It’s been a long four years, but the wait is finally over: the HAIM sisters are back with their sophomore release, Something to Tell You. Being hailed as a breezy, soft-rock revival, the album sounds a far more polished, glossy effort, which is hard to believe given the high production value on their 2013 debut, Days Are Gone.
I realise most people will be reading this post thinking ‘wait, didn’t you get home ages ago?!’ Technically yes: I got home almost two weeks ago. I guess I’ve just been putting off writing this post for a while.
Three years ago, the warm, baritone vocals of singer-songwriter George Ezra cemented him as one of the UK’s most loved and best-selling artists. His first hit ‘Budapest’ was a sleeper, slowly but surely becoming one of the most popular songs of 2014, and with his debut album Wanted On Voyage being an unprecedented success, namely for the man himself (it rose to the number one spot after four months in the chart), Ezra is back to prove he can do it all over again. With his new single, ‘Don’t Matter Now’, it seems he could have another hit on his hands.
Hey lovely people!
Last week saw me embark on my last proper trip of my year abroad, spending the weekend with my friend Celia in Madrid. Celia and I met during my second year of university when she was an Erasmus student at Birmingham, and we’ve been trying to work out time to see each other all year. After missing each other the weekend she visited Zaragoza (which just so happened to be my weekend in Milan), we finally managed it. I took an early coach to the capital and there I was.
With yet another change in line-up, Paramore are back with their fifth studio album After Laughter. Following Jeremy Davis’s departure, Hayley Williams and Taylor York are re-joined by Zac Farro, one of the founding members of the band who previously left alongside brother Josh in 2010. With this new line-up comes a whole new style and sound, building on their previous poppy efforts ‘Ain’t It Fun’ and ‘Still Into You’.