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We’re testing out something new today; our monthly music roundup! We love music and we want a chance to talk about it, but integrating it in with our TV and movie chats just wasn’t working. So once a month(ish) we’re going to just catch up on the world of pop music so you know what we’re loving, hating, or loving hating.
This episode focuses a lot on Janelle Monae’s opus, Dirty Computer. And let me tell you, it is something else. Stylistically, lyrically, and even visually in the Emotion Picture, Dirty Computer just blows us away. You’ll hear us gush about pretty much all of it, complete with song samples.
That’s the only full breakdown we’re chatting about today, but we would be remiss if we didn’t touch on a few singles. First off, This is America by Childish Gambino. I mean, you’ve seen it. It’s amazing, moving on. Next we tackle Troye Sivan’s song Bloom. We’re a little mixed on it, find out why in the episode. We also briefly touch on newcomer Grace VanderWaal’s new song Clearly, and her performance on Colbert. Really great stuff.
We end talking about one of our fave Arianna Grande. We love her a bunch and this song is really no different. It took a little warming up to, but the video is so good it’s impossible to not get into the song.
So it’s a busy episode of So…I’m Watching This Show, but please come enjoy this new format with us. We’d love to know what you think of the episode, what you think of the music, and what we might have missed in music this month!
MONTHLY MUSIC ROUNDUP – MAY SHOWNOTES!
. Ep 46 Miscusic . . Listen now at soimwatching.com (or wherever you listen to podcasts) . 1. Janelle Monae Dirty Computer 2. Janelle (Metropolis) Archandroid 3. Make Me Feel 4. Janelle Monae Pynk 5. Elon and Grimes 6. MGMT – Time To Pretend 7. This is America 8. Grace VanderWaal – Clearly 9. Troye Sivan – Bloom 10. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry . . . #JanelleMonae #DirtyComputer #MakeMeFeel #Pynk #Screwed #SoAfraid #Americans #CrazyClassicLife #ZoeKravitz #TessaThompson #ElonMusk #Grimes #MGMT #TimeToPretend #DonaldGlover #ChildishGambino #ThisIsAmerica #TroyeSivan #Bloom #GraceVanderWaal #Clearly #ArianaGrande #NoTearsLeftToCry