Gnash Gives Us Yet Another Album, 'Me'

Gnash Gives Us Yet Another Album, 'Me'

The artist behind "I hate u, I love u" comes back four months later, with album "me".

Gnash has gained a fanbase starting off with his big hit “I hate u I love u” getting so much radio play that he announced on twitter that it had recently went gold in the U.S. charts. Gnash is similar to artists like Troye Sivan and Alessia Cara according to his Spotify page. The single is listed the most listened to on his Spotify with over 200,000,000 streams, this is the single from his last album called “us” which was released March 25th,2016. That last album was released only four months before this album called “me” which isn't too shocking because those songs are labeled as singles from 2015 as well, the album was released July 5th, 2016. these three albums connect directly because the first one is named “U” the second one “Us” and the third “Me” and he connects all of them when he announces his tour called “The Me, U, and Us tour”.

The album has a very relaxed overall vibe, the sound gnash usually goes for. Gnash is a very unique artist, because he has a sound that I haven't really heard before. It reminds me of rap but much, much softer, more relaxed, and has more lyrical depth than rap normally has. He talks about a lot of situations regarding love that teens can relate to, Feelings that people feel in their youth while experiencing love, lust, and breakups. That's actually what drew me in personally, being able to relate to a song on such a personal level. He combines a bit of a hip hop beat with soft vocals giving off a very relaxed vibe but not to a point where it sounds too sad.

One song that stood out to me was the one named “One song” because it's a little different than the rest with an upbeat acoustic sound. In this song he talks about wanting to leave a party and spend time with ‘her’. It's a cute song talking about just wanting to spend time with that person, it's relatable because we’ve all liked someone to the extent of doing everything you could to spend time with them. I liked the happy vibe of this song because it is the type of song that could put you in a happy mood with the happy toned acoustic guitar and his typical soft vocals, with more singing rather than his typical spoken word/rap style. It also has a happier tone in lyrics because he's just gushing about how much he wants to leave and just spend time with her, a very heartwarming type of song.

The most played song off of this album is a song called “Feelings fade” with 2,900,271 streams being his number six most streamed on Spotify. The overall understanding of what he’s talking about is directly said “feelings fade when people change”. This is a theme that is very relatable because it's talking about realizing the one person that you truly believed was “the one” really wasn't the one. He talks about how fake friends and fake love are a waste of time/life which is something I think a lot of people can agree with. He also acknowledges the fact that there is a fear that exists about being able to handle being without that one person whom you believed at one point was the one for you, and a fear about not being okay.

The thing I love about Gnash is that he is very blunt and open lyrically, and for me the things he talks about are so relatable. The thing that makes him unique is he’s able to talk about these topics in his songs without coming off as depressing, he hits it in a way that is still calming and catchy. If I was to have to put a label on the type of music he’s producing I’d say it was a mixture of R&B, rap, and pop. if you enjoy indie music, with such a unique sound such as Troye Sivan, Alessia Cara, Hoodie Allen, etc. you’ll like Gnash! I highly recommend listening to this album even if you’re not usually into rap because it's much different than rap.
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To The Girl Struggling With Her Body Image

It's not about the size of your jeans, but the size of your heart, soul, and spirit.


To the girl struggling with her body image,

You are more than the number on the scale. You are more than the number on your jeans and dresses. You are way more than the number of pounds you've gained or lost in whatever amount of time.

Weight is defined as the quantity of matter contained by a body or object. Weight does not define your self-worth, ambition or potential.

So many girls strive for validation through the various numbers associated with body image and it's really so sad seeing such beautiful, incredible women become discouraged over a few numbers that don't measure anything of true significance.

Yes, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle. Yes, it is important to take care of yourself. However, taking care of yourself includes your mental health as well. Neglecting either your mental or physical health will inflict problems on the other. It's very easy to get caught up in the idea that you're too heavy or too thin, which results in you possibly mistreating your body in some way.

