During my time at Berklee College of Music, I was able to get into a class called The Berklee Popular Music Institute and the class entailed of sending artists to major music festivals. My team & I were able to go with the band AJNA.
We had the time of our lives!!!! What a wonderful experience.
I am so proud of them! They did so amazing!! They killed it. Check out AJNA’s new EP here-
Matine and I on our first day ❤
I even made a sweet friend on the trip ❤ Sidney !!! She is awesome.
I even got tinsels in my hair!!! 🙂
I MET MY BEST FRIEND AND INSPIRATION JONATHAN VAN NESS ❤ he was the only person I wanted to meet and I met him. So i’m telling you all… dreams really do come true !! (Credit goes to Matine for taking this photo for me !! )
Me + Sid + Matine + Aaron ❤ haha GIRLS CLUB
me and feli! So proud of you ❤
Outside Lands was by far the best festival I have ever been too.
We were surrounded by nature, kind people, music and food!! What more could you ask for!?
It felt like we were camping at a music festival!! All we needed was some fire and some yummy marshmallows to roast. 😛
Mac Demarco !!!!
Haha so much fun!!
What an amazing team!! What an amazing group of friends!! What an amazing experience!! What an amazing group of people!!
Thank you SF!! Thank you Outside Lands!! Thank you Berklee!!
See you soon SF!!
With so much love,
A very close friend of mind named Kristen McFarren is a top notch music blogger and I thought it would be a great idea to have her featured in my blog. She is a music journalist for the Berklee Groove and also has her very own music blog called
Passion x Purpose. She has a great way of using words to express her interests and opinions.
You can follow her personal blog here- www.passionxpurpose.weebly.com
with so much love,
Song Of The Week-
Get Away (Prod. by Jahaan Sweet)- Kehlani
19-year-old Kehlani has a voice beyond her years and places a fresh twist on her R&B influenced vocal style. The artist couples current electronic instrumentation with classic, a powerhouse vocal performance in her song “Get Away” that narrates a classic “the one that got away” love story.
My favorite thing about this particular song is that it has a climax, at the hook, while remaining dynamic overall. The intro definitely sets the mood of the song: sultry and soulful but also upbeat and driving. Her mature sound complemented by the heavy percussive interludes makes for an eclectic mixture of contemporary and classic sound, which adds even more appeal to this catchy tune!
I love Kehlani’s strong vocals and how they play off of the fluidity of the track; the dialogue between her voice and the syncopated electronic beats weaves the whole thing together perfectly. “Get Away” is definitely one of my most played songs at the moment… Happy Listening! xx