Rae’s Raves: Tori Kelly, twentyonepilots, and more!

Written by on April 29, 2015

April has been good to me. It has given me more music than I know what to do with. So…I’ll put my favorite ones here. 🙂 Let’s get into it!

Tori Kelly’s “Unbreakable Smile”

That’s right, TK! Anything my favorite does…I have to write about it! This new track is EXACTLY why I support Tori. I love how she refuses to be changed by her growing fame and the music industry. Tori’s new track is all about standing up to the industry and expectations people may have of her. This song comes after Tori heard feedback from people that she was not going to make it in the industry because she was “too boring, too plain, and too nice.” PLEASE. Have they heard her runs…THOSE VOCALS? Keep doing you, TKellz.

You can pre-order Tori’s debut album ‘Unbreakable Smile’ June 23rd !
iTunes | Spotify

Follow Tori on her social media:
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Max Schneider’s Medley

I heard a 15 second snippet of this song and it changed my life. To celebrate joining Fall Out Boy, Wiz Khalifa, & Hoodie Allen for the Boys of Zummer Tour this summer, Max Schneider blessed mine and everyone else’s ears with a sweet medley using songs from each artists on the tour. I’m COMPLETELY diggin’ it! This is probably my favorite medley of his yet! Check it out!

ALSO, Max’s song “Gibberish” is FREE this week only on iTunes.

twenty one pilots “Stressed Out”

Ok. The new twenty one pilots track “Stressed Out”…is stressing me out. All the pun intended.

Their new track came just in time for finals week.

I did the thing where I heard the first twenty seconds of it and then had to rewind to because I was feeling it that much. I’ve never met a twenty one pilots track I didn’t like and this is no different. If you went completely insane over Vessel and from what I’ve heard of their new album so far…it’s definitely worth the listen! #physicalcopyworthy

Their upcoming album, Blurryface will be available May 19th on Fueled By Ramen.

You can also pre-order Blurryface on iTunes to receive instant downloads of ‘Stressed Out’, ‘Tear In My Heart’ and ‘Fairly Local.’

Go be their friend:
Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube | Tumblr

Last but not least….

Let me hit you with my April playlist. These have definitely been on repeat. (Can we talk about CHARLIE PUTH, though?)


Thanks so much for reading! Let us know in the comments what you think! What’s been your favorite song or music video of April!


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