Summary: When a new kid starts at Phil’s school, Phil certainly doesn’t expect him to be everything he ever could have hoped for in a friend and more. Can he convince him to let go of the past and audition for the school musical? And what about those feelings that somehow seem to pop up when he least expects them?
Word Count: 2.3k
Genre: Fluff, High school AU
Extra tags:Getting together, strangers to friends to lovers
Warnings: Bullying, homophobia mention, some swearing
A/N: Inspired by Dan and Phil’s recent comments, “I really think that 14-year-old Dan and 14-year-old Phil would have gotten along quite well.” “I think they’d have been friends”, as well as my recent Glee rewatch and obsession with theatrekid!Dan. Big thanks to Kirsten (cafephan) for encouraging me to write this, as it probably wouldn’t have happened otherwise. I hope you enjoy!!
In the original Hunger trailer The Janitor makes a really weird noise that he doesn’t make ingame and it’s terrifying to me because it’s like he’s super suprised and shocked at the same time and it really freaks me out okay
A/N: forgot I had this, I was supposed to post this ages ago. I don’t really know what this is, I was bored
Summary: Luke and his girlfriend (Y/N) accidentally uncover that they’re dating in a livestream and then they perform a song together
Word Count: 5,529
“How long have we got here again before we play another show?” My band mate Todd asks.
“I don’t even know anymore. Avery?” I ask my other band mate.
“3? 4 days?” Avery shrugs.
“Something like that, I’ll ask Joe later.” Julian my final band mate concludes.
“Where is Joe anyway?” I ask, referring to our tour manager.
“In the hotel or something, apparently something happened to a venue we’re performing at in a couple months, so he’s on the phone talking to them.” Todd replies.
“Where are the boys?” Avery asks as she plays with her bass.
“Here.” Todd and Julian say in unison.
“Bitch I always know where you are because I can hear your annoying voices all the time.” Avery tells them.
“That and you never leave us alone.” I add.
“Firstly I hope you can hear me because I kinda sing in a band.” Todd points out the obvious.
“Secondly, we never leave you alone because we’re kinda in a band together, have been for the past 5 years…” Julian trails off.
“Yeah but this close? I can easily hit you with the neck of this guitar.” I ask and I gently tap his chest with the neck of the acoustic guitar.
“I’m sorry I like your company.” He puts his hands up in surrender and stands up wide eyed.
“Aww, you like me!” I grin at him.
“Well I have to, we’re with each other 24/7, and who else is gonna be our frontman? I need to make that money, so without you, our band will go down hill.” He explains.
“I’m a woman, not a man.” I point out.
“Hey, I don’t know what you identify as!” Julian exclaims.
“True.” You shrug and look down at the guitar, strumming random chords.
“Could you pass me my phone?” Julian asks Avery from his Cajon.
“It’s literally a metre away from you but fine.” She shrugs and gets up.
We’re all in 5 Seconds Of Summer’s tour bus, just hanging out together. We’re great friends with the band, such great friends that Luke and I are dating, we’ve been dating for a little over a year now. We all became friends around 3 years ago, we met at a mutual friend’s birthday party, just so happened to fans of each other’s bands and we hit off from there. We have different relationships with everyone and we get along really well.
Luke and I haven’t told the fans yet, we’ve barely even talked about it. We’re just not the type of people to be very public about things like this. Sure, we post pictures together and stuff, and interact a lot on Twitter, but never once even hinted it online. There was one time where we were all out, we were all so drunk, and Luke and I were holding hands as a million paps blinded us with the flash. That did spark dating rumours but it died down faster than it sparked.
Luke was the first I connected to, we used to walk around cities we both coincidently played at or when the boys visited us or vice versa, and just talk, from useless things to such deep things that it felt like I needed a nap after. We first kissed a year before we actually started dating. We were all on a night out, and Luke and I ended up making out, there was this tension between us in the past month, and it started from there. The kiss felt magical, and then we slowly started to develop feelings for each other, the following year was made up of lingering touches, burning gazes, and a fuck ton of tension. Then we were at a charity concert in London, and we ended up in his band’s hotel room balcony, that was so close to the venue that you could see and hear all the performances, and all of a sudden we just looked at each other, the moon was shining down on him, he looked so beautiful, and he gingerly held my jaw and kissed me to the sound of Sycamore Tree by The Hunna. That went on for a couple weeks, sneaky kisses and sharing knowing glances across rooms, before we made it official. Ever since then I’ve made some of the best memeories with one of my favourite people.
