Let me begin by thanking everyone so much for the response from my last post on feminist songs. I got some great songs recommended to me, which I will definitely be using for some music videos in the future.
Okay, now that the pleasantries are out of the way, I must come clean. I lied. I completely and utterly lied to all of you. I thought this feminist theme would only last a week, but I was oh so very wrong. It's gotten to be much bigger than what I anticipated, and I've been working on several things that I can't wait to share with you. I've been writing some new blog posts (in my head mostly, some on paper) and I think I'm getting closer to finalizing my thoughts with them (which means some new blog posts in the horizon - yippee!) AND there's a big music video I am editing. My roommate, Chrissy, helped me film it this past weekend, and I'm really stoked to release it when it's all done. But I know I've been holding out my lip syncing styling skills from all of you, so I decided to release a little filler video while I continue to work on the really awesome/amazing one coming your way. Enjoy!
First of all, I completely adore Sara Barielles (in case you couldn't tell from a previous blog post)
Second, I want to share why I selected this song, and why I feel it actually does qualify as a feminist (not an anti male) song:
While some have pegged the frustration in the lyrics to "Love Song" as a veiled reference to the singer's struggle to deliver what she thought her label wanted ("I'm not gonna write you a love song/ 'Cause you asked for it/ 'Cause you need one, you see"), Bareilles said the real explanation is a bit more complicated.
Yeah, she's pretty damn awesome, and will be coming out with her new album "The Blessed Unrest" this summer (which I can't wait for!)
So, as I continue to write, edit, and explore, I will... Wait... what's that? There's a BONUS music video in this blog?! No way!! (Yes. Way.)
This song needs no introduction or a descriptive reason as to why I choose it. I just love it.
See what happens? I hold out on posting videos and you get TWO in one post. Oh what a world!
Hope you enjoyed these, and check back in the next few days. I hope to have the super amazing awesome music video completed by the weekend, and a couple new posts in between now and then.