I’m a huge fan of poetry, and am always looking for new books to read, but I find that a lot of today’s poets opt for simple, straightforward words. While there’s nothing wrong with this, I prefer something that is more artfully crafted. When I was on the hunt for a new book to purchase, I stumbled across “Songs with Our Eyes Closed” – Tyler Kent White’s debut poetry book that came out last summer. Here’s why you need to add it to your collection.
For those who don’t know, 11-year-old Mason Ramsey is a viral internet star from southern Illinois who is quickly edging his way into the country music industry. After a video of him singing “Lovesick Blues” by Hank Williams at a Walmart in Kentucky went viral (Walmart themselves shared the video here), Mason has been making appearances all over.
Ever since her release of “Bodak Yellow” in June 2017, artist Cardi B has been making quite the name for herself. I’d be lying if I said I don’t belt the song every time it comes on my car radio or at the bar. It’s the ultimate rags to riches jam and simply put: badass.
For those who don’t know, I am someone who truly defines themselves through music. A musician myself, it is something that has gotten me through both good and bad times. I’ve been wanting to start a series reviewing new music for quite a bit, so why not start with Shawn Mendes’ latest releases?