The Beyoncé Series

By: Gabriela Yareliz Our Beyoncé series is up. I am putting the songs we looked at in each post here for easy access and tabs. “Crazy In Love“: Dangerously In Love (looking at Beyoncé’s debut album, Jay-Z’s presence since the beginning, and infatuation). “Irreplaceable“: You Must Not Know ‘Bout Me (looking at Beyoncé’s brand of feminism,Continue reading “The Beyoncé Series”

You Must Not Know ‘Bout Me

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, we are heading into Beyoncé’s B’day album– “Irreplaceable.” It’s a favorite that would always come on the radio when I was driving in my Drivers Ed class; a class which thoroughly traumatized me. This was the song I parallel parked to for the first time. Memories. “Irreplaceable” remains one of myContinue reading “You Must Not Know ‘Bout Me”

Dangerously In Love

By: Gabriela Yareliz Our next artist mini-series is based on a woman we don’t know much about. She barely gives interviews, and to be honest, what we do know about her (or speculate about her) is through her music. Beyoncé. She appeared out of nowhere, it felt like, after her career with Destiny’s Child, solo,Continue reading “Dangerously In Love”

The Gwen Stefani Series

By: Gabriela Yareliz I am so overwhelmed with gratitude to everyone who followed and loved our Gwen Stefani/No Doubt music series where we looked at lyrics and life together. As requested, I am putting all the post links in one spot for easy finding and reading. Keep the tabs open; keep your hearts open. xxContinue reading “The Gwen Stefani Series”

Wanna Say It Now, Wanna Make It Clear

By: Gabriela Yareliz We’ve made it to the end of our journey with our music leading up to Valentine’s Day. We are ending with a song that Gwen Stefani is featured on, but it’s not her song. We are ending with Blake Shelton’s “Nobody But You.” This song gives me all the feels. Every.Single.Time. WhatContinue reading “Wanna Say It Now, Wanna Make It Clear”

I Was Fine Before

By: Gabriela Yareliz Love can sneak up on us. We can fall in love with someone we didn’t expect. Sometimes, it’s someone who has been in front of us for a while. Today, we are looking at when love seems to show up as a divine interruption, via Gwen Stefani’s “Make Me Like You.” TheContinue reading “I Was Fine Before”

I Don’t Know Why I Cry

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, we are looking at the last sad ballad (the last songs we will look at are happier– Happy Gwen). If our previous post was on “Early Winter,” we’ll call this one the late winter ballad. After the demise of her 13-year marriage to Gavin Rossdale due to his apparently multiple infidelities,Continue reading “I Don’t Know Why I Cry”

The Sun’s Getting Cold

By: Gabriela Yareliz The Earth is in constant movement, causing seasons to come and go. There are times when the heart gets buried in snow. Today, we’ve got another ballad from Gwen Stefani’s Sweet Escape album: “Early Winter.” If you thought “4 in the Morning” was heartbreaking, here’s one to top it. Included in theContinue reading “The Sun’s Getting Cold”

You Make Me Better

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today’s song is a No Doubt classic, “Underneath It All.” We start out with Gwen Stefani admitting that she sometimes thinks she needs someone more like her, but then she says that despite their differences this special person is lovely and loves her, “underneath it all.” This person sees the colors inContinue reading “You Make Me Better”

Sipping on Chamomile

By: Gabriela Yareliz Alright, alright, alright (even though in journalism school they teach you it should always be “all right”). Our last musical-journey-to-Valentine’s-Day posts were heavy. I know. It’s not all sad and heavy, though. No. We’re going into a more fun territory today. We are looking at No Doubt’s “Hey Baby.” First of all,Continue reading “Sipping on Chamomile”