Forget Taylor Swift, Walk The Moon Dropped an Album

Forget Taylor Swift, Walk The Moon Dropped an Album

I waited three years, but not for Swift.
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Is "breaking the internet" still a phrase people use? Will writers type that out to describe Taylor Swift's Reputation album release? Perhaps, but personally I care very little for this "new" Taylor, whoever she is. Music artists, especially those in the pop world change their images all the time. Why does she make such a big deal about how much different she has become? I really enjoyed 1989, but as I finished listening to "Look What You Made Me Do," I lost hope for liking her next album.

Fret not because Walk The Moon, Ohio-bred indie pop rock band released their long awaited album, What If Nothing after three years. All I have to say is this:

THANK YOU, GOD.

If we're being honest, I cannot consider myself a diehard Walk the Moon fan. I started liking them after "Shut Up and Dance With Me" made it to mainstream radiowaves (I can hear your sighs from here). However, I really, really enjoyed their last album Talking Is Hard not just for the relatable album name but for the fresh, catchy, feel good music that just lifted my mood whenever I listened to it

Their absence does not go without reason, as frontman Nick Petricca's father passed away from Alzheimer's in February of 2017, which reasonably halted production on top of Petricca's long term love splitting. The band also lost their bassist due to a nearly career threatening shoulder injury, and the members felt themselves slowly drift apart from each other. But on November 10th, Walk the Moon released What If Nothing, the same day as Taylor Swift's Reputation.

It feels nice to hear music from Walk the Moon again, with "One Foot," one of the lead singles, resembles the energetic sound paired with Petricca's famed falsetto. "Shut Up And Dance" may have been their breakout hit, but the band worried about how its popularity would affect the kind of music they would make going forward.

What If Nothing sounds like a whole bunch of music. The album as a whole feels more mellow than their last one. Some songs seem almost ghostly, like "Can't Sleep (Wolves)" with a guitar riff that passes by you like a car on a highway. "Sound of Awakening", a six minute song with a slight metallic synthesizer vocoder that starts off in distant "In the Air Tonight" vibes, and it also happens to be one of my personal favorite tracks. Then you have headphones, an "angry boy energy" song with guitar riffs reminiscent of the band Neon Trees.

Overall, What If Nothing still gives listeners that sleek, soaked in both familiar and experimental synth pop rock fusion we all enjoyed listening to the first time, so I highly recommend giving the album a listen if you have not already.

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The Ultimate List Of 'One Tree Hill' Moments That Left Us Shook

There's only one Tree Hill.
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Late last semester, I was in desperate need of a new Netflix show to start watching. I casually inquired to my roommates if I should start watching "One Tree Hill." Both having watched the show before, and slightly horrified that I've never even seen a single episode, they wholeheartedly urged me to begin the emotional journey that is "One Tree Hill." The show is quite a doozy at nine seasons, but I powered through all the ridiculous, melodramatic, and, above all, ups and downs that the multitude of characters experience. I have way too many thoughts concerning this show, but here we go.

Here are some of the best things about this show:

1. Brooke & Peyton's Friendship

2.Haley & Nathan's First Kiss

3. The Cracker Jack Box Prize

4. The Boytoy Auction

5. Lucas and Nathan's Budding Friendship

6. Whitey's Tough Love And Wisdom

7. Jake Being The Best All-Around Guy

8. Lucas's Heartfelt Speech To Brooke In The Rain

9. Peyton Bonding With Her Biological Mother

10. Karen & Keith Getting Together

11. Mouth Being The Ultimate Friend

12. Haley & Nathan Renewing Their Vows

13. The Ravens Winning The Basketball Championship

14. Lucas Declaring His Love To Peyton

15. Haley & Nathan Having Jamie

16. The Heartfelt Farewell To The River Court After Graduating High School

17. The Transformation Of Brooke Davis

18. Brooke & Peyton Reuniting In Tree Hill

19. Haley & Nathan's Little Family

20. Quentin & Jamie

21. Lucas & Peyton Getting Back Together

22. Deb Knocking Nanny Carrie Out

23. The Dog Eating Dan's Heart

24. Lucas & Peyton Getting Married

25. Peyton & Lucas Having Sawyer

26. Nathan Getting Into The NBA

27. Brooke & Julian's Relationship

28. Clay & Quinn Getting Together

29. The Utah Trip

30. Brooke & Julian's Wedding

31. Lydia Scott Arriving

32. Brooke Telling Julian She's Pregnant

33. Jude & Davis Baker

34. Chase Being The Best Bar Manager

35. Chris Keller Returning

36. Keith Forgiving Dan

37. Clay & Quinn Getting Engaged

38. Clay & Quinn & Logan Becoming A Family

39. The Cast Singing Along To The Theme Song

40. This Iconic Line

"One Tree Hill" is definitely a show that gives you some serious feelings, and because of that, I think it's one of the best teen dramas ever made. Lucas, Nathan, Brooke, Peyton, Karen, Keith, Whitey, Jamie, Deb, Mouth, Skills, Clay, Quinn, Millie, Chase, Chris, and even Dan will always have a place in every OTH fan's heart. There is, after all, only one Tree Hill.



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