Music to Make the Mundane More Fun

Music to Make the Mundane More Fun

Something new to listen to other than the Billboard top 10

Whether it be finals or cleaning rooms, there will always be mundane tasks to get done before we can go on to enjoy ourselves. The good news is, you can make these tasks suck less with some good music.

I love some good old Twenty One Pilots and EDM as much as the next person, but they often get over saturated and overplayed on radio stations. Fear not, my readers, I am here to give you some new bands to listen to for all of your jam session needs.

1. Bishop Briggs

Briggs has been exploding all over the world. From her hit "River," to her tour with Coldplay, to playing Coachella, Bishop Briggs is the hottest thing on the alternative music up and coming scene. She has just released an EP, and she has basically been on repeat for me ever since I discovered her last year. If you're into some powerful indie vocals, Bishop Briggs is for you. I love her first song, "Wild Horses," but everything since is equally awesome.

2. Cold War Kids

An indie-rock boy band from Long Beach, California to lift your mood while you bang out a 5-page paper in an hour? Perfect! Cold War Kids have been around for a while, so you have 6 albums to choose from. I love "First" by them, myself. And their newest album features collaborations with Bishop Briggs. If you like them enough, they are also on tour this summer. Sweet!

3. Vital Stats

Vital Stats is a small, local band from Philadelphia that has recently been gaining traction by winning a contest from a local radio station to perform at a huge alternative music concert. And for good reason! Taking inspiration from old-time tunes from the 50s-70s and giving it a modern twist, Vital Stats is one cool band with a totally unique vibe. They are the self-proclaimed genre of "Philadelphia Trashsoul," and totally rad. Check them out on Bandcamp, Spotify, etc. My personal recommendation is the song "Train."

4. The Revivalists

The only downside to listening to The Revivalists while cleaning, studying, etc. is that it will make you want to get up and dance. That's what happens to me when I hear "Wish I Knew You" by the Revivalists. And their other songs are pretty jammin' too. Worth the listen if you need to dance your problems away. If you like the X Ambassadors, check out these guys too.

5. Nothing But Thieves

This English alternative rock band have a sound that took me a little while to get used to, similar to how it was with Twenty One Pilots. But once I did get used to it, I fell in love with Nothing But Thieves. "Trip Switch" and "Neon Brother" are good places to start out. If you like Arctic Monkeys, then check out Nothing But Theives and vice versa.

6. Jukebox the Ghost

I actually found out about Jukebox the Ghost when they opened for X Ambassadors at a concert. I instantly fell in love with the indie, Billy Joel type sound of their songs. "Sound of a Broken Heart" and "Girl" are good places to start out with Jukebox the Ghost.

Hoped some of these suggestions helped people get out of a music rut! Good luck with your chores, homework, studying, whatever and happy listening.

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To The Boy Who Will Love Me Next

If you can't understand these few things, leave before things get too involved

To the boy that will love me next, I need you to know and understand things about me and my past. The things I have been though not only have shaped the person I’ve become, but also sometimes controls my life. In the past I’ve been used, abused, and taken for granted, and I want something real this time. The guys before you were just boys; they didn’t know how to treat me until it was too late. They didn’t understand how to love me, until I broke my own heart. Before you truly decide to love me I want you to understand these things.

When I tell you something, please listen.

I’m my own person, I want to be loved a certain way. If I ask you to come over and watch movies with me please do it, if I ask for you to leave me alone for a few hours because it’s a girl’s night please do it. I don’t just say things to hear my own voice, I say things to you because it’s important to my life and the way I want to be loved. I’m not a needy person when it comes to being loved and cared for, but I do ask for you to do the small things that I am say.

Forgive my past.

My past is not a pretty brick road, it is a highway that has a bunch of potholes and cracks in it. I have a lot of baggage, and most of it you won’t understand. But don’t let my past decided whether you want to love me or not. My past has helped form who I am today, but it does not define who I am. My past experiences might try and make an appearance every once in a while, but I will not go back to that person I once was, I will not return to all that hurt I once went though. When I say those things, I’m telling the complete and honest truth. I relive my past every day, somethings haunt me and somethings are good reminds. But for you to love me, I need you to accept my past, present and future.

I’m just another bro to the other guys.

I have always hung out with boys, I don’t fit in with the girl groups. I have 10 close girlfriends, but the majority of my friends are guy, but don’t let this scare you. If I wanted to be with one of my guy friends I would already be with him, and if you haven’t noticed I don’t want them because I’m with you. I will not lose my friendships with all my guy friends to be able to stay with you. I will not cut off ties because you don’t like my guy friends. I have lost too many buddies because of my ex-boyfriends and I promised myself I wouldn’t do that again. If you don’t like how many guy friends I have you can leave now. Don’t bother trying to date me if you can accept the fact I’m just another bro.

I might be a badass, but I actually have a big heart.

To a lot of people I come off to be a very crazy and wild girl. I will agree I can be crazy and wild, but I’m more than that. I’m independent, caring, responsible, understanding, forgiving, and so such more type of woman. Many people think that I’m a badass because I don’t take any negatively from anyone. Just like we learned when we were younger, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all.” Most people can’t do that in today’s world, so I stick up for myself and my friends. I don’t care what anyone thinks about me, or their option on how I live my life. The only thing I care about is being able to make myself happy. Even though I’m an independent woman, understand that I do have a big heart. Honesty when I truly care for someone I will do just about anything they ask, but don’t take advantage of this. Once you take advantage of this part of me, all respect will be lost for you.

I’m hard to love.

Sometimes I want to be cuddle and get attention, and sometimes I don’t want you to talk to me for a couple hours. Sometimes I want you to take me out for a nice meal, but sometimes I want a home cooked meal. Every day is different for me, sometimes I change my mind every hour. My mood swings are terrible on certain days, and on those days you should probably just ignore me. I’m not easy to love, so you’ll either be willing to find a way to love me, or you’ll walk out like so many others have.

I’m scared.

I’m scared to love someone again. I’ve been hurt, heartbroken, and beat to the ground in my past relationships. I want to believe you are different, I want to hope things will truly work out, but every relationship has always ended up the same way. I’m scared to trust someone, put my whole heart into them, just to be left and heartbroken again. I sick and tired of putting my whole body and soul into someone for them to just leave when it is convenient for them. If you want to love me, understand it won’t be easy for me to love you back.

When “I’m done.”

When I say “I’m done” I honestly don’t mean that I’m done. When I say that it means I need and want you to fight for me, show me why you want to be with me. I need you to prove that I’m worth it and there’s no one else but me. If I was truly done, I would just walk away, and not come back. So if I ever tell you, “I’m done,” tell me all the reasons why I’m truly not done.

For the boy who will love me next, the work is cut out for you, you just have to be willing to do it. I’m not like other girls, I am my own person, and I will need to be treated as such. For the boy that will love me next, don’t bother with me unless you really want to be with me. I don’t have time to waste on you if you aren’t going to try and make something out of us. To the boy who will love me next, the last thing I would like to say is good luck, I have faith in you.

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