Holy shit you guys. I know I've been pretty MIA this summer but please forgive me because OMG it's here. Frank Ocean has FINALLY released his long awaited album - but with a new name - Blond(e). {None of us are sure if the 'e' is supposed to be there or not...} 
I live-tweeted my thoughts on each song HERE. 10/10!!!!
PLEASE tell me what you think of the album in the comments below! Which album do you like better? #Blond or #channelORANGE?? Let's geek out together!!! 
btw: Blond(e) is available as an iTunes exclusive for 2 weeks, so Spotify users will have to wait!  

In Common - Alicia Keys

You can listen to Alicia's new song here: In Common

Happy Thursday, friends! Today I'm coming at you with some NEW MUSIC from our long time pal, Alicia Keys. Rumor has it that she is going to be blessing us with a new album this fall, and if it is anything like this new song she dropped yesterday - I'm going to love it! This new song shows off her soft tones with a very dancey background. I'm definitely digging it and wanted to make sure you all heard it ASAP. Let me know how you feel about it in the comments below!

My Funny Valentine - Frank Sinatra {Year In Review}


Well friends, it's official. We have been listening, learning, and loving together for an entire year. Happy Anniversary to us!

You can listen to today's song here: My Funny Valentine

A lot has changed for me since I first started this blog. First, I graduated high school and started a new journey at Purdue University. While being at Purdue, I have not only gained knowledge, but readers, and for that I am extremely thankful. I have had over 1,300 individual readers in exactly one year. That is quite an accomplishment in my eyes! Thank you all so much for your interest! Second, my family moved across the country to Texas, which has been quite an adjustment. Then, I had a very difficult dorm experience with my roommate when I got to Purdue, which may have inspired a couple angry/emotional playlists.

The blog has also been through a few changes! First, I had added a "spotlight" section, which admittedly went very poorly. Wah Wah! In June the website got a much needed facelift! I brightened up the look and made the layout much more enjoyable to browse. More recently, I added a Song Of The Day segment, which I believe has been going very well (considering that you're on the page right now) but correct me if I'm wrong and you hate it. I am very accepting of any and all feedback! 

I am so very excited to start year two with all of you! I am looking forward to many more beautiful & bumpin' playlists, hopefully with some suggested by you! Let me know what you'd like to see in the upcoming year in the comments below! 

Today's song is My Funny Valentine by Frank Sinatra. Sinatra put out this beautiful tune in 1954. He is arguably one of the most important artists of the 20th Century. Sinatra's career lasted almost 60 years and he kept his popularity the entire time. He was incredible when it came to changing his music to fit "the times" and for that I applaud him. Not many artists are willing to change their sound in fear of losing their audience, but Frank was willing to take chances.
I hope you have a day filled with love and music. Happy Valentine's Day, friends. 

Love On The Brain - Rihanna

Hello, Weekend! This week has been all about Rihanna's new album for me. First off, she is a queen. Secondly, BAE. I'm obsessed with at least 5 of the 13 songs on ANTI. Rihanna has been teasing us with new music since Four Five Seconds came out earlier in 2015 and FINALLY came out with an entire album last week. This particular song is my favorite so far. 

You can listen to today's song here: Love On The Brain

Fanfare - Magic City Hippies

Hello Thursday! Today's song is new to me, but I liked it enough to share it with your ear holes! Magic City Hippies is a brand new band out of Miami. They released their first EP, Hippie Castles, in 2015.

Let me know what you think about this new jam in the comments below!

You can listen to today's tune here: Fanfare