Sickness (painted white)

The room was empty, because of the white-painted walls it felt like reaching out for heaven.

Fresh snow that covered the earth with an ice-cold blanket, with the comfort that it held by being so clean with no mistakes yet marked by footprints or skid marks.

Nothing had the chance to ruin it yet.

As I entered the room, it felt like a save place to start over, to clear my thoughts and feel peace for a silent moment. Time to gather my thoughts and sort things out, but then.

I threw up the words without thinking, let the words slip over my lips without any control over my tongue. At that moment there was no existence of a conscience, I wasn’t aware that the clock was still ticking, minutes pasted by and it was already to late to take it back; the words hit the floorboard before I could stop them, packed the room with an intense silence.  I realized then what I did, what I said and It felt like the clock had stopped ticking after my conscience struck. Nauseating after saying the things that I should have kept to myself.

Sickness (n.);

“The feeling or fact of being affected with nausea or vomiting.”

 

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Of Dirt and Grace (Live from the land)

9320428320513Hillsong United released a new album today, July 15th 2016 named: of Dirt and Grace (Live from land). 

We took Empires, and reimagined the songs on the very streets, hills, seas and mountains where their inspiration walked, talked and first established the Kingdom of Heaven… It’s a Visual Album, and I’d encourage you to see it as you hear it

Joel Houston

 

of Dirt and Grace (Live from the land) is a live recorded version of the album Empires and as bonus tracks 2 songs from the album Zion; Oceans (Where my feet may fail) and Scandal of Grace. And there is also one song from Hillsong Live; I Surrender. The songs on this new album were performed and filmed around various places in Israel and Lebanon to capture where the aforementioned events took place, just like other Biblically historical locations.

Prince of Peace was recorded Live in Israel from A Golan Heights Memorial Of War & By The Shining Lights of The Old City.

I honestly love this new album, Prince of Peace Live brought tears in my eyes just like the very first time I heard the studio version. This album can help people see and feel the meaning behind each song, Empires itself is a beautiful album; calm and encouraging. That they created  a live version of 12 songs from Empires that are so deep and captured in difrent places in Isreal and Lebanon, makes the message behind each song more powerfull.

xo, Gely

Meet: Alessia Cara

Meet Alessia Caracciolo, better known as Alessia Cara. A 19 years old R&B and Pop singer from Brampton, Ontario Canada.

When Alessia was 10 she started playing guitar and taught herself how to play various songs. Around the age of 13 she began her own YouTube channel where she posted covers of songs like Sweater Weather by The Neighborhood, Mirrors by Justin Timberlake, Every time You Lie by Demi Lovato etc.

She is signed to Def Jam Recordings in 2015 at the age of 18, on April 2015 Alessia released her first debut single ‘Here’. Later it became Billboard’s “20 Pop Songs You Need For Your Summer Playlist” in June 2015.

Alessia released an EP called Four Pink Walls with five songs on it, including her debut single “Here”. And her first debut album Know-It-All was released on November 13, 2015.

“As a kid I would always be in my bedroom constantly staring at the same four pink walls in it, aspiring to do all of these things. I had big dreams, and my dreams were bigger than what my life was at the time. I didn’t understand why my life wasn’t more interesting, but I was so oblivious to life outside of my bedroom because I was always there. I had to go about living my dreams.

Alessia has a beautiful voice, a really beautiful voice that I enjoy listing to. I have heard the acoustic version of  one of her singles “I’m Your’s” a thousand times! I can’t wait to hear more from.

 

xo, Gely

Hillsong United – Say The Word

“Say the word and there is light, say the word and dead bones rise. Every start and end hangs on your voice, for Your word never returns void.”

Do you ever just listen to music and get the chills, you haven’t heard the  lyrics yet but something powerful has come over you. Love screaming out the speakers, every emotion was triggered.

I imagine the skies when I listen to this song, the beautiful stars glisten and the night supporting their shine. This song means so much to me because, no matter how many times I listen to the lyrics I get the chills, even before I started listing and didn’t knew the words. I felt an indescribable feeling.

“…Hanging on every word that You’ve spoken, and it will not be shaken. Clinging for life to all Your promise.” 

A promise made before we started living, and once we leave everything behind and start trusting in his promise, it is something life changing. We have to hang on and believe and trust in Gods work.

  • Album: Empire 
  • Released: 26 May 2015
  • Label: Hillsong, Sparrow, Capital CMG

Xo, Gely

Meet: Melanie Martinez

Meet Melanie Martinez,

a 20 years old indie pop and alternative rock singer/songwriter and photographer from Baldwin, New York.

Melanie was one of the members in Adam’s team in the third season of The Voice and was eliminated in the fifth week of:

“I didn’t expect to get this far and this is beyond what I’ve dreamed of. I’m just glad I got to express who I am as an artist and really touch people’s hearts because that was the ultimate goal.”

