God bless Mark Ronson for many reasons. One of which is bringing Mystikal back. I bet you didn’t realize how much you missed Mystikal. I think this song is pretty perfect. It’s been overshadowed by “Uptown Funk” and yet they still made this phenomenal music video. My jaw was to the floor the whole time.
Oh this was a fun one. And quite graphic, I might add! Props to RG/JK on that one. I loved that she set this in the winter time. It felt like a third character that just kept showing up to make everyone feel uncomfortable all the time. Once again, I had no freaking clue who did it until the end. That’s how I roll, though. I know the next installment is currently being written, and I am pretty stoked. This series has established itself as incredibly legit. I love the continuing dynamic between Robin and Strike. I love/hate the dumbass fiancé. I love Strike. They are such entertaining reads that I can see myself reading over again. I’m on a pretty solid murder mystery roll right now.
Mon Dieu. I have a lot of Euro lady crushes lately, and this Swede is toward the top of the list. Queen of the Clouds has been in my rotation for quite a few months, and I have now realized that it is one of my favorite albums ever. And I do mean it when I say EVER. It’s a concept album, and all the songs center around her relationships, taking you through all the stages – The Sex, The Love, and The Pain. And boy is she honest. This album takes you on Tove Lo’s Wild Ride.
This girl is an amazing songwriter. So much so that she’s pumping ’em out for everybody else too. She penned the Fifty Shades of Grey theme “Love Me Like You Do,” sung by fellow Euro lady crush Ellie Goulding. She also co-wrote Hilary Duff’s new single “Sparks.” Don’t lie, you love both of those songs. The point is, her songwriting is what makes this album such a masterpiece. I don’t even have a “skip song” on this album. There is always ONE skip song!
Then, you have this little thing about how she’s super DUPER sexy. She is fierce, she is confident, and she is sexual. And I love it. It’s like she takes the most brutal, most exciting, and most terrifying emotions a person can have, and she turns them into fucking great music. Female artists are making a comeback in a big way, and it is exciting. We are women, hear us ROAR. And curse. And sing about sex. And drugs. And love our bodies. And show off our bodies. Maybe a little too much? Nah!