Over the past few days I’ve been binge-watching 90s teen cult films after work. I’m not ashamed to admit it either!
I realised in watching them that there are definitely glimmers of the 90s in today. Whether it’s those stretchy plastic neck chokers that look like you’ve doodled swirls with a permanent marker around your neck, or gingham checked midi skirts, or matching crop tops and skirts it’s a sure thing. The 90s is back (and I’m pretty happy about it). Just now I was looking at a baby pink fluffy crop top with matching skirt and cursed Charli XCX for making me want fluffy clothes that I would have normally ignored. But pop culture has made the message clear – if you’re not wearing jelly shoes, or wearing gingham then you’re not ‘on trend’.
Anyways, watching the 90s films I was able to appreciate something other than the fashion that was around then. The music! The soundtracks to these films sent me back to my childhood and made me realise just how amazing the 1990s were. Think about it: there was Hanson, The Spice Girls, No Doubt and other musical geniuses that just made the 90s… well they just made the 90s, the 90s.
Almost a year has gone by since Miley Cyrus revealed her shocking performance at the MTV VMA Awards. Although the TV might have recovered from its shock and is now functioning normally, some people have found it hard to remove the performance from their memory, thus making it so that negative thoughts might be attached when you might hear the words ‘Miley Cyrus’, or see a picture of her in a magazine, or hear a song of hers on the radio. With this year’s VMAs, I decided to reflect on the past year focusing on Miley Cyrus and the criticisms she’s faced since her performance at the award ceremony.
It’s been a hectic week in the world of pop. With the leaking of Katy Perry’s latest release ‘Roar’ and Lady Gaga’s new song ‘Applause’, both Katycats and Little Monsters were sent into a meltdown! Both pop artists are head to head with their releases, and with both set to make an appearance at the MTV VMA’s, it’s only a matter of time before we see which one comes out on top.
Abel Tesfaye has released a video to his new single Belong To The World! It’s been a year since the release of his album Trilogy, an album that helped to further spread Abel’s popularity and grow his fan base since the release of his 3 mixtapes. The song comes from The Weeknd’s new album Kiss Land, which will be released this summer on August 27th.
The English rapper is back with a new song called ‘Trampoline’ and it’s definitely one to jump around to. Featuring the American rapper 2 Chainz, the song is definitely one that is aiming to be heard worldwide. With lyrics such as ‘Sydney, what’s going down. New York, what’s going down. LA, what’s going down. Vegas, what’s going down…‘, it is clear to see that Tinie wants people all over the world to be dancing to this track.