November 27, 2015

Tunes & Tales: I Cry When I Laugh

How great is the title of this album? I would never have discovered the awesomeness that is Jess Glynne and her debut album, were it not for Rachel of Hello Chelly. From the very first time I listened to it, I just loved it. This is my kind of music, folks. Great lyrics, strong beats and just very uplifting melodies, which is the perfect combination to get listeners pumped and ready for the day! I often turn to this album when I need an extra boost in the morning or in the office, and it hasn't failed me yet!

I Cry When I Laugh
VIBE: Pop + dance
WHY: It's the perfect album to dance and sing along to! Also, it's a great mood booster.
TRY: Hold My Hand is my favorite. I listen to that on repeat ALL. THE. TIME.

Gave Me Something / Chasing Impossible
I never thought I'd be the girl that walked away
I found my one true love
In me, you found it too
A path that ran to me and didn't make it hard to choose
'Cause you found me hiding with my heart hanging on the wall
You took a chance on me and didn't think that I would fall
You gave me hope and you let me know that
If I give it time it will all be mine and
You gave me something that I didn't have before

Hold My Hand / The Darkest Minds
No, I don't wanna fall when you're next to me
Can tell I'm not afraid to be
That you don't make me wait, and never let me break
You never let me fall
Darling, hold my hand
Oh, won't you hold my hand?
'Cause I don't want to walk on my own anymore
Won't you understand?

Ain't Got Far to Go / Just Visiting
I wasn't scared, I fought this on my own
You pulled me down and I let you go
I told you I would prove you wrong
And now I'm here and I'm standing strong
I know (I know, I know)
I know (I-I know, I know)
I know (I know, I know)
That I ain't got far to go, go, go

Take Me Home / Love in the Afternoon
Wrapped up, so consumed by all this hurt
If you ask me, don't know where to start
Anger, love, confusion
Roads that lead nowhere
I know that somewhere better
'Cause you always take me there
Came to you with a broken faith
Gave me more than a hand to hold
Caught before I hit the ground
Tell me I'm safe
You've got me now

Don't Be So Hard on Yourself / The Anatomical Shape of a Heart
I learned to wave goodbye
How not to see my life
Through someone else's eyes
It's not an easy road
But now I'm not alone
So I, I won't be so hard on myself no more

No Rights No Wrongs / Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Going through hell while looking at heaven
Found an answer looking for a question
Not enough words to make a sentence
It's not easy to find a way
How much water to kill a fire?
How many lows can take you higher?
The only road to your desire
It won't be easy to find a way
I don't know what I believe
I won't let my eyes be deceived
The winds whispering through the trees
That is not gonna be, not gonna be easy

You Can Find Me / Emmy & Oliver
Thinking about those nursery rhyming days
When it was all just fun and games
Never had a care in the world
When it all began to change
Go back to the merry-go-round
Laughing and acting like clowns
Stay in this moment 'till
We see the sun go down [...]
If the time between us gets a little uneven
Don't you worry 'cause you will find me here

Control is such an open ended word for me
Something I used to think I owned
I'm standing here with none, I'm feeling so complete
You helped me understand to let it go

We're a thousand miles from comfort
We have traveled land and sea
But as long as you are with me
There's no place I'd rather be
I would wait forever
Exulted in the scene
As long as I am with you
My heart continues to beat

Saddest Vanilla / Past Perfect
This is the saddest vanilla that I've ever tasted
The saddest vanilla and I don't wanna waste it
Sat at an ice cream parlour
You went and broke my heart
Now I'm the saddest vanilla

Why Me / Making Pretty
You stole my happiness from underneath my nose
My insecurities left on the floor
And didn't think for a second, oh no, no-no
Drownin' in the darkest grey
With no answers to rescue me
I'm holding it down


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