“The most impassionate song to a lonely soul”: Music, Cities & Twenty Something Isolation

“The most impassionate song to a lonely soul”: Music, Cities & Twenty Something Isolation

“But don’t forget the songs that made you cry, and the songs that saved your life.” Regardless of Morrissey’s fears, it is pretty difficult to forget the songs that have been monumental in your life...And when those songs are the ones that kept you putting one foot in front of the other, forced you out of bed and stumbling down the road towards public transport, they become particularly significant.

“Lucky for you, that’s what I like”: Bruno Mars and his emotionally intelligent subversion of heterosexual (hyper)masculinity

“Lucky for you, that’s what I like”: Bruno Mars and his emotionally intelligent subversion of heterosexual (hyper)masculinity

My most immediate response to bingeing [Bruno Mars'] discography, was, “Bruno Mars sings about women like a lesbian.” It is rare for straight men to so thoroughly adore both their own partner and women in general, notice and remember the accoutrements of femininity, and be sensitive to specific internalized misogyny-related insecurities.