Well I love Beyonce more than… I mean it’s normal for everyone to love Beyonce but I love her more than that amount, more than the normal amount. I try really hard to not let it get creepy. I just really channel it into a joyous admiration and appreciation.
Taylor Swift talks Beyonce (Kiss FM UK Interview)
Ummm can we talk about the Kiss FM UK interview for a sec?
There’s a particular moment in the interview that had my Camren alarms going off!! 🚨🌚🚨
When talking about the concept of the album Camila describes the Loving - she starts off by saying that it’s about a really good time in her life (may I add here that the way she talks about it it seems like all the songs have already been written, so that whole “I need to find a boy to finish the Loving” is clearly big gaymila bullshit!)
The interviewer asks her “Loving yourself?” - I mean that would be a good and easy path to take - after a break up you usually take time to heal and indeed love yourself…
But surprise! It doesn’t look like those happy times were only about that - Camila clearly pauses, and “loving myself” becomes “loving life” - Obviously Camila had much more than herself to love… ya’ll know what I’m getting at
Then Camila continues by saying that it wasn’t really about self-confidence or insecurity, that clearly it wasn’t that much about her…
Then Camila hit the nail in my Camren coffin by saying that it’s about a “relationship-friendship”, yes, the two words attached, no pause in between! Suggesting that the relationship/friendship is only ONE relationship. Now who do we know that could’ve been a lover and a friend to Camila at the same time???
My theory since the beginning is that The Hurting, The Healing, The Loving is, in chronological order, the telling of Camren’s first break up (The Hurting), how Camila dealt with it and eventually became friends again with Lauren (The Healing) and then how they got back together (The Loving). I don’t think the break up that happened after that (I believe March 2017) will be a subject on the album.
Anyhoo, Camila says after that that the album is clearly a type of closure for her, so I really believe that Camren is separated right now - which is something that doesn’t really bother me since I think they both need to experience new things and grow separately for a while, only to get back together happier in the future.. 😊
Song Review: “Too Good at Goodbyes,” an Anthem for the Brave
This past Friday (9.9.17) marked the return of multi-award winning singer/songwriter, Sam Smith, from his nearly two-year absence. His latest single, “Too Good at Goodbyes”, has already victimized hearts with its emotional lyrics and soulful tune that will relate to anyone who has been on the short end of a relationship. This is Smith’s first song since “Writing’s on the Wall”, which earned him both a Golden Globe Award and Academy Award for Best Original Song for its feature in the James Bond movie, Spectre back in 2015.
To begin our breakdown of this new song, let’s take a step back and appreciate the simplicity of the music. The song opens up with simple piano chords, something that has become a staple of Smith’s work ever since his debut single, “Lay Me Down.” This offers a feeling of simplicity, while also leaving a buildup after ending the first verse with an imperfect cadence. The procession of finger-snapping, gives the song a true soulful moment, while continuing the buildup. While the chorus is perfectly haunting, thanks to Smith’s incredible vocal capacity, you can’t help but feel like there’s more to come. But just as you start to become content with the flow, out comes a gospel choir, AMAZING. I don’t know what it is about choirs, but it makes any song ten times more effective in taking you to a spiritual level. The gospel choir contrasts with the lyrics of song, in that it tends to give the music an uplifting vibe, despite the seriousness of the words. I thought the inclusion of this made me as a listener really feel the message of the song, and dare I say tear up a bit.
Talking about his latest masterpiece in an interview with Apple Music, Smith explains the song is about a relationship he was once in, one that lead him to become “good at getting dumped.” Ouch! How’s that for a life skill? The song gives us the image of a person too tired of a toxic relationship to feel anymore. The line “I’m never gonna let you close to me, even though you mean the most to me,” hits listeners right where it hurts. Even if you love someone, sometimes it’s not worth letting that person break your heart over and over again. We need to learn to set limits, but when should we accept our position and numb ourselves to the point where we just become too good at goodbyes?
How about that entire second verse:
I know you’re thinkin’ I’m heartless
I know you’re thinkin’ I’m cruel
I’m just protectin’ my innocence
I’m just protectin’ my soul.
This may as well be the definition of your walls going up and having your defensive line on full force. The progression of the song goes from the hushed tones of the verses, to the more lively sound of the chorus. It feels as though in each verse, Smith expresses his lover’s contempt with his behavior. However, the pickup to the chorus begins his response to why he is acting the way he is. With the more upbeat tone, Smith expresses his self-deprecating mentality. Smith’s song in its entirety is basically an anthem for those who are strong enough to let go. In fact, Smith mentioned in an interview with Kiss FM UK that his entire new album is about breakups, both his own and other peoples’ experiences. He says that he chose to kick off the album with his personal story, a decision that makes even the most famous of people seem more relatable. It accentuates the message that regardless of who you are, we all share the same human emotions, both the good and the bad.