MTGM | It Could Be – Ella Riot

Hullo lovely people! I feel a bit iffy today, so bear with me. I came into a little bit of a dilemma for choosing a song today. I had so many in mind; I’m trying to limit myself so that I don’t seem over obsessive.

With that being said, this is ‘It Could Be’ by Ella Riot. This band meshes two of my favourite genres together to create their sound (Dance and Pop). This will be your new jam (if you haven’t heard this yet). The song is so funky that it will make you want to put on those dance pants and bust out the running man. That makes me sound ancient. I’ll have you know that I’m actually a good dancer. I’ll show you one day. Anyway, like I said earlier, it’s a funky tune. Why? Funk is all about the bass. The bass in this song defines funk; the riff and the classic bass slap. The song also features a guitar amped with a nice use of the wah wah pedal. The synths and the use of reverb for the vocals in this song creates that 80s effect that I absolutely adore. This song had me at the intro, with the drums, then as soon as that bass line came in, I was sold. The chorus is catchy, the arrangement is effective and the male falsetto in the bridge is surprising, but in a great way. It amazes me how this song isn’t a hit yet.

Ella Riot’s lead singer is the nerdy introvert from NBC’s The Voice, Michelle Chamuel. It was because of her, that I found out about Ella Riot, The Reverb Junkie, her alter ego, as well as s/he, another side project of hers. I’m not going to lie, my inner hipster self was mad when I discovered Ella Riot during Michelle’s season on The Voice; mad that I hadn’t heard of them earlier. I swear to you, the day I found out about them, I became obsessed with them and their sound. This is music that gets me.

Y’all can check out ‘It Could Be’ below, and you can buy their album ‘Love Child’ on iTunes, Bandcamp and Amazon. Hope you had a great day! Have fun listening to this jam. Be Happy, Be Awesome, Be You!

I’m Back!

I’m back! I’m officially using this blog as my new platform of expressing views and to rage on events. I’ll also officially be using this blog as a music blog, so this should be exciting. So many things have happened within the past year. For example, I switched schools! Don’t get me wrong, I loved U of GH, but I felt that there was something missing. Upon entering University, I told myself that I wanted the whole university experience. So I tried to enjoy myself at GH. I met some awesome people, I loved the classes, I started this blog because of Comm Tech, but I wasn’t fully satisfied. So I switched out; moved to a University closer to home, and hopefully something great will happen. I’m still in the midst of waiting for that certain greatness to happen. I’ll let you know when it does.

Let me fill you in on the highlights of 2013. I met my favourite band Tegan and Sara. My favourite singer Michelle Chamuel (from NBC’s The Voice) emailed me, followed me on Soundcloud and shared my cover of a song she and her friend Christopher Norman wrote/produced. I studied musical production and songwriting. I went to a Youtube festival and met some of my favourite Youtubers (Hannah Hart and Grace Helbig). I was inspired to start my own channel. I met some of my favourite dancers/choreographers at Beatdown 2013. I auditioned for my school’s hip hop dance team and made it. I realized that I had to pick up my life and make something out it. 2014 is here. Two days ago I posted an instrumental cover of s/he’s Here With You and they posted it to their Facebook. And that’s what you missed on Glee.

My goal for 2013 was to meet my biggest role models. That happened. Big time. 2014 is going to be about becoming somebody. I want to be able to work and do what I love in the future, but that will never happen if I don’t start now. I will make things happen for me this year.

I’m back, and I’m ready to blog.

I’m a Michael Jackson fan.

MJ will always be my favourite.

I’ve been a fan since grade 5. My parents were Elvis fans, but I was always interested in MJ for some reason. Maybe it was because of the legendary moonwalk.

oh mannnnn.. i still remember that day he passed. My parents were watching Young & The Restless, and it was interrupted with BREAKING NEWS that MJ was in the hospital from a heart attack. So they called me into the living room to show me what was happening. I think after an hour since the news broke out, he passed away.

I ran up to my room, and bawled my eyes out. It was horrible. I was a train wreck.

That evening, we went over to our friend’s house, and I asked my friend if she heard the news on MJ. You know what she said? She said “WHO? WACKO JACKO?!” UHMM EXCUSE ME? YOU DID NOT JUST SAY WACKO JACKO. I mentally slapped her, but since I like my friends I didn’t slap her.

ANYWAY, that’s my little story. Enjoy the demo version of “She’s Out of My Life”. It’s an oldie, but a classic MJ song. I actually prefer this demo version to the studio version. RIP MJ