Liam teased a bit of and I was so excited to hear it!
There’s some talking before the song starts which took me right back to Jonas Brothers and Lovebug #tbt. There is a new sound to this, almost like a musical but just enough to still be taken seriously. It’s pretty, and happy go lucky and again has an oldies, kinda Beatles feel to it.
These lyrics are from Olivia
What A Feeling
Described by the boys as “super Fleetwood” which was so evident once I finally heard it. Louis admitted he likes to listen to this song because he feels like a “bit of a chief”. It has a really cool vibe, very chilled out similar to Fireproof. In fact I think Fireproof could stand as a prequel for most of the songs on this album. I really like the lyrics to this song and how easy going it is. It is very Fleetwood which I think works perfectly to describe it.
Love You Goodbye
Explained by Louis as being the most personal to him about a situation in which you see your ex again and maybe want to give it one more try. All those feelings come back but you have to accept that its your ex. (Aw Eleanor). Liam and Louis have claimed this track as one of the their favorites on the album.
“Good one to perform” – Harry’s words of wisdom
This killed me because who knows when they will ever perform it besides the London Session. This song marks Louis’s third big stand out note on the album! I love that Louis is finally more confident in his vocals and is attacking these big parts of the songs. Harry’s voice is so low in this song. More OTRA footage was shown.
I Want to Write You a Song
Liam really likes this song and said out of all the songs they have ever written, this is the song that he would write for someone. (Aw Sophiam) Which is ironic to him because the song is about writing a song! Liam explains the little details that make the song such as the sound of pencil and paper that appears in the background. He described it as “soft, sad, with a bit of grovel.” This song is as cute as it can get. Think Truly Madly Deeply, but 100 times cuter!! Its honestly so fucking cute I almost cried. All I kept writing in my notebook was “so fucking cute.” The footage for this was the lovely Take Me Home photoshoot where the boys wore fancy clothes and piled around a telephone booth to get that perfect album shot. One thing that should be noted that I thought was a bit rude was how much effort they put in to truly conceal Zayn. I find this rude because yes he left the band, but he was there for those days and it’s so unnecessary to pretend as if he wasn’t there at all. Despite the footage the song is so loving and cute and I just wish they would sing it to me.
**I’m writing this at 11:00pm on 11/5/15 so I don’t know if this song has dropped today (11/6/15) when this is posted.
Nothing is more tear inducing than when the boys describe a song as “for ourselves and the fans” Niall touches on the how much this band has done and how much they have gone through in the past year but is sure to add “LETS NOT STOP NOW” Which is weird because of the other songs that seem to be saying goodbye but I trust him. This song had super old footage, like younger than 2012, the first few times that the boys were filmed after x factor. I label it as an anthem for 1D with a Toy Story feel. It has that Randy Newman, You’ve Got a Friend In Me, kinda of style which is so adorable. (Liam has just recently said in an interview that its a modern You’ve Got A Friend in Me.. Point for me!) Hearing the boys sing about how much fun they have while watching them have fun had me grinning from ear to ear. Louis has most standout parts, and the song has an overall message that they don’t want fans to forget about them.
THIS SONG IS MY EVERYTHING. ITS NO CONTROL PART 2. ITS THE MOST ADULT AND SEXUALLY CHARGED ON THE ENTIRE ALBUM, ITS MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE. Niall explains that the album was missing a rock song and that he was thinking something along the lines of Sex on Fire. He also explained that it has a bit of love and dirt. Niall tells us that its about picking up girl in bar who is approached by men but doesn’t want them. I would classify this as a booty call song. If you’ve heard the preview then you know that its about offering to be something temporary for someone, nothing serious, just some fun.This song is so damn sexy, which did not fit with the 1D Orlando footage. I would have much rather watched the Talk Dirty video along with this song.
“Everyone has a grungy night out” – Niall Horan
“Let me touch you where your hottest” – CAN YOU NOT, these damn lyrics
Walking in the Wind
Harry explains the Paul Simon influence to this song and how it is quite casual and conversational. I found that the music sounds a bit like “oh what a night” from Jersey Boys. Its a sweet song that gave me the impression that its about Zayn leaving but it could also be about anyone leaving. They showed Story of My Life behind the scenes footage for this song.
