Ed Sheeran & Christina Grimmie – All of the Stars

Song: All of the Stars by Ed Sheeran ft. Christina Grimmie

Genre: Alternative

Mood: Love, Acoustic

About the Music: I love Ed Sheeran; he is a very creative and talented artist that I admire. Here is a version of his song “All of the Stars” with Christina Grimmie that premiered on The Voice this year. The collaboration turned out beautifully. They brought a sense of realism through their voices of love and longing to be with someone you care about.

The original song is featured on the soundtrack for the movie “The Fault in Our Stars,” which is currently playing in theaters. The movie is based on the novel written by John Green, a story about two teen-age cancer patients who fall in love.

Aside from sharing this song, I also wanted to share that Ed Sheeran is currently on tour and will be coming through the west coast until the end of August. Click here for the tour dates and locations!




Grizfolk – The Struggle

Song: The Struggle by Grizfolk

Genre: Indie-pop

Mood: Chill

About the Music: I just recently came across this band; their sound is alluring and contagious. Something I find interesting about them is that, aside from their love of making music, they share a love of pop music and exploring it. For the band, pop is more than a genre; “it’s a way of thinking.” It allows them as artists to explore and push the limits; discovering new and untapped streams of sound. I’m looking forward to hearing more from them.

This band was formed by two Swedish producers and a singer/songwriter from Florida who, despite living in different countries, were brought together by there shared passion for creating music. Currently, they are on tour with Bastille – Check out their tour dates and locations!




Coheed and Cambria

Genre: Progressive Rock

Years: 2001 – Present

From: Nyack, New York

One of my favorite bands, with music influenced by Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Misfits, Coheed and Cambria’s lyrics and sound come together to unfold an epic journey. All their albums are concept albums, which are inspired by The Amory Wars, a science fiction story written by the lead singer Claudio Sanchez. This story has been published as a comic book series as well as a full length novel and has been compared to other science fiction stories such as the Star Wars trilogy. The band’s name, Coheed and Cambria, comes from the two main characters in The Amory Wars, a decision they made to use their music to bring the story to life.

The story is carried throughout the studio albums, each one representing a chapter of The Amory Wars. Seven albums later, their presence has grown not only in the music world but also in the comic world. In fact, at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con, Claudio announced plans to work with Mark Wahlberg and Leverage to bring the story to the big screens.

As well as they bring this story to life in their albums, they also carry its presence in concert.  I’ve been to several of their shows; they bring amazing energy to the stage and Claudio, the wild haired lead singer, is a very talented guitarist. During the most recent show I went to, he brought out a two neck guitar to play during one of their songs. As I was watching him, I realized at one point he got a good amount of his wild mane stuck in the guitar strings as he was performing on stage. When he noticed, without skipping a beat, he ripped his hair free by head banging – all while still impressing the crowd with his guitar playing skills. This was a span of only a few minutes, and most people probably didn’t even notice, but I remembered seeing that in the crowd and thinking back to all the times I would hear people talk about artists who were regarded as “Rockstars” and thinking in that moment, that was exactly what he was. Nothing mattered on that stage but the music, the fans and putting on a great show.

You might be familiar with their more popular songs such as “A Favor House Atlantic”, “Blood Red Summer” and “The Suffering”.  Their songs are also featured in the Rock Band video game, including “Welcome Home” and “Guns of Summer.” One of my favorite albums is “Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness”. It’s a long name, I know… haha. Personally, it has my favorite track list and plays a nostalgic role as it was the first album I heard from the band. It sparked my love and adoration for them. They were much more than a band who told a story, they elevated it – making it an experience for you as the listener. The way they combined their lyrics and music to center around this original story was something I admired and found incredibly unique.

Needless to say, if you’re interested you should check them out. Some songs I would recommend, in addition to the ones mentioned above, are: “No World for Tomorrow“, “Wake Up“, “Crossing the Frame“, “Apollo I: The Writing Writer” and “Dark Side of Me“.


Music’s in my Soul

It is believed that music has been around as long as human existence. Throughout its history, music has been a means for storytelling and expression of thoughts and ideas. Combinations of sounds and words that within an instant can make you smile, dance, or provide comfort. It is a universal language; a commonality across cultures, regions, and time periods.

I created this blog to talk about music and promote artists in a wide variety of music genres: indie, electronic, rock, pop, rap, etc. I want to introduce you to new artists and reintroduce you to the ones you know in ways you didn’t know. To build an appreciation for artists by showing you where they came from and their inspirations.

I am looking forward to sharing music that I enjoy and my thoughts with you.

My place to talk about Music: Songs and Artists that captivate and inspire me.