The Perfect Summer Playlist, Part 1

So it’s that time again…warm weather, sunglasses, a cool drink and the perfect day for a drive around town with ALL the windows down. Don’t you love the spring/summer months? It’s just something about knowing that you can walk out of your house in the most comfortable sundress and the classiest pair of shades and own the place no matter where you go. The summer is a very freeing time; even when you still have to go to work, or attend summer classes or take care of those other overwhelming responsibilities, there’s just something about the warm months that make it all worthwhile.

So what better way to celebrate these upcoming summer adventures than with a playlist that you can ride around to, party to, or just plain…chill to. I’ve compiled a list of my favorite songs as of late that are getting me ready for summer. I’ve got everything from Hip-Hop, Pop and R&B hits on my playlist and they’re all guaranteed to get me moving and get me ready for some of the best months of the year! I hope they do the same for you!

In no particular order…

1. Fine China x Chris Brown - If this song doesn’t make you want to dance, then I’m convinced there’s no hope for you…or your summer. Chris definitely brought the King back with this one!

2. The Way x Ariana Grande feat. Mac Miller - Ariana has always been on my list of underrated stars (so much so that I might have to bring back my “Stars Who Need More Shine” segment…), and the fact that Mac’s on this hit makes it even better! Definitely a feel good summer song.

3. Pusher Love Girl x Justin Timberlake - Now I could go out on a limb and just list Justin’s whole 20/20 Experience album as my list of summer jams, but I’ll be fair and pick only one (or two) songs to add to this list. However, I will say that I recommend listening to the entire album if you would like to get your life. Just saying…

4. Can’t Hold Us x Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton - Something about this song makes me want to jump up and down and clap to the beat every single time. I feel like I’m at one of Macklemore’s concerts, even when I’m just listening to it on my iphone. That clearly says something about the greatness of this song.

5. Blurred Lines x Robin Thicke, T.I. & Pharrell - This song just emanates cool; you can definitely tell Pharrell had something to do with this track. The song itself is a bit risque (and so is the video), but it’s a great track to dance to or just ride around to if that’s more your speed.

6. Locked Out of Heaven x Bruno Mars - This song has been out for a while now, but I’m going to disregard that fact because every time I play it, it feels like the first time all over again. Bruno struck gold with this song AND this album. They’re both amazing.

7. Don’t Hold the Wall x Justin Timberlake - So I sort of hinted at the fact that I would be adding another Justin song to the list in a previous description, so here it is. This is probably my favorite song on the entire album to be honest. Seven minutes of pure bliss is what the song is, I promise you.

8. Power Trip x J. Cole feat. Miguel - A little on the slower side, this song is still sure to leave a mark on my summer. It’s getting airplay everywhere (as it should), and Miguel’s hook was enough to keep the single on repeat since the day it came out. As a true Jermaine Cole fan for years now, I’m proud to have this song on my 2013 summer playlist.

9. Blocka x Pusha T. - So I got a little ratchet with the list, but come on, every playlist needs at least one trap song. And this is mine. When this song comes on you can’t tell me I’m not participating in illegal activities…even if I’m not.

10. Girls Love Beyonce x Drake - Another slow one, yes, but as a dedicated fan of Aubrey Graham since middle school, it would be a sin not to end the list with this song. If you haven’t listened to this musical magic yet I suggest you open up a new tab and get your entire life. Now.

And that’s it! Just a little something to start your soon-to-be summer off right. A part 2 is already in the works so stay tuned. And if YOU have any songs that are getting you ready for the summer months, let me know and they might just appear on the next list. Until next time!

Style Icons & Inspiration

As Black History Month falls upon us and my style meter begins to rise, I have decided to combine my culture, my gender and my love of fashion all together in one beautiful post. 

Here are my top style/fashion inspirations as of late. These beautiful women are each unique in their own way and they all bring something different to the style table. They hold various positions in the fashion world, yet they all share one common bond - they are African-American women making a name for themselves in the the style and entertainment industry. Take a look at these inspirational ladies and let me know who inspires YOU. Happy Black History Month!

RACHEL ROY

A stylist and designer who is known best for her feminine, classic style, Rachel Roy has been around for years now and her popularity seems to remain timeless - much like her look. Roy started out as a stylist for music video and magazine shoots while later rising in ranks as creative director for Rocawear clothing.In 2005, Roy started her own clothing line, Rachel Roy, which can be found in higher-end department stores such as Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. These days, Roy’s looks are all over the red carpet; she has dressed many a celebrity from Solange Knowles to Diane Sawyer.