If you couldn’t tell, I’m in a band. I’m the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Todd is the lead guitarist and vocalist, Avery is the bassist and vocalist, and Julian is the drummer and vocalist. I met Julian and Todd at school, Avery used to live next door to me, and I’d hear her play the bass and sometimes hear her sing, so then I kinda asked ‘hey, wanna be in a band?’ We’ve been a band for 5 years now, coming up 6 soon, we’ve released 3 albums, gone on so many tours, and written countless songs. We’re currently working on album number 4, but it’s not in demand because we’re still touring and busy with other things. The chemistry between us all is unbelievable, sure, after touring for 10 months and being stuck in a tour bus, things can get a little tense, but besides those moments, we get along so well, and our minds work really well together, when we’re writing songs, we just get each other, and understand each other’s vibe. I couldn’t ask for better bandmates.
“Oh my God, no!” Avery says as she recognises what I’m playing.
“Let it be an exception this only time.” I laugh.
“Did you just- g-get out of the band.” Todd stutters.
“Come on.” I encourage them and start the beginning chords again, Julian beginning to join in.
“It has overplayed syndrome for me!” Avery shakes her head.
“Amuse her Ave, she’s only gonna keep on doing it until you join in.” Todd tells Avery.
“Fine.” She sighs.
Todd pulls out his phone and starts recording it all.
“When I was younger I saw my daddy cry And curse at the wind. He broke his own heart and I watched As he tried to reassemble it.
And my momma swore That she would never let herself forget. And that was the day that I promised I’d never sing of love if it does not exist.
But darling, You are the only exception. You are the only exception. You are the only exception. You are the only exception.
Maybe I know somewhere deep in my soul That love never lasts. And we’ve got to find other ways to make it alone. Or keep a straight face.
And I’ve always lived like this Keeping a comfortable distance. And up until now I have sworn to myself That I’m content with loneliness.
Because none of it was ever worth the risk.
Well you are the only exception. You are the only exception. You are the only exception. You are the only exception.
I’ve got a tight grip on reality, But I can’t let go of what’s in front of me here. I know you’re leaving in the morning when you wake up. Leave me with some kind of proof it’s not a dream. Oh-oh-oh-ohhh.
You are the only exception. [4x]
You are the only exception. [4x]
And I’m on my way to believing. Oh, and I’m on my way to believing.”
“It wasn’t that bad was it?” I ask.
“You’re right, it was kinda fun.” She sheepishly says.
“This is going straight to Twitter.” Todd grins.
“I’ll admit, it does have overplayed syndrome.” I agree.
“Just please don’t make me sing Wonderwall.” Avery cringes.
“I can agree with that.” I chuckle.
“So where are the boys?” Todd asks.
“I think they’re in their dressing room, I’m not sure.” Julian answers.
“Can we go see them?” I beg.
“Aw, is little (Y/N) getting boyfriend withdrawals?” Julian teases.
“Yeah, now I’m going, you joining?” I ask.
“Sure.” They all nod and we head out the tour bus, Todd bringing the guitar, toying with the strings.
As we walk through the venue, I begin to sing a song we’re currently working on, and it sounds really cool because the halls are so empty, my voice echos around.
“I really like that song, sure it needs tweaking at some parts, but I can’t wait for it to be released.” Julian pauses his conversation with Avery.
“Yeah, I think we should add a high note somewhere.” Todd adds.
“(Y/N) does the high note, whilst we sing over it, and when we perform it, all these lights and explosions go off.” Julian starts getting excited.
“That or there’s a huge build up and then the high note, and we kinda have tiny pause between each drum beat.” Todd suggests.
“I’ll write it down.” Avery tells us and pulls her phone out.
The sound of All Time Low meets our ears, and I can hear Ashton’s voice – looks like we’re close to the dressing room.
Todd knocks on the open door and all 4 boys turn to us, and smiles break out.
“Hey.” Avery waves walking in and goes straight to the sofa with Michael, the others following her.
I walk towards Luke, and he places his hand on my right ribcage, before pressing a short greeting kiss to my lips. “Hey.” He smiles.
“Hi.” I chuckle and walk over to the others.
“Hello.” Calum grins and pats the spot next to him.
“How are you?” I ask
“Tired, but besides that, I’m fine, you?” Calum answers.
“Yeah, a little jetlagged and all that jazz, but I’m good.” I nod and Luke comes over to us and sits next to me, placing his hand on my thigh.
“What have you been doing?” Calum questions.
“We’ve been writing, well, trying to, but we just kept messing around, but we did make some progress.” I explain. “You?”
“We’re doing this live stream thingy, there’s cameras on the walls and stuff. It’s actually live right now, so be careful what you do or say.” He chuckles.
“Oh cool, how long has this been go in on for?” I ask, learning against Luke’s shoulder as he talks to Julian.
“An hour and a bit so far, I think it goes on until we go on stage.” Calum replies.
“You excited for the show?”
“Always am, when’s your next show? Surely your little break should be over soon.”
“The break lasted 3 days, I wouldn’t call it a break.” I comment. “I think it’s in a couple days, we’re not sure.”
“You did a cover of The Only Exception?” Ashton questions and gestures to his phone.
