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The soundtrack to my life.

August 6, 2017

Brand New vinyl
I saw this “tag” on a very old Lily Melrose video and thought it might be an interesting one to try out (and an easy way to get back into writing). This is mostly a trip down “What did I listen to as a teenager and never really move on from?” lane,  because I am stuck in 2007.

WHAT SONG DO YOU LISTEN TO WHEN YOU’RE HAPPY?
Hard Times – Paramore
At the moment, anytime I’m happy I’ll pop on the whole of After Laughter. Even though the lyrics are very deep, and hit some hard places, the 80s vibe just makes me involuntarily wiggle (Even when I don’t want to!)
“(Hard times) gonna take you down and laugh when you cry”

WHAT SONG DO YOU LISTEN TO WHEN YOU’RE SAD?
Jesus Christ – Brand New
It’s the combination of the lyrics and the way Jesse Lacy just sounds so sad – it just gets me every time. I’m very much the kind of person that wants to feel the sad when I am sad, rather than make it go away, so Brand New are always my go to.
I know you think that I’m someone you can trust, But I’m scared I’ll get scared and I swear I’ll try to nail you back up”

WHAT SONG WILL YOU HAVE AT YOUR WEDDING?
Congratulations – Post Malone ft. Quavo
Ben and I don’t really have “a song” – we tend to enjoy pretty much all the same music so nothing really came to mind. I asked Ben to help on this one and this is what he came up with. We’re both big fans of Ethan & Hila // h3h3 Productions so when they started hanging around with Post Malone, we became a wee bit addicted to his music, especially this one. It’s not really a typical wedding song, but we’re sure as hell not having a typical wedding. 
“If you fuck with winning, put your lighters the sky. How could I make sense when I got millions on my mind?”

Paramore - After LaughterWHAT SONG DO YOU DANCE AROUND THE HOUSE TO?
Pool – Paramore
Told you, I can’t get enough of the vibe of this album! I can’t help but sway around the kitchen while singing along at the top of my (tone deaf) voice.
“But why get used to something new ‘Cause no one breaks my heart like you”

WHAT SONG DO YOU PLAY THROUGH YOUR HEADPHONES WHEN OUT AND ABOUT?
Pity Party – Melanie Martinez
This whole album just makes me want to dance. I love Melanie Martinez, She’s just a bit cool, isn’t she? I love a good concept album, so Cry Baby is a winner in my books 
“Did my invitations disappear? Why’d I put my heart on every cursive letter?”

WHAT SONG DO YOU LISTEN TO WHEN YOU’RE ANGRY?
There’s No ‘I’ In Team – Taking Back Sunday // Seventy Times 7 – Brand New
I don’t get angry very often, and when I do I tend to stew in silence, but I think if push came to shove I would put on something that makes me re-live all my teen angst. Not sure anything can represent my teen angst like these two played, one after the other. 
Is this what you call tact? I swear you’re as subtle as a brick in the small of my back”

WHAT SONG WOULD YOU HAVE AT YOUR FUNERAL?
Play Crack The Sky – Brand New
Brand New again, what a surprise. Anyone who even kind of knows me, knows I couldn’t not play a Brand New song at my funeral. This one gets me right in the feels, it’s beautiful and simple.
“I know that this is what you want, A funeral keeps both of us apart. You know that you are not alone, need you like water in my lungs. (This is the end.)”

WHAT SONG MAKES YOU LOSE YOUR SHIT AT A PARTY?
Complicated – Avril Lavigne 
I was struggling on this one, then I remembered that when I was in Ibiza with work the other weekend, one of the girls put this on and we all drunkenly and collectively lost our shit. Avril is 100% a party saple.
“You’re watching your back, like you can’t relax. You’re trying to be cool, you look like a fool to me”  Pvris - All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell

WHAT WAS THE LAST SONG YOU LISTENED TO?
What’s Wrong – PVRIS
Ben showed me these guys when we first got together, and I’ve been in-love ever since. We saw them a while back when they were supporting Bring Me The Horizon and they were just perfect. We have tickets to see them headlining their own show in November and I’m so fricken excited. This song is so goddamn catchy, I’ve actually listened to it ~about 8 times in a row~ now (Don’t judge me ok).
No I never sold my soul, If I ever do throw my bones to the wolves”

WHAT IS YOUR KARAOKE SONG?
Circle Of Life – The Lion King
Only time I would ever do karaoke was if I was very drunk. And when I’m drunk, all I want to do is sing Disney songs (or eat pizza and cuddle cats). Think this one would get a superb reaction too. 
“It’s the Circle of Life and it moves us all!”

WHAT SONG DO YOU WORK OUT TO?
Side Walk When She Walks – Alexisonfire
I need something semi-heavy that I can also sing to when I’m working out. I was made for comfort, so exercising is not my most favourite thing to do, so I need the music to distract me. Alexisonfire always do the job.
“Dressed to kill, you look so right, I am drunk with lust tonight. Your wounds are opening wide And they might be just my size”

WHAT SONG HAS THE MOST MEMORIES ATTACHED?
Helena – My Chemical Romance
This song just gives me flashbacks to dancing around the living room with my brother, pretending that the rug was a stage, performing to the huge crowd also known as my mum. Also very soon after I discovered MCR, I chopped off all my hair, and dyed it black – obviously.
“Can we pretend to leave and then we’ll meet again when both our cars collide.”

WHAT SONG MAKES YOU CRY?
Colly Strings – Manchester Orchestra
If this song doesn’t make you feel things, then you have a heart of stone. Andy Hull has one of the most beautiful voices ever, so sweet but so powerful. If you like Brand New, would recommend bringing on these guys.
Well, don’t stop calling, you’re the reason I love losing sleep”

Brand New - The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me

WHAT SONG DO YOU HATE THE MOST?
5 Seconds of Summer – She’s Kinda Hot
Not going to lie, I’m not keen on this band anyway, but damn this song is trash. I already disliked it, but when Ben and I were moving all our furniture down to Birmingham from Edinburgh, Radio 1 played it maybe a million times which really upped my hatred for it.
“My girlfriend’s bitchin’ cause I always sleep in. She’s always screamin’ when she’s calling her friend. She’s kinda hot though”

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SONG OF ALL TIME?
You Won’t Know – Brand New
If you made it to the end of this post, you may have guessed that I like Brand New a fair bloody bit. This song has always been in my top 5 from them, but the first time I saw them, they ended on this one and it just blew me away. I literally cried – that had never happened to me at a gig before, and has only happened one time since. It’s just really fucking good; live, through your headphones, screaming it into the void, on the bus. It’s a good song, the ending is hauntingly beautiful.
“So they say, They say in heaven there’s no husbands and wives. On the day that I show up they’ll be completely out of their forgiveness supplies. And I can’t use the telephone to tell you that I’m dead and gone, so you won’t know

I’d really be interested in seeing any answers you have to these questions! What songs are the soundtrack to your life?

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