I love Rachel Roy’s personal style as well as the looks she has designed for others. Her look is very classic, clean cut with a bit of modern edge which is what I find myself to be drawn to most of the time. I love a fashionista who can keep it classy and simple, yet add just the right amount of flare. Rachel Roy succeeds in this category which is why she is one of my top four style icons!

SHIONA TURINI

Former Accessories Editor for Teen Vogue and current Market and Beauty Editor for CR Fashion Book, Shiona Turini is a style queen to watch for. Complex Magazine listed her number 30 on their “Most Stylist Women in New York Right Now” list in the summer of 2012. She has been photographed and interviewed by various magazines and blogs and streetwear connoisseurs love her. Turini knows how to make bold statements with bright colors and vivid patterns. She’s also great at taking high-end pieces and making them look casual enough for a fun night on the town or a day in the office. 

Shiona Turini’s look is one that I hope to emulate in my future as a city-living, level-headed career woman. Of course, I don’t have the funds nor the agenda to match Turini’s style just yet, but believe me I’ll be there one day. Turini is one of those style icons that gives you hope; she makes you believe Yes, I can rock the latest trends one day. Yes, I will be able to secure a job in the fashion world as a black female. YES, I will one day be able to rub elbows with some of the most stylish, drool-worhty celebs in Hollywood. YES. One day… As for right now, I’ll continue to pin Turini’s looks on my pinterest style board and just keep praying for the best.

CHANEL IMAN

Come on, let’s be honest: you can’t have a style icon list without Chanel Iman present. I mean, it’s just not possible. At just 22 years old, Iman has  already taken the fashion world by storm and I’d like to believe she’s far from stopping. Best known for being a Victoria’s Secret “Angel,” Iman got her start in 2006 as a runway model and since then her list of achievements has extended far beyond expectation. In Spring 2009 Iman made history for being the first African American to model for Gucci in 8 years and just two years earlier in 2007 Anna Wintour, Editor-in-chief for Vogue, named Iman one of “the world’s next top models” in 2007. Iman is the youngest to ever grace the cover of the high fashion magazine and she was the third African American to be featured on the cover period.

No, if after reading all of that you still don’t understand why Chanel Iman deserves to be on everybody’s style icon list; well then, I just don’t know what to tell you…

SOLANGE KNOWLES

My final style icon is one we should all know very well - as an actress, a singer, a DJ, a fashionista, and part of one of the most famous families in Black Hollywood. But let’s not get it twisted, Solange has far removed herself from her sister’s shadow, and in good taste too. Solange Knowles has branched off on her own to become a beautiful fashion icon with a strong sense of confidence and the style to prove it. Knowles has dabbled in acting (Johnson Family Vacation, Bring It On: All or Nothing) and has released two solo albums (Sol Star, Sol-Angel & the Hadley St. Dreams) and is planning on releasing another one very soon. She has proved herself to be worthy of both the acting and music world and has even made a name for herself in the world of DJ’ing. It’s exciting to see what she’ll be up to next, but at this moment the world is at her fingertips.

Solange inspires me stylistically because she’s not afraid to go bold and be different; however, she still has the potential to slip back into a comfortable, classic style if she so pleases. I love versatile women who can pull off more than one look. I’m currently trying to master that art myself, so watching Solange pull it off is only more motivation for me. Another reason I love this woman: she rocks natural hair so gracefully and effortlessly. We live in a world of weaves - this much is true - but Solange knows how to slip effortlessly between box braids and a natural ‘do that’ll make any transitioning Black girl jealous. I mean, she even had Beyonce rocking braids at one point. Solange is a woman who screams versatility - whether it’s in her personal style, her choice of career or her natural hair journey - there’s always something going on with this woman and it’s always positive. I love it.

Those are MY choices for personal style icons. So who inspires you on a daily basis? What’s your style? Why? And who/what do you look up to in order to achieve the looks that you do? Let me know!

Get to Know….

The Cast of Washington Heights.

Last week marked the premiere of MTV’s newest reality show, Washington Heights, a series that follows the lives of young Latinos in the city of New York. So far only three episodes have been shown, but there is already a buzz going around about the cast and their story lines. I personally have my own opinions on the show, which I will be sharing a little later, but before we get into that have a look at who’s featured on the show and what they’re all about.