After the show she started working on original songs. She is now signed to Atlantic Records and on April 22, 2014 she released her single ‘Dollhouse’. On May 19, 2014 Melanie released her debut EP Dollhouse. And that’s not all, on August 14, 2015 Melanie’s first album will be released titled Cry baby.

Some of you may know Melanie from her song carousel that was featured in American Horror Story: Freak Show.  

Melanie Martinez is a unique person, I love the way she expresses herself through her music. As a crazy Pretty Little Liars fan I sometimes watch theories on YouTube and often there’s a song playing in the background; Carousel. So I got used to it and I decided to look up the lyrics and that’s when I found Melanie Martinez! Going through some of her music and ‘Pity Party’ became on of my favorite songs and was released on June 1, 2015.

 

Xo, Gely

Meet: For King & Country

Meet for King & Country, a Christian pop band by the  Australia-American brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone in 2007. In 2012 their debut record Crave, received much love and they were named as “New Artists To Watch” by Billboard for 2012.

Their debut album Crave was released on 28 February 2012. The album became number 2 on the iTunes “Top Christian & Gospel albums” and number 42 on the overall chart. Later it became number 4 on Billboard‍ ’​s “Christian Albums chart”, and has remained on the chart for 26 weeks and also charted on Billboard 200. Their first single “Busted Heart” was a the single of 2011 in their genre and was in the Top 10 for weeks.

In high school Joel and Luke did background vocals. After Luke graduated from high school, the brothers decided to think about forming a band that was created in 2007. At first they began their career with the band name “Joel & Luke”, but they later changed it to “Austoville”. In 2008 Joel and Luke released an EP ‘A Tale of Two Towns’ with six songs on it. In 2009 Joel and Luke signed on with Warner music  Group with Ben Glover as their producer. Then they changed their name to “For King & Country” Luke said that they wanted a band name with more meaning and this was their definitive choice.

personally my favorite song is Shoulders, it’s a newer song and it touched my heart. I just love it and the video clip fits the song perfectly, I even got goosebumps because of their voices!

Xo, Gely

Meet: Royal Tailor

Meet Royal Tailor, I’ve known them for a while now and I must say their music is pretty awesome! Personally my favorite song is Remain, it’s the first song I heard from them. No matter what all his love will remain.

Royal Tailor is an American Christian pop-rock band that was created in 2004 by Tauren Wells (lead vocalist and guitarist), DJ Cox (backing vocalist) and Blake Hubbard (bass guitarist and backing vocalist) when they were in college, later Jarrod Ingram (drummer) enjoyed the band.

Royal Tailor performed in more than 300 shows in 2 years and gained experience. After hearing Royal Tailor Leeland and Jack Mooring, the members of an Christian Rock band from Texas. Passed the band’s EP (Love Like This) to Jason McArthur, the Vice President of A&R of Provident Music Group. Jason McArthur signed Royal Tailor to a record deal. The producers Aaron Lindsey, Chuck Butler and Daniel Kinner produced Royal Tailor’s first debut album, Black & White. This album was released on June 7, 2011 and received a nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for the 54th Grammy Awards.

On October 22, 2013 the band’s self-titled album, Royal Tailor came out. It’s a more funkier, danceable with bigger sing-alongs, deeper and more intimate conversations about God and faith.

Announcement: Royal Tailor is going to perform on June 6, 2015 in Arnhem, The Netherlands at the EO-Jongerendag! (..tears of happiness afterwards came) Also coming up soon a, “What to pack for EO-Jongerenndag” ! But first make sure you buy your tickets before its’s to late! (Sorry for the kind-of-actually-super-late announcement)

Xo, Gely

Hillsong Y&F – Pursue

“Jesus, I surrender show me what I don’t know more of you I’m desperate for your presence longing to be with you lead me to a new place more of you. Open my eyes let me see more of your love.” Hillsong Young and Free – Pursue 

Pursue is the sound of my alarm clock, I wake up in the morning singing every single word in my head after turning my alarm off. I  get dressed and I know just because of the lyrics  I wake up to every morning I will be singing Pursue over and over again in my head. It feels so good to know what God did and is doing for us. I want to know everything there is to know, this song gives me a powerful feeling of loving our father. There is so much joy and happiness when you but all your trust and faith in him!

“I’m longing to be with you, lead me to a new place, more of you.”

Xo, Gely

Meet: Hillsong United

 

Meet Hillsong United, a fantastic band with cool music !

