Dear Orphan

Dear OrphanLittle Image My team of three friends had just lost our pickup basketball game at a local park. We collapse onto the bench, breathless, sweat soaking through our shirts,  while our six other friends get ready for their 3-on-3; the winner would be our next opponent. Whatever song was playing through my friend’s bluetoothContinue reading “Dear Orphan”

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Roll Like Thunder by Jake Wells

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/1HliMkIWFqLO5tKjiRQCv9?si=mXCd5yHxT3mgfd-vKRJNrA Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxyg2EHy9So&ab_channel=JakeWells-Topic Jake Wells has an interesting approach in his songwriting. In many of his songs, he writes through an experience, rather than about an experience. Roll Like Thunder is one of those songs. Somehow, through the music, you can almost see the thunderstorm through a window or underneath an overhang, watching theContinue reading “Roll Like Thunder by Jake Wells”

Every Poem by Micah Bournes

Every Poem by Micah Bournes Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/5vBzlU22rKMzkdqjCdl1Mz?si=w9OR9DzrS1-yoaKRGs26gQ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7Dc8fJ75dM&ab_channel=MicahBournes-Topic Micah Bournes is a spoken word poet turned social justice rapper. His lyricism combined with his distinct rhythm and cadence create poetry pleasing to the ear. Every Poem is one of his earlier spoken word pieces describing a conversation he had with a fellow poet.  LyricalContinue reading “Every Poem by Micah Bournes”

someone by Emawk

(album art from https://mremawk.bandcamp.com/track/someone) Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/5CHAoGaxx9MuniMj1xZ2CX?si=499VjU6GSY2PAxxPzmx5Ag Youtube: While his songs make excellent stand-alone pieces, Emawk crafts his records as a cohesive work. He’ll weave in the same themes (topics or phrases in the lyrics) and motifs (repeated musical patterns) throughout the different tracks, connecting them as one piece. So while this post focuses on theContinue reading “someone by Emawk”