For about three posts of Cover Story, I will be delving into my iTunes library, picking albums in descending color order, and analyzing/reviewing one of the songs. The genres will be different. The reviews will be candid. This is Color October.
While I was in Paris, I visited the Eiffel Tower. Not very original, but still extremely fun. I went with my dad and sister at 10:30 pm. No photographs can truly capture how tall and beautiful this structure is. We were extremely lucky to be able explore Paris after dark. Although it was cold, the views were magnificent. None of the photos from the top of the tower were spectacular so I will not include those, but believe me when I say the view was fabulous.
Here’s my first song, “Lost City”. This song was inspired by a video I watched in my marine science class showing the Lost City, named from the underwater city Atlantis. I’ve had a long time passion for the deep sea, and I tried as much as possible to create the mysterious atmosphere of the ocean in this song. Continue reading
“Nothing makes one happier than being with the one you love.” -Isla
Brunch, brunch, brunch. That’s my second priority of the summer—with the first being attending Sunset Media Wave, of course. However, summer is nearing its end and I have barely gone out for brunch. Madness. As I’m making plans for a brunch outing at this very moment, I’m going to enlighten you guys on my latest escapade. Continue reading
PSA: 2 SERIAL KILLERS ON THE RUN COULD LITERALLY BE ANYWHERE
This morning two notorious serial killers, Black and Jack, escaped from a high security prison. The two men are believed to be accomplices, so if you see one, the other may be close in proximity. We ask all of the people to be wary, for they could literally be anywhere. Continue reading
The week after Ella and I recorded “Daylight” by 5 Seconds Of Summer we saw them in concert. Excitement swirled in my stomach and clogged my mind as it was all I could ever think about. When the whole pavilion went dark there were 0.5 seconds of complete silence, and then the crowd erupted into cheers so loud I thought I would go deaf (which was a horrific thought because I wouldn’t be able to hear the concert). Halfway through they played Wrapped Around Your Finger, which is my favorite, and there’s an amazing guitar solo in it that is so good live that whenever I hear it now I feel like I’m there all over again. There’s a certain feeling when you go to a concert, that the people around you are family, that the people on stage are gods and your soul purpose is to revel in the art they created to keep you alive. It’s such a beautiful feeling and when the concert ends that feeling follows you into the next morning when you wake up and remember the night before. This experience was magical so a huge thanks to Ella for taking me! I hope you enjoy this cover as much as I enjoyed the concert! Continue reading
Purple was by far, the most challenging color out of the eight. Seriously, for a second I was worried I wasn’t going to have enough photos for completion–– or that I was going to be forced to leave everyone with a measly, six instead of nine (what a ripoff that would’ve been!). I can’t say I have much of a personal inclination towards the color purple (clarifying that I mean the literal hue, not the 1985 film starring Whoopi Goldberg). Okay so maybe in truth, that was a nice way of saying purple is in fact, my least favorite part of the rainbow –– but you can still commend me for making a valiant effort to finish a thorough last post to this series. On the other hand, lavender is one of my favorite underrated scents and flavors, and I do prefer a succulently sweet blackberry over a blueberry any day of the week. So maybe earthed within me, is a secret love for the essence of purple after all? Continue reading
This week I’m faced with another color that I have ambivalent feelings towards. Being Asian, yellow has always been an annoying derogatory characteristic present in my existence –– whether I like it or not (thanks, white America!). But aside from the nagging stereotype that this hue brings forth, I’m naturally quite attracted to it. Yellow is vibrant and energizing without being assertive –– yet also calming and joyful, minus any dullness. Although I reiterate my abhorrence to warm-toned colors, yellow marks many items I adore. For example, my favorite flowers just happen to be daffodils and I am known to frequently enjoy a bright, runny yolk in my brunch-time eggs (a reoccurring theme you’ll quickly spot in this post). Continue reading