hey, guys! life in a blogshell and i have been working on a collab for awhile now, and i’m super excited to say that it’s finally ready!
we made aesthetics for some of our favorite twenty one pilots and panic! at the disco albums, and reviewed them. make sure to visit life in a blogshell to see her post, and follow her, too!
regional at best // twenty one pilots
– trembling hands, short breaths.
– bouncing on trampolines and feeling like if you jump high enough, you will become a constellation.
– saying “i’m fine” just because that’s how you’re supposed to respond, because trying to explain your messy mind leads to losing friends.
– bloody bandages and scraped knees from those long runs you take at midnight, where the destination is simply away.
– tired eyes and a tired soul.
– staring at the ceiling all night, finding patterns in the plaster that morph into mocking words.
– sitting with the people you call your friends and wondering if they would notice if you left and didn’t come back.
– your room becoming your grave, your bed becoming your coffin.
– evenings spent skateboarding alone while the summer heat turns the asphalt to lava.
– fighting yourself during another sleepless night just to do it all again the next day.
– stumbling through the empty house in the dark to splash water against your feverish skin, like that will fix everything.
– paranoid glances over your shoulder, catching glimpses of those shadowy figures out of the corner of your eye.
– bruised knuckles that fit perfectly in the dents in the walls.
– this is it pounding through your head in time to the ball as you shoot hoops in the dusk.
by now, i think everyone has heard of twenty one pilots (and is sick of me talking about them). but not everyone knows about one of their earlier albums, regional at best, which is a shame because it’s my favorite one! it’s so good that even my best friend loves it, and she doesn’t like tøp that much.
if you thought lyrics from vessel or the self-titled album were sad, get ready for a whole new level of emotion. they feel like the kind of thing you would write in your journal because you know no one else is going to read it. idk, the lyrics are just so incredible and honest that they’ve driven me to tears on multiple occasions.
unfortunately, the album isn’t on spotify or itunes. but you can listen to it on youtube, and my friend tells me that it’s on pandora.
favorite songs: slowtown, glowing eyes, lovely, anathema, be concerned.
pretty. odd. // panic! at the disco
– finding constellations in the freckles that dot your best friend’s skin.
– absentmindedly painting beautiful designs on your sun-kissed arms.
– praying for good things every night and knowing your request has been granted when you see the sunrise the next day.
– having a secret garden in your mind where poems and happy memories bloom.
– sketches, pressed flowers, and snatches of poetry filling up the worn journal you carry everywhere.
– gentle piano music that drifts through your open rib cage to touch your heart.
– cool, smooth sheets caressing your legs after a long day spent exploring.
– wondering about the point of love when all the angels you fall for don’t feel anything back.
– pastels and soft spring warmth.
– happy tears dribbling down your cheeks when you see lovers holding hands, friends laughing together, a puppy playing in the grass, or a watercolor sunset.
– strumming cheerful songs on a ukulele and making up the words as you go.
– light casting pretty patterns on your hands late in the evening.
– crowning your best friend with a wreath of daises, gently kissing their sun-warmed hair as you do so.
– lying on your back in a meadow and feeling like you could slip into the earth, like you have always belonged there among the flowers.
pretty. odd. is such a spring album. i think that’s the best way to describe it, because spring is about new life, change, warmth, and awakening, and that’s what the music seems like to me, too.
my favorite thing about the album is the lyrics. they don’t always make sense, but i like trying to figure out what they mean. it gives me something to do while i play the album, beyond just listening to the music.
it’s a bunch of genres mashed into one album, so if one song isn’t your thing, there will likely be another that is. it could be described as folk, rock, indie, etc., and it has a really unique sound that i haven’t found anywhere else.
favorite songs: nine in the afternoon, that green gentleman (things have changed), northern downpour, folkin’ around, she had the world.
listen to these albums, let me know what you think, and make sure to check out lonelymeme’s post here!