Keep in mind, these are solely my opinions and they are based on what I have seen in the past three episodes that MTV has shown so far. Check out what I have to say down below:

JP aka Audobon

Appparently JP is the narrator of the show which means he’s giving a lot of insight as to what’s going on with the crew most of the time. He’s been described as “the glue behind his tight-knit group of friends” (mtv.com) and so far I can see it. He seems like one of the more balanced characters. He has this whole music thing he’s  working on which we saw in the very first episode when he performed at a club. So far he seems like all the other members of the crew - a little dry for reality television, but a normal young adult nonetheless. I’m expecting more from JP in future episodes, especially if he’s going to be narrating this whole thing from beginning to end.

Reyna

We were first introduced to Reyna in the most disrespectful way - through a girl fight in the streets of New York. Honestly, we didn’t even get time to formulate her persona or see what she was really about before the producers handed her off to us as a brawling, intense firecracker. I mean, the tone for Reyna has already been set and it all started with that fight. I think that the whole battle between Eliza and Reyna could have waited until at least episode three, but of course the producers needed something to draw us viewers in. My other perceptions about Reyna so far? Honestly, I have none. Ever since episode one I see her as a hot-headed, fesity female - which is obviously what the producers want us to see her as, especially since she’s of Latina blood - but for real this girl needs a better story line because other than her fighting skills (or lack thereof), I know nothing about her.

Frankie

I honestly like Frankie so far on this show. She seems pretty down to earth and her story line with Ludwin is keeping her relevant, so why not? Like I mentioned earlier, the characters are a little dry - like the entire show in general - but Frankie has a more relatable plot line so it’s easier to follow what she has going on. Basically she’s a sweet girl who does spoken word and has a thing for one of her good friends. I mean, that’s cool, we’ve all been there. This past episode marked the moment when Frankie and Ludwin finally sealed the deal, or so it seemed, but I guess we’ll have to stick around to find out how that will go. So far I’m here for Frankie, but she’s another one who needs to pick up the drama a little bit to keep me more interested.

Ludwin

Okay, so Ludwin is the reason Frankie’s all flustered and giggly half the time. And that’s cool. I mean so far I like him. He seems pretty down-to-earth and he has a sense of style that sort of reminds me of Rob Kardashian. Based on what I’ve seen from previews of future episodes, Ludwin’s story line is supposed to pick up now that he’s entered into a love triangle with Frankie and his ex-girlfriend what’s her face. So that should be interesting, I hope. Other than that Ludwin’s kind of just there….chilling….like everybody else. Oh wait, he did get his GED in the most recent episode which is great and pretty inspirational. I almost forgot about that. Almost.

Jimmy

Jimmy reminds me of every light-skinned, good-looking, athletic guy I’ve ever known. I know that is probably the most stereotypical thing I can say at this point, but as a female of color that’s just how I feel. Please don’t get offended; in actuality it’s not really a bad thing. In fact, Jimmy is one of my favorites out the crew. He’s been through his dirt in the past and he’s got a lot of things going against him, but he seems to be one of the more focused members of the group. He plays baseball and is working on getting a scholarship for school. Meanwhile, he’s got an equally good-looking girlfriend, a great family and a wide variety of friends. So what possible drama could he possess? Well, MTV attempted to make a story line out of the fact that his father’s in prison; however, they messed up again by putting that tear-jerking scene in the very first episode so I’m no longer looking forward to seeing where that’s going to go. And after the fight with his girlfriend, Eliza and his ex-girl Reyna, well…there’s not much else going on. I mean, don’t get me wrong, all those things were great for television but since they were shown right away I’m kind of stuck here twiddling my thumbs over Jimmy’s plot line. But he’s still cute and he seems like a sweetheart so, extra points for that.

 

Rico & Fred

I put these two together for two reasons: 1) they’re brothers and 2) they’re probably the least interesting members of the group - at least for now. Honestly, I don’t even remember what Rico and Fred’s story lines are and I’m not in a rush to find out. I do remember that in the most recent episode Rico was talking about working on an acting career, but in all honesty that didn’t seem promising. I think there was also a scene where he and his brother were arguing about something and supposedly someone’s going to jail or has a warrant for their arrest, but I’m not sure who. Eh, I might have to go back and watch the past episodes and focus more on Rico and Fred’s story lines because so far I’m not sold.

