Saturday, 14 December 2013

BEYONCE MAKES MUSIC HISTORY






Two days ago, Beyonce surprised her fans (myself #1) and the music world by releasing her 5th studio album self-titled Beyoncè on iTunes consisting of 14 tracks 17 videos without promo. 

The album features Jay-Z, Drake, Frank Ocean, Blue Ivy and Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi- Adichie



''I didn't want to release my music the way I've done it," said BeyoncĂ©. "I am bored with that. I feel like I am able to speak directly to my fans. There's so much that gets between the music, the artist and the fans. I felt like I didn't want anybody to give the message when my record is coming out. I just want this to come out when it's ready and from me to my fans''

"I see music," she added. "It's more than just what I hear. When I'm connected to something, I immediately see a visual or a series of images that are tied to a feeling or an emotion, a memory from my childhood, thoughts about life, my dreams or my fantasies. And they're all connected to the music."


 TRACKS

01 Pretty Hurts 
02 Haunted 
03 Drunk In Love [ft. Jay Z]

04 Blow 
05 No Angel 
06 Partition 
07 Jealous 
08 Rocket 
09 Mine [ft. Drake]
10 XO 
11 Flawless [ft. Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche]
12 Superpower [ft. Frank Ocean]
13 Heaven 

14 Blue [ft. Blue Ivy]




MY FAVES:

ALL 14 but so far i'm loving Track 9, 3, 1, 6, 10, 11 

"MINE" features my boo Drake who apparently wrote and produced the track alongside his boy and producer Noah '40' Shebib

The track with Jay Z "DRUNK ON LOVE" is everything,as if we hadn't had enough of ''CRAZY IN LOVE" , this is a reminder that they are still going strong, the song and video just makes you wanna have their kinda love. 

''PRETTY HURTS'' is a plea for self acceptance, it's pretty intense and it does send a good message. 

''PARTITION'' is such a naughty track and on "YONCE" (intro to partition;available on video) Bey spits bars like a Boss. I'm guessing Yonce might just be a fiercer Sasha Fierce.

''XO'' is such a sweet jam and is probably going to be a radio loved up anthem i suppose.

''BOW DOWN" made the album but now titled ''FLAWLESS'' and with the way it sounds now, it cannot be perceived as a brag track anymore.

''GROWN WOMAN'' is unofficially released seeing as the video made the album but not the track itself but i love the afro-beat infusion and the video is fun.






PS: There is an overdose of Beyonce's post baby body in the show stopping videos, some gym motivation i must say.

14 Songs , 17 videos released without promo and is currently number 1 on iTunes Charts in 100 countries. BEYONCE is QUEEN indeed.

I'm Done.


xoxo
-RP-

Friday, 13 December 2013

STYLE CRUSH : CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA PRE-FALL 2014 CLUTCHES





The clutches from the Charlotte Olympia pre-fall 2014 collection are artistically pleasing to the eyes. I absolutely love the quirky and whimsical detailing.

Keyhole adornment, love it!

  love the neon detail on the "GIRLS" logo
 naughty girl piece...yes to this!

 a perspex design featuring gold stud details...IT!!


The Classic red nails gives a pop of the colour 


























Zipper embellishment 


















what's not to love?












xoxo
-RP-