“Well the evidence is on your phone.” I point out.
“Is it any good?” Michael asks.
“I wouldn’t say that.” I laugh.
“Yeah I would say it’s fucking amazing!” Avery exclaims.
“I wouldn’t say that either, we were just having fun.” I shrug.
“I’m gonna go check out the stage, you wanna come?” Luke asks me.
“Ohhhh, you’re gonna check out the stage.” Michael wiggles his eyebrows with a teasing smile.
“Yes, I’m going to look at the stage, with my girlfriend, you can come if you want.” Luke states, and begins to get up, putting his phone in his pocket.
“Nah, I’m not that into that, but (Y/N) though.” Michael winks at me, making me laugh.
“Fuck completely off.” Luke laughs and holds his hand out for me to take, and I grab onto and he helps me up. “Now, we’ll be at the stage if you need us.”
“Wow that’s brave, getting it on whilst there are people around.” Todd smirks.
“Really Todd? I taught you better than this.” I shake my head.
“I’m older than you!” He claims.
“By 4 months.” I deadpan.
“Come on, babe.” Luke lightly tugs on my hand and we leave the room.
“How many people are gonna be here tonight?” I question and slightly swing our hands.
“I’m not entirely sure, but I know it’s gonna be a load of people, and I’m kinda nervous to be honest.” He confesses.
“Really?” I furrow my eyebrows.
“Yeah, what if I sing the wrong part? Forget the words? Mess the guitaring up? Fall?” He questions.
“Babe, what if you do mess up?” I ask. “You’ve got your bandmates that will take over for you and it will be like it never happened! You’ve got millions of people that support you in everything and you’re surrounded by people that love you. If you mess up nothing’s going to change, it’s going to be the best night of some people’s life’s tonight, if you mess up, it makes their concert unique. You’ll be fine.” I tell him.
“That well enough said, but it still doesn’t change anything, I’m still going to be nervous and stress about it.” Luke shakes his head as we get out into the open, surrounded by all the chairs people are gonna sit at later on.
“You’ve got to learn that you shouldn’t be so hard on yourself. You’ve achieved so much, messing something up is expected really, Luke.” I reply. “Would it help if I was on stage too?” I joke.
“It would actually.” He seriously says as we walk onto the stage.
“Seriously?” I question.
“Yeah, I know how much you miss being on stage, even though it’s only been a few days, and it will help my nerves.” He nods.
“I don’t know, Luke.” I sheepishly say and Luke lets go of my hand before wrapping his arms around my waist.
“Come on, we’ll pick out a song, and then you will be the suprise guest.”
“Just me or the whole band?” I question.
“We’ll figure it out later.” He shrugs.
“I’ll think about it.” I tell him and sit at the piano. “When’s soundcheck?”
“Sometime in the afternoon, a while yet, they only just set up the stage.”
“Oh.” I nod looking down at the keys.
“You going to sing me a song?” Luke asks like a little school girl.
“Sure.” I smirk and place my fingers on the right chords. “I don’t love you, like I did yesterday. Joking I love you really.” I laugh.
“I was about to say!” He laughs.
“This is more the song for you.” I smile.
“Baby, I love you I never want to let you go The more I think about, The more I want to let you know: That everything you do, Is super fucking cute And I can’t stand it
I’ve been searching for A girl that’s just like you Cause I know That your heart is true
Baby, I love you I never want to let you go The more I think about, The more I want to let you know: That everything you do, Is super duper cute And I can’t stand it
Let’s sell all our shit, And run away To sail the ocean blue Then you’ll know, That my heart is true
Baby, I love you I never want to let you go The more I think about, The more I want to let you know: That everything you do, Is super duper cute And I can’t stand it
You, you got me where you want me Cause I’ll do anything to please you Just to make it through: Another year
You, I saw you across the room And I knew that this is gonna Blossom into something beautiful. You’re beautiful.
Baby, I love you I never want to let you go The more I think about, The more I want to let you know: That everything you do, Is super duper cute And I can’t stand it No I can’t stand it No I can’t stand it.”
“Aw, babe.” He bites his lip bashfully.
“You’re just too damn cute, I can’t stand it.” I shake my head and stand up, taking the few steps towards him, and loosely wrap my arms around his neck.
“Well, I have to say, you’re pretty cute too.” He smiles and holds my waist.
“Thank you.” I say and Luke connects our lips, I can feel how he is smiling through the kiss. His hands travel up my body and go to my cheeks/jaw as he slides his tongue into my mouth, making the kiss more intense.
We get interrupted by Luke’s phone going off, making us both jump and we jump away from each other. Luke pulls his phone out of his pocket, with his eyebrows furrowed.
“It’s from Ash, saying check Twitter.” He reads to me.
“Uh, what?” I question.
He just shrugs and presses a few things on his phone. “Oh shit.” He sheepishly speaks.
“What?” I ask confused.
