“I had this idea that in order to be happy, I’d have to make huge and dramatic changes in my life, and that was so daunting to me. But what I learned was, it only takes a small change. Because that small change creates a just a little light, and as you might know, that can mean absolutely everything.”—(via creatingaquietmind)
“The best part of having a relationship is getting to call the person or lay down next to them and tell them all the crazy things that happened to you all day long, and in the end that’s what it’s about, kids. It’s not about the sex, it’s not about the money that they give you or whatever. It’s not about how good-looking they are, it’s about, can they listen to you talk for hours and hours and hours about stupid shit that doesn’t matter.”—Tegan Quin (via f0rallweknow)
This track is a virtuoso performance from singer and producers alike, so giddy with the thrill of having someone have your back that it can’t sit still. The tempo shifts are like a smitten lover trying to calm herself down only to start babbling about how awesome everything is all over again a moment later. “Countdown” can’t stop spinning out new musical ideas every few seconds because maybe this zinging synth riff or this crazy orchestral percussion crescendo will help you catch the feeling, too. Beyoncé cycles breathlessly through every vocal trick at her command, from church choir ululating to fierce fast-rap, and somehow it’s both overwhelming and infectious, coming off like the most emotionally affecting sound effects record ever recorded. Sure, we’ve all been in love. But it’s doubtful we’ve ever sounded this damn excited about it. —Jess Harvell, Pitchfork
yesterday i spent the 7 hour drive home with my parents watching countdown choreography videos on youtube. just doin me y’all.