Every single time Ed Sheeran releases new music I feel like Jesus personally is blessing me. All these years and there hasn’t been a single song of Ed’s that I haven’t absolutely been obsessed with.
Ed Sheeran’s new album has a total of 15 songs and every single one is really, really good. Like every other album, I have a favourite song – Best Part of Me featuring YEBBA is what is making me cry.
This album is so so different from his previous ones because you are so used to listen to Ed singing alone and listening to his voice melting along with so many other artists that I really like (Khalid, Camila Cabello) is heavenly.
There are a lot of artists that I haven’t heard of before and literally because of this album, I’ve now googled them. Ed Sheeran has been one of my favourite artists ever since I spent a four hour car drive listening to The A-Team on repeat and with every new album I’m now only more attracted to what a beautiful human he is.
If you haven’t heard this new album, you totally should and then listen to it all on repeat.
Today, I was coming back home and I was stuck in traffic for exactly two hours. It was excruciating and would’ve have been really, really boring if I did not have my music to listen to – so here is a list of songs I play while I’m stuck in traffic!
Slow moving traffic:
- Shallow by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.
- Cold/Mess by Prateek Kuhad.
- Fear of the Water by Syml.
- Dive by Ed Sheeran.
Traffic that is not at all moving (at all!):
- Without Me by Halsey.
- I don’t care by Ed Sheeran.
- Up & Up by Coldplay.
- Treat you better by Shawn Mendes.
When you get through a patch of bumper-to-bumper traffic and end up in another similar patch:
- I will wait by Mumford & Sons.
- Believer by Imagine Dragons.
- I get to love you by Ruelle.
- I don’t know what it’s like to be you by Shawn Mendes and Julia Michaels.
When you finally escape traffic:
- Waving flag by K’naan.
- Counting Stars by OneRepublic.
- Live while we’re young by One Direction.
- Summer of ‘69 by Bryan Adams.
If you’ve seen the news in this past week, you’d know that crazy rains made our municipality declare a public holiday. I absolutely love things getting canceled (especially college), and Mumbai rains always end up canceling something once a month. Rains seem super romantic and beautiful when you’re sitting inside doing nothing and these are the songs I’ve been listening to in these rains:
- Beautiful People – Ed Sheeran feat. Khalid
- Senorita – Shawn Mendes feat. Camila Cabello
- Falling for boys – Julia Michaels
- Rescue Me – OneRepublic
The month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969.
I actually remember being in 10th grade when I first watched a movie with a gay character in it. It was a random movie I had on an equally random movie list I’d made. But it struck a weird chord with me – like one of those movies you remember for a long time just because of a small random detail. That’s what a gay character did to me. This was a time when I hadn’t even known I’d study law, and still I remember googling what rights my country gave to this community.
Over all these years, anyone who knows me knows what I feel for the LGBTQ+ community. Pride month doesn’t mean to me what it means to a lot of people. In my own little way I’ve realized that I’ve started to think of sexuality as fluid – mostly I’ve started to think that if I liked a boy being honest and caring, I’d like a girl being honest and caring too. And that is what pride month means to me. Its not a lot and its not huge but it makes me feel that I can learn to see the way other people see it. I know that over the years I’ve grown because I can vividly remember a time when I couldn’t comprehend a boy wearing nail paint, until one day I could.
happy pride month!
Netflix’s new original The Society is a 10 episode show about high school students in the town of West Ham who go on a camping trip only to come back before it starts because of a storm. Turns out, the students come back to a town where everyone has disappeared and the only people left are the students themselves!
The Society is unlike any show you’ll ever watch. With a crazy good cast and crazy good storyline, the show quickly becomes addictive as you cant help but know whats going to happen next. The show runs with various sub-plot lines – the gay best friend deciding to father his best friend’s unborn baby, or the town loner setting up house with the town bad boy.
Like every other show I’ve watched, I’ve made favourite characters and couples here as well – Kathryn Newton’s Allie Pressman is by far my favourite: with her sarcastic dialogues and her constant need for validation by the people she cares about instantly makes me like her much, much more than I did in Detective Pikachu. Jack Mulhern plays Grizz Visser. Grizz is a football player and automatically falls in the “protecting everyone” category. Grizz however is a big softy who always knows what exactly to say to people and you can’t help but be excited everytime he comes on screen!
With the last episode ending with atleast 5 different loose ends, the show ends with the exact same excitement that you start with.
Today, I visited a book sale – and I bought 30 books (oops) and so here’s a quote keeping in tradition with that happy feeling!
I’m not really a fan of Binge watching. It makes my head hurt and keeps me away from civilization for so long that I’m not a complete fan. This however does not mean that I haven’t binge-watched anything because I have and here’s a list of those lucky shows:
1) Thirteen Reasons Why Season 1 – I watched 10 episodes in a single sitting and then decided to shut it just before had to attend my morning class. (I sat all night with this!)
2) Stranger Things Season 2: Watched the entire season in one day along with my brother and we were shocked at how fast we got through it.
3) Shadowhunters Season 1: I watched 12 episodes in a single day (this season has 13) – I started while eating lunch and never stopped. Also, side note – this was two days before my final exams (I should be ashamed but I’m really not).
What have you binge-watched?