August 2016 Piano Picks

Contemporary piano enthusiasts, rejoice! This month, I’ve created a 30-minute playlist of tracks from some of my favorites including Jim Brickman, Michael Silverman, Yiruma, Brian Crain and Ludovico Einaudi. Majority of the pieces are set in major keys, so it’s perfect for those feel-good and soothing moments.

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Adele – Hello

While listening to Adele’s newest hit, Hello, I was taken down memory lane back to “that ex.” 

Many years have passed since I spent some time actively thinking about the relationship that used to be. With the memories resurfacing, it seems like the right time to pen my thoughts, no? 

Like most bright-eyed romantics, there was a time in my life when I thought I would marry my high school sweetheart.

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EDC Las Vegas 2015 Recap

EDC Las Vegas has become of those events where each year, I tell myself it’s going to be the last one, but thankfully it never turns out that way. In all of my EDC experiences, there’s always been one thing that makes me question whether or not I will return, yet the pros always seem to outweigh the cons.

I’ve put together a fun recap video and a list of my takeaways that will be helpful for any EDCLV attendee, whether you’re an EDC veteran or first-timer. Read more below. And for those of you wondering about the track in the video: Dada Life – One Last Night on Earth (Speaker of the House remix)

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Christian Lindquist – Swedish Noir

Sometimes music can empower contemplation.

From personal experience and preference, I find that one of the best types of music for self-reflection taps into New Age and Instrumental. It’s effortlessly emotional, and without lyrics it’s easy to listen and focus on your own thoughts.

I recently (like, today) discovered pianist and composer Christian Lundquist, who wrote and recorded this lovely piece. The melody alternates between E♭Major and its relative, c minor, giving it a somber yet serene disposition. It’s perfect for moments when you’re thinking about the meaning of life or a relationship that hurts so good.

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Tinashe – Vulnerable (Gold Fields Remix)

Deep, chill tracks.

To be vulnerable means to be to be susceptible to emotional or physical attack. No other word could be fitting for a song like this. The chill and semi-deep melody of this is likely to seduce its listeners and make them vulnerable.

The original track, sung by Tinashe, is a definitely not as upbeat as this remix. In fact, it’s a little melancholy and dark. However, I think Gold Fields did a great job giving the tune life and making it something that you might want to bop your head to. Or at least turn up while you’re lounging with a glass (or bottle) of your favorite wine.

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Travel Time: Hong Kong and China

It’s here! Watch the full video of my trip to Hong Kong and China. Featuring Bellatrax – What Love Is (Feat. Sophia May).

Thank you to those who contributed to my amazing experience, including folks who gave me the scoop on places to visit. For those who are looking to visit in the near future, I’ve put together a list of highlights from Hong Kong (where I spent 80 percent of my time) based on places I discovered AND the places my friends recommended.


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Woot — Find Me on Elite Daily

Falling in Love is Easy - It's Staying in Love That's Hard

It happened.

A couple of days ago, I was pleasantly surprised to see that Elite Daily published an article I had submitted. While I always love writing about music, I also like to write about dating and life. Now I’ll be able to do this through the “Voice of Gen Y.”

My first article was about falling in love vs. staying in love. I’ve received a ton of well wishes, so thank you to those who have read this. Everyone’s experiences and values are different when it comes to love, so it’s interesting to see how people respond and react to what I write. You can check it out below.

PS: It’s been shared over 40,000 times!

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