“Here.” Luke passes me his phone.
There’s loads of gifs of us kissing when I walked into the room, and tweets about us, our ship name is even trending.
“Oh yeah, shit.”
“I’m sorry, I forgot that we were live and stuff.” Luke apologizes.
“It’s not your fault.” I tell him.
“Who’s is it then?” He asks.
“It’s totally yours, but I wanted to make you feel better.” I confess with a laugh, him joining in with me. “It’s both of our faults, but it had to happen at some point, we’ve been going out for over a year now.”
“That’s true, what do we say about it? ‘Hey, this is my girlfriend, I love her, bye’?” He questions.
“How about I do join you on stage for one song, and we kinda confirm it all and stuff?” I suggest.
“Yeah, that’s a good idea.” He nods his head with a smile. “Any song ideas?”
“Uh, no, you?” I shake my head.
“Not yet, we’ve got a while.” He shrugs.
“Did the live stream have sound?” I question.-
“I think so, I’m not sure.”
“They probably heard our weird conversation about sex.” I groan.
“How did everyone forget about the whole stream?” Luke asks.
“Blinded by my beauty.” I jokingly flip my hair over my shoulder .
“I can agree with that.” He chuckles and pecks my lips. “Why don’t we sing the song we had our first kiss to?”
“It was actually our second kiss.” I point out.
“Our first kiss was pretty hot.” He comments.
“Shut up. So we’re gonna do Sycamore Tree?” I ask for confirmation.
“I think so, unless you don’t want to be the cheesy couple.”
“We’re always cheesy, it wouldn’t be us if we weren’t.” I joke.
“That’s true.” He nods.
“Is it just going to be us or your band and me, even both of our bands?” I question.
“Why don’t we try them all and see what we like best.” Luke suggests.
“Okay, you wanna invite the others here now, so we can rehearse it now?” I ask.
“Yeah.” He pulls his phone out and types on his phone, as he does that I go towards the guitars.
Picking up Luke’s black and white one, I plug it in and sit at the end of the stage, playing with it.
“You do know that’s tuned differently.” Luke comes and sits next to me after a while.
“You do know I’m in a band myself.” I mock and stand up putting his guitar back, instead picking up the one in standard tuning. “Happy?”
“You know I don’t like people touching my guitars.” He groans.
“Welcome to my world, I have a whole band who use my guitar all the time, but they still use it.” I deadpan and do the intro to the guitar battle of Castaway.
“That’s my song.” He points out the obvious.
“Well done.” I send him a sarcastic smile.
Luke gets up and grabs Michael’s guitar, before joining me again and he does his part of the intro.
“Aw, look at the happy couple doing guitar battles, how cute.” The voice of Ashton coos once we’re done.
“Does this mean I’m joining your band now and you take my place?” Michael asks me as I stand up, putting the guitar back to its original place, Luke following my actions.
“If you want.” I shrug.
“Finally I can sing Wolf live!” He exclaims.
“What?” Avery questions.
“You’ve never sung it live and it’s such a good song.” He tells us.
“It’s never felt right to perform.” I reply.
“Are we going to talk about the little doozy you and Luke made or what?” Julian asks and I punch his arm.
“Yeah, about that.” Luke mutters.
“Luke and I decided to confirm it my doing a duet tonight.” I explain.
“I don’t think they need any confirmation, they’ve got all the information already.” Calum jokes and him and Todd high five.
“Funny.” I sarcastically say with a glare.
“Have you chosen a song yet?” Ashton questions.
“Yeah I think so, we’re gonna so Sycamore Tree by The Hunna.” Luke says.
“That’s a bit specific.” Todd furrows his eyebrows.
“It’s the song that was playing when we had our first kiss.” I explain.
“That was playing in the club?” Todd smirks.
“I need a new guitarist.” I whine and rest my for head on Luke’s chest.
“So who’s playing? Are we all playing? Is just you two? Your band or our band?” Calum asks.
“I don’t thinks it’s gonna be all of us because there’s no need, I think it’d be good if we one of our bands played.” I suggest and turn around so I can breath properly, Luke presses me against his body and rests his forearms on my shoulders.
“If we played we won’t have our instruments.” Avery says.
“You can just use ours.” Ashton tells her.
“No, she doesn’t like using other people’s instruments, because it would feel like cheating on her bass.” Julian explains for him.
“I get that.” Calum nods.
“So I take it it’s us playing?” Michael questions.
“I guess.” Luke shrugs.
“Is this our first time performing together?” Calum asks.
“I think it is, at least at a proper show.” I confirm. “Ew, our band has gone in such decline I’m performing with some losers. We really need to get that album out fast.” I mutter and Luke tips my head up so I’m facing him, and he squeezes my cheeks a little.
“Play nice.” He mumbles and kisses my lips lightly before walking off, leaving me to look at his back with an unimpressed face.