Hilsong United is a Australian worship band that is part of the Hillsong United Church. This band contains 11 members: Joel Houston the worship leader, guitarist, keys and percussion. Jonathan Douglass the worship leader and percussion. Jad Gillies the worship leader and guitarist. Matty Crocker the worship leader and percussion. Taya Smith the worship leader.Michael Guy Chislett the guitarist, keys and music director. Dylan Thomas the rhythm guitarist, keys and music director.Timon Klein the Lead guitarist. Benjamin Tennikoff the keyboard player, programming and sampling. Adam Crosariol the bass guitarist. and Simon Kobler the drumer.

This band tours the world and performs at several Hillsong church locations and at general concert venues. They play the songs for their own performanyces and for the other Hillsong Church worship teams that perform weekly. Other bands perform monthly in London, and at summer camps sponsored by Hillsong. Their song, Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) was a hit number one on the American Billboard Christian Songs chart at the end of 2013. In May 2014 this song also appeared on the Billboard Hot 100. And it is my favorite song of their album Zion that was released on 22 February 2013 for Australia and internationally, 26 February 2013.

My friend Jaimie recommended me this song, Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) and I loved it, I still do. And because of that I searched the web (like normally) to know more about who made this fantastic song. It was actually a while ago when she told me about this song but I wanted to share with you guys the amazing band who created it, hope you like it!

Comment below what you think of Hilsong United ?

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Xo, Gely

Meet: 5 Seconds of summer

Meet 5 Seconds of Summer, a pop-rock boy band from Australia, Sydney formed in 2011,

This band has 4 amazing members. Lead vocalist Luke Hemmings, guitar player Michael Clifford, bass guitar player Calum Hood and Ashton Irwin as drummer.

5 Seconds of Summer released in November 2012 a debut single called Out of My Limit in Australia and New Zealand. In February 2014 they also released a debut single called She Looks So Perfect worldwide! And now finally there will be a first album released from the boys in June 2014. with the already released track, Don’t Stop.

I was talking with a couple of friends about music and one of them recommended She looks so perfect by 5SOS. So I looked it up and I loved it, not something I would really listen to but I loved it so much. I’m not a huge fan but I started to do some research about the boys and love some of their songs.

Comment bellow what you think of 5 SOS ?

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Xo, Gely

Meet: Bea Miller

Bea Miller, known as Beatrice Miller from season 2 of x Factor USA.

Was born on the February 5th in 1999. A singer & actress with an amazing taste of clothes and music.

I want you guys to meet Bea Miller, Because I’ve known her from the x Factor USA and I loved her ever since.

On April 11 it was officially announced that she was signed to Syco Music and Hollywood Records. And now finally her EP Young Blood was released on April 22 in 2014. One of my favorite songs on this EP is Fire N Gold and I want you all to enjoy it, tell me what you think about this new EP and if you got any cool artist I can post about also comment below ! (:

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Xo, Gely

What to pack for a concert ?

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Hey guys, I’m a big fan of Demi Lovato and if she comes to Europe I will definitely  go to that concert !

I never been to a real concert before so this will be my first time (if she comes) so to all you people I will make a list of things to back for a concert !

  1. WATER, that’s important for when you’re fan grilling all day.
  2. Money for some cool Merch.
  3. A camera to capture the beautiful moments.
  4. A note book for if you get a signature ( That would be lovely! )
  5. Your phone, if something happens, fans van be really crazy.
  6. Food, after a whole day screaming, shouting and buying expensive Merch, you will probably have no money to eat. And you don’t want to pas out right ?
  7.   Be really early, as I have seen on YouTube it can get.. Crowded.
  8. Your best friend, of course !
  9. Comfortable shoes for if your waiting for hours .
  10. And not to forget a backpack if you feel like it. To put all your stuff in (:

Like I said I never been to a real concert before so I don’t have those experience. If you ever been to a concert before and you have some tips for me or you think that some of the things in this list aren’t necessary, let me know by leaving a comment below (:

xo, Gely

Auburn – Pilgrim

I think this is song is really beautiful because it has a massage to all those people who feel the same. Who know Jesus and what he’d done but never understood it. Who Know the Satin but don’t know what he’s capable of.

While Growing up Auburn noticed that she was different from all the other kids. No matter how hard she tried to fit in, she thought differently and felt kinda weird. She was depressed and couldn’t understand why people didn’t want to be around her while she was just being herself. Later in life when she graduated and learned to open up to people at the youth group of her mother, and heard how sad everyone else was feeling just like her. She learned to speak with God and came to know that he was making her stronger on her way to heaven. She wasn’t that different as she thought.

“…I write this to say, your difference is what defines you. Never let the words of others, shape you into who you are, no matter who they are or what they think.
Remember who made you different, and thank Him every day.
If you struggle with depression, you can’t let it beat you until you’re no more. speak out on it and expose it. Because by holding it inside, you give the enemy power over you and over your thoughts.

Jesus died on the cross, and took the keys to every chain, and every spirit. He hold dominion, so when it comes, call on him. And know, He will answer.” – Auburn

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Xo, Gely