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5 Things To Remember About Being Single

1. You’re not alone - you’re in a relationship with yourself. The relationship we have with ourselves is the relationship we will have with others. When we use this time to do what makes us happy we change our vibration and align it with what we love - which attracts the people, places and things we resonate with. Being “single” is a beautiful thing because it allows us to focus on creating happiness for ourselves rather than relying on anyone else to do so for us.

2. Take time to be with yourself - listen to your self-talk & emotions. The reality we experience is based on the dominant thoughts in our minds - if we’re constantly surrounded by others it’s a lot harder to observe & assess our thoughts and adjust if necessary. Making time to be present with ourselves, such as in meditations, allows us the reflection time necessary to observe where we’re heading based on where we’ve been.

3. Adjust your vibration - who & what are you attracting? Time outside of relationships can allow us to reflect on what we’ve experienced in the past and what we’d like to have in the future. Instead of blaming others we can adjust our own vibrations to attract better in the future - this can only be done once we’ve taken responsibility for what we’ve attracted in the past.

4. What kind of relationship are you looking for? - become that which you seek. This is a great time in our lives to assess what kind of relationship we’re looking for and how we can nurture the one we have with ourselves to attract it into our lives. If we are looking for someone who shares our interests, it’s important to spend time doing what we enjoy to attract those of a similar vibrational nature.

5. Time to cleanse - self-love heals wounds of the past. When we come out of relationships it’s important to take time to cleanse ourselves before we move into another one. This is why being single can be a beautiful time in our lives where we learn to be at peace with ourselves - rather than constantly feeling like we need to be in a relationship to feel loved.

Being “single” is not something to be ashamed of, it’s a necessary time in our lives to reflect on what we’ve experienced and decide what we want in the future. Constantly moving from one relationship to the next is the way we neglect the relationship we have with ourselves which can only lead to resentment.

Nurture the relationship you have with yourself.

Peace & positive vibes. 

*My CONFIDENT Review*

* = Should be a future single

1. Confident - I love the horns & Marilyn Manson-esque guitars in the chorus, as it reminds me of the riffs from “The Beautiful People.” Not the strongest track by far and imo not quite single material but it has a great message and is fun to jam to. 

2. Cool for the Summer - Honestly one of Demi’s best songs. Sexy but playful, slightly dark, sensual, love the breathy vocals and the mix of pop/rock and electronics. This song rocked in the summer months! Should’ve been released way earlier in the year.

3. Old Ways* - The pre-chorus SLAYS. Even though Demi didn’t write on this one it definitely sounds like a Demi song. The lyrics aren’t exactly A+ (the chorus is a bit weak in general) but overall this is a great single-worthy song! When I first heard the full track I was blown away.

4. For You - This one’s *really* growing on me. It’s a big, brassy, ‘80s power ballad and she doesn’t hold back. I love the message of loving someone who can’t or won’t love you back like you need and going so hard for them and how it just kills you. The song’s a little cheesy and campy and Phil Collins in a good way!

5. Stone Cold - This is her Big Ballad. It’s a very lovely song and I’ve had it on repeat since it came out, but it doesn’t pack a punch like say, Adele’s ballads do, unfortunately. I love how she sings her ass off though.

6. Kingdom Come* - It’s slinky and cool, and the chorus is really punchy and addictive to me. Iggy’s verse is a little weak but I love the bit where she ends it with “Kingdom come!” and the feminist message in her verse. I’m still not sure what a “bittersweet tattoo” is but this is a great track even though it sounds a lot like “Black Widow.”

7. Waitin For You - I LOVE THIS. It’s refreshing to finally hear this kind of song from Demi. It likely won’t appeal to everyone but as someone who’s had tons of experience with girl-on-girl bullying, I totally relate to the pent-up frustration and rage in it! I even kind of like Sirah’s verse, which is slowly growing on me even though it doesn’t quite match the track (”You got your name in my mouth/Forgive me when I knock it out”) <– Love

8. Wildfire* - This song is just…wow. It’s so different from what Demi has ever done before. It’s sexy, it’s slow, melodic, atmospheric. This is one of her best songs  for sure. It makes its way inside your brain and stays there. And WHISTLE NOTES in the chorus!

9. Lionheart* - This is a big, emotional, powerful ballad. It’s so beautiful and reminds me of a climactic overblown Disney movie ballad. Nothing to criticize here. Can’t wait to see her tackle this live.

10. Yes - It’s a little Hallmark-y, but that also kinda works in its favor. I feel like I have to be in the *mood* to listen to this song, but I also really like it. It’s also totally about Wilmer.

11. Father - Demi goes all in here (”You did your best or did you/Sometimes I think I hate you”). While it’s not her most melodically beautiful ballad, it’s raw and honest, and I like how she’s showing all of her conflicting and painful emotions while still paying tribute to her late father. It’s a lovely euology/reflection, though I can’t decide if the gospel choir at the end is a little over-the-top.

12. Stars* - YES. YES. YES. This is the kind of sugary pop/electronic goodness that I live for! This song is everything Neon Lights wanted to be. From the awesome vocal effects to the bratty tone to that deliciously icy pre-chorus and slow build to the drop, I am loving this song! (”We don’t give a! We, we don’t give a!”) I wish it was on the standard. Reminds me a bit of Kesha’s unreleased track “Shots On the Hood Of My Car.”

13. Mr. Hughes - This one really reminds me of Christina Aguilera’s Back to Basics era. It’s a funny little “fuck you” song to a long-gone ex/love interest and Demi nails the sass here, as always. I really want to see her perform this one live.

Overall, the album gets a solid B+/A from me. 

Amatsuki’s First Major Single

RAINBOW AMATSUKI!

ON SALE 

FIRST MAJOR SINGLE
2015.10.07
IN STORES

News 1: Minami Kun no Koibito ~My Little Lover (OPENING)
News 2: Maboroshi no Shiro ~Sengoku no Utsukushiki Kyouki (Theme Song and Performance)

2 Types:

Type 1 (Maxi Single + DVD) 1,574 Yen (without Tax)

`Maxi Single
1. Niji no Mukou he (To the other side of the rainbow) - OP of Minami Kun no Koibito
2. Hoshidzukiyoru (Starry Night) - Theme song of  Maboroshi no Shiro
3. Dear Moon

`DVD
1. Niji no Mukou he MUSIC VIDEO

Type 2 (Maxi Single) 926 Yen (without Tax)

`Maxi Single
1. Niji no Mukou he (To the other side of the rainbow) - OP of Minami Kun no Koibito
2. Hoshidzukiyoru (Starry Night) - Themesong of  Maboroshi no Shiro
3. Dear Moon

There will be a Mobile Cleaner Strap as a Bonus 

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