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jululps replied to your post: My current ranking of E•MO•TION by Car…

in ur infinite wisdom can you post a detailed analysis of what tf she’s singing about in Favourite Colour so that I can stan for it properly also I Didn’t Just Come Here to Collect Weaves needs to be way higher but we’ll deal with that l8er

okay Favourite Colour is basically an ode to every love song you’ve ever heard in a movie in the 80s. It’s simple, brilliant, and highly affecting. I get chills every time she sings “paint me up, me up, me up.” Should not be on the deluxe when Let’s Get Lost and MTMOFN are on the standard IMO!

I Didn’t Just Come Here To Drop The Album of the Year (Working Title: I Didn’t Just Come Here To End Kiesza’s Career With One Song) is amazing, but it gets repetitive unfortunately, and its replay value isn’t as high as the others. Finally we have to take it for what it is: a novelty track. It will remain a standout on the deluxe and is the Turn Me Up of E•MO•TION (but Turn Me God is better)

I love that movie subtly made the distinction between depression and sadness. Riley starts to fall apart due to the absence of both Joy and Sadness. When the darkness starts to sweep across the control panel, I saw that as a metaphor for depression, as well as when Joy says something along the lines of, “If we can’t get back to headquarters she won’t be able to feel anything anymore.” They depict depression as a lack of emotion rather than too much sadness.
—  leroyderpins

“Hope is hugging me, holding me in its arms, wiping away my tears and telling me that today and tomorrow and two days from now I will be just fine and I’m so delirious I actually dare to believe it.” - Shatter me

“In What Happened, Miss Simone?, a smart new documentary by Liz Garbus available today on Netflix, the brilliant, sometimes contradicting layers of Simone’s myth get peeled back to reveal the even more brilliant, contradictory imagination at its core. The movie’s title, taken from an essay by Maya Angelou, gestures toward a question that continues to haunt especially the troubled, crazy years of Simone’s later career. If most Behind the Music-style movies trade in stories of creative martyrdom—underneath the genius is a vulnerable, broken person—Simone’s biography offers one twist more. Underneath the vulnerable, broken person, it turns out, there was a genius. Simone’s slow effort to get to that far shore of her creative mind is why her recordings are today still daring and direct. “ [X]