Monday Musings: Volume 2

It’s Labor Day and I am in a crowded Starbucks.

How’s it going?

This Monday I am inspired by an eclectic mix of things.

First off, if you haven’t heard of LAUV, please let me enjoy this opportunity to introduce you.

LAUV

I first heard “The Other” on Spotify’s CHILL HITS playlist (my all-time favorite) and fell in love. He’s an American musician who released his EP in 2015, co-wrote Demi Lovato & Cheat Codes’ “No Promises”, and just announced he will be touring with Ed Sheeran. He’s the real deal, no question. For me, I related to his genuine and raw lyrics about heartbreak. I’ll list a few of my favorite tracks here. You will love him–trust.

 

I’ve also been loving the ear party trend. There’s something fun about a busy and layered ear. I will be getting mine done later this month 😉

 

Assorted shapes

I wanted to end this post by talking about fearlessness. One of my goals to practice looking fear directly in the face more often. With the option of adding filters to anything we post about ourselves online, it’s not surprising that we feel out of touch with ourselves once we are not in control with IRL, physical, real interactions.

Eleanor roosevelt quote

XOXO,

Mel

PREMIERE: Harry Styles’ New Single: “Sweet Creature”

Unashamed, I admit I do love the (former?) One Directioner. His style, his looks, his voice are all incredibly refreshing.

Following the success of the Sign of the Times and a world tour announcement last week, the singer’s second single off of his self-titled debut album, is finally here.

Leave your thoughts below.

XOXO,

M

#NowPlaying: “Issues”

I have been so hooked on a Spotify playlist called Chill Hits over the past month. I play it when I am getting ready in the morning, when I am cleaning, and even to relax before bedtime. It really does encompass different genres and artists that share a same mellow tone. I first heard this song about three weeks ago and I saved it even before it hit its chorus.

To me, the song reflects a really tumultuous relationship that is representative of both egos and their bittersweet adoration for each other. Let’s just say this one really hit home.

Julia Michaels, a singer and songwriter from right here in the US, is only 23 years old, but she already has added projects with Demi Lovato, Justin Bieber, Gwen Stefani, and Fifth Harmony to her resume. I can’t wait to hear more from her!

Learn more about the artist here.

Take a listen and let me know what you think!