Kiersten’s Thursday Jams: 2/28/19

Kiersten Buckley, Staff Writer

“Killer Queen” – Queen


Everyone has heard of Queen. Whether it be from the Grammy winning movie Bohemian Rhapsody or Queen’s multitude discography of hit songs, you most definitely have heard one of their iconic and revolutionary rock songs. “Killer Queen” is a classic song by Queen that is surely not new to most of you. But, even so, I had to include it on this edition! The song is about a “high class promiscuous girl” according to Freddie Mercury. The catchy rock tune and spunky lyrics will surely be stuck in your head for days. Also, you can’t go wrong listening to Freddie Mercury’s amazing vocals. You should listen to this song if you like classic rock music, or catchy tunes!


“She’s Lost Control” – Joy Division


Staying with the trend of classic rock, the next band on this list is Joy Division. Joy Division is an British rock band from the 1970s with a very definitive rock sound. “She’s Lost Control”, as the title suggests, is about a woman losing control of herself. The song talks about the woman metaphorically losing herself to her emotions, and Ian Curtis sings of his frightened reaction to this. The tune has a very punk-rock sound to it, and Curtis’ haunting vocals go well with this. You should listen to this song if you like punk-rock music, or dark sounding songs.


“Let’s Fall in Love for the Night” – FINNEAS


In this bubbly indie-pop tune, up-and-coming singer FINNEAS sings a sweet song about love. FINNEAS calls this song one of his more “classic pop” songs. The lyrics of the song describe a hopeful and blossoming romance, with lyrics such as “Let’s fall in love for the night/And forget in the morning/Play me a song that you like/You can bet I’ll know every line”. You should listen to this song if you like sweet love songs, or pop songs.


“Strawberry Afternoons” – Lonely Benson


Keeping with the theme of sweet love songs, “Strawberry Afternoons” is another tune about love. The song is a bubbly lo-fi pop song describing the fun, romantic, and playful “strawberry afternoons” in a relationship. The lyrics describe a happy relationship, with lyrics such as “Strawberry afternoons by your side/Where fields of flowers bloom in your sunshine/And when we kiss, isn’t it bliss?”. You should listen to this song if you like sweet and genuine music about love, or lo-fi pop tunes.