Talkin Bout Stuff

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Today songs are being churned out to create the newest and biggest hit. It is like a science. Producers and pop artists know what we, the society, wants to see and hear. Justin Bieber has hit after hit that gets old after the 5th time you hear it at a bar or in your car. Sure, his songs are fun and catchy; but what about real, thoughtful, emotional music? What about the songs you can listen to on repeat and hear a new message spoken to you every time? I never used to be the biggest music person but the more artists I find the more I find that these artist are making raw, soul searching, emotion wrecking absolutely beautiful and joyful music. Next time you need a new song check some of these out instead of Taylor Swift or J Biebs.

Heres my pick of some known songs and some not that  I think would be a good playlist to always keep on repeat.

  • “Slip” – Eliot Moss
  • “Down by the River”- Milky Chance
  • “Mess is Mine”- Vance Joy
  • “Talk is Cheap”- Chet Faker
  • “Loser”- Beck
  • “Anchor”- La Mar
  • “Forever”- Youngblood Hawke
  • “Oh Wonder”-Shark
  • “Freaky Me, Freaky You”- Cherub
  • “Cough Syrup” Young the Giant
  • “Left Hand Free”- alt-J
  • “Bloodstream”- Stateless
  • “Settle Down”- Kimbra
  • “Hold on Were Going Home” (Drake Cover)- Lakyn
    • **CHECK HIM OUT- he his absolutely amazing**
  • “Bad Intentions”- Nykee Heaton”
  • “Crash into Me”- Dave Matthews Band
  • “Satellite”- Guster
  • “Latch” (Acoustic)- Sam Smith
  • “Suite for Solo Cello No.1 in G Major, BWV 1007, Prelude” – Yo-Yo Ma
  • “Supermassive Black Hole”- Muse
  • “A Drop in the Ocean”- Ron Pope
  • “Black and Gold” – Katy Perry
  • “Unsteady”- X Ambassadors


Why “Relationship Goals” Shouldn’t be a Thing

I have an unpopular opinion, I know. Just hear me out. Don’t get me wrong I fall victim to these cute and adorable insta posts and retweets on twitter of some adorable couple traveling the world or doing something so incredibly cute it makes me want to puke. Then I’m jealous because I don’t have something like that.

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Newsflash these are just pictures. The perfect couple lit up on our little iPhone screen could cheat on each other every weekend. We don’t know how that couple is in real life. They could fight every second of every day but look so cute as soon as a camera is turned on them. Trust me I know how this works. Don’t we ever think about what we really want in a relationship rather than what we want everyone else to see?

These last two years at college I have met two couples that have seriously inspired me to rethink what I want as my “relationship goals”. These two couples have so much love that it just radiates from them. I can’t help but be so happy when I am with them. Their goals are to make each other feel so loved and special. Not to look cute for an Instagram picture, although they always do. To give love, to be loved, and to feel special. Those are my relationship goals. Well those and that my future boyfriend has to love dogs and the beach as much as I do.

Pups at the beach

I know everyone has some different type of “goal” in mind. Some of these goals might be a make it or break it type of deal.You won’t see me wanting to be the cute picture of a boyfriend and a girlfriend hunting. No thank you, I’d rather cuddle the animals instead of kill them.

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You won’t see me wanting to be the picture of the power workout couple. (I’m LOLing at that mental image of myself). Trust me you do not want to see me working out.

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You will absolutely never hear me talk about how cool it would be if I had a gamer boyfriend and we gamed together. I can’t even figure out how a computer works let alone figure out some intense game. I would actually would rather talk to you than game with you.

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Those things I don’t want could be some other persons dream. So you see what I mean? “Relationship Goals” are irrelevant because they are so different to each and every person.

I guess what I am getting at is that I challenge you to think about what you truly want in your relationship or future relationship rather than wish you were some staged cutesy picture you see online. Instead of thinking that you want some relationship that is probably not real, just reflect on what you really want from the other person in your life. Anyways I know Mila and Ashton are the real “relationship goals” that we are all longing for.

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The sooner this “goals” fad dies out, and I really hope it does, the sooner we will all start to really think about what we truly want. Just remember we can’t see love, security, trust, and loyalty through a picture.

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