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Laura Pergolizzi, the Long Island singer songwriter better known as LP, just gave us a double dose of audio visual bliss by dropping two music videos at once. I was an immediate fan of this striking artist from the very first moment I encountered her voice close to three years ago. I don’t think there’s many artists out there with a comparable sound when it comes to her scratchy emotive delivery and her immaculate range, stretching from deep resonating to lofty spry. Watch LP strum and coo away in the video for sooty chugging Other People above, then watch the video for passionately blazing Tightrope below. LP’s 2016 EP Death Valley is available for purchase from iTunes.

reasons why u should love janelle monae
  1. she is a queen
  2. if u listen to all her music in order it tells the story of an android named cindy mayweather who falls in love with a human, and is persecuted because she lives in a dystopian future world
  3. but all her music still has real world meaning
  4. like about feminism and racial discrimination and mental health issues and basically everything people should be concerned about
  5. but it’s not all seriousness all the time because her music is super cool and original and fun to dance to
  6. no but really she goes from r&b to punk to old movie to funk to trippy sounding all in one album it is wonderful
  7. she was deeply inspired by the science fiction film Metropolis
  8. she wears the coolest clothes ever 
  9. like wow she dresses like don draper but she also looks ladylike as all get out
  10. she sings like an angel
  11. just buy all her albums and listen to them like 5 times in a row trust me you will not regret it because she is the best ever
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Janelle Monáe x Prince 💜

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Walk The Moon Sentence Starters

Shut Up and Dance-

  • “Don’t you dare look back, just keep your eyes on me.”
  • “You’re holding back.”
  • “Shut up and dance with me!”
  • “I think you’re my destiny.”
  • “We were bound to get together.”
  • “I felt it in my chest as you looked at me.”
  • “Oh, come on girl!”
  • “Deep in your eyes, I think I see the future.”

Anna Sun-

  • “My feet are still sore.”
  • “My back’s on the fringes.”
  • “We rattle this town, we rattle this scene.”
  • “Oh (insert name) ______”
  • “What do you know? This house is falling apart.”
  • “We got no money, but we got our hearts.”
  • “We’re gonna rattle this ghost town.”
  • “I’m faster than you!”

Work This Body-

  • “You rolled your eyes at me every time I thought I was cool.”
  • “It’s just a matter of time honey, it’s a matter of time.”
  • “I will work this body, I will burn this flame.”
  • “Yeah I’m a workaholic I swear.”
  • “One day I will beat you fair and square.”
  • “Show me what you got!”
  • “Work your body on the floor.”
  • “Just who do you think you are?”
  • “It ain’t no matter of if, honey it’s just a matter of when.”

Tightrope-

  • “Easy now with my heart.”
  • “This heart is burning up.”
  • “Careful now with my head.”
  • “Make your mind up.”
  • “I’m tangling up in the chains on the swings on the set, on the night that we met.”
  • “If you speak your mind, you can’t take it back.”

Jenny-

  • “You got curves like the ocean.”
  • “You got emotions that’ll make us last.”
  • “Oh and (insert name)________ why don’t we get together?”
  • “______’s got a body like an hour glass.”
  • “I wanna be the sand in your hour glass.”
  • “I should take this slow… but I can’t control myself.”
  • “I’m not gonna take it from you, I’ll let you give it to me.”
  • “______’s got a body, yeah.”

Shiver, Shiver-

  • “You grip your hands around my throat.”
  • “You strip the buttons off my coat.”
  • “I feel the thumping in your chest.”
  • “When you are close to me I shiver.”
  • “You leave these marks up on my neck. It’s still there… I know but I still check.”
  • (insert name)_____ you’re dear to me. Can we get intimate again?
  • “Please leave your clothing at the door.”
  • “You always leave me wanting more.”
  • “Shall we get intimate again?… I think so.”
The Tightrope (Pt. 3)

I’d like to apologize in advance for any pain I cause because this is probably the angstiest thing I’ve ever written and I hate myself for it. Part 1 and 2 are also up on my blog and Archive of Our Own.

Available on AO3 here: http://archiveofourown.org/works/10490118/chapters/23320066


When Eleven woke up once again, she was shivering, knees clutched to her chest. With sudden realization of what this meant, she sat up slowly, fearing something might pull her back down like before, but nothing did.

She didn’t understand how or why The In-Between behaved this way, allowing her some freedoms but only on it’s own terms. But she was grateful for the movement. Her bones ached from being stuck in one position for so long.

The pounding in her head had subsided which she was also thankful for, but she still felt weak and unrested. The In-Between had a way of sapping the life force from it’s inhabitants.

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