This is my "Some girl in Texas shares her pop culture obsessions" post.
In the summer, Brett and I typically get out our guitars more. We find ourselves with more time to sit on the porch learning new covers, playing acoustic versions of our favorite songs, messing around with mash-ups, etc. So most of July's pop-culture picks have to do with music.
And since I've never posted a pop-culture post, THERE AREN'T ANY RULES ABOUT TOO MUCH MUSIC. Bless.
Here are my top FAVE things I'm overjoyed and OBSESSED with.
1. Super. Freaking. Fruit.
I've loved Mitch and Scott since Pentatonix, but I had all the special feels for them when they started doing their side channel, SuperFruit. I'm OBSESSED with all their pop songs turned Broadway and love every time they cover anything Broadway. But their new album, y'all. It meets so many of my pop needs. Every video they've come out with to accompany their songs is a beautiful work of art too-- major bonus.
Brett and I have been jamming out to Imaginary Parties errrry day in the kitchen. And it's by far my fave video. I love it so much, it's at the bottom of this post in case you need a colorful summer-time pick me up. Check out their new album, Future Friends, on Spotify.
Also--- there are two parts to their album and they haven't even released the second part yet. YEESH. I'm SO pumped.
2. Retta's Instagram Stories.
We fell in love with Retta on Parks and Rec (TREAT-YO-SELF.... and then when she came up with her non-profit, "Teach Yo Self", in the final season I bawled my eyes out), but y'all, I've fallen in love with her all over again.... every morning when she makes coffee in her Keurig. Every. Single. Morning. She sings "Good Morning" from Singing in the Rain right before she pops in that k-cup and pours her creamer.
This is a phenomenon like none other, and I'm not the only one obsessed with watching her every morning. She has a HUGE fan club, dedicated to waking up with her... all of us, drinking our coffee together.
3. Rachel Lindsay--- #teampeter got destroyed. And I'm THIS close to unfollowing her instagram not because I don't love her (even though I don't get how she didn't ultimately choose peter whether there was a ring involved or not), but because I was #anybodybutbryan
4. Ashley Tisdale's Music Sessions on Youtube. Am I late to the party on this one? I'll be honest and say that I'm not a huge fan of the ones of just her singing, but I really love when she brings on a celebrity guest to sing covers with her. I linked the one she did with Lea Michelle, and it's ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. #allinthistogether
5. Manchester Orchestra's new album. Brett's already learned a few songs and we're falling in love with all their sweet, sad, sappy, and weird lyrics all over again.