Taylor

I like Taylor, I really do. She’s one of my favorites. I just don’t like the fact that they try to pass her off as the token white girl of the show, which…I mean, have you even heard of that before? She seems like the most humble, down-to-earth member of the crew and so far she’s kind of just been chilling. She has this little thing going on with Rico but so far that hasn’t blossomed into anything life changing. As of right now, Taylor’s just kind of there to act as moral support for all of her friends which is a cool character to play. I mean, I’d rather play that role in the group than play the street-fighting ex-girlfriend, wouldn’t you?

Eliza

And finally there’s Eliza. The first thing I have to say about this girl is that she’s gorgeous. I love her look. And the next thing I have to say is…yawn. We were first introduced to Eliza as Jimmy’s girlfriend, the one that also ended up in a street fight with his ex-girlfriend. Other than that, her plot line is kind of dry. No, really dry. So far she’s simply passed off as “Jimmy’s attractive other half who’s kind of just there.” I would say I’m hoping for more from her, but that seems unlikely except for maybe a few relationship rifts with Jimmy. Otherwise, I’ll just say nothing and keep it moving.

So that’s my interpreation of the cast of Washington Heights. If you haven’t seen the show I suggest you check it out if you’re interested. If you’re not interested, don’t bother, it’ll only lead to boredom and possible irritation. I’ll admit, I was looking forward to this show before it even premiered due to the fact that it featured young people of color on reality television in - for the most part - a positive way. So far my feelings are mixed about the show. On one hand, I’m glad to see a group of young minorities getting their chance to shine, but on the other hand I know what it takes to keep a reality show on the air - and this isn’t it. I’ll still watch just for kicks, but I’m not expecting a whole lot more than what I’ve already predicted.

Let me know what you think and look out for more posts about Washington Heights and other reality TV shows later on!

(Source: mtv.com)

Guess Who’s Back

If you haven’t heard the news about Justin Timberlake’s return by now, then you either don’t belong to any type of social networks or you’ve just been choosing to ignore this incredible news. OR you just don’t like Justin Timberlake, which…why would you even…whatever.

Anyway, the always amazing, versatile perfomer recently released a new single - Suit and Tie - featuring none other than the king, the legend, HOV aka Jay-Z. Honestly, the song sounds like something Justin could have easily done back in his justified days - back in the times when Jay-Z and Pharrell were ruling the charts and Justin was right behind them, in his own lane. This isn’t a bad thing though. Oh no, it’s a really good thing. In fact, it means that Justin is definitely in a lane of his own and is able to produce his own unique style when it comes to music. He doesn’t need to change a single thing.

I absolutely love the fact that Justin only recorded two solo albums in the span of a decade, yet he’s still able to come back into the game and sound the same, yet uniquely different. I don’t know, it’s something about him musically that sets him apart. He’s versatile enough to fit into a multitude of categories, yet I don’t want to put him into a category because his music doesn’t need one. He’s just….him. Justin could be in the blue-eyed soul category just as easily as he could fit into the Pop or standard R&B section.

The best thing about this new project is the way Justin himself actually feels about the whole thing. Check out what Justin said about working on his new music, which  he has respectively titled, The 20/20 Experience:

I hope this gets to you the right way. It’s the only way I know to do it. Some people may criticize me for the last 3 days. But it was fun, right?? Right?!?! Besides, I’d rather speak directly to all of you. And, who can knock me for having a little bit of fun with it?

Well… No more teasing. Although, it was A LOT of fun. (Did I mention that I’m having fun with this?? Ha!)

*Makes a serious face*

So, here goes:

This year is an exciting one for me. As you probably have heard through the “grapevine,” I’m gearing up for a big 2013.
Back in June of last year, I quietly started working on what is now, my next journey with that thing I love called MUSIC.

The inspiration for this really came out of the blue and to be honest, I didn’t expect anything out of it. I just went into the studio and started playing around with some sounds and songs. It was probably the best time I’ve had in my career… Just creating with no rules and/or end goal in mind and really enjoying the process.

What I came up with is something I couldn’t be more excited about! It is full of inspiration that I grew up listening to and some newfound muses that I’ve discovered along the way.

I’m calling it “The 20/20 Experience,” and it’s coming out this year.

I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it.

That’s all I’m giving you for now… I know, I know! Again, with the teasing!!!

Get ready. This is going to be fun (well, at least it is for me).


If that’s not true passion and dedication, then I don’t know what is. And that’s probably why he’s so versatile and unique. I’m going to be completely honest when I say that not a lot of artists these days have the passion and drive that artists used to have. Now everything is commercialized and edited to fit the mold of the popular media. But I think even now, popular artists are starting to realize that breaking the mold is what their fans love. We love to see music being produced with time, sincerity and passion. And it’s all starting this year with Justin.

