The Lemon Tunes

Hola everyone.


And welcome back to another Friday. A musical Friday again, but in a quite different way. Since starting this blog and really getting into music, I wanted to set up a playlist, solely for this blog, to kind of go with it. I know I always add in YouTube links to my posts about music, when I share my new favorite tracks and stuff, but a real playlist on Spotify just is something completely different. Bottom line: it was well overdue, but, finally, here it is. The official ‘thatlemonlife’-playlist.

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As you can probably tell, I had the most fun creating this. Plainly because it meant I could go through all of my saved songs and different playlists on Spotify and pretty much choose my absolute favorites. And you know how much I love sharing my music. So this is an actual dream come true for me, which again brings up the question why I only just now created this… Oh well, better late than never, right?

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As usual, I hope you enjoy these songs just as much as I do. Honestly, I’d love to hear your opinions and thoughts. And even if you don’t like some, I’d love to hear from you nonetheless. Some of you might know some of the songs from our usual “New Music Friday” section or from one of my countless posts about my current favorite songs and albums. Some songs basically represent my childhood and my teen years, some songs are very recent and some might be super popular and some might be completely new to you. What they all have in common though is that I love them with all of my heart. And if I’m gonna be honest, this playlist is literally me as a playlist. The playlist is me and everything I love when it comes to music. And this might sound creepy now, but when you’re listening to it, you’re basically listening to my soul. And isn’t that the most beautiful thing ever?

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So yeah, there’s that. Honestly, I’d be super happy and thankful if you gave the playlist a listen and maybe even told me your verdict. I’ll try to update it regularly and add new songs to it whenever I can, so it’ll definitely be worth a visit here and there. And yeah, until then I hope you enjoy the songs and this post and wish you all an amazing weekend. And, as always, thanks for reading. x

New Music Friday

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And welcome back to the beloved New Music series. I seriously can’t believe that it’s already been so long since I last posted one of these and let me tell you, it’s well overdue. So, let’s dive right into it, shall we? Please enjoy.

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Twenty One Pilots – Jumpsuit

I know, I know, I just posted a whole damn post about their new comeback and their two new songs (click me), but what did you expect? Of course I had to include Jumpsuit in this list, it’s a freaking banger. I’ve basically been living on this song and it never gets too much. Never. Oh, and just to mention it, guess who actually managed to get a ticket for their show in London next March…? Yes, meeeee. Guys, you seriously have no idea how happy I am right now because of that. I can’t wait to hear Jumpsuit live and experience that. Wow.

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The Hunna – Give Yourself A Try (The 1975 cover)

Well, you guys know that I love both of these bands with all of my heart, but they really couldn’t be any more different. Still, The Hunna chose to cover the new song by The 1975, which, by the way, I can’t stand at all. I don’t really know how to explain it, I just don’t like it. But then I listened to this version and at first I even forgot that this was a The 1975 original. And now guess who completely fell for the song. There you go. Just get me a different band, turn it into a punky-rock song with a great guitar riff in the background and I’m sold. Props to them, seriously.

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The 1975 – Love It If We Made It

And speaking of these boys, here they are, releasing a new song just in time for another New Music post. And not to be dramatic, but it’s like they heard all my prayers and then created this. I mean, I feel like I’m back in 2013/2014 and driving home at night while listening to Chocolate and Robbers. This seriously gives me strong old The 1975 vibes and I’m totally here for it.

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Leyya – Wannabe

Some of you may know this band, some of you may not. But listen, this is a band from Austria, like, my home country, and they’re seriously slaying the game. I mean, I usually don’t even like female voices in songs (it has nothing at all to do with gender, I just prefer deeper voices) – besides Hayley/Paramore of course – but I can’t get enough of this band and their music. I think what fascinates me the most are their sick beats. See, that’s where my love for EDM shows. Anyways, amazing band, amazing song. Go listen to it.

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Enter Shikari – Live Outside

This isn’t exactly a new song, I know, but it’s pretty new to me and I’m just really in love with it at the moment, so I had to put it on this list, of course. Actually, I got to know this song while working at the Nova Rock festival. I went over to check out the band, as their name seemed familiar to me, and I got there right before the end. And then they played this song and I just enjoyed it so much. And it’s been haunting me forever, so I looked for it and here we are. It really is such a fun song and I really enjoy listening to it and I hope you do too.

