Friday, December 18, 2015

Tunes & Tales: Revival

I've liked Selena Gomez since I first encountered her as smart, sassy Alex on Wizards of Waverly Place. She just seems like such a sweetheart, and I've been following her acting and music career ever since then. While I've enjoyed her albums in the past, there's something really special about Revival. It's the sense that she seems more certain of her own self, I think, as that confidence certainly is reflected in her song lyrics and her voice. I really enjoy listening to this album, and it's been on repeat ever since it came out!

VIBE: dance/pop with catchy beats + ballads
WHY: It's the dawn of a new day for Ms. Gomez.
TRY: I'm really obsessed with Sober and Survivors.


I dive into the future
But I'm blinded by the sun
I'm reborn in every moment
So who knows what I'll become

Kill Em With Kindness / Bright Before Sunrise
And no war in anger
Was ever won
Put out the fire before igniting
Next time you’re fighting
Kill 'em with kindness

Hands to Myself / The Pact
Can't keep my hands to myself
No matter how hard I'm trying to
I want you all to myself
You're metaphorical gin and juice
So come on, give me a taste
Of what it's like to be next to you
Won't let one drop go to waste
You're metaphorical gin and juice


Same Old Love / Blue-Eyed Devil
Take away all your things and go
You can't take back what you said, I know
I've heard it all before, at least a million times
I'm not one to forget, you know [...]
I'm so sick of that same old love, that shit, it tears me up
I’m so sick of that same old love, my body's had enough

Sober / Scorched
We fall for each other at the wrong time
Only for a moment, but I don't mind
Guess I don't know where to draw the line, the line, the line
And we'll play the same game every night
Up in the clouds
Yeah, you know how to make me want you
When we come down
Oh I know, yeah I know, it's over

Good for You / On Dublin Street
Gonna wear that dress you like, skin-tight
Do my hair up real, real nice
And syncopate my skin to how you're breathing
'Cause I just wanna look good for you, good for you, uh-huh
I just wanna look good for you, good for you, uh-huh
Let me show you how proud I am to be yours
Leave this dress a mess on the floor
And still look good for you, good for you


Camouflage / How to Love
Remember when we'd talk all night
But time ain't easy on us, how can love die?
I got so much shit to say
But I can't help feeling like I'm camouflaged
Fortress around my heart
You were mine just yesterday
Now I have no idea who you are
It's like you're camouflaged

Ooh, all the rhythm takes you over
Takes you to a different place
A different space
Ooh, the smoke is getting closer
I can feel our young blood race
Through cityscapes

Survivors / I'll Meet You There
You built me from a broken heart
With bricks you made from broken parts
You fixed the pains so we could start
So now what's mine is ours
I still have proof in form of scars
The first time always fall so far
Those healing wounds heal twice as hard
But now what's mine is ours [...]
We are survivors
We are survivors of the wild


Body Heat / Spark
If you're the flame, I'm kerosene
I'm burning up, baby
All I need, all I need is your body heat
Right next to me
All I need, all I need is your body heat
Oh my God, it feels amazing when you hold me close
Know me like the summer, baby don't let go

Rise / One Plus One
You can rise
Rise from the rubble with your mind, you can hover
You can rise like the tide, like the heat in the summer
Yes I know there are those who will wanna bring you down
But you can rise with your mind and make your higher power proud

Me & My Girls / Last Will & Testament
I'm going home with who I came with
And who I came with's not you
I'm going home with who I came with
And who I came with's
Me and my girls, me and my girls
You can look, but don't touch
I'm not here to hook up 
I'm just here to turn up 
Tonight is just us


Nobody / Lover Awakened
No oxygen, could barely breathe
My darkest sin, you've raised release
And it's all because of you, all because of you
I don't know what it is, but you've pulled me in
No one compares, could ever begin
To love me like you do
Hmm I wouldn't want them to

Perfect / Blurred Lines
I can see her body rushing into you
Crashing on your skin
Burning within, burning so deep, deep
On your skin, skin next to me
She's crashing on your skin
Settling in, burning so deep, deep
On your skin, skin while you sleep

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