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m here for it! Let me know if you are too!

Check the song out here at countdown.justintimberlake.com

(Source: countdown.justintimberlake.com)

I Cannot Stop Playing…

UK Artist Chipmunk’s new mixtape, London Boy.

 

Most US artists may know him as Chipmunk - the cute, young up and comer who appeared on a track with Chris Brown a few years ago. I admit, that’s what first peaked my interest in the overseas artist. But those who have followed Chip for years - most likely his faithful UK fanbase - know that Chip actually got his start at a younger age, putting out tracks and mixtapes under his UK association, CMAR. 

Recently, Chip was signed to Grand Hustle Records - run by rapper T.I. - and has made a name for himself in the states. This past year he appeared in the Grand Hustle cypher at the BET Hip Hop Awards alongside label mates Iggy Azaela, B.O.B., Trae Tha Truth and of course, T.I.

On Dec. 25, Chip released his latest mixtape, London Boy, hosted by DJ Drama and available here. I personally love the mixtape and haven’t stopped playing it since I’ve downloaded it. I think it shows Chip’s personal growth as an artist and as a person, based on his past work. While I haven’t been following him for that long, I see a lot of potential in this artist. His flow is unique to that of a lot of artists out now, most likely it’s his thick UK accent which makes you listen closely to what he’s saying…and he’s saying a lot.

Granted, Chip covers the basics of the hip-hop/rap genre - money, clothes, ho*s - but he also talks about making it big and standing by the people he rose to fame with, something I can definitely respect. With Grand Hustle behind him and his team from back in the UK still involved in his music, Chip has his foot in the door of the current hip-hop game. 

The mixtape features guest spots from popular artists such as Young Jeezy, T.I., Iggy Azaela, Trae Tha Truth, Mavado, Wretch 32 as well as a couple other rappers and singers - both of UK and US fame. I give this mixtape 4.5/5 stars. It’s definitely something you can listen to all the way through and it has its share of both club hits as well as a few songs that show Chip’s “other” side. Down below are my top five picks from the mixtape:

  • Help Me feat. Delilah - My absolute favorite on the entire mixtape. It’s a nice little sensual song and it definitely shows a different side to Chip. I’ve listened to it at least 50 times, literally.
  • On the Scene feat. T.I & Young Jeezy - This song goes in and it features two of the dopest artists to have ever been in the game so I’m definitely not mad at that. It’s a good song to turn up to, nah’mean?
  • Hustle Gang feat. T.I. & Iggy Azaela - Had to include this one because it’s like the Grand Hustle cypher all over again - minue Trae Tha Truth & B.O.B. Plus, Iggy’s on it, and I fully support her, Chip and the entire Grand Hustle movement.
  • Pizza Boy feat. Meek Mill - This track is catchy. I feel like Meek and Chip had fun making this one.
  • Londonerfeat. Wretch 32, Professor Greene & Loick Essien- If you’re not familiar with the UK grime scene or any overseas hip-hop then the features on this track may not mean anything to you, but I will admit that listening to Chip’s music over the past few months has turned me on to other UK artists, including Wretch 32. I love this song because it’s another one of those “rep your city” tracks and I love that. It makes me wanderlust for London even more.

Once again, you can download London Boy, here. Enjoy!

(Source: officialchip.com)

Official Revamp of The Hollywood Visionary

I’m baaack! Or I will be, very soon. I haven’t posted on this blog in over three months and it’s really been bothering me that I started something and left it completely unfinished. As some of you may know, I started this blog to follow up on everything entertainment and fashion related in young, minority Hollywood. While that may mean nothing to some people, it means a lot to me. As a young minority who is trying to break into the entertainment world herself (behind the scenes rather than in front of the camera), I am truly interested in the way young minorities are represented in the media. That being said, I think it’s time I got off my ass and started this blog back up!

I took a break due to school and work, but I plan on coming back with a bang! Expect  more from me around the holidays when you will get to see the brand new, completely revamped “The Hollywood Visionary” blog. I promise to give you more entertainment news, fashion inspiration, reviews and opinions - all from viewpoint of young, minority Hollywood. 