It’s a little while later now, the boy’s and I rehearsed the song and it sounds really good, we all love it. I’m a little nervous to perform it because a secret I’ve been keeping for over a year is finally gonna be out but it had to happen at one point. At least once it’s out we can be ourselves around each other on camera or when we are out.
My band are currently messing around on stage, the boy’s are sitting on some of the many chairs, talking about whatever, and we had some free time and we were bored so why not?
“When was the last time we played a cover?” Avery questions.
“Legit hours ago.” I shrug.
“Live.” She sighs.
“Uh, a while, back in Birmingham we did.” Todd remembers.
“We covered Smoke by Pvris right?” Julian asks.
“Yeah, right before (Y/N) was sick.” Todd says.
“Don’t remind me.” I shudder.
“Why’d you ask?” Todd Julian asks Avery.
“I just thought it’d be nice if we played a cover at our next show.” She answers.
“Yeah that could be cool.” I agree.
“What song?” Todd asks.
“I heard (Y/N) singing Don’t Let Me Down the other week and that sounded great.” Julian suggests.
“I was?” I question.
“Yeah, we were in Seattle or somewhere, I was in the dressing room whilst you were trying to get some bars so you could call Luke, and you were singing to yourself.” He tries to jog my memory.
“Oh! That one, you liked that?” I ask.
“It would’ve sounded better with music but your voice sounded amazing.” He tells me.
“Where were we?” Avery asks and gestures between Todd and herself.
“I don’t know, think you were going sight seeing.”
“So you want us to perform that?” Todd asks.
“Yeah but I think we need to come up with a new version because I’m not into the original.” I say.
“Same.” Julian agrees.
“It shouldn’t be hard.” Todd shrugs and looks down at the frets.
Julian walks over to his drums and sits down, picking up his sticks then swirls them around his fingers before hitting what feels right.
“Go faster.” Avery tells Julian.
“Oh, you like fast?” He winks at her but does what she says and I go over to todd and tell him what we should do guitar wise.
After 10 minutes we’ve got the track finished, just need to sing now.
“Does anybody know the words?” I laugh.
“No.” Avery shakes her head.
“I don’t.” Todd replies.
“Me either.” Julian chuckles.
“Well then, I guess I’ll look up the words.” I mumble and pull out my phone.
“Do you want me to do the guitar part and then you can just do the singing?” Todd suggests.
“We’ll see how that sounds and if we like it then sure.” I respond.
“Okay.” He nods.
I take the mic of the stand and listen until it’s my time to come in.
I turn around and see the boys cheering and clapping at us. “You guys suck!” Michael shouts.
“Fuck you.” I flip him off.
“Okay!” He smirks.
“Dude!” Luke exclaims and hits the back of his head.
“Yes?” He asks.
“What about it?” Michael asks flatly. “She’s hot, can’t I just appreciate it?”
“No, no you cannot.” Luke shakes his head.
“Now that’s just rude.” He crosses his arms.
“You still nervous?” I question Luke as he puts his guitar strap over his head.
“More than ever.” He sighs.
“You’ll do great, plus I’ll be out there in while so don’t worry.” I smile.
“Are you nervous at all?”
“No not really, the only thing I’m nervous about is that we’re going to be official and so exposed. I love the thrill before a show, it’s one of my favourite feelings.” I explain.
“Are you going to stay here?” He asks.
“Of course.” I nod.
“'Kay, it’s just a lot of people and I’m terrified I’ll mess u-”
I cut him off with a kiss, which works efficiently because he holds my neck and kisses me back. “Babe, you’ll be fine, now go and give it your best, see you soon.”
“Thanks, love you.” He smiles and gives me one last kiss before pulling back.
“Good luck!” I wish but he probably can’t hear me because the crowd becomes alive as I say the second word.
I’ve always loved see in Luke perform and seeing the most genuine smile on his face. When I’m missing him on tour I’ll go on my laptop and search for their live performances, which always makes me feel so much better.
He once admitted he does the same but then denied it as if it’s the last thing he’ll do. I found it cute but he thought it was embarrassing.
Luke looks back at me and I smile and give him a wink, he returns my smile and goes back to singing.
I continue to watch their performance, the nervousness disappearing fast as he gets used to it and messes around with the boys.
“So uh, I thought we’d bring out a special guest tonight.” Luke announces at the second to last song and I adjust my earpiece. “Everyone welcome my girlfriend (Y/N) (Y/L/N)!”
I walk out and the crowd erupts with even louder cheers, I smile and wave at a few people as I walk up towards Luke.
Luke gives me a small hug and takes my earpiece out.
“You ready?” He asks.
“I think so.” I nod and he gives me a subtle kiss on the cheek.
“You’ll do great.” He encourages.
“Okay whilst those guys be all gross over each other, we’re actually going to start the song.” Michael teases.
“I have to watch you be all gross over Luke.” I retort.