At this point I got paranoid that security was watching me write things down so I didn’t write much but I remembered that I really really liked this song. Liam’s explanation was so cute! About guys approaching his girl making him want to fight. I’m sure you have all seen the video by now.
Talking out of our asses
Talking out of our asses
Talking out of our asses
This song is adorable about those late night conversations everyone has in the wee hours of the morning. That’s when true friendships are made and bonds are formed. It makes me all warm and tingly thinking about these boys staying up late together just talking shit and drinking. AH DOR AH BLE
“You don’t remember 2am but you remember 6am because you’ve sobered up by then”-Niall
That’s all folks! A little insight into this album that is sure to fuck you up and make you the happiest you have ever been at the same time. I’m not lying when I say this album is amazing. I truly think the song writing, the maturing, the themes, the relatability will put this album in a class of their own. Honest opinion I would compare it to Red. If you have heard Taylor’s album, you will know that Red has its fun songs, and its sad songs, and its hits. Thats what this album is, it can be serious, it can be hella fun, and it has some great singles. Either way the boys truly poured themselves into this album. It doesn’t sound that different without Zayn, and it feels so authentic compared to their earlier songs. There is something for every genre, there is no “Once In a Lifetime” dreaded track, there are so many new music styles, so many old influences to appeal to other audiences. My favorites are Temporary Fix, I Want To Write You A Song, Never Enough, History, and A.M. Did you go to a first listen? Have you listened to the shitty leaks? What do you think?
I am so grateful I was able to attend the First Listen, and I hope what I’ve said gives you just enough insight that has you begging for this album like I have been ever since the first song started.
Hello friends! How are you? I’m doing just fucking fantastic. You know, just trying to live life and Harry, Liam, Louis, and Niall just aren’t letting that happen. On Tuesday we were blessed with a brand new music video! I fully expected this video to drop late on Thursday like Drag Me Down but then they decided to throw everyone off and release it AT A REASONABLE HOUR!! .
I spent the day at work alternating between entering numbers and checking Twitter as one does, and saw lots of tweets about the Perfect music video premiering that day. Now no offense to update accounts and whatnot, but I usually don’t believe a damn word they say without any receipts. So for the few times they do have proof it’s great! Well anyway I expected this to be just a rumor, so much has been going on with this fandom and rumors so I just mentally added it to the list of things that won’t happen. Then all of sudden, checked Twitter again..and it was a FLOOD of black and white gorgeous photos of these boys. That’s when I knew something was up! After saving each one to my camera roll and doing more work I checked Twitter again and what’s this!?! Snippets of the video!!! Now you might hate me for this but I don’t really care about leaked stuff because I believe in instant gratification, so of course anything that leaks, video or songs, I will not hesitate to listen or view it. I spent my lunch break replaying and replaying these snippets. I could do an entire post just on how much I love this song (stay tuned) but this will be more of my reaction.
Fast forward through the day and I’m counting down the minutes till 7 o’clock. After the Liam drama and people thinking he had brain cancer and the band was breaking up and all the crazy things people conspire about…I truly didn’t think it was going to happen..but I checked anyway! Right at 7 I popped over to Vevo and hit play just as Louis tweeted about it. What you are about to read are my reactions to the video the very first time I saw it. Major warning: I’m a HUGE Haylor shipper and yes the song IS about her so I will most likely talk about it for certain parts. For your pleasure I have included just about every gif I could find of this video. Enjoy!!!
Here we have Niall looking into the distance day dreaming about what life will be like without his boot. LOVING the black and white
WAS NOT READY FOR THAT CLOSE UP OF LIAM! Yes boy work that hand tat like the model you are!
Okay why can’t I see Louis face..he already has the smallest part in this song and now the song is blocking those gorgeous cheekbones.
The camera work in this is so great, it feels so artsy and mature. This is what I imagine it’s like to be stuck in a hotel room all day, you just sit in the window staring down at the city below you
I wanna be, where the people are, I wanna see, wanna see them dancing!
Alright if Liam is showing us a picture why did the camera never focus
Do you think Niall has smelly feet?