In light of recent events, I have been reflecting on my life as well as the lives of others; and to those who did not get the chance to go after their dreams and finish what they started, this is for you. To all the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy as well as the China primary school tragedy, this is for you. Young lives should not have been taken so soon, and while I’m here today - still young, still able - I plan to go after my dreams and work towards something that I am truly dedicated to.

If you’re interested, keep following. There is definitely more to come. I plan on bringing “The Hollywood Visionary” back just in time for Christmas and I’ll be kicking it off with a special music review that may surprise a lot of you! So keep an eye out, this is something you won’t want to miss. I promise!

Leon Thomas’s Metro Hearts Drops!

                    

Today has probably been both the best and the worst day of my life. I lost someone very important to me someone who will be missed dearly. But just when I thought things couldn’t get better at all, I remembered today was the day of the Metro Hearts release. And it’s Leon’s birthday today as well! I tweeted Leon today around 8 something and he favorited my tweet! And he replied and called me “ma” soo…bascially my day is made :)

As a cause for celebration, I decided to do a review on each song - something real and honest. Enjoy! 

Forever - I had already heard this song by the time Metro Hearts dropped; I even did a review on it. But I’m still in love with the song. It’s an honest love song with true lyrics and just the right amount of samples. The Notebook happens to be one of my favorite love movies, so the fact that Leon took a clip from the movie made the song that much better. I like the placement of Andre 3000s’ “forever, forever ever forever ever.” It makes the song just a little more lighthearted. I think Leon is one of the best love song lyricists out there. But that’s just my opinion…

**Take Care (Cover) feat. Arianna Grande - The only feature on the EP, and a damned good one at that. I’ve always said Leon and Ariana are two of the most underrated vocalists and they clearly do not get enough time to showcase their vocal ability on Victorious. But anyway, the fact that these two did THIS particular song together makes everything right with the world. I’m glad Leon kept the same lyrics (not that I would’ve minded his own interpretation, I just think he does a good job of covering Drake). He adds his own soulful spin to the song; meanwhile, Ariana’s vocals are pure and soft. These two go very well together vocally. I love this song just as much as the original.

**Bad - Okay now look….this song….I died when I first heard it. Then I came back to life. Then I died again. I LOVE this song because it’s probably the closest thing we’ll get to a “Trey Songz/Chris Brown/freaky/I’m young but I’m ready” type track. If that makes sense…I don’t know, but I love the fact that he’s so vulnerable, yet confident in this song. It makes him even sexier. But just the right amount of sexy. Like, he’s still Nickelodeon, but there’s a hint of BET uncut in there somewhere. Does anyone know what I’m saying???? (I’m literally laughing out loud while I type this…)

**Moving On - This is my second favorite track on the EP, right after Bad. It’s got that R&B flavor to it that I love. Like I said before, Leon’s good at doing the whole love song/break up song thing. It makes me think he’s been through a lot in his young life, which I can definitely relate to. Plus, Leon is such an emotional singer that it makes the song that much better.

**Vibe -  Another love song. This one is short and sweet, like a little interlude or something. But to be only 1 minute and 39 seconds long, it says a lot. It talks about how much he loves a girl, for more than just her looks. It’s her vibe, which, although it’s just one word, it says a lot. It’s about her aura, the persona she gives off. Basically it’s a meaningful minute and 39 seconds.

Like Clay - This track, like every other track, is too real. Leon talks about wanting to be “molded” like clay. He wants to be taught a lesson and be taught about the truer meaning of life and love. Sorry to all those fake, California Barbie dolls. According to this song, that’s not what he’s looking for..

Never Look Back - Can I just say, Leon’s lyrics and wordplay are everything. This song is more laid back but it still touches on the subject of love and running away. I love the fact that on this EP, Leon touches all bases - love, heartbreak, him being the heartbreaker, life lessons learned. This is a good song to listen to when you’re feeling down about a relationship gone wrong, or honestly if you just feel like running away from something.

24-7 - This song is cute, it makes me smile. It’s a lighthearted track about being with the one you love and wanting to spend every second with them. Once again, Leon’s true vocal ability is showcased on this track - his falsetto is everything. I love it. Not gonna lie though, when he says, “hate the way the secs fly” I always go huh? But then I realize he says secs, as in seconds. My mind is just…all over the place.

Ok, so that’s my review. Something short and sweet. If you haven’t heard Metro Hearts yet, I honestly don’t know what you’re waiting for. Check it out here. Enjoy! Oh, and tell me what you’re favorite tracks are down below!

**My absolute favorite tracks on the EP