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Weekly Music Video

This week's video is boyfriend (written in lower case) by American singer Ariana Grande and Social House, a duo consisting of Michael (Mikey) Foster and Charles Anderson. It was released on 2nd August and is the 2nd single from Social House's debut EP Everything Changed... which came out a week later.

Please note that the song is explicit and the video contains violent scenes. (Not too horrible, but probably not suitable for children!). :)



For more on Social House visit their website: http://www.socialhouseonline.com/

And for more Ariana check out this post about her latest album thank u, next: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2019/02/new-ariana-grande-album.html

Debut Bazzi Mixtape

American singer Bazzi (full name Andrew Bazzi) has released his debut mixtape Soul Searching. He previously released his debut album Cosmic in April 2018.

Soul Searching came out on 9th August and consists of 11 tracks including the single Paradise, Focus featuring 21 Savage, I.F.L.Y and Soul Searching (although I'm not sure if the last one is an official single). The music is similar to his album, hip hop/rap and R'n'B, with the same laid back vibes. My favourite songs are Humble Beginnings, Focus and Can We Go Back to Bed? and I also like I.F.L.Y and  Soul Searching.

Here are some of my fave songs. Please note that some of the songs are explicit. :)

Soul Searching

This is the title song from the mixtape and the video came out on 9th August. I featured as a Weekly Music Video last week and you can watch it here: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2019/08/weekly-music-video_78.html

Humble Beginnings

Humble Beginnings is my favourite song on Soul Searching and I recently bough…

Weekly Music Video

Today's music video is Jake Jake by Dhurata Dora. Her real name is Dhurata Murturi and she's an Albanian singer, born in Nuremberg, Bavaria  (Germany) to Kosovar Albanian parents. She released her debut single Vete kërkove in Kosovo in 2011. Her most popular singles include Get Down with Don Arbas, I Like dat and A bombi. She has also collaborated with Young Zerka on the 2014 song Roll.

Jake Jake came out in June 2018. The language is Albanian, although I'm not sure which dialect. Other Albanian singers I've come across speak and sing Gheg Albanian.

Note: Third party applications are blocked from playing (due to the record company), but if you click on the video you can watch it fine on YouTube. :)


Find the original on DailyMotion: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6n8msw

Update 5/9/19: This video is now blocked in the UK. Can't understand why since I thought it was an official upload?! You can find a snippet of it here (seems to also be a bid for Dhurata to enter

Upcoming Horror Films- Scary Stories + IT Chapter Two

I'm a horror film fan and two new horror movies are coming out soon- Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and IT Chapter Two, so I thought it would be cool to do a post on them. :)

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is based an 1980s series of books by American author Alvin Schwartz. In the film a group of teenagers living in the town of Mill Valley in 1968, come across a book of scary stories written by a girl called Sarah who lived in an old mansion. The teens discover that the stories have a life of their own...

Here's a trailer:


I'd never heard of these books, I think they weren't so well known in the UK. I expect I would have enjoyed reading them as a child and teen, since I was into Goosebumps and Are You Afraid of the Dark? The individual stories look quite weird and creepy, especially the scarecrow!

Lana Del Rey sings a cover of British singer Donovan'sSeason of the Witch for the soundtrack. I first heard the original when it was …

Weekly Music Video

Today's video is Soul Searching by American singer Bazzi. It's from his debut mixtape of the same name which was released on 8th August. The video premiered on the 9th.



Want more Bazzi? Check out these links:

Mine (probably his most well known song to date): https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/03/weekly-music-video.html

Beautiful feat. Camila Cabello: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/08/weekly-music-video_29.html

Video for I.F.LY (short for I F**king Love You) also from Soul Searching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xhh3_-JRnDc

Songs for Summer

3 years ago I posted about my Top 10 Summer Songs and last year I did a follow up post called More Summer Songs. You can read them both at the links below:

https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2016/08/top-10-summer-songs.html

https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/07/more-summer-songfs.html

Now summer seems to be going fast and it's already August so I'm sharing some songs to enjoy for the rest of the summer.  :)

Janine- Vacation

I featured this in my New Music Releases post in June. Since it's called Vacation it's very appropriate for this time of year! It has a nice, chilled summer vibe. Listen here: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2019/06/new-music-releases.html


The Wanted- Glad You Came

British/Irish boyband The Wanted released Glad You Came in July 2011. It was the 2nd single from their album Battleground and reached No. 1 in both the UK and Ireland, as well as being in high chart positions in other countries. It's their most successful single. I remember it was pl…

Weekly Music Video

This week's video (well technically audio!) is MAYBE by American singer Justine Skye. It was uploaded to YoutTube on 18th July. Her latest album is ULTRAVIOLET which was released in early 2018.


For more Justine check out the video for Don't Think About It: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/01/weekly-music-video_10.html


Debut Mabel Album

Swedish/British singer Mabel just released her debut album High Expectations yesterday  (2nd August). Daughter of Swedish singer Neneh Cherry and British music producer Cameron McVey, Mabel was born in Spain, grew up in Stockholm in Sweden and later moved to the UK. She released her debut single Know Me Better back in summer 2015, so her first album has been a long time coming! She previously brought out the EP Bedroom and the mixtape Ivy to Roses, but this is her first full length, studio album.

In June I did an Upcoming Album Releases post which also featured American singer BANKS' album III. You can read the post here: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2019/06/upcoming-album-releases.html

High Expectations consists of 20 tracks in total, with 14 main songs and 6 bonus ones. The tracklist includes the singles Don't Call Me Up, Mad Love and Bad Behaviour (promotional single), plus previous releases Finders Keepers featuring Kojo Funds, Fine Line with Not3s and Cigarette with