Music reviews of bands and artists from Rockhaq
Justin Bieber is a famous pop star who is 22 years old. He writes songs happy, calmly, but rhythmically that make people dance. He is from Ontario in Canada. The song was released in 2015 and is based on the question “What do you mean?”. He is confused about the way that girls think. He thinks girls are complicated. The song is joyful and rhythmic and I like him singing calmly with his beautiful voice. He was nominated for kids’ favourite song. He started performing in 2007 covering songs through his YouTube channel and he became famous.
Justin Bieber is a massive 22 year old pop star. His style of music is pop and makes people want to dance. “What do you mean” was released in 2015 and it’s a song about not understanding what girls think. This song makes him my favourite Canadian. He was nominated for kid’s choice awards for favourite song. Justin started his fame when he was covering songs in YouTube videos in 2007.
She doesn’t mind is a record breaker song by a famous singer called Sean Paul. This mesmerizing song came out in 2012, it has been 4 years now and this song still goes on. His origins (Jamaica) gives him a unique insight into a range of music styles. Sean started in the music industry since 1996 as he is 43 now. He does music like ragga, hip hop, dance hall etc. And worked with popular singers like Beyoncé, Kelly, Rihanna etc.
Today I am reviewing ‘stitches’ by Shawn Mendes. Shawn is 17, he was born on 8 August 1998 in a place called Toronto in Canada and his birth name was Shawn Peter Ruwl Mendes. His last big hit was Stitches. The track is all about the feelings of a man after being used and chucked several times like a toy. This song was one of the pop music’s and was released on the 15 March 2015 and was also hand written.
Danger Days or Danger Day: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys was the fourth and final album for the band My Chemical Romance. It was released on 20 November 2010 and sold over one million copies all around the world. The genres on this album are alternative rock, pop punk, power pop, pop rock and electronic rock.
Hamza Namira is a very unique artist, and that’s one of the reasons why I like his music so much. He’s also extremely thoughtful, and this is evident when you listen to his song ‘Ay Kalam’, which is Arabic for ‘Empty Words’. His genre is Arabic Pop, which makes use of very classical instruments, and ‘Ay Kalam’ is full of traditional sounds common in Arabic music.
Tame Impala sound like a band. The music they produce has many different layers of sound to it and it is incredibly complex. Technically they are a band live, but all the recordings you hear on the actual albums are done entirely by one guy. Kevin Parker, a multi-instrumentalist from Perth, Australia, writes, performs, produces and mixes all of the music, but it doesn’t sound like it. You’d expect to hear just a lone performer strumming away timidly on his acoustic guitar, but you don’t. You hear electric guitars and synthesisers playing beautiful melodies, face melting basslines and captivatingly intricate drum beats across all of his music.
Kendrick Lamar is easily to me and many others one of the biggest rappers in this generation. He’s part of a rap group Black Hippy who also have new and rising artists like Jay Rock, Ab Soul and Schoolboy Q. Kendrick’s latest album To Pimp A Butterfly has recently won Grammys such as rap album of the year and it was nominated for album of the year. The rap album not only talks about societal issues and racial injustice but has deep lyrics and soul beats as well as jazz beats.
The album American Idiot became a big hit in 2004 and sold about 15 million copies all around the world. The album made the artist Green Day become super popular that people started to buy more of their albums since they loved their music. The album is a concept album, which consists of the genres pop punk, punk rock and alternative rock. Also, since the album was so famous, it was converted to vinyl for record player owners.
The lyrics in ‘a drop in the ocean’ seared deep into my soul, it’s as if an essence of his emotions linger within each and every word. It shows the crueler yet more realistic side of love which is what I admire, the ways love perceived these days is either that it is exceptionally hard to find or practically impossible. ‘A drop in the ocean’ does quite the opposite of this stereotype. “If you don’t love me pretend a few more hours, then it’s time to go” Everybody longs for a fairytale love, and that is how we deserve to feel, but life is an obstacle and getting what you ‘deserve’ is not the all mighty priority.