All posts tagged: young

A Letter to My 20-Year-Old Self

Originally posted on Am I Thirty Yet:
So tomorrow is the big day! The day this entire blog was written about. I turn 30! Turning 30 has made me think a lot about what it was like when I was turning 20 and saying goodbye to my teens. I didn’t handle it very well. There were panic attacks and I actually wet the bed the night of my birthday. (This is a true story and maybe I’ll tell you lucky people about it in another post.) For now, let’s go back to poor, little 20-year-old Liz. She was not excited about leaving her teens behind her and entering her twenties. Current Liz still isn’t 100% sure on what she wants with her life and the direction it is going to take. But 20-year-old Liz might as well have been on another planet. She didn’t even know what hairstyle worked best for her face or how to put on eyeliner. She was a lost soul who needed a lot of guidance. Now being a wise, almost 30-year-old (that…

Artists To Know: Raury

Raury, 19, is a rising Atlanta artist. Within the last couple of years there’s been a lot of buzz about him. He’s received a lot of attention, including this in depth post on Buzzfeed. He released his first mixtape, Indigo Child, in August 2014. That same year he also signed with Columbia Records. Check out a few of his songs below. If you’ve got the time, take a look at this video. Sway questions whether Raury will be one of many future faces of hip hop. He freestyles and talks a bit about good and evil in the music. Share your thoughts below. For more check him out on YouTube, Soundcloud, and other WordPress blogs. Know an artist that’s up and coming? Send suggestions to gumblogging@gmail.com. G.U.M Team

Artists to Know: Ryn Weaver | EXCLUSIVE: Full review of Ryn Weaver’s debut album “The Fool”

Originally posted on The Indiecept:
by Glenn Greenday Included in material provided to The Indiecept by former Musical Security Agency (MSA) leaker Edward Snowpatrol was an early copy of Ryn Weaver’s The Fool. Here is our track-by-track review: The sound of the Ryn Weaver machine starting up. That’s what you hear at the beginning of “Runaway”, the opening track off The Fool, the anticipated debut album of the rising star born Erin Wüthrich. Like a sort of vocal warm-up, Weaver wails wordlessly over a staticky soundscape of digital delay and feedback that gives way to a lyrical leitmotif: If it takes two I’m betting on you To hold me tight When tides are high What’ll you do? I’m waiting on you To dry these tears You made my cry This momentary vulnerability fades quickly into the tribal beat of the song “Runaway” proper, already a minute into the track. Perhaps the most sonically adventurous and surprising cut on the album, it signals its ambition. Her voice, usually a sweeter Florence Welch warble, sounds fierce. Evoking a primal postapocalyptic heroine (“Feet…

Asia Newson | Super Business Girl

If you haven’t already heard, Asia Newson is the CEO of Super Business Girl and one of Detroit’s youngest entrepreneurs. She sells her own homemade candles and products on the company website. Funds go towards the purchase of clothing and and food for children in need as well as her own school and business supplies. Check her out in her interview with Ellen. G.U.M Team