The Coffee Shop- A Poem By Me

IMG_20150427_194016The world is cold, and with everything I been through I don’t mind when the temperature is below freezing
I laugh sometimes when you said I would be nothing without you/ but little did you know I was already gone once you were leaving
I love myself now, as you now ask me is this all I got from the relationship
I reply yes, all I ever wanted was love as I walk out the coffee shop the first place we met, Yes I love this coffee shop this is my fucking coffee shop, you don’t even like coffee
You follow quickly as I know this routine all to well/ Am I suppose to cry this time like all the other times, hell; is what you put me through without ever wishing me a well,
Well this time you go to hell, I wish you well.

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Bank$- Goddess

BanksGoddessCoverRelease Date: September 5, 2014

Rating: 8.5/10
By now I am sure you heard of Bank$. No I am not talking about the rapper Lloyd Banks, most noted for his music works with 50 Cent and Young Buck together forming G-Unit. I am referring to Jillian Rose Banks, 27, singer and songwriter from Orange County, California. I discovered Banks music one night as I was randomly downloading new music, legally of course, and decided to give her debut album Goddess a try because I liked her album cover. Music content of course makes up a significant part of how an artist gains new fans, but having an eye catching album cover will increase any skeptic music lovers chance of giving that artist a listen. Okay. So let me dive into Goddess. Goddess from beginning to end is a beautifully post modern feminist written album that captures raw emotion of a women scared but more so driven by the fact that she is finding herself spiritually, physically, and emotionally. It is near impossible to categorize Banks music into any genre or style. Many blogs and album review sites compared her to the late Aaliyah and I couldn’t help but to notice similarities in both there vocals: how their voices seem to fade out on a tracks but quickly pick up with tremendous authority with the help of a strong production. If I could simply categorize Banks music I would say dark R&B which can be said to be somewhat of a newer style of music. Dark R&B uses heavy melancholic synthesizers, and grand-slam bass that would put your favorite batter to shame. More recently this dark R&B style is being used as an artist named FKA Twigs is gaining popularity with this new sound. I feel this one hell of an album for Banks, especially it being her first album. I do feel the album falls short because all of the tracks feel somewhat the same. I am sure with a standout single, possibly a more upbeat track or two would give her next album a bit a variety. With that being said, songs to listen to are “Goddess”, “Brain”, and “Fuck Em Only We Know”.