I’m Not Moving

By: Gabriela Yareliz I had this song’s melody stuck in my head. I only remembered a part of the lyrics, something about “missing me”. I found out a ton of songs have that lyric as I searched high and low. I hummed it to every app and device imaginable. I searched the Top 40 listsContinue reading “I’m Not Moving”

Things I Will Start Doing For a More Human Summer

By: Gabriela Yareliz Here are some things I want to implement: –More grounding: Bare feet on the ground. I got a wooden shower mat for this as well. I want my feet on solid ground (lol just thought of the hymn). –Move every hour: There are days where I am sitting so much. Doing legContinue reading “Things I Will Start Doing For a More Human Summer”

The Vision

By: Gabriela Yareliz I have been a fan of M.I.A. for more than a decade. She became famous for Paper Planes and Bad Girls (Bad Girls has been stuck in my head since it was featured on The Mindy Project). I gravitated to her for her honesty and bad-assery. The Sri Lankan/British rapper is oneContinue reading “The Vision”

The Adele Music Series

By: Gabriela Yareliz We walked through many of Adele’s hits and albums and how they relate to her life. She was a fun one to look at. Her songs very much reflect where she was as an artist and as a woman. And it’s not over yet… Wishing her the best, as she enters yetContinue reading “The Adele Music Series”

Hard

By: Gabriela Yareliz We are zooming out on the timeline. We move from album 25 to 30. We now meet an Adele who is deep in motherhood and divorced. Adele leaves a relationship that was seemingly normal given her expressed track record. She speaks highly of her ex-husband and says she trusts him with herContinue reading “Hard”

Ready

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, we are looking at another song from Adele’s reconciliatory 25 chapter, “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”. I love the melody of this song. It’s a bop. It’s also in that category of things you wish you could say in life but never do because it’s weird. Adele starts theContinue reading “Ready”

Hello, 25

By: Gabriela Yareliz Adele was absent for a good while between 21 and 25, and she was busy. In mid-2011, (right around 21‘s success and release) Adele started dating Simon Konecki (who works in charity and water). They had a son in 2012 and got married in 2016 (in some places it says 2018), regardlessContinue reading “Hello, 25”

Uninvited

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today’s song became Adele’s second number one in the U.S. “Someone Like You” hit the airwaves and stayed there on repeat. It’s one of the last songs on 21, and it makes sense. This song marks the end to the relationship the entire album talks about. The song serves almost as aContinue reading “Uninvited”

Deep

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, we are looking at “Rolling In the Deep” from Adele’s top-selling 21 album. This was the lead single and first song on the album. This song put her on the map! People say this was the biggest crossover hit since 1985. (Source) The song is another “scorned lover” ballad. Perhaps, thisContinue reading “Deep”

Rain

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, we are looking at “Set Fire to the Rain” by Adele from her album 21. There is a shared element in this song with her song “Make You Feel My Love” from her album 19, and that is rain. It’s an imagery she uses often. Rain is something that can impairContinue reading “Rain”