Harry looks so fucking good in that window, his height his body, I don’t know but that window was made for him to stand in
I feel like I was just slapped by Louis and I couldn’t be more honored
Liam is all about having no personal space this is great
Niall practicing his putting in the hotel room! Why am I not surprised!!! Trying to make up for that swing at the masters
Here we have Harry wondering if he left the stove on, or thinking about what new fall flavor of Froyo he should get
I suggest pumpkin, its my favorite 🙂
HARRY EDWARD STYLES WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO THAT HOTEL WALL! WHAT ARE YOU WEARING
His hair is so long my god
THEY DID NOT JUST SHOW HIM SAYING RENDEZVOUS!!! This is too much to handle considering that part makes me melt every damn time
Causing trouble in hotels rooms means making a mess of the bed? I thought they would make a mess of the bed in another way….
And you know that Harry spent a good five minutes apologizing to each hotel employee after the damage was done.
DID YALL JUST SEE THAT VINE TATTOO???
Let me give you a little close up
Liam will have a modeling contract by the end of this video, he is just simply sitting in the window and using those puppy dog eyes and I’m on the edge
Wow Harry such a rebel, throwing books! How dare you?!
MORE HALLWAY ACTION IN THE SUIT!!
Ugh the things I would do to be hugged by Liam Payne with such a big smile on his face
IS HE HUGGING SOPHIA??
Is the brunette Sophia? The girl almighty in the flesh??
It’s not Sophia who the heck is she??
This is so cute I don’t know why I’m tearing up over four friends sitting at a table conversing and drinking tea..
Also obsessed with how Harry talks with his hand, if you’ve been paying attention to promo season you know what I mean
YES NIALLL IN THE HALLWAY!! What a man!
Harry is so aggressive towards the camera I love this
LOUIS!!! Loving this close up as he tells me I’m perfect
Harry covering her face, he definitely did that for her safety, hide the pitchforks we don’t even have a suspect
Harry stop it I’m done with you
Niall strumming yes this is the shit I like
Niall looks so sexy, not cute, sexy, this is a break through
Oh that passion in the hallway NIALL WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ME
HARRY DANCING IN HIS SUIT! Is this how he tries things on? Please tell me he goes into dressing rooms and tests his clothes out by dancing in them
This video is so authentic, it’s just the four of them doing what they love in their spare time. They aren’t acting, it’s so candid. Harry loves fashion and dressing up and journaling, Niall loves playing golf and his guitar, Liam and Louis are inseparable and love playing a bit of footy and trashing the damn place. It’s just authentic and raw and I’m not over it.
Ayyyyyy security looking good
Niall is working these hallway shots
Harry looks so cute getting ready
just look at his hair
And his smile
And half his nipples
We are getting closer and closer to Liam each time I’m not prepared for his
Here is Harry thinking he’s so funny but..wait he actually is..this kid always has me laughing
LOUIS KICK ME IN THE FACE
Louis is so moody
Looks like Harry made the bed cuz he felt bad
Liam throwing that bag at Louis is One Direction throwing all this shit at us. An actual representation of how I feel after this video
I’m not even done but it’s
I’m literally waiting for this video to end with them getting kicked out of the hotel and having a laugh about it
MAYBE A CAMEO FROM MR. MOSEBY
Wait I’m getting scared… The break down is coming and I haven’t found one reference to Taylor yet
LILO IS SO ALIVE!
This can’t be sanitary
HARRY STYLES YOU STOP RIGHT NOW
actually keep going I’m loving this
Hold on this kitchen looks familiar, what hotel is this anyway..
Wait a minute
THATS THE KITCHEN FROM NIGHT CHANGES!! No no no they didn’t
YES NIALL IN THE HALLWAY
Real talk though what about the other guests of the hotel…were they told they can’t leave their rooms? How was it possible.
Niall looks so fit I can’t
Here comes the passion! I love when Harry makes this face, sing your heart out love!!
WHAT ARE THOSE CLOUDS!!! THIS IS LIKE THE STYLE VIDEO!! THIS IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE TO TAYLOR SWIFT I HAVE EVER SEEN!!
Harry fucking styles is laying on a fucking bed having a proper strop about his emotional life and all I wanna do is lay next to him and play with his hair.
Jokes aside this video is breathtaking. That one scene alone is so beautiful and raw and meaningful and I will never stop talking about it
THE EYES!!! Why is this so much like Style!!!