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Panic! At The Disco – One Of The Drunks

Another thing that happened while I was gone on my break – Panic released a new album. I actually had planned to write an entire post about the new album, but I just can’t get myself to be excited enough about it. I mean, it’s great, of course it is. It features Brendon’s voice, it’s far more than just great. But personally I just don’t like it as much as I wish I did. And that’s kinda sad. But of course the album also has its bangers, which this one right here is in its clearest form. The beat of this song is just so captivating and I adore how funky it is. Such a bop.

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Martin Garrix feat. Khalid – Ocean (Martin Garrix & Cesqeaux Remix)

I’m not going to explain to you why this song is right here, because it simply deserves to be on this list. I mean, I love Marty with all of my heart – who I’ll coincidentally be seeing again next Saturday and I. Can’t. Wait. – and his new song with Khalid is extremely good and has such a cool vibe to it. But this remix right here just got released today and it’s actually the version he’s now playing at his live shows and holy moly, it’s just so damn good. I can already see myself dancing and freaking out to this next week.

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So yeah, there you go guys. Those are some the songs I’ve been loving the most in the past weeks. They all are breathtakingly good on their own and I just love it so much that I get to share all of this with you and that music makes me feel the way it does. Talk about being a lucky girl.

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Anyways, I hope you enjoy these songs just as much as I do. As always, please don’t hesitate to leave your comments and thoughts down below. I’m more than curious to see whether you actually like these songs or not. And, of course, I wish you all an amazing weekend and thanks for reading. x

Can I get an Amen?

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Guys, you are not going to believe what happened two days ago. So, I was sat in my flat, minding my own business, scrolling through my Instagram feed and then I saw it. A new picture by Panic! at the Disco. And at first I was like “oh cool, a new pic, looks amazing”. But it looked too good. Too good to be just another pic like the others. No no no. So I looked at the description and then I saw it. It really wasn’t just a normal pic, it was the freaking album cover for the new freaking album called “Pray for the Wicked” that will be out at the 22nd of June. I almost threw my phone.

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What I love the most about this is how it all happened out of nowhere. I mean, I noticed that Brendon was doing new shows in America and the headlining part at Reading/Leeds festival this year was also quite conspicuous, but I just thought that those were shows for fun. But oh wow, I was so wrong. And that just added up to my shock/surprise. And I love surprises. Even more if they include a new album by one of my favorite artists.

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But it didn’t end there, no no. Of course I immediately went online and saw that the new album wasn’t the only surprise. In a matter of about five hours, Panic! had released not only one, but two new songs, one even with a music video to go together and they had announced a new tour (no european tour dates so far, so stay tuned). And just to mention it, the video for “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” is freaking amazing and excuse me, but Brendon is so attractive, he could be on fire and it still wouldn’t top his hotness. Holy moly. That immediately reminded me of when I saw him live in Berlin. Don’t be fooled guys, that hotness doesn’t only exist in the cinematic universe of this video. No. You know, Brendon is that kind of guy that just lights up a room. He just takes over the whole room. And he knows it, he knows of his attractiveness. I mean, look at him, of course he does.

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But before I brabble on and on about the video and Brendon, just take a look and see for yourself:

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Apart from the pretty freaky video, which is a prequel of “This is Gospel” and “Emperor’s New Clothes“, by the way, the song is so fantastic. I can’t really explain why, but it just sounds so epic to me. Like really really epic. Also, it’s pretty much the coolest song for a Saturday night (well duh).

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The second song they released is titled “(Fuck A) Silver Lining“, which between those two has to be my favorite so far. I just can’t get past the cherries on top part, it’s just too cute. Also, it sounds quite happy which makes me happy, so of course I have to love it.

 

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But all two songs are mindblowingly good. I don’t know how Brendon’s voice just keeps getting better and better. I mean, he sounds like a literal angel – which he actually is, as some might say. I’m just really really glad that they (he) are finally back with new music and that it was also such a pleasant surprise. I seriously can’t wait to hear the full album. And of course I need to attend the tour, I want to, I have to.

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So yeah guys, that just happened. I would be very interested in hearing some of your opinions about the new Panic! music, so please don’t hesitate to leave a comment down below. And, as always, I hope you’re all doing good and I wish you all an amazing weekend. And of course thanks for reading. x
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Ps: Before I forget it, I also wanted to tell you guys that I won’t be uploading any posts next week, as I’m celebrating my 22nd birthday next Monday and am then flying to London to see Fall Out Boy, which I’m more than excited about. So please stay tuned for some cool postings about this trip. Until then I wish you all the best.

