Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Isn't It Strange?


As much as I love music and like sharing the odd song I can't get out of my head on here, I don't think I've ever talked about a whole album before. Unless it comes to an artist I completely adore (ie. Mumford & Sons, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Bear's Den), I rarely listen to an entire album and instead tend to just add specific tracks I like the sound of to my Spotify playlist. 

But 'Isn't It Strange?' by Lauren Aquilina I love in its entirety. I first heard a song from it this weekend in Hannah Witton's favourites video (side note: I also love Hannah and think her YouTube channel is really great) and decided to add Lauren's debut album to my current playlist to see what I thought.

As I started hearing different tracks from the album when I shuffled my playlist I realised how much I love the sound of Lauren's songs. They don't all sound the same, but in my opinion they have their own sound overall which makes them distinct from anything else I have on my playlist at the moment. That might just be because I tend to listen to quite similar styles of music, I'm not sure. All I know is that every time one of the tracks from 'Isn't It Strange?' comes on, I feel strangely energised and want to hear more.

So, over the past few days, you could say a bit of an obsession has developed with this album. The sound is amazing, Lauren's voice is smooth and beautiful, and the lyrics really steal the show for me. Each song is so relevant in that they're about different aspects of modern relationships - be it the games people play in 'Wicked Games' or how weird it is to have someone who was once such a big part of your life become not a part of it at all after a break up in 'Suddenly Strangers'.

I think this album will really resonate with any young adult because of the themes it deals with and would fit right in to anyone's playlist. My personal favourite tracks are Midnight Mouths, Wicked Game and Suddenly Strangers so, if nothing else, give those a listen and let me know what you think! If you're looking for something new to listen to, I'd really recommend giving Lauren Aquilina's debut album a go, I absolutely love it.

No comments:

Post a Comment