He is so beautiful, just sitting on the edge of the bed and my fucking panties are across the room
Is he crying?!?! YOU STARTED CRYING BABY I DID TOO
LIAM JUST CASUALLY GETTING A TATTOO WHY AM I SO TURNED ON
Aww he’s still laying on the bed thinking about their love I can’t this is too much
Harry laying on a bed just puts all sorts of thoughts in my mind…I’m very overwhelmed right now
YESSS THEY ARE ALL SINGING TOGETHER!!
Okay well how many times is Harry gonna fix his hair
Liam wins he is playing up this camera any chance he gets
Louis in that sweater though so damn cuddly
DYING AS HE POINTS TO HIMSELF AND SAYS HER PERFECT!!
NOOOO ITS OVER!!
You know what that means
Refresh not Replay
Well that was quite an experience, I really really like this video. I think it’s the most honest one and it really shows what these boys do and who they are. It felt so candid and special but at the same time it was very artsy and moody and brooding. The theme of the song was evident and was conveyed but it wasn’t like a story telling video. Well done boys!!!
I am not ready for this album
I am not ready for this album
I am not ready for this album
As a person who spends hours a day watching Youtube, I decided why not try something out that every Youtuber loves to do: a monthly favorites!! So during September I jotted down a few things that I absolutely enjoyed.
Cake by the Ocean-DNCE
So about a week after I met Joe Jonas at his party at Foxwoods
he revealed to the world that he has new music!! Kinda upset he didn’t tell me about it but its fine we’re cool. This month I discovered “my new favorite band,” After watching teasers and seeing tweets about “your new favorite band” I was dying to know what Joe Jonas had up his sleeve. Turns out he is the lead singer of a brand new band called DNCE and they were releasing their new song!! If you haven’t listened to it yet, I highly recommend it!! It has a cool Uptown Funk feel and its Joe Jonas! I’ve missed Joe so much and while I enjoy his instagrams and snapchats, nothing beats getting to hear his voice again and see him perform! I honestly believe that I would enjoy this song even if it didn’t involve Joe Jonas. The only downside to it is that it leaves me with an endless craving for cake…have a listen!
Picture this, its a normal day in the office, you have to meet with another staff member to discuss something, you get back to your cubicle, and right as you sit down you get a little blue notification just casually showing a tweet from One Direction about their new album. UM WHATTTT!! A NEW ALBUM!! ALREADY!! That’s right, brace yourselves because on November 13th, One Direction will release their fifth studio album!! Oh and it wasn’t just an album announcement, those cheeky chaps included a new song when you preorder the album! The single Infinity was released and basically had me in tears. Unfortunately it was such a busy day in the office that day but do you think that matters?? I grabbed my headphones, mentally prepared myself to not have a fangirl freakout a work, pressed play, and fell in love.
To be honest, I still haven’t gotten over Drag Me Down so I was not at all ready for a new single. I was still very fragile because OTRA USA had just ended and this song was the last thing I needed. I instantly fell in love with Niall’s opening verse, and actually jumped when Harry came in for the chorus. I was not expecting the intensity and passion he brought to the song. The lyrics themselves are enough to make you cry, but sung by the voices of four angels and I’m a goner for sure! If this song is the slightest taste of the new album I think we are in for a real treat. IS IT NOVEMBER 13TH YET I NEED MORE!
All To Well-Taylor Swift
Alright before you all start telling me how this song is old let me just tell you I haven’t stopped listening to it all September. I have always found this song to be amazing and one of the best on the album RED. I was teary eyed when she sang it on the RED tour and since the explosion of 1989 it had been a while since I revisited it. I don’t even know what it is about this song, since its not like I have some love story to relate it to, but it always makes me want to sob. As you may know I am a recent college grad trying to get a hold on this thing they call adult life. It hasn’t been the easiest transition and I have my good days and bad days but this one lyric in this song just hits me so hard and I think thats why I gravitated towards it all month.
“I’d like to be my old self again, but I’m still trying to find it.”
Leave it to Taylor to always just get you and what you’re going through.
