If I could go back in time, the first era and city I would transport to is London in the 1960s….with two Tom Hardys waiting.
Leave it to Zane Lowe to introduce me to this perfect song that I needed at just the right moment.
While I was writing my post about Years & Years’ “Breathe” cover, I took a glance at a picture of them and immediately thought to myself, “Isn’t that Jakob from Skins Pure who was stalking Cassie?/The male lead in “God Help The Girl?” Indeed my spying eyes were CORRECT! But knowing that actor Olly Alexander is the frontman for Years & Years is just one of many, many great things about the band that I’ve come to discover. For instance, their music is just plain catchy, soulful, and dance-inducing. I cannot stop listening to their single “Real”. The music video to complement this song BLEW MY MIND. Why?
That’s why. Years & Years went and featured Ben Wishaw (“Skyfall”!!!!)and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (“Misfits”!!!!) dancing and I had to look away and compose myself for a little while. It’s all too much to handle in one go.
From then on, every single Years & Years song I’ve listened to has not disapointed me one bit! (“Take Shelter” is another stuck-on-repeat tune.) If they keep climbing the mountain they are on, I see big things for them in the future. They are already slated to open for Sam Smith later this Fall, which is a HUGE step in the right direction.
I just watched this and could not stop laughing. The casting is perfect and these little tykes have encapsulated the personalities of the Made in Chelsea gang to a T. I’m DONE!
I binged on most of Season 6 last month, so consider me chuffed to bits knowing that Season 7 of Made in Chelsea has premiered TONIGHT! Reviews of the first episode have already been posted and while I’m so very tempted to read them, I won’t spoil myself. I’ll revel in others’ opinions after I’ve viewed the start to the new season before the week is through.
Let me also just add that Lucy Watson went from being villain number 1 to one of my favorite cast members and Spencer went from being one of my favorite cast members to being villain number 1. Will my thoughts on these two change during the new season? I can’t wait to find out!
I first heard about Peaches Geldof during my stay in London, while studying for my Masters in Arts Management. She was known as a “wild child”, with the most salacious of reports being about her drug use and six month marriage. I was drawn to her like many others on the outside looking in. Even though I never knew her personally, I hung out in the East End, occupying the same spaces that she did and came to my own conclusion that she was just living her life and figuring out who she was going to eventually become at a young age. Who was I to judge? When I did take a look at her TV show based around the launch of her magazine, Dissapear Here, and read some of her articles, I saw an intelligent human being. She was young and making mistakes, but underneath all of the drama and gossip, I found Peaches to truly be a well read, beautiful young woman with a gift for writing.
Earlier today, news broke on Twitter that Peaches died and I audibly gasped. My mom asked me “What’s wrong?” and I said, “This girl that I used to read about in London just passed away…”. I couldn’t go into much more detail because my mom had no clue who Peaches was, but I do, and anyone else who still watches old episodes of Skins, remembers a time when Bloc Party and Klaxons ruled the airwaves, and is aware of who her parents are beyond face recognition, knows who Peaches was and will remain to be. It’s a kick to the gut not only because she was so young but because she leaves behind two young sons, a husband and family who loves her, and a new chapter to a life that seemed to just get started. I watched her successfully debate alongside Katie Hopkins about attachment parenting and admired her stance. I saw a young adult who was confident and comfortable in her convictions and herself. I could see how much parenthood changed her in the best ways possible.
K.I.D.S. is the brainchild of White Lies bassist Charles Cave and Swedish singer-songwriter, recording artist, actress, and model Rosanna Munter, whom I fondly remember as Rosie from the Swedish pop girl group of the early aughts, Play.
This song, coming from a duo that I would have never suspected would come together, is a very nice collaboration. I’m looking forward to hearing more!