Saturday, 29 March 2014

Musical Motivation!

Afternoon my fellow blogsters. I'm having a more chilled Saturday then originally planned. Okay, I'll stop sugarcoating it. I'm being lazy and I'm procrastinating from the important stuff. I'm beginning to take this part time/not really doing it at all approach to my degree. It seems the closer we get to my deadlines the more I run away from attempting them. wooooopsie.

I've had half of this blog post saved as a draft for like 100 years but I felt it was time to sass you all with some inspiration. It's ain't no secret that I'm a lover of music and a lover of all genres of music. It's actually quite terrifying if anyone puts my iPod on shuffle at a party because it will go from Lady Gaga to Slipknot to Eminem to Hannah Montana. Scary right? (Even scarier then the fact I just admitted to the internet that I have Hannah Montana on my iPod). Music is my go-to for everything. When I need cheering up, motivated, inspired etc I have a song, an artist or an album for all my emotional needs. I have my fave artists who inspire me daily (Don't we all?) and I wanted to share my musical inspirations with you whether it be an artist, a song or an album.

Sara Bareilles - Brave
I think it was mid summer 2013 I discovered 'Brave' by Sara Bareillas. This has to be one of the most inspirational songs a girl can have on her iPod. I always sing it to myself when I'm feeling nervous or anxiety kicks in. In turn it gives me a huge boost of confidence and to show my brave. Next time you're scared for a job interview, a first date, facing an intimidating person, play this song beforehand and feel your brave rise!

Taylor Swift
Oh Miss Swift, how I do adore you. I've been a fan of Taylor Swift since her early days and honestly think she's a brilliant role model. I find she has a song for everything. From heartbreak to dreams to dealing with your twenties she's got a lyric to fit it. When boys are mean or when I need a pick me up I whack on Taytay and dance around like a loonatic. My favourite album of hers is Speak Now with songs such as Enchanted and Mean are so uplifting! I've seen her live twice and she knows how to put on a cracking show. Not to brag or anything but she came into the audience and I shook her hand...and then got so star struck I forgot to let go until a bouncer physically separated us. Sorry Taylor!

Paramore
I've loved Paramore since their very first album. I always feel I've grown with them as a band, through high school, through college and through university. Their most recent self titled album is by far their best. I found I could really relate to a lot of the songs as they touch on stepping into the adult world and leaving all the negativity behind you. Personal favourites are Ain't It Fun, Still Into You and One Of Those (Crazy Girls).

Avril Lavigne - Rock N Roll
I've mentioned before that my guilty pleasure is listening to Avril Lavigne. I think it's the whole, being a fan since the age of 10 and now being 21 I can't help but still love her music. I think her whole bratty don't really care attitude is great because it shows she's still herself after all these years. I can't recommend enough listening to Rock N Roll as it always puts a smile on my face and also makes me dance around like a loonatic. (I throw some really good moves I'll have you know).

Beyonce
Obviously Beyonce was going to be on this post! She's my absolute idol. I think she's an inspiration to women everywhere and I pretty much listen to her religiously everyday. Her new self titled album is brilliant, in fact so good my housemates have threatened to evict me if they hear me singing it/listening to it one more time...woops. She's full of sass and wisdom when it comes to men, life and love. She also makes us girls with curves feel pretty darn good. Secretly me and Queen B are best friends...she just doesn't know it yet...

Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer
Lastly I had to stick this on because I'm a lover of 80s Hair bands and Mr Jon Bon Jovi knows how to get me motivated in the mornings. I got absolutely mental if this comes on in a bar or club. I love the vibe classic rock gives, pure electric enthusiasm and it never fails to get me dancing. So next time you're bored or unmotivated, whack on 'Livin' On A Prayer' and get headbanging!

SO there's my motivational music list. Who's/what's on yours? I'd love to know so I can expand my list!

L.Bel xoxo
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