Black Magic-Little Mix
I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS SONG!!! I know it came out before September but I have just fallen in love with this song, with this band, with everything. I’m a pretty big fan of Little Mix, I have their two albums on my iPod and I had tickets to see them before they canceled their American tour. Luckily I was able to see them with Demi. Now I’m not going to lie and say Zayn had no impact in me deciding to listen to Little Mix but I’m glad he did. These girls can sing, especially Perrie. Vocally she is the Zayn of Little Mix, they always give her the long notes to sing and boy does she deliver. These four girls are so talented and its a shame they aren’t more popular in the states and that Fifth Harmony is… (not a fan..soz). This song though helped put them on the map and hopefully their album will really make them known!! The best part about this song is when they perform it live because it has the cutest little dance. Just Watch!
There’s this cool thing called Apple Music, I’m sure you’ve heard of it. It lets you listen to anything on Itunes for free with the three month trial. I’m telling you now you better start the trial because so much music is coming out this fall that with three months you’ll get to listen to it all for free. However if they are a favorite or yours buy the songs and pay their bills. People like Niall Horan, actually appreciate it 🙂 At work I get to listen to music to pass the day, and I get tired of the same old thing. After I listen to Infinity, Black Magic, or Cake by the Ocean for four hours straight, its time for a change. One day I decided to just listen to Shawn Mendes album. I heard his song Stitches and Life of the Party on my Nick Jonas Pandora station, and I really enjoyed his set during 1989. His album did not disappoint. He’s like a mini Ed Sheeran. I love his voice and I really like the song Something Big. He can rap he can sing and he may be 17 but he’s a cutie pie!
Last but not least is Halsey. I’ve been trying to get myself to start trying new things and Halsey was on that list. I see her name every now and again on my timeline and I figured why not give it a go since I can listen to her album for free on Itunes. I never expected to every like her album as much as I did. I just started listening to it on Monday and I listened to it non stop every single day at work over and over again. I usually don’t like songs about getting high and whatnot but I really really really enjoy her music. My favorite songs are Hold Me Down, Control, and Gasoline. I can’t get over how I truly didn’t expect to enjoy her music at all but I find myself constantly going back to it, even now writing this post I’m jamming to Badlands. Just goes to show you never know what can happen until you give it a chance. (Also will someone in the comments please tell me how to pronounce her name, is its Halsey like a Hallway or Halsey like Halle Berry)
Bachelor in Paradise
I watched Kaitlyns season and I enjoyed watching a lovey dovey reality show on a Monday night so I figured why not watch the spin off? I’m glad I did because I got to see Jade and Tanner fall in love and get engaged. They were my favorite couple the entire series and I almost cried when the previews kept hinting that maybe they wouldn’t make it to the end. Luckily they did and he proposed and it was so magical! I love them more than Kaitlyn and Shawn and wish them nothing but happiness in their life together! Jade and Tanner are also so adorable on Instagram, I really hope their relationship stands the test of the time and they make it to their wedding day.
This season was rather disappointing because one person ran the whole game but at the end of the day I was happy with the winner. I liked Steve from day one, he was the ultimate underdog. He is a superfan so he has studied every single player’s game and I knew that he had enough knowledge to take himself to the end. While Liz was a good competitor, she helped get all those jury members out so at the end of the day, it would have been stupid for Steve not to win. This show was on all summer but I figured since it ended in September why not throw it in my favorites
After last weeks episode I don’t think I can call it a favorite, but the pilot was so amazing. Add a show about sororities, famous faces, humor, college, and Nick Jonas and you have my dream come true. I love anything Nick Jonas so of course I was gonna tune in to support and surprisingly I wasn’t let down. I usually hate all things horror but I managed to make it through all of Pretty Little Liars so I figured why not try out Scream Queens since its more satirical if anything. Nick completely stole the show for me. It was obvious that they wanted him to attract an audience in the first episode since they had him in his underwear and working out practically the whole time.
I was disappointed with the second episode but I’m still going to tune in every Tuesday. If you haven’t yet I would give it a try and we can talk about it together!
Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders
This show has always been a guilty pleasure of mine. It makes me feel absolutely terrible seeing these girls who are much skinnier than me being let go from the team because they don’t look good in the uniform. I love watching this show because they give you people to root for, you get to watch everyone’s journey. I also love the dances and the music. One episode they were doing a photoshoot and all of a sudden I hear Steal My Girl then directly after they played Jealous. When they auditioned the routine was set to Move by Little Mix. This show also has a makeover episode which I have always loved since the first days of top model. It fits right in with the other reality tv I watch and I’m so happy it was back for a 10th season.
