Music Monday: ‘Animals’ by Maroon 5

Wow!

That is all I can say about the new music video for “Animals” from Maroon 5.

The sizzling vid takes us to a whole other level that honestly we were not expecting but we kinda dig…no? maybe? OK fine, maybe too far.

Anyways, the song is a HIT and I can’t get it out of my head. It’s on constant repeat and overall I have to say that Maroon 5’s latest album, “V,” is pretty awesome.

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It already reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts and “Maps” and “Animals” are heating up the airwaves. But let’s get back to the video.

Behati Prinsloo, wife of Adam Levine, stars as the innocent prey of stalkerish Levine. He is UB-sessed, does the usual following, picture taking, admiring, imagines being with her and then things get super freaky!

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Blood, sex, sweat and tears are the theme here and the lyrics don’t “lie, lie, lie, lie…you can’t deny, ny, ny, ny.”

Watch for yourself and tell me what ya think!

xoxo Liz Cal.

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‘Lost Stars’ – Adam Levine/Keira Knightley from ‘Begin Again’

“Who are we? Just a speck of dusk within the galaxy.”

“Maybe we’ll find a brand new ending.”

These are the lyrics that stand out the most within this great song by Adam Levine that can be heard in the amazing movie, “Begin Again.”

Sung by Keira Knightly in one version and Adam Levine in another, this is one hit that I cannot get out of my head and out of repeat mode.

Both versions are exquisite. Adam’s version has a more rock vibe and I love the way one of the lines is sung twice whereas Keira’s version is softer, delicate and more fragile. Her’s is honest and noble, whereas Adam’s has a bit more of an edge and the melody is catchy.

“Please don’t see, I’m just a girl caught up in dreams and fantasies.”

“Please see me, reaching out for someone I can’t see.”

In her version, the beginning phrases catch my attention. What is she feeling, what does she want to tell me? I listen to her more and want to know if she is broken or scared. Maybe we’re all lost stars, trying to light up the dark.

Perfectly written and perfectly complicated.

Let me know what version you prefer and why?

xoxo LC

Music Monday: Keira Knightley “Like A Fool” Begin Again

This weekend I literally got blown away by how amazing, inspiring and beautiful “Begin Again” was. The new indie film starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and Adam Levine was nothing less than perfection.

Seriously though, not many people I told knew about this movie but I highly recommend it. It made all the emotions I could feel come out and it told such a beautiful life story about growing up, going after your dreams, change and what would you do if it all happened to you and you had to choose, fame, money, career and/or love.

That wasn’t even the half of it though. What made me go bonkers and bananas for it was the music. The pure, raw, emotional music and lyrics that came out of Keira Knightley was luminous and outstanding. She is a gem! Every single song she sang was incredibly put together and I commend the writers and musicians that worked on this soundtrack because I am totally buying it.

Now this song, “Like A Fool,” was one of my favorites, no joke in the movie it almost made me cry…ok it might have. But just listen to it and let me know what you think.

Happy Monday peeps!

❤ L.C.