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girl crush

How cool is Ellie Goulding?! She is by far one of my favourite human beings. From her voice and her lyrics, to her style and her hair (it always looks rad), I have the ultimate girl crush on her.

Her new album, Halcyon, is basically the reason I am alive. I am crying just thinking about it. Just kidding (but not really). But the other day, lost among the sea of music on my iPod, I rediscovered “The Writer”. Throwback to her very first album!!! This song was what got me so into Ellie Goulding in the first place, it was my favourite song for probably all of 2010. I can’t believe I forgot about it!!

Love love love all her stuff, but this song was my first love. And you never forget your first love.

Her silky voice is heavenly. HEAVENLY.

XX, K

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the XX

I cry real tears whenever I listen to the XX…its a problem. And this cover of Beyoncé’s “I Miss You” is absolutely flawless. So sultry and so soothing, the XX is perfection.

XX, K

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youtube treasures

Seriously, is there anything Youtube doesn’t have?! From cat videos to children falling down stairs to inspiration to ballerinas doing 101 pirouettes, I swear I could live in a room by myself as long as I had Youtube (and food, duh).

Typical evening in my life: 

5pm Ok I’ll start some homework. Its going to be such a productive night!!

530pm Just kidding, I’m hungry I’ll eat now.

630pm I need to shower. Yea, lets do that. My room looks dirty…should I clean it? Nah, I got stuff to do. FOCUS.

700pm Ok, now I’ll watch ONE video on Youtube then start my homework.

1am *looks at the clock* HOLY MOTHER EFF ITS 1 AM OMG OMG!!! I STILL HAVE TO DO HOMEWORK.

230am Finally finish my homework and then immediately pass out.

Youtube literally sucks away hours from my life…not that I’m complaining. And one of my favourite things about Youtube is discovering new artists. A couple years ago, I found Kate McGill. She is an ABSOLUTE TREASURE. Not only does she do amazing covers of incredibly good songs (her taste in music gets 2 thumbs up), but she writes these originals that I have fallen in love with. I feel if I was any good at writing songs/singing, she is what I would be. Love, love, looooooveeee her. 

Here is my favourite cover of hers, Flaws by Bastille (btw, go look them up too, they’re beautiful).

And my favourite original, Don’t Build Bridges to Have Them Burnt

And if you don’t already love her, she tweets thing like this (which I totally identify with)…

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Sadly, though, her career with Youtube came to a close a few months ago. But don’t worry, because  she still has enough material to sing you to sleep for quite along time.

XX, K

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my heart to take

“I’ll close my eyes and pretend I don’t see, the love you don’t feel when you’re holding me”

Is there anything worse than investing your everything into someone, only to realize they gave you nothing in return?

And yea, there is.

When you can’t stop giving bits and pieces of yourself up to someone who keeps taking it. Even when they don’t want it. Even when you have nothing else to give and all your left with is a shell of who you used to be. That’s worse.

XX, K

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