This is another instance of trying something new. I came into work one day and my co-worker who knows I love One Direction and Taylor Swift and all the rest, asked me if I watched Empire. I told him no and then he proceeded to tell me why its such a great show and that he thinks I would like it since it has to do with the music industry. I rarely watch any dramas on tv and I knew it was only one season to catch up on so I figured why not give it a try. In the past I have won awards for my binge watching abilities. (This is a true fact I won this award in my sorority after spending 2 months watching all 9 seasons of One Tree Hill). So I sat down a week ago on a Sunday afternoon and started watching. The next new episode was on Wednesday so I had limited time to make it. Of course I managed just fine because this show is so addictive, so good, it ends on endless cliff hangers, and you are just dying to know what will happen next. I love Jamal and Cookie and I think the Lyon’s have such an interesting dynamic. I also love the music on the show and truly just everything about it. I’m completely caught up and season 2 just started meaning the fun doesn’t have to end!
Liam Payne’s Hair
Liam has been looking so fine lately. He emerges from night clubs looking as if he hasn’t even partied yet and his hair looks so amazing. It’s a favorite of this month for sure. Just looking at him would make anyone scream Daddy
Sophia is super private but every now and then thanks to Lottie and Andy and Liam we get to see a little glimpse of her life. This girl is so beautiful I wish we knew more about her. I’m so happy for her and Liam because she is such a princess and I’m currently just obsessed with her
Joe and Gigi
At first I found it weird that someone from Taylor Swift’s squad would be dating one of the famous Taylor ex’s but I am completely for it. I’ve watched Gigi on housewives since the start and obviously I know everything there is to know about Joe so I couldn’t be happier for them! I love when she’s on Joe’s snapchat or he’s on her instagram. The two are so in love and they are simply just so adorable.
Harry’s Gold Boots
(went to find a pic of them on twitter and found this one…then realized it was from my own tweet)
This is more of an all time favorite but since its my first favorites I figured why not include them. I am obsessed with these boots. I don’t know what it is about them but he wears them so well and they always look great with his outfit. I also feel he has a little bit more pep in his step when he wears them and goes a little more crazy on stage. I am so in love with them. He has a heart of gold and boots to match. If anyone can find a cheap pair of gold boots let me know because I desperately want them. I could write an essay about those damn gold boots.
My love Zoe on Seventeen!
Again its no secret that Zoella is everything I want to be in life. I was so happy when I saw her on the cover!! It’s strange to see her go a bit mainstream but its so nice at the same time because she deserves the world! I loved her article and she looks so gorgeous in the spread. Yay team internet! I guess in terms of favorites she goes on the list for All Time Favorite Female Celebrity
Speaking of Youtubers and trying new things, I gave Super Fruit a try! I had seen some of their videos from when they collab with people I already watch (Tyler, Mamrie) but I haven’t watched a ton of their stuff. One day I just kept clicking from video to video and found myself laughing along and really enjoying their content. The two are so funny and I have so much more to catch up on that I look forward to doing so.
My Disney loves Reunite
Vegas. Nick Jonas. Demi Lovato. Joe Jonas. Sounds perfect to me! The group reunited at the Iheartradio music festival where they each supported eachother’s sets and took adorable instagrams. Nothing makes me happier than seeing they are all still such good friends!
My last favorite of the month of September was getting to see Nick Jonas, One Direction, and Ed Sheeran in concert. I plan on doing individual posts for these concerts this month because I really want to have a memorium of them that I can look back on and I think it would be a fitting thing to blog about. I have so many potential posts in the works so keep your eyes peeled!
What were some of your favorites this month? If you made it the end of this post tell me your current favorite song, favorite tv show, a new artist I should listen to, and a random favorite! Can’t wait to read your responses. Enjoy October!!
You might be reading this because her twitter brought you here since its now revealed what this post is, but in case you don’t know… TODAY IS MY CHUMMY’S BIRTHDAY!!! I’m a huge believer in making everyone’s birthday super special so I decided to make this post highlighting the best parts of having her as a fandom friend and she had no idea about it until now. SURPRISE MICHELE!! HAPPY BIRTHDAYYY!!
