Good afternoon everyone! As you can see, it has been several months since I last posted on my blog and I want to explain what has been going on since then.
Over the course of the past few months school has been keeping me busier than I would have liked. I went through a season of crew and a season of track in addition to participating in various other clubs and activities. Now that the summer has arrived, I am more than excited to hop right back into writing.
In terms of writing, this year taught me valuable lessons. During my SIT class, I wrote and published a book entitled Shatter Point. It was the start of what was to be an ambitious project connecting multiple series ideas I had. However, after careful consideration over the past few days, I realized that I needed to get back to basics and narrow down the number of different books I am working on which includes the termination of this project.
With that in mind, I have cut everything down in terms of my output of writing. I am focusing on a handful of projects at a time so as not to overwhelm myself. The first of those projects has been running since 2014 when I first started writing Fury of the Storm. I am focusing on completing the series, which is also an emotional moment for me. These books have seen me grow and mature over the past three and a half years and have been an integral part of my life. To be wrapping the writing of the series this summer is an important moment for me because it is like starting a new chapter in my life. I am currently working on editing the second and third books in the series as well as writing the fourth book. I might not release anything until I have the whole series ready to go, but we'll have to see. I make no guarantees as to release dates.
The second project I am working on I can't announce, as it is subject to change. All you need to know is that the second project is the series that will come after the completion of the Fury of the Storm series. Chances are these books will be much different than my previous work. My writing has become darker and more mature and that will likely be reflected in the next series I work on.
That's all for now so, until next time, I will see you all later!
I can say, without a doubt, that The Score has what it takes to be the next big thing in pop music and rock music.
You might've heard their songs in big sporting events such as Wimbledon, NFL games, as well as commercials and trailers for TV shows such as World of Music and movies such as Pitch Perfect 3. Though they're a small band, they have the potential, and the songs, to become the next big thing in music.
The Score first broke onto the scene in 2015 with their biggest hit to date, Oh My Love. It's a catchy indie pop track that found success through Shazam and Asda commericals. The Score followed up with more rock-heavy songs such as Unstoppable, Legend, On and On, and Miracle, of which all but one are included on their debut LP, Atlas. By mixing the best of both pop and rock, they've created a masterful combination that's propelled them to success. Their debut album came out on October 13, featuring some of their biggest hits as well as a collection of new songs.
In my opinion, it's one of the best pop and rock albums out there. The album starts off with Never Going Back, a softer rock song that gives listeners a feel for what the album will be like. Featuring their signature pop-inspired drumming as well as the motivational energy that has made them who they are, Never Going Back is the perfect selection to start off the album. Next comes Legend, one of their biggest hits. With a roaring guitar riff and drum beats that make you want to stomp your feet, it's no surprise this song has become as successful as it has. Next is Only One, a song with calmer verses and a louder chorus. It's the perfect mix of both styles. Tightrope follows next and is much more of a ballad. Featuring echoing guitar chords and drums, it's a welcome track. Believe is another ballad, fusing more inspiration in as well as more American Authors-inspired drumming. Their second biggest hit, Unstoppable, comes next with its pounding drums and catchy guitar riff. Who I Am follows, mixing ballad and anthem to create an inspirational song that is definitely a listen-on-repeat song. Revolution, a track off of their Myths and Legends EP, mixes heavy guitar chords with foot-stomping drums. The next song on the album, Shakedown, is undoubtedly the most rock song on the album. With a unique and catchy guitar riff serving as the breakdown of the song, it has plenty of potential to become another hit. Next come Higher and Miracle, two massively inspirational songs featuring anthemic guitar chords and pounding drums. The album finishes off with Strange, a perfect mixture of their signature indie rock style as well as a pulsating guitar and synth drop in the chorus.
Though they do not have nearly the same level of fame as similar bands such as Imagine Dragons and Fall Out Boy, their debut LP, Atlas, proves that they have what it takes to become the next big name in music. Already signed to Republic Records, the label of many chart-topping artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Lorde, Post Malone, and The Weeknd, The Score is poised to become the next famous band in both pop and rock music.
Well, I guess this is the first blog post...
I thought I'd start off the blog with a little about me and what some of my favorite songs are right now. So, here we go!
Miracle - The Score
This song is nothing short of incredible. I'm honestly surprised The Score isn't more famous. They're the kind of band where you listen to their songs for the first time and you think it's a beloved classic song. Their songs are so inspirational and motivational as well as foot-stomping anthems. With their debut full-length LP, now is the time to get in on this rising band. They're one of my favorite bands.
Sooner Or Later - Aaron Carter
This song has been out for a while but it has been one of my favorite songs all summer. This is another hidden gem. 'Sooner Or Later' is filled with pulsing, synth-filled drops, a catchy hook, and lyrics that ring true for the younger generation. This song is the perfect crossroads of pop, EDM, and a little bit of R&B.
Complicated (feat. Kiiara) - Dimitri Vegas &I Like Mike vs. David Guetta
Yet another hidden gem, this song is one of the catchiest songs I've ever listened to. With lyrics that make you want to sing right along and a drop that is equal parts catchy and thrilling, I often have this song stuck in my head for days. Really, it's that good.
Starboy (feat. Daft Punk), Party Monster, False Alarm, Reminder - The Weeknd
Yes, this is four songs but I have been loving these four songs. They're all great alternative R&B jams with well-written lyrics, catchy beats, and a dark tone to them that just goes to show how The Weeknd is a master of genre-bending. Especially when listening to the songs back to back, you hear the fluid and masterful transitions between songs that makes you wonder how the transition occurred so smoothly. Of them, 'Party Monster' is my most consistent favorite.
All The Right Moves - OneRepublic
Yes, this song is several years old but it still holds up over time. It is a catchy pop-rock song with just enough guitars for rock fans and just enough synthesizers and drums for pop fans. It also helps that the song has one of the most catchy choruses.
Runner-Up Too Close - Alex Clare
This song just barely missed the list. With one of the most head-banging drops ever to grace the radio and just incredible singing from Alex Clare, it's no wonder this song reached a peak of number 7 on the Hot 100. Even this many years later, this is still a serious jam.
Well, that's my favorite songs as of right now! Thanks so much for reading and I'll be back soon. See you guys!
Thanks so much for understanding the absence of my website over the past few weeks. I completely redid the website from the ground up. I'd say I'm pretty happy with the results.
Well, you know what that means. Welcome to the new website!