Lizel Strömberg

Music Monday | Darkside
Netflix has a new original movie coming out the 22th of December, named 'Bright' where Will Smith plays one of the main characters. When I saw the trailer for this movie, the music in it caught my attention and I wanted to hear more. I did my research and found "Darkside" by Ty Dolla $ign & Future feat Kiiara. It was a pleasant surprise to see that Kiiara was featuring on the track since I really liked her on Linkin Park's song "Heavy". 
I've always liked the mix between rap and singing vocals, if the voices match and the song is good. What I like about the song is that is has a darker sound to it and I like the beat in it. 
One thing that really stuck with me when I first listened to the song was the lyrics:
"Some days I can't get out of my head
That's just the darkside of me
Some nights, it's hard for me to fall asleep
That's just the darkside of me"
- Somehow, I can relate to those words a lot.
I don't have much to say about this song since it's still a bit new to me, but I like the vibe this song gives and I can listen to it whenever, really. It's going to be very quick post but I hope you got something out of it. Either way, I'm very excited to see the movie "Bright". It seems like it's exactly the type of movie/serie that I like to watch.
 
What do you think of "Darkside"? Have you seen the trailer for "Bright", if yes are you excited to see it? :) 
Until next time, ingat!
/Lizel
 
 
Music Monday | Karma is a B*tch
Something that people might not know is that Samir Badran has been making music a long time before Samir & Viktor. When he was younger he used to make music which was more hiphop influenced where he was rapping the versus while someone sang the choruses. One song that he has mentioned several times, which you still can find on YouTube is "Du flög iväg". "Du flög iväg" is dedicated to one of his friends that sadly passed way. 
Samir recently released his second single named "Karma is a B*tch". With this song Samir wants to share the backside of being a public figure. He speaks up about the mistreatment he has faced by being a public figure. Such as how the media have painted him as being stupid, people treating him bad and how people in the music industry have taken advantage of him. 
As I'm someone that pays somewhat a lot of attention to the music (pop) scene in Sweden, I've seen a lot of the mistreatment towards Samir throughout the years. Samir is a person that really stands out from the crowd as he has a very strong character with a lot of energy and persona. As I were press during Melodifestivalen 2016 when Samir & Viktor participated, I've seen the mistreatment and the rudeness towards them first handed. It makes me sad to see how unprofessional and rude the media are towards them. Samir & Viktor are very friendly, kind hearted and funny people. They use their platforms to speak up about important topics as mental ilness, togetherness and always reminding people to stay true to themselves and be kind to each other. I think "Karma is a B*tch" is a very honest song which tells a lot about what Samir has been through. It's very strong of him to speak up about this and let people know that being famous isn't always all that glamours. That there's many backsides of being a public figure. I'm proud over him, this shows that he keeps evolving and that he has a lot more to show. 
I really like this song. The lyrics speaks for itself and I think the narritive of the video visually fits what Samir wants to say with the song. The production of the song could have been more, and the rap could have been a bit faster but other than that, I think everything were excuted well.
This is only Samir's second single and it's going to be intersting to see how he will evolve his music. I'm looking forward to hearing his upcoming solo music but also the music with Viktor.
Until next time, ingat! 
/Lizel
Music Monday | No Te Vas
A couple of years ago, I was mainly listening to music that were in English and Swedish, some songs in Tagalog as it's my parental tongue. When I was younger, I was very particular that I needed to be able to understand the lyrics in the songs. I almost refused listen to music in other langugages, I was young and dumb. As I've become older and more mature, I've explored different kinds of music and I can listen to songs with lyrics in other languages and enjoy it. 
I've always been a sucker for the Spanish language, I've always loved hearing it and been impressed over how fast people talk when speaking in Spanish. It's something about how it sounds, that I really like and I've actually been studying Spanish in school for many years. I don't know enough Spanish to have a proper conversation. I can basic phrases, understand decent enough in text and if people talk slow enough I can get what the conversation is about. Jenevia has introduced me to a lot of artists from different parts of Europe that I've start to follow because of their music. One of them is the band Dvicio. They are a pop/rock band from Spain. The members are: Andrés Ceballos, Martin Ceballos, Alberto Gonzales (Missis), Nacho Gotor and Luis Gonzalvo. Dvicio is mostly famous in the Latin community but have the recent year made a big following in Asia as well, particular in Thailand. 
(Picture reposted from their YouTube channel)
I've listened to a lot of Latin music before, but it hasn't really been the type of music that I normally play on a daily basis. What I like about Dvicio is that they don't have the typical Latin influences and have a more pop/rock sound to their music but still lets me get the Spanish touch to it. The first song by Dvicio I heard was 'Justo Ahora' which I adore, the music video to is so cute. But today's music tip is Dvicio's song "No Te Vas". 
If my Spanish is correct, 'No Te Vas' mean something like 'You don't go' or 'Don't you go'. The song has a good feeling to it and I like the "Ooohh, Ooohh, Ooohh" part of the melody it's very catchy and after an amount of times listening to it, you can't keep yourself not singing along to it. When I first saw the music video, I felt so proud over myself because I could understand the part when Andrés are talking in Thai with a women in the phone by reading the Spanish subtitles. I think they made a very smart move by filming the video in Thailand and making Andrés talk in Thai to make the audinece in Thailand get more connected to the band. But also make the audience feel that Dvicio and their team knowledge the fans in Thailand and are thinking about the fans there. 
If you want to check out Dvicio and follow them along on their social medias here's links to their official band pages.
 
Don't hesitate to leave a comment below of what you thought about the song or give a like on this post, it would be much appreciated! 
 
Until next time, ingat! 
/Lizel