Once upon a time in early February, I came up with an idea to dedicate an entire week of this blog to posts about Harry for his birthday. Back then I was a full time student and I knew doing 7 blog posts in one week in addition to my other classes and assignments would be a handful. While you may know that I am not a fan account on twitter, I have made quite a few friendships with other fan accounts. I figured why not enlist some of the biggest Harry girls to be guest writers on my blog. I immediately thought of my now very good friend Michele, since we would tweet back and forth about any and all things One Direction and occasionally Zoella. It was then that we exchanged numbers to discuss the blog and the rest was history. Looking back on it now, I can’t imagine my life without Michele. It sucks that we live kinda far away and have yet to meet in person, but sometimes it doesn’t even feel like its a long distance friendship.
Let’s be honest, the best part about being involved in a fandom is the friends you make along the way. Where would we be without our go to person to ride with us on the crazy rollercoaster that is fangirl life. When all your regular friends want to punch you in the face anytime you mention something your celebrity is up to, who do you turn to let it all out since you would combust if you held it all in and couldn’t tell a soul? We need our fandom friends to survive, to vent to, to freak out with, and most of all, to enhance our fandom experience. Here are some reasons we love our fandom friends 🙂
1) Mornings aren’t as much as a drag because you usually wake up to a text about the latest news or pictures in your fandom.
Waking up early for work sucks, but you know what makes it great, waking up to texts of OTRA HQs, paparazzi pics, or the news that One Direction dropped a brand new single over night!! Without fail, I either catch Michele up on what happened over night or vice versa
Mornings look a little something like this
2) You usually text in all caps lock and can somehow read the failed autocorrected messages
Conversations are usually a mess of caps lock and mispelled words and just utter chaos. When something new happens they are the first person you wanna tell, and with high emotions it usually ends up like this
You know you are a true fangirl if you can decipher these type of messages
3) Drunk texts about the fandom are always acceptable and most times sober thoughts
Nothing like a little alcohol to get you and your fandom friend saying the most ridiculous things about your favorites, things a sober you would never admit or say aloud.
If only they knew what we were saying hahahha
4) When you aren’t texting, you are tweeting them, liking their instas, or snapchatting them
A fandom friend is a guaranteed like on insta, favorite on tweets, and usually in your top snaps
5) They serve as an open forum for any and all questions pertaining to fandom
Want to know what emoji’s you would use if the boys were a saved number in your phone? Wanna know how others would rank them by dick size? Wanna compare theories for why Zayn left the band? Look no further than your fandom friend.
Michele and I ask the strangest questions…but thats what makes it so fun!
6) They are there when something makes them cry and they need to vent right away
When that song comes on that makes you cry, when the Zayn Pain hits, the PCD sets in, or you’re having a really bad day remembering how impossible it is to ever meet your fave, your fandom friend is there to comfort and commiserate with you
7) You have hysterical inside jokes pertaining to your favs or past life events
For the record Calum Hood is NOT Asian….shocker I know!
8) You communicate from morning to night, sometimes even sleep on the phone together
It was maybe a little over a month into our friendship when Zayn left, Michele and I practically facetimed the whole day…and night…yeah we slept with facetime on just because it was such an awful day and we didn’t want to be alone
I was trying to go back through my messages to find some good proof for this post but my phone always freezes because there is just too much to go through
9) You can rely on them when real life events happen to put the fandom aside for a while and just talk about you
From graduation, to getting a job, to hating our jobs, and starting a new semester, always there no matter what, to be normal friends in addition to fandom friends
10) You laugh so hard at everything they say in your conversation that people think you are crazy
Conversations can get pretty wild, I would cringe if people saw half of the things we say, anyone would think we are completely mental but hey, at least we are crazy together
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHELE!! IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW HOW INCREDIBLY HAPPY I AM THAT WE ARE FRIENDS NOW YOU DO!! THE LOUIS TO MY LIAM, MY CHUMMY, AND MY BEST FRIEND I WISH YOU NOTHING BUT HAPPINESS!
If you found this relateable. share this post with your fandom friend to show them how much you appreciate them!