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OneRepublic – Counting Stars Dissected, Analyzed and Explained

By Nemanja on April 4, 2015

Counting Stars is one of the most popular songs by OneRepublic that reached top of the charts worldwide. Soon after its release in June 2013, the single reached number 1 position on the charts in the UK and Canada, and well, that catchy tune didn’t…

The Interpretation: Let Her Go by Passenger

By Maricel on April 3, 2015

Passenger has indeed created another soulful piece in addition to its list of powerful renditions. The music started with a keyboard instrumental which I found to be a little upbeat for a song so dramatic. Little did I know that this song would touch me with…

Imagine Dragons “Radioactive” is a Song of Empowerment

By Jonathan on April 2, 2015

Imagine Dragons “Radioactive” is a song of empowerment, very anthem like in both how it sounds and its lyrical content. Dan Reynolds, who penned this song, explained its meaning: (Radioactive) is basically a song about my struggle with anxiety and depression. Reynolds continues, It’s about becoming self-empowered and…

Want to Know a Fun Fact About “Riptide” by Vance Joy?

By Adam on April 1, 2015

Riptide by Vance Joy is one of the current (pun not intended) high-charting hits, and another example of indie music hitting the mainstream. Lyrically, the song seems to be about a love story from the point of view of a boy just discovering what love…

The story behind the “swinging” from Sia’s “Chandelier”

By Milva on March 30, 2015

While listening to a song for a first time, most of us don’t bother even to try to interpret the lyrics. But when you stop and hear what the Australian singer Sia is expressing in Chandelier, you can’t help but simply be amazed that this is…

I’m Not the Only One by Sam Smith Explores the Pain of Infidelity

By Danielle on March 29, 2015

We’ve been hearing Sam Smith’s song entitled “I’m Not the Only One” for quite a while now, but it still does not fail to pull some heartstrings, especially of those who are sharing the same pain as the song entails. According to Sam Smith, he…

Lorde and Her Familiar Rap Clichés in Royals

By Emily on March 28, 2015

Is Lorde a rapper? Depends on who you ask. In the song “Royals,” she definitely makes use of a familiar rap cliché. She’s never seen a diamond in the flesh. She’s from a torn-up town, no postcard envy. This is a cliffhanger, implying some kind of but. But what?…

Maroon 5 Sugar: Another Tasty Song Meaning

By Vladana on March 25, 2015

Sugar, like many other songs by Maroon 5, is about love, desires and emotions. It begins with Adam Levine (Lead singer) expressing a strong craving for his lover. It is almost like he is in withdrawal and begins to suffer when he isn’t with her. He needs…

Dying for Hozier: A Look at “Take Me to Church”

By Jordan on March 24, 2015

Hozier’s dark, dreamy, and sexually sacrilegious “Take Me to Church” explores the idea of sexuality as a religious experience, his lover as a Goddess, and erotic ecstasy as death. The narrator of the song worships his lover as a Goddess or Supreme Being, but makes…

Frozen “Let It Go” has a Deeper Meaning

By Sheena on March 22, 2015

“Let It Go” became the most famous song in the original soundtrack of the Disney animated film Frozen in 2013, written by husband-and-wife songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. There are so many song interpretations that has surfaced on the Internet. However, can you…

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