“Touchè, Muke af.” Michael shrugs.
“Can we actually start the song?” Calum asks.
“Yeah, we all know Cashton is the best ship, no debate.” Ashton says and Michael starts the opening guitar piece.
“Sitting under a sycamore tree You turn those beautiful eyes to me And then whisper so delicately” I sing the first verse starting out soft.
“And you say what will become of us, my dear And I’ll smile at you and clutch your hand real tight Coz your changing my life” I sing the second verse, smiling at Luke when I sing the second line.
“I say our future is ours to pain And I don’t have much but I’ve got a lot to gain And I wanna share it all with you And I feel your heart go oo oo oo oo oo It goes oo oo oo oo oo It goes oo oo oo oo oo If goes oo oo oo oo oo” Luke sings, an adorable grin settled on his face
And darling, you know we’ve got youth on our side Lets have no worries or troubles in our minds, tonight Lets take these moments day by day And whats in store for us, who can say…“ we sing together and I do the high note at then end.
“And I feel your heart go oo oo oo oo oo It goes oo oo oo oo oo It goes oo oo oo oo oo If goes oo oo oo oo oo” Luke sings, playing his guitar slowly.
“And I swear I love you till the end of our days And oooh I swear I love you till the end of our days” we sing together, making end contact with each other.
“And I feel your heart go oo oo oo oo oo It goes oo oo oo oo oo It goes oo oo oo oo oo If goes oo oo oo oo oo If goes oo oo oo oo oo If goes oo oo oo oo oo If goes oo oo oo oo oo If goes oo oo oo oo oo” I sing the last verse and Luke joins in on the last two lines.
“Wow, what a great crowd.” I say as I look at all the phones with the light on in the crowd.
“I didn’t think it was going to be that romantic, I thought it would be a casual cover, but wow that was something.” Calum chuckles.
“It’s always something with these two.” Ashton jokes.
“First he’s holding hands with her going out of a club surrounded my paps and now he’s kissing her infront of thousands of people.” Michael mocks.
“Hey, why are you making it seem like it was all me? I needed to be holding hands with someone, I needed to kiss someone, it wasn’t just the air.” Luke exclaims.
“Yeah, fuck you (Y/N).” Calum laughs.
“I will walk off this stage.” I threat.
“Go on, you need to check on Twitter, make sure it hasn’t died.” Ashton comments.
The crowd starts chanting something that I can’t understand as I walk towards Luke.
“What?” I bend my ear, taking my other ear piece out.
“Does anybody know what they’re saying?” Michael asks us.
“Wait, you’re chanting kiss? You want us to kiss?” Luke questions and the crowd cheers loudly.
“No I think they want (Y/N) and I to kiss.” Michael says and stare at him in a ‘are you fucking serious’ way.
“I don’t think you do, it gets pretty intense.” Luke jokes making me hit his arm.
Summary: Request fic for @geeksandfreaks6713. “Hey, I don’t know if you’re taking requests (if you aren’t I’m sorry to bother you!) but could you possibly do a gerard imagine where the reader is blind??”
You were awoken from a sound sleep by the sound of singing.
You felt for your watch on the hotel nightstand, and pressed a button on its
cold, plastic surface.
The time is now 3:15
AM, a familiar robotic voice peeped.
“What the fuck?” you whispered to yourself. You had no idea
why anyone would be up at this hour, much less making music. You gripped your
cane and rose, swinging it left and right to avoid running into the table as
you put on your dressing gown and exited your hotel room.
You walked down the hallway, hearing the music get louder
and more distinct as you drew closer to its source. Being blind your whole life
had made your other senses very sharp, so, soon, you were able to pinpoint the
room where the voice was emanating from.
You placed your hand on the doorplate, reading the Braille,
which said, Room 1229.
You pressed your ear against the door, listening intently.
From here, you noticed that the singer had a man’s voice – and that his voice
sounded incredible. Despite the hour,
you found yourself enjoying the melody as you listened to his song:
We’re not just
We’re the kind that
We gather up our
She’s busy hearing
came to gather up our friends
If giving in is
pointless, then get out of bed or this might be the end
okay this might sound really fuckin weird but the song christie road is so cool to me because like….the way the guitars and drums sound literally reminds me of a train chugging along on it’s tracks and that just gives the song a whole other level of depth?? like i can FEEL the train and clouds moving over the rolling hills and this totally sounds like i’m high
I'm already liking Epic! Retweeting right away the variety article. Now welcoming him on every social media platform. And retweeting his back to you tweet, and thus starting already promoting the song. It's very good!! But amazing how low my standards are tbh.... It really says it all about what he has had so far... God, I really hope they go super hard for him and promote the hell out of his music!
Starting with the basics that he isn’t getting from Syco. Off to a good start, and I really hope they keep building on it now that they’re on board and give him some massive promo. It sounds like the song is going to be really really cool, and if it has the promo to go with it, things will be very very good!
