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What Are Your Kids Listening To?

Jun 30, 2017   //   by   //   Community Blog  //  Comments Off on What Are Your Kids Listening To?

How many times have you been driving with kids in the back seat, listening to a song you have heard 100 times or more, only to be struck by the true meaning of the song? Maybe it’s a great song, with a strong message that you want your kids to hear. Or maybe it’s a song with a more mature message than you are comfortable with, and you have never really listened to it until now, and you are shocked to hear that your kids know all the words without fully understanding what they are singing about. There is an easy way to avoid this upsetting realization that the radio DJ’s do not always have your children’s best interests in mind.

Play your own music.

You do not have to subject yourself to juvenile nursery rhymes to ensure that your children are listening to appropriate music. Nursery rhymes are great, don’t get me wrong, but don’t think that there is nothing else out there for your child to listen to.

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James Enjoys The Weeknd

Feb 8, 2017   //   by James   //   Age 16-19, Kids' Panel  //  Comments Off on James Enjoys The Weeknd

Starboy – The Weeknd

On November 25th The Weeknd released his fourth studio album with the name Starboy. This name is also the name of his chart top hit “Starboy”. It contains 18 songs with collaborations from artists Future, Kendrick Lamar, Lana Del Rey and Daft Punk. He currently has all 18 songs in the Hot 100 charts as well as the Spotify Global Top 50! That makes him making up about 1/5 and 1/3 of the charts.

I personally really enjoy this album, it has become my favourite album to date. I feel it has such a wide variety of sounds that avoids the problem of songs having a similar sound or beat. Currently, my Top 3 favourite songs from the album are (in no specific order): “True Colors”, “Six Feet Under” and “Reminder”. The song “True Colors” is a slower take for The Weeknd and provides a soft, calming sound that just makes you want to sing along. “Six Feet Under” is one of those songs that puts you in the mood to dance and get excited. Finally, the reason I like his song “Reminder” is because it sounds the most like his old music and is a song to all of his haters. I’d definitely recommend this album to anyone!

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Isabel’s One Direction infection

Mar 9, 2016   //   by Isabel   //   Age 16-19, Kids' Panel  //  Comments Off on Isabel’s One Direction infection

One Direction released their fifth studio album on November 13, 2015, titled Made in the A.M., and it is nothing short of wonderful. This album has a brand-new sound for the four lads still in the group. Being the first album released after the devastating departure of band member Zayn Malik, the boys created a new sound for themselves.

This album is jam-packed with amazing music that will make you fall in love with the band. The songs on the album are very catchy and different from their past albums. This album is different because I find that most of the songs are a bit mellower and laid-back from their previous albums. I personally love this album and all of the songs on it!

My two favourites on this album are probably “Love You Goodbye” and “I Want to Write You a Song”. These are probably two of the more slow songs on the album. “Love You Goodbye” is a song about a break up, and the words just speak to anyone who’s been through a situation like that. The lyrics say what so many people think while going through a break up but never have the courage to say. “I Want to Write You a Song” is such a sweet and adorable song that I fell in love with it the first time I heard it. The lyrics are so adorable and just give me all of the feels whenever I listen to it. The song is about loving a girl so much and wanting to do everything that they can for her. Even though these two are my favourite songs the entire album is super-incredible and all of the songs are equally as beautiful.

Moving forward my heart is a bit broken because of the hiatus that the band is currently on, however I have complete trust that after this year is up they will come back as promised and rock everyone’s world. If the boys don’t come back from their hiatus I’m not sure what I would do the boys have been such a large part of my life for the past five years and needless to say “we got a whole lot of History” — One Direction.

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