Panic! At The Disco Concert

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Soooo, I have something really exciting to tell you about. And looking at the title, you can already guess what this is going to be about… Exactly. The unbelieveable, holy moly amazing experience of seeing the INCREDIBLY talented musician(s) of Panic! At The Disco live. And I can tell you, that was something I’ll never forget, for sure.

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It all started a few months ago when I saw that they were going on tour. And I mean, of course I had to see them, simply because I love them with all of my heart. And at that time I didn’t know if the whole thing with Berlin would work out, so I bought tickets for Berlin and my hometown (I later sold the one for my city and of course kept the other one).

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And just three days ago the moment had come. And I was soooo damn excited, oh my god. Then the support act called Tigertown played, and I have to say, they actually did a pretty great job. I mean, sometimes the support acts are just not good and don’t fit for the main act. But this one did. And they were really good.

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And then of course it was time for Panic to come out. And I was freaking out. Seriously. And oh my god, they were UNBELIEVEABLE. I mean, I knew they were amazing, but that was more than amazing. That was breathtaking.

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First of all I need to say that Brendon is one of the best singers I have ever got the honor to see live. It’s nearly shocking how good he can control his voice and make it work the way he wants. It was so fascinating to listen to him singing. And just by the way, although he’s quite older than me, watching him on stage made me notice how damn hot he is. Like, not just hot, I mean for real hot HOT.

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That kind of hot that can only emerge when you watch a guy who’s singing his heart out, jumping around on stage and capturing the whole audiences with his talent and appearance and energy. And that kind of hot that makes me want to be a little bit older just so that I can say things like that without having people think that I’m weird. Oh and he did two backflips and danced around like there was no tomorrow, which made the whole show even better. You could really sense how he enjoyed being up there, which he also told us mayn time – how cute?

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And the songs were even better live than on the studio album. And that is really really hard. And I was so damn happy when they played their song “Ready To Go”, because this is the first song of them that I ever listened to, a few years ago, 2013 I think. Back then I didn’t even know that that song was their song, so this one is really important to me. And yes, it did get quite emotional when they played it and yes, I cried.

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So overall, it was hot, sold out, loud, a room nearly bursting full of energy, an amazing show, an amazing band, a breathtakingly talented singer, I nearly screamed and sang my lungs out and I seriously couldn’t have enjoyed the time any more than I already did. It. Was. Perfect. And I couldn’t be any happier that I went to the concert.

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There you go. That is the highlight of the week and probably month too. If any of you want to talk to me, I’m here. And until then, I hope you enjoyed this post, and as always, thanks for reading. x

Being a fangirl

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Today I want to talk about a topic that really means a lot to me. And that possibly some of you can relate to. Which is being a fangirl or like I would say it, being completely obsessed with a band or a musician.

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So, I recently talked my friend about this because I watched a three hour long live stream of Marin Garrix show at the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). And you can probably already tell by now that I completely freaked out. It was 4 am and I was jumping around in front of my TV, smiling from one ear to the other with Peaches and Molly sleeping behind me on the couch. They probably thought I was completely crazy. And I sometimes caught myself thinking that too, but you know, who cares? I had such a blast and it was so freaking amazing.

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And here comes the important part. Of course I had to tell my friend all about that and I sent her about 150 messages that night because I was so excited and I just had to share my excitement. We talked about it the next day and I had the feeling that I was annoying. And then she told me that she kind of stopped being a fangirl. And I was shocked. Because she was once obsessed with bands and music like me. But somehow that changed.

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She said things like dreaming and living in a real world and so on. And then I started thinking. Because I am a huge fangirl, but I never thought that I lived in a fake, dreamy world. I mean, dreaming makes the world so much better, but that doesn’t mean that you forget about the real world.

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Since starting to be a fangirl I’ve always been confronted with this typical idea that people had of fangirls and moreover of me because I was and am one. According to them, fangirls are young, dreamy girls that scream about everything a band or a musician does and want to marry them. They live in a fake world that they have to grow out of. Until then they are just some weird girls being obsessed over people they’ll never meet.