Over the next few weeks, Davey met Jack in several places, just to hang out. They went out to eat, to the movies, once, and a few times just walked around the MoMA together. He was easy to be around, Davey laughed a lot when they were together, and Jack always had things to say.
When they were in the MoMA, Jack had stories about every exhibit.
“When we were working with the people who helped us get this one, there was this one guy who wanted us to literally change the walls so he could organize the paintings exactly how he wanted. We’ll do whatever we can to make it look right, but this is a permanent wall.”
“This one was supposed to be temporary, and then the artist got into a fight with their agent and like two weeks later sold it to us to spite the agent, so now it’s ours. And it’s awesome.”
“Okay, see that lady looking at the Dali over there? She comes in every Saturday, and on the second Saturday of every month she comes to my office and tells me the story of how she discovered the MoMA when she was sixteen. She used to go to my boss, but she got tired of hearing the story over and over, she now the lady comes to me. All I know is that her name is Millie and the year was 1967.”
Hello everybody how are you?, I hope fine :D Well, now I made another fanart of Pale but ＡＥＳＴＨＥＴＩＣ. I really love that type of images and songs, they sounds really cool, and for a strange reason, that genre reminds me a lot him xD (don’t ask me why, because I don’t even know (?) I put two versions, one less aesthetic and well… the other is more aesthetic (?? The second one is a fail intent to make a screen like of a old TV, but I think is fine for being the second time trying to make that effect, isn’t? ;v; (if you ask no, I didn’t publish it in nowhere my first try because is more bad than this one x’d). Also I did this because I wanted to practice with Photoshop, since for first time in my life I has access to this program, and I really want to learn to use it ;u; Anyway, I hope you like it!
So this was my first musical ever and it was amazing. The actors, the costumes, the sets, the songs, everything. There were really cool LED screens and projections and sound effects to achieve some of the effects, as well as these cool ice daggers that popped up from the floor of the stage (which also had a section that spun).
Sven was a life size reindeer puppet/guy in a costume, which was super neat, and Olaf was also a puppet with the operator attached and on stage, which was also cool.
“Let It Go” ended the first act and brought the house down. Elsa’s costume change in the middle of it was fantastic.
And the second act begins with Oaken’s song “Hygge” which began with Oaken walking through the audience, interacting with people and ended with a burlesque chorus line. It was one of my favorite numbers. And Anna’s costume/hair changes for when she’s slowly freezing were neat.
And the way they achieved Anna completely freezing and then thawing out was amazing. The whole audience went silent and I even got choked up, even though everyone pretty much knew the ending.
Gotta say “Dangerous To Dream” and “Monster” were my favorite songs. So beautiful and heartbreaking.
And one of the best parts of this experience was seeing all the little kids in costume having so much fun. ☺️
Hey John. Im sure you get asked this a lot, but why did you choose to place the instrumentals of Dilaudid at the beginning of the This Year music video when Dilauded is directly after This Year on the album?
Long rambling conversational answer here, if only because your question got me thinking about related q’s. I do get asked this a lot, and it always strikes me as curious – I was just thinking about a similar thing this morning. I can never tell if people are asking “why did you [x]” as shorthand for “I know a lot of people make a lot of decisions about a music video, but certainly as the main dude you’d have veto power, so why did this not get veto’d?” or whether people think I’m one of those I-make-all-the-decisions-personally-and-tell-people-what-to-do guys. I often feel like it’s the latter – as if I say to a poster artist, do exactly this, I have a vision and it must be executed to my specifications, or as if I say to my booking agent, see here my man, we’re playing Columbia Missouri and Kansas City too, I am jonesing hard for Missouri and you have to make this happen or there’ll be hard times for booking agents…
…but I am not that dude at all, in any way – the only thing I’m that dude with is lyrics. 100% total control freak on that score. After that, the Mountain Goats is really a team/family/buncha ppl with a lot of different ideas that all go into what we do. (I know a lot of articles begin “the Mountain Goats – actually just one man, John Darnielle” but that’s always been a lie. People do like to think it, though!) In the case of the “This Year” video: the plot was pitched to us by Andrew Bruntel, the director, who’s totally amazing. It was one of several pitches; 4AD proposed a video, I said ok sure why not, they solicited several directors for treatments, I liked Andy’s best. We flew out to LA to do it, I forget if we also had some shows to do or just flew home after. We shot most of the scenes he had in his treatment, not all the footage made it in – the kids in the house were doing a bunch of stuff and then Andy picked the scenes he thought worked best to convey the character of our abductors and the house they’d made for themselves. But the abduction scene was key, me & Peter & Alex De Carville have to be bound & hooded & stuffed into wagons & brought into the house and propped up and compelled to play, and to make that work and get enough of the who-these-kids-are-and-what-they’re-like footage in, it meant the video ran long.
