Showing posts from August, 2018

Ariana Grande: 4 Years of My Everything

Today is the anniversary of Ariana Grande's second studio album My Everything! It was released on August 25, 2014 actually four years ago to this day! The album went on to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200, spawned five hit singles including Problem featuring Iggy Azalea & Break Free featuring Zedd, was nominated for a Grammy Award Best Pop Vocal Album in 2015 and certified double platinum in March of 2016. I remember the My Everything era way back in 2014 as Ariana released hit after hit after hit single. It was described by Grande as "an evolution" from her debut album Yours Truly (2013). It explored with different genres like EDM, electropop, dance pop, R&B and synthpop music. Grande also made history by becoming the first female artist to have her first two albums debut at number one since Scottish Susan Boyle did it with her two studio albums titled I Dreamed a Dream (2009) and The Gift (2010). It also remains as her best selling album to date with over 700,…

Ariana Grande "Sweetener" album review

Sweetener is the fourth studio album by singer Ariana Grande that was released on August 17, 2018 through Republic Records. It serves as a follow-up to her last studio effort  Dangerous Woman (2016). It is also the first time that the album cover is not in black and white. The album features guest appearances from rappers Nicki Minaj, Missy Elliot and singer Pharrell Williams. All of the songs are stylized in lowercase, except for R.E.M and God is a woman. Sweetener is primarily a pop album, but it explores with genres like R&B and trap music.

1. raindrops (an angel cried)
raindrops (an angel cried) is the opening track on Sweetener. She posted a snippet of Raindrops along with the video on her 25th birthday. It is also a cover song of The Four Seasons' "An Angel Cried" as Grande sings acapella with the lyrics, "When raindrops fell down from the sky/ The day you left me, an angel cried/ Oh, she cried, an angel cried/ She cried".

2. blazed (featuring Pharre…

Ellie Goulding "Lights" album review

Lights is the debut studio album by singer Ellie Goulding that was released on February 26, 2010, through Polydor Records. The album spawned different genres like folk-pop and synth-pop along with dance-pop music. On the Google Play version of Lights, the title track serves as the opening song for the album. It's a synth-pop song that talks about not being able to sleep with the lights off. Goulding on the beginning sings, "I had a way then/ Losing it on all my own/ I had a heart then/ But the queen has been overthrown/ And I'm not sleeping now/ The dark is too hard to beat/ And I'm not keeping up/ The strength I need to push me". Then on the chorus, she says, "You show the lights that stop me turn to stone/ You shine them when I'm alone/ So I tell myself that I'll be strong/ And dreaming when they're gone/ Cause they're calling, calling, calling me home/ Calling, calling, calling home/ You show the lights that stop me turn to stone/ You sh…

9 Best Ariana Grande Songs So Far

I am counting down the days until Ariana drops her Sweetener album! We have exactly nine days until Sweetener is released! But until then, let's take a look at some of the best songs that Ariana Grande has released so far in her discography:

1. No Tears Left to Cry
Everybody has to have a comeback song for their comeback album. So why not, Ariana Grande? Oh my gosh, man. When Ariana first released this song, I was so overjoyed! It was the first new music that I had heard from Grande in a long time. I have literally put this song on repeat on YouTube. This is one of my favorite songs by Ariana that I really love!

2. Dangerous Woman
I loved Ariana's last album Dangerous Woman and the title track for the album is very sultry. This midtempo song is so addicting. And the music video for it was amazing. You can see Grande sing an acapella version of this song in her latex bunny costume right here:

3. The Way featuring Mac Miller
The Way was Ariana's first break into the music b…

Words with Friends 2 app review

Today, I want to talk to you guys about the Words with Friends 2. Words with Friends 2 was released on November 8, 2017. It serves as a sequel to the original Words with Friends game that was release in 2009, marking eight years since the first game was released. Here is a summary from Google Play on what Words with Friends 2 has to offer:
"The world's most popular word game is back with more ways to plays! 

Want to boost your word game? Play against fictional characters in new solo challenge events, updated with new themes and opponents twice a month.

Got a competitive streak? Jump in for a fast-paced team match to test your rapid word building skills in the NEW Lightning Round.
The classic one-on-one gameplay you love is here too and now you can earn unique themed badges for completing weekly challenges and scoring big against your friends. 

Words with Friends 2 backs up your gameplay by pulling in all of your past games, friends and progress from previous versions. There&…

While I Was Away...

I wanted to take some time and tell you guys what I have been up to since I'm not blogging as much as I used to for When A ThinkBubble Bursts ™. Here are some of the things that I have been doing in my free time:

Listening to Joyce Meyer's Beauty For Ashes
On July 23rd, I went on the computer one night and began to listen to an audio version of Joyce Meyer talking about emotional healing. This message is on Disc #4 titled Receiving Emotional Healing.

 Along with the book Beauty For Ashes, I also got 4 different teachings on CD & DVD, a personal study guide and a blessing gratitude journal. Listening to these teachings by Joyce has really helped me emotionally. I can relate to what she's saying as far as receiving emotional healing or the different types of change. So, if you're in need of some emotional healing, then I definitely recommend that you buy Joyce's book Beauty for Ashes. I have been reading the book for a while now and using it to incorporate with …

Chloe x Halle "The Two of Us" review

The Two of Us is the free debut mixtape by R&B duo Chloe x Halle that was released on March 16, 2017. It was made available to all streaming platforms.
Click on this link to listen to "Used to Love" on YouTube
Used to Love serves as the opening track for The Two of Us. It's a light-hearted song that talks about a relationship going awry with Chloe singing on the first verse, "How come you don't answer when I call you on a Wednesday?/ When I hit you with a smile, you frown, you're never friendly/Duck and dodge me but I know you're never really busy/ That's some foul play and you misstyled it", then both of the girls sing on the chorus, "We used to love (we used, we used to love, yeah)/ We used to love (we used, we used to love, yeah)/ We used to love (we used, we used to love, yeah)/ We used to love (we used, we used to love, yeah)".
Click here to listen to "Too Much Sauce" on Yo…