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This idea might fit for 12 year old girls, maybe not even then. And I want to use this post to spread a new idea of what a fangirl truly is. Because I am a fangirl and I’m nothing of the above. I noticed that when I talked to my friend. And I wrote a list of my favorite bands and musicians:

  • Conor Maynard
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Two Door Cinema Club
  • Panic! At The Disco
  • The 1975
  • Twenty One Pilots
  • Martin Garrix
  • Ed Sheeran

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Apart from Conor and Martijn, there are no guys out there I can fall in love with. Maybe Ed too, his voice is just too angelic. But the point I want to get to is that when I started being a fangirl I was this little crazy girl who dreamt about marrying some guy (okay, it was Justin, hey hey) but I grew up and I am still this crazy girl, but today I am crazy about the music. I still stalk the bands online. I still fly over to concerts in different countries. I still go to concerts wayyyy to early just to get a good view. I still scream when I see them. I still cry when the bands finally get on stage and I get to see them. I still have them as my lock screen on my phone, depending on which one I love most right now. I still buy the albums. And I still think about them all the time. They are my world. Always were, always will be.

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So nothing changed. Except that I grew up. You know, whenever people notice how crazy you are about some certain bands or musicians, they look at you like you’ve just completely lost your mind. But that’s not how it is. I’m a fan. And I’m a girl. So I am a FAN-GIRL. I’m not 12, I don’t dream about stupid unreal scenarios and I’m not crazy. I just show how much I love music and the people who bring it into my life. And that’s it. That’s what being a fangirl nowadays means.

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So, there you go. I know, this is kind of a rant about the general view of fangirls, but I just had to get it out there. Even my mum is a fangirl still and Coldplay, the band we flew over to Copenhagen just to see them, is the reason for this. And I hope I’ll once fly to concerts with my children when I’m older. And I really really really hope that my children will fall as hard in love with music as I did. Because it brought so much happiness into my life that I can’t even describe it. Seriously.

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As this is a really important part of my life, I’d be really happy to receive some messages from you guys. So feel free to talk to me, I’m here. I really hope that you enjoyed this post, it really means a lot to me. And as always, thank you so much for reading. x

Music of the month

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I know it’s early for a music of the month list, but hey, there can never be enough lists about music, right? I have to say that my current taste in music and my favorite songs are especially influenced by all the new upcoming albums of some of my favorite bands. And of course they all thought “why not release some singles first and basically bless all the ears on this planet???”. Thanks guys.

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Anyways, all this songs are freaking amazing and I love them and some have a special meaning to me and some are just a blessing. But all of them are perfect. Enjoy.

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  • OneRepublic – Kids (such an amazing song, perfect to sing to – link: youtube.com)
  • Kings Of Leon – Waste A Moment (I couldn’t be any more excited for their new album – link: youtube.com)
  • Conor Maynard – Close (another cover, but it’s freaking breathtaking – link: youtube.com)
  • DJ Snake ft. Justin Bieber – Let Me Love You (I love singing this one and it reminds me of Reading, because I hear it in a shop there – link: youtube.com)
  • Twenty One Pilots – Heathens (that doesn’t really surprise anyone, right? – link: youtube.com)
  • Panic! At The Disco – Death Of A Bachelor (this song and Brendon’s voice are a blessing – link: youtube.com)
  • Kings Of Leon – Supersoaker (I know, another KOL song, but I just can’t help it – link: youtube.com)
  • Basically any Fall Out Boy song, for real
  • Foals – My Number (this is my official Reading hymn, so I can’t listen to it, but I still have it in my head and I love it and it just makes you want to DANCE – link: youtube.com)
  • The 1975 – Somebody Else (when I think about their set at Reading, I think about this one immediately – link: youtube.com)
  • Two Door Cinema Club – Sleep Alone (god, I love this song so much, it is such a tune live – and on CD too, ofc – link: youtube.com)
  • Banners – Ghosts (his voice is so smooth and just pure heaven – link: youtube.com)
  • Martin Garrix ft. Bebe Rexha – In The Name Of Love (I actually listened to it again for the first time today after hearing it live two months ago, still getting all emotional and happy, god I wish I could see Martin every week – link: youtube.com)

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Soooo, here you go. Here are my current favorite songs and yes, I’m in love with every single one of them. If any of you have the same taste in music as me, feel free to chat with me, for real. I’d love to talk. And until then, I hope you enjoyed this post and list and, as always, thanks for reading. x