I forget if the first draft just had the opening sequence had the wagons heading silently through the yard or not, but it was Andy who said “I synced up some instrumental music from the album to the opening part” – I do remember somebody somewhere along the line thinking “John’s gonna hate this.” and I kinda half-remember thinking “well, that feels like it’s kinda treating parts of songs like discreet ingredients when they’re not”…but it also sounded really cool, and the alternative would have been cutting a time-equivalent amount of footage from the video. Also, the opening piano chords would have made the hooded-and-dragged scene feel WAY different from Erik Friedlander’s amazing cello piece – which has its own this-wasn’t-JD’s-idea-at-all-and-it’s-a-miracle-it-came-out-the-way-it-did story. Digging through old emails, I find that Andy also suggested we could loop the piano intro but that it might be too repetitive and that he thought the intro/set-up scene was important so we ought to find a way to make it work, and with music, since there was reportedly an MTV rule in place about there not being music-less intervals at the beginning or else they’d just do their own cut. (Getting played on MTV, in 2005, was still a big concern if you were going to spend the money to make a video. I think in the end they played it once in total, on a channel called “MTVU.”)
So, tl;dr, it wasn’t an idea I had, it was something the director came up with. Album sequence wasn’t part of the idea, it was “put music over this – which music? what about…the Mountain Goats” and we went from there. I attempted to drag into this response a 55-second video I found on my hard drive called “thisyearrushes.avi” which shows the whole cast & us watching the skeleton-face kid’s dance on a tv monitor right after it was shot, and we’re all stoked because he’s just completely murdered his take, but you can’t drag-and-drop videos into Tumblr asks, evidently, so you’ll have to take my word for it
I affirm that the preceding very long answer to a simple question is true to the best of my knowledge
A song created when Ryan Tedder decided that he didn’t want to pay for couples counseling
lol but all jokes aside this song is a straight banger
Track 2- Future Looks Good
That build up tho
This song’s melody is so good like dayum boiiii
Everybody says this song sounds like “Don’t You Worry Child” by Swedish House Mafia but I don’t hear it???
Track 3- Oh My My (Featuring Cassius)
Is this even OneRepublic?
This song makes me wish I knew how to play the bass guitar
Track 4- Kids
I swear I’ve heard this song before
This song sounds more like an EDM song than a OneRepublic song but I kinda dig it
Track 5- Dream
The bass riff at the beginning of this song is outstanding
I remember hearing Ryan Tedder talk about this song and saying that their goal was to make this more of a rock song than a “pop” song. They succeeded.
Track 6- Choke
I didn’t like this song at first but it really grew on me and now it’s one of my favorites on the album
I’m totally digging that choir in the chorus
Track 7- A.I. (Featuring Peter Gabriel)
This song is so weird…………… but I friggin love it
That drop 0.0
Track 8- Better
This song sounds like if Imagine Dragons and Twenty One Pilots did a collaboration
The lyrics of this song are a little too relatable tbh
The kids choir at the end gives me chills every time
Track 9- Born
This song’s beat is too dope
I got major nostalgia when they made that “Where the Wild Things Are” reference
Track 10- Fingertips
This song sounds like a lullaby
That part where the beat comes in is really cool in a way I can’t even explain
Track 11- Human
This song is so deep holy moly
I love this song because it makes God sound really sassy and it’s great
Track 12- Lift Me Up
This is one of the few songs where I can’t tell if the verses or the chorus is better
Also the bridge is really good
I guess this whole song is just really good
Track 13- NbHD (Featuring Santigold)
Why isn’t this song just called “Neighborhood”?
This song gets so much more meaning when you realize it’s technically written from the point of view of a refugee
Track 14- Wherever I Go
This song is a complete banger. That’s all.
Track 15- All These Things
This is one of those songs that you skip a lot but it’s actually pretty good but you just never realized it
Not sure why but I really like that “ts” sound that is repeated throughout the song
Track 16- Heaven
I LOVE THIS SONG
This song’s melody is so beautiful I can’t even stand it
Not to mention the lyrics oml
AND THAT DROP THO
10/10 would recommend this song
OneRepublic was definitely experimenting with this album and did many things that I never expected from them, but unlike many other bands, just about everything they did worked for me. I’ve seen so many bands branch out and try something new but they totally failed and lost their identity. Some may argue that this is the case for OneRepublic with not only this album, but their last album “Native”, but I don’t think so. Although they have incorporated many new themes into their music and have a lot more of a poppy vibe, to me this still sounds like the OneRepublic I’ve always loved.
hey dude did you watch the h3 vid about how ethan and hila met? i think ethans song for hila is super cool and i thought it would sound really nice if you covered it if you want!! (if you search up midget matzah covers you can hear some versions where the lyrics are much more clearer)
yea I saw it! I love that song so much I’m actually working on a cover rn!!