January & February Wrap Up

Hello everyone! So yes, I was a horrible blogger in February. I never posted a January Wrap Up or a TBR and I think my reading definitely suffered because of it. Therefore, today I will be including both months in one post!

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TOP 30 SONGS 2019 JAN-APRIL: K-POP EDITION

Okay, so the title is a bit of a misnomer. It would be better to call this the “asian-language edition” but that sounds kind of funny and seeing as the majority of the list does happen to be K-Pop I just went with that instead, but any songs in a Asian language are eligible for inclusion on this list. In any case, the following is a collection of my 30 favourite songs so far this year. It changes a lot, but this is how I rank them at the moment (let’s be honest, it will probably change the day after I post this but whatever).

Because this is just a quarterly update I’ve only quoted my favourite lyrics from each as opposed to giving a little spiel about why I like the song. In my end of year one I’ll give a bit more detail 🙂 Enjoy!

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March & April 2019 WRAP UP

Hey everyone! It’s been a little while, but here is my March & April Wrap Up, for both books and music.

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4 Songs About Mental Health

One of the best ways to feel more understood and perhaps help work through and identify your own mental health problems is to find what you’re feeling represented in the media. One great way to do that is through music, as it is such a good way to express raw and painful emotions. So here are a few songs which do just that.


Shawn Mendes- In My Blood


Laying on the bathroom floor, feeling nothing. I’m overwhelmed and insecure, give me something I could take to ease my mind slowly.

This song is stripped back and raw, which makes the message even more emotional and I love the beautiful and profound simplicity of the music video. Despite some of the darker lyrics of this song, it’s quite a positive outlook on mental health, professing that it isn’t in the narrator’s blood to give up.


SEVENTEEN – TRAUMA


I don’t wanna be alone, no I don’t wanna be forgotten.

In TRAUMA, the rappers of SEVENTEEN talk about their own personal “traumas”. Things that they’ve struggled with in the past, or that they struggle with now. We all have things which we struggle with, which we can either let hold us back or we can use them to become better, so this is a really excellent song. Apart from that, it’s just such a good song in general.


Alessia Cara – Scars To Your Beautiful


You should know you’re beautiful just the way you are, and you don’t have to change a thing, the world could change its heart.

As opposed to other songs on this list, this song isn’t about the narrator’s personal struggles with mental health, but rather talking to the listener, or talking about some person whom the narrator is observing who is struggling with her own self-worth and confidence. This performance in particular is very powerful.


Agust D – The Last


Depression, OCD, they keep coming back again from time to time. Hell no, perhaps that might be my true self.

This song is particularly brave, especially considering the social climate of South Korea, where mental health and getting psychological help is very much a taboo topic still, and talks about Agust D’s personal experience with issues such as depression, OCD and social anxiety in a reflective way.


So that’s it for this post! Songs are a great way to feel understood, but also to just let out some of your emotions so I hope some of these songs inspired you, motivated you or otherwise helped you.

What did you think of these songs? What songs would you add to this list?

Thank you for reading this post today! I hope you enjoyed and found some new music to listen to! Happy listening, Keira x.

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Relatable Songs About Not Having Your Life Sorted Yet

Some people know exactly what they want to do. They have passion, conviction and need to be encouraged to pursue their dreams. But some people have no idea what they want to do. It’s not because they are lazy or unmotivated. They’re not any less driven, intelligent, talented or worthy. They simply haven’t found what they want to do yet. I belong to the latter group.

Sure, I have vague ideas of the type of thing I would like to do and I definitely know what I don’t want to do, but equally I don’t have one specific dream I am working towards either. I love songs which address that kind of uncertainty which I feel is sometimes looked down upon, so I thought I would share a couple with you today!


BTS- Paradise


It’s alright to stop, you don’t need to run without knowing why. It’s alright to not have any dreams if you have moments where you can feel happiness.

Suga, one of the members of BTS, addressed the idea that it’s okay not to have a dream as long as you can find a way to live happily in his New Year welcoming speech and this song is an elaboration of that concept.


Panic! At The Disco- Roaring 20s


Oscars and Emmy’s and Grammy’s, everyone here is a trophy, and I’m sipping bourbon, the future’s uncertain.

This song talks about a stage which I haven’t reached yet, not being in my twenties, but talks about the feeling of seeing everyone around you achieving things in their careers whilst you still feel unsure about what you are doing with your life.


So that’s it! I wanted to keep this piece fairly short, so I thought I’d just recommend a couple other songs that discuss this sort of thing! Stray Kids’ My Pace is good if you like a more playful, fun song and So Far Away by Agust D ft. Suran is great if you like your songs a little bit more serious!

What other amazing songs are there like these ones? Do you also have no idea what you want to do with your life? Let me know in the comments below!

If you have any suggestions of songs about chasing your dreams please let me know so that I can make a second part to this post!

Thank you for reading this post today! I hope you enjoyed and found some new music to listen to! Happy listening, Keira x.

If you have a blog, pop a link down below along with a comment and I’ll be sure to take a look!


If you have any requests for other reviews (be that books or music, old or new), leave me a comment below, pop me an email or go here for more information.

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Also make sure to follow me on Twitter to see what the new theme is each week, follow this blog so you’re notified when I next post, and add me on Spotify (I’ll add you back and we can see what sort of songs each other listen to)!