Must Watch – “Real Late Starter” Cover

I don’t usually post random music videos on my blog, but I came across this one and I just couldn’t let it go by unnoticed! A few months ago, Nerina Pallot, one of my favourite artists, started a competition on YouTube saying the person who best covered her song “Real Late Starter” will get to open for one of her shows in London. Now, I don’t know who won exactly and I haven’t listened to all the covers, but I saw this one video that literally took my breath away and left me goosebump-ful. Her voice is just amazing and her bizarre choice of instrument makes it all way too beautiful.

You MUST watch this.

Enjoy and leave your comments!

My Artist Of The Week – “La Roux”

I haven’t been in a very good mood this week. Which is why my AOTW for this week will be very brief. I apologize to the 4 people who actually read it.

Favourite songs:

  • Quicksand
  • Bulletproof
  • Fascination

Favourite lyrics:

You, you moved into my mind again
You, you’re walking around rent free
Oh I could let you stay
But I’m walking on broken ground again
Oh oh when will I learn?
All you do is push me back in the dirt

From “Quicksand”

Been there done that messed around
I’m having fun don’t put me down
I’ll never let you sweep me off my feet

This time baby
I’ll be bulletproof
This time baby
I’ll be bulletproof

From “Bulletproof”

Enjoy these official videos!

If you like her, visit her official website.

My Artist Of The Week – “Nerina Pallot”

The artist I choose for this week is: Nerina Pallot.

I discovered Nerina Pallot in the early 2007’s. I don’t even remember how it was I came across her, but I remember that the first song I heard of hers; “Everybody’s Gone To War” left me in awe. The music was very happy, but the lyrics were thought-provoking and really oh-so-beautiful. The tune was stuck in my head in no time, and I was humming it for days before I realised that if she could make a song so good, she probably has more, doesn’t she? I downloaded some of her music from her albums “Dear Frustrated Superstar” and “Fires”, and I was hooked on her breathtaking voice. I remember thinking I wish I could sing like her.

What I like about Nerina the most is probably her voice. The way she sings captures the hardest of hearts, and the music she plays can have goosebumps on your whole body in a matter of seconds.

I’m not very familiar with her recent music, I only just got her new album “The Graduate” the day before yesterday, and I can honestly say I love what I heard from it. Give it a listen and I’m sure you won’t regret it. As for the lyrics, here are my favourite;

 

Sophia, Sophia, I’m burning, I’m burning
It’s a fire, a fire I cannot put out.
Sophia, Sophia, I’m learning that some things
I can’t go without
And one of those is him.

And now I walk these streets like a stranger in my home town,
Learn the language, form the words when I speak.
But he changed me, I’m his ghost since he came around
Now I count the hours, and the days and the weeks…..
In passion and silence,
Every word, every line a measure
It’s the science of the soul.

From “Sophia”.

But don’t presume to know shit about me
‘Cause I don’t know myself
From one day to the next
And I don’t pose perplexities purposely

From “Geek Love”.

If love is a drug, then I guess we’re all sober,
If hope is a song then I guess it’s all over,
How to have faith, when faith is a crime?
I don’t want to die…
If God’s on our side, then God is a joker,
Asleep on the job, his children fall over,
Running out through the door and straight to the sky,
I don’t want to die…

From “Everybody’s Gone To War”.

Enjoy these HQ videos I was so glad to find on YouTube. :)

If you liked her, then visit her Official Website.

Or follow her on Twitter.

My Artist Of The Week – “Ellie Goulding”

The artist I choose for this week is: Ellie Goulding.

I discovered Ellie Goulding about two weeks ago while checking my Recommendations list on Last.fm (as usual). The first song I heard of hers was “Starry Eyed”. I can honestly say this song blew me away and I was immediately in love with her music style. I continued to listen to her songs, and the next one I heard was “Black & Gold”, and it was a song I just couldn’t stop listening to. The lyrics and catchy beat made me keep it on repeat for more than 3 days. It was apparent that I found my next addiction.

What I like about Ellie’s music is that it is very calm and catchy, and the lyrics she writes are honest and sweet. My favourite songs of hers are “Black & Gold”, “Wish I Stayed”, “Starry Eyed”, and “Guns & Horses”. The lyrics I adore (and sing louder to) are these:

But I wish I could feel all it for you
I wish I could be it all for you
If I could erase the pain
And maybe you’d feel the same
I’d do it all for you
I would

From “Guns & Horses”

If a fish swam out of the ocean, grew legs and started walking
And the apes climbed out from the trees, and grew tall and started talking
And the stars fall out of the sky, and my tears rolled into the ocean
Now I’m looking for a reason why, you set my world into motion

From “Black & Gold”

With that skipping rope,
The trampoline,
The crafty smoke that made us choke but we didn’t give up hope
It’s just the simple ways of getting paid
The carelessness of running away
I wish I stayed

I don’t own my clothes but I own my mind,
And its not what you’ve lost but its what you find.

From “Wish I Stayed”

I was really glad I found lots of HQ videos for you to enjoy. I encourage you to give each and every one of them a listen. Enjoy!

If you like her, check out her MySpace page.

Or follow her on Twitter.