Welcome back to my month in music! I really missed writing these articles at the end of every month. They were a lot easier than weekly ones which I did in the past, so sometimes I don’t know why I put them on hold when I only do them once a month.
Anyway, it’s good to be writing these again and this is the first time I’m writing one on this platform, so it’ll be interesting to see how my new followers respond to these.
This month kind of focuses how I feel post-exam as I hope for the best and just whatever was new or popped into my head at that time.
5. Helloween – Live Now!
Sometimes I ask myself, why didn’t I pursue Helloween any further? This isn’t the first song that I started to listen to that got me into them, but I just remember years ago when I was searching for their albums in HMV, this was the only one they had, so I bought it. It took a couple of listens for the album to grow on me, but today I can say that this is one of my favourites. It’s the opening riff that gives me the chills and the whole feel-good melody and lyrics. It makes me want to be just happy in the moment and forget all the things that trigger my anxiety; one obviously being dreading my incoming PEBC results (that is the exam that I took to become a RPhT) hoping that they are positive. There are just some songs out there like this one that can make you bring yourself back to the present. A very epic sounding and anxiety-relieving song.
4. Ava Max – Sweet But Psycho
Something I heard on the radio and loved instantly, despite the fact that it may be disturbing; mainly the video. It’s funny, whenever I get a new fictional crush, whatever pop song I heard recently, I dedicate to them. Well, it’s time to fully admit it, I’m in love with Geralt of Rivia; I think people figured it out before I even said it! I’ve started to do my hair like him! Anyway, why this song? Maybe because it makes me think of his love life, you know how Yennefer is considered his true love in the canon right?
Well, from what I know about her, many of Geralt’s friends disapprove of her because of her attitude. The potential toxicity she might offer is not the kind of relationship I want in real life, but I can’t help my curiosity and am very close to deciding if I want to give her a chance for my first playthrough, hell I’m still running around Velen! But, this song makes me think of myself singing a warning to Geralt about Yen.
3. KISS – Detroit Rock City
Every time a stressful event in my life comes to a close, a KISS song is mandatory afterwards. This one is a must listen post-exam! It brings out that classic feeling of celebration when you’re done your work for the day and it’s time to have fun; whatever your idea of having fun is. It could also mean me coming home on a Friday evening ready to put the work week stresses behind me as I am ready for the weekend. I can’t really describe what it is specifically about this song that makes it a feel-good song because everything about it is simply brilliant.
2. Serena Ryder – Electric Love
This was a song I had originally wanted to pick for February or March, but due to commitments studying, I didn’t want to invest too much time in brainstorming songs for those two months, so I held it off until now.
I kept hearing this one at work and it just caught on how I thought it sounded great. It doesn’t make me think of anything yet, I just think it’s catchy. I watched the music video; all those triangles and the only thing I can see is the Igni sign. I also trying to figure out where Serena herself was among all the random men and women lip-syncing the lyrics. She’s probably the one at the beginning!
1. Sabaton – Bismarck
New Sabaton music = automatically #1! This is a song purely on its own and right from first listen, it sounded just like the Sabaton I know and love! Now, I’m not in love with the song itself, I haven’t listened to it as much as some other huge fans have, but it’s slowly growing on me as I write this.
When was the last time these guys did a music video for one of their songs? Oh it was To Hell and Back?
Anyway, a little about the history: Bismarck is the name of one of the largest battleships ever built by the Germans. Being big makes you stronger, but it also makes you an easy target! Let me just say, that ever since Sabaton launched their history channel, I’ve been learning so many new things I didn’t learn in my sophomore history class which was mainly about WWI, WWII and in between.
The construction began back in 1937 and was launched in 1939 during the battle of the Atlantic. It was described as larger than any ship the British and French naval forces had with some of the biggest guns ever installed on a German warship. It also had a high defense as well.
I won’t tell the entire story, but Bismarck was a force to be reckoned with until May 1941 when it was sunken by combined forces. Trust me, I did read the details, but it’s rather difficult to summarize here! So you want to know more, just Google it.
That’s it for this month’s music, I gotta say that the closer it gets to May, the more concerned I get for my exam results to be released. There are two concerts that I might be going to later this year. It’s been a whole year since I last went to a gig, and I feel like ever since my professional life has gotten busier; giving less time for such things, I find myself more prone to anxiety at gigs than ever due to the crowds, people doing or saying stupid things, or people throwing ideas at me that I don’t want to do there. But that’s for another post.
What else can I say? I’m writing this from my tablet since Teletraan-1 is getting a repair done, so that’s about it. Until next time.