New Ed Sheeran Music to Ring in the New Year

2017 is already off to a good start

After a year-long hiatus, Ed Sheeran is set to release his third LP album, Divide.

The announcement of new music came as a surprise to fans when Sheeran posted the same video of him holding a sign that said “new music coming Friday!!” on several social media platforms on New Years Day. A day after, Sheeran posted a 10 second video of the album artwork and reaffirmed a release date of January 6th.

6th January 5am GMT | midnight ET x

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The inner-workings of this album can be dated back to 2014 when Sheeran supposedly leaked the album title. A fan on twitter tweeted a photo of what was meant to be the tracklist of Sheeran’s sophomore album, Multiply, on iTunes, but disclosed the title for Sheeran’s third LP:

Interestingly enough, the third and 12th tracks, “My Love” and “The Hills of Aberfeidy” respectively, under Multiply weren’t on the released album. Fans are left to wonder whether those two tracks were switched out from the songs under the playlist titled DIVIDE, and why they didn’t make the final cut.

Sheeran didn’t specify whether Friday’s release consists of just one song or a whole album, but after a year of radio silence, new music of any kind is better than no new music at all.

Before the hiatus, Sheeran took to social media platforms to proclaim that he’s already begun working on his third album, and it’s “the best thing I have made thus far.”

Playlist 12

This is my last playlist of the year! 12 months really passed by. Before y’all is a list of all the greatest song releases this year, plus some tunes I’ve been lusting after recently.

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  2. Where Do We Begin Now – Alicia Keys

Wow! I never even finished this. I just got the notification that this was posted and I was like ‘wahhhh it’s December?’ Well, it’s been a good no shave November am I right. I’m in the middle of writing a poem right now. Leave a message after the beep.

With love, Alyssa


Concert Review: Grouplove Can Never Stop My World From Spinning

A friend of mine and I talked about the Grouplove concert I went to last Saturday, and thanks to him, I came to the conclusion that this has been the greatest concert I’ve attended. Is it taboo to consider the latest gig the best? I thought so – but Grouplove are truly back in business, and don’t mess around. Well, actually, they do mess aroundbut that’s all part of the show.

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Playlist 11

I legit posted this at 11:59 on Nov 1st but it didn’t publish until 12:00 am. Don’t look at me.

  1. 27 Hours – BANKS
  2. Happy Accidents – Saint Motel
  3. Man on the Moon – Zella Day
  4. F.U. – Little Mix
  5. The Less I Know The Better – Tame Impala
  6. Make America Great Again – Pussy Riot
  7. Thumbs – Sabrina Carpenter
  8. Good side in – The Japanese House
  9. Water – Ra Ra Riot
  10. Promise – MUNA

With love, Alyssa

Album Review: The Altar – BANKS

After writing this review I’ve realized it’s been 27 Hours since I’ve even seen the sun. Get it.

“I started all the wars” Jillian Banks sings on “Poltergeist,” the darkest track on her sophomore effort, The Altar. This release is more adventurous than her debut LP, as well as claustrophobic, with an ambitious R&B aesthetic on par with The Weeknd and FKA Twigs.

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Playlist 10

Banks’ album dropped yesterday. I also dropped. To the floor. My knees. Ouch. It was worth it. She’s a gem.

  1. Spinning – Grouplove
  2. Poltergeist – BANKS (DAAAAAAAMN)
  3. Even In My Dreams, I Can’t Win – Bad Suns
  4. Judas – BANKS
  5. This Town – Niall Horan lol
  6. Weaker Girl – BANKS
  7. Enlighten Me – Grouplove
  8. Trainwreck – BANKS
  9. Still Falling For You – Ellie Goulding
  10. Mother Earth – BANKS

Related: Album Review: The Altar – BANKS

With love, Alyssa

Playlist 9

Young the Giant just released an album and Banks + Grouplove are releasing theirs this month. I love September.

  1. Gemini Feed – BANKS !!!!!!!!
  2. Art Exhibit – Young the Giant
  3. Do You Love Someone – Grouplove
  4. Move – Saint Motel
  5. Fake It – Bastille
  6. Wish That You Were Here – Florence + the Machine
  7. Traumatized – Grouplove
  8. River – Bishop Briggs
  9. Mind Games – BANKS
  10. Coattails – Broods

Related: Album Review: Home of the Strange – Young the Giant

With love, Alyssa

Album Review: Young the Giant Welcomes Listeners to the Home of the Strange

If any of the members of Young the Giant read this, I’m going to be seeing you at Radio City Music Hall in September. Please invite me up on stage to sing “Something to Believe In” with you. I dance really hard to that tune.

The first time I saw Young the Giant live was in the parking lot of my local mall to celebrate the grand opening of a Microsoft Store at that location. It was a sizzling afternoon during the zenith of summer, an ambulance was on the scene, and someone splashed beer on my shoes. Five years later – we’ve come so far.

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Playlist 8

Shit it’s August

  1. Fuck With Myself – BANKS
  2. Better Days – Victoria Money ft. Ariana Grande
  3. Couldn’t Believe – BROODS
  4. Hiding – Florence and the Machine
  5. Jungle Youth – Young the Giant
  6. Sea Castle – Purity Ring
  7. Closer – The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
  8. Tilted – Christine and the Queens
  9. Tears – Clean Bandit ft. Louisa Johnson
  10. Good Grief – Bastille

With love, Alyssa

Playlist 7

7/11. Ya get it. 11 songs especially for this playlist. Or 7 songs. Read to find out.

  1. Upcoming Album Trailer – Grouplove (Previews 4 songs, I’m screaming)
  2. Unsteady – X Ambassadors
  3. Titus Was Born – Young the Giant
  4. Never Forget You – Zara Larsson
  5. Heartlines – Broods (co-written with Lorde, still screaming)
  6. Fool’s Gold – Dagny ft. BØRNS
  7. Victorious – Panic! At the Disco
  8. Heathens – twenty one pilots
  9. We Don’t Talk Anymore – Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez
  10. Toothbrush – DNCE
  11. WILD – Troye Sivan ft. Alessia Cara

With love, Alyssa