Your body is your special, beautiful temple. It harbors all of your thoughts, feelings, characteristics, and ideas. Without it, you wouldn't be you. If you so wish to change it in a healthy way, then, by all means, go ahead. With that being said, don't make changes to impress or please someone else. You are the only person who is in charge of your body. No one else has the right to tell you whether or not your body is good enough. If you don't satisfy their standards, then you don't need that sort of negative influence in your life. That sort of manipulation and control is extremely unhealthy in its own regard.

Do not hold back on things you love or want to do because of how you interpret your body. You are enough. You are more than enough. You are more than your exterior. You are your inner being, your spirit. A smile and confidence are the most beautiful things you can wear.

It's not about the size of your jeans. It's about the size of your mind and heart. Embrace your body, observe and adore every curve, bone and stretch mark. Wear what makes you feel happy and comfortable in your own skin. Do your hair and makeup (or don't do either) to your heart's desire. Wear the crop top you've been eyeing up in that store window. Want a bikini body? Put a bikini on your body, simple.

So, as hard as it may seem sometimes, understand that the number on the scale doesn't measure the amount or significance of your contributions to this world. Just because that dress doesn't fit you like you had hoped doesn't mean that you're any less of a person.

Love your body, and your body will love you right back.

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The Football World Loses One Of Its Finest Players

Bart Starr passed away and NFL players, coaches, and fans all mourn the loss of the Packer legend, but his life and career will live on in hearts of Packer nation forever.


Bart Starr passed away at the age of 85 in Birmingham, Alabama. The NFL lost a great player. The Green Bay Packers lost a hero. And, the world lost a true gentleman. Starr's legacy has surpassed his accomplishments on the gridiron. He inspired not only his peers but the generations that have come after him. He is — and always — will be remembered as a Hall of Famer, a champion, and a Packer.

Bart Starr was a Packers legend. Starr led Green Bay to six division titles and five world championships. As the quarterback of Vince Lombardi's offense, he kept the machine going and executed the plays like no other. His mastery of the position was a large part of the Packers success in the 1960s. Starr was also the perfect teammate for the perfect team. His leadership put him in command of the Packers. Starr's time in Green Bay will not be forgotten by former players, coaches, and the fans.

Bart Starr's resume is rivaled by few in NFL history. He played in 10 postseason games and won 9 of them. He led the Packers to victory in Super Bowls I and II and won the MVP award in both games. He was the MVP of the league in 1966 and was named to the NFL All-Decade Team of the 1960s. The Packers retired his number 15 and Starr has been inducted into the Packers and Pro Football Hall of Fame.

After his playing days, Starr would become the head coach of the Packers. He could not repeat the success he had on the field from the 1960s teams. His coaching years do not take away from his legacy as one of the all-time great Packers. Starr was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.

One of Starr's last visits to Lambeau field was on a cold November night in 2015. Starr and his wife attended a ceremony in which the Packers retired Brett Favre's jersey number. Starr was the perfect personification of what it meant to be a Packer. His most heroic moment came in the 1967 NFL Championship Game. The Ice Bowl came down to a third and goal in Lambeau Field's south endzone against the Dallas Cowboys. Starr came to the sidelines and bravely told Vince Lombardi that he can sneak it in for a game-winning touchdown. Lombardi then replied, "Run it, and let's get the hell out of here." Starr ran a quarterback sneak for the game-winner and the Packers were off to Super Bowl II. Without Starr, Green Bay would not have won a second straight Super Bowl. His leadership in big game moments will live with Packers fans for a lifetime.

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Starr leaves behind his wife Cherry, his son, and three granddaughters. Packers fans will have a tight grip on the memories Bart Starr and the 60s teams created. Starr left behind a template for being a Green Bay Packer. He also left a template for being a good man and a gentleman of the game of football. He was a competitor and a leader. Packer nation mourns for the loss of one of the finest human beings the game has seen.

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