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Music Review: Falling In Reverse “I’m Not a Vampire (revamped)”

by Paula Huerta

On February 12, 2021, Falling In Reverse released a new and improved version of their original song “I’m not a Vampire.”

The original was released back in 2011  along with the rest of the album, Drug In Me Is You and had a huge impact on the emo/hardcore community.  While the original had major success on YouTube, receiving 44 million views, the revamped version gained 2.8 million views!

Lead singer/songwriter, Ronnie Radke has been incorporating different genres such as rap, metal, pop, etc. into the band’s music over the years. However, he says the band features mainly pop now that he does “everything.”

I love that Falling In Reverse is so diverse because that means more people can enjoy the music since it’s not limited to one genre.

I was so excited to hear that there was going to be a new single! The song includes a very beautiful orchestra type beat.  

Personally, I love the music video and enjoy the song itself, but the majority of the band’s old fanbase no longer supports them since these fans were more fond of the band’s former “hardcore music.

So, if you’re looking for a diverse band leaning more towards the emo/hardcore genre, Falling In Reverse is the band for you.

I hope you enjoy their music as much as I do!

How to Deal With Artist’s Block

What is artist’s block? And how do you deal with it?

By Paula Huerta

Have you ever sat in front of a blank page or canvas just staring at it, and not knowing what to create? It’s so frustrating! But it’s not uncommon.

This is called the artist’s block also known as a creative block. And according to author Lee Hammond, this block is “a common dilemma that links all of the creative fields together, and plagues every artist.” 

Art block prevents one from connecting with their creative side resulting in difficulty in creating new artwork.

So how do you deal with it? 

Put down that palette and take a break!

If you are trying to create something non-stop, you will most definitely get tired. This is true for anything you overdo, so taking a break is a great way to rejuvenate yourself and your creativity. 

Remember, putting down the pencil or stepping away from the canvas for a little while won’t affect your ability to draw, and drawing is not the only way to improve as an artist. 

How to GET OUT of an art block:

Here are a few things you can do to find your creativity again: 

  • Redrawing old sketches can help you see how much you have improved. 
  • Doodle something random and go with it; this is fun to do when you’ve been stressing over not being able to make something new. 
  • Watching other artists can help you as well since you can learn new techniques and draw inspiration from them.
  • Listening to your favorite songs can also help you find inspiration. This can come from the lyrics themselves or simply from the relaxation you’ll enjoy while hearing it. 

The outcome: 

Once you have taken a break and maybe practiced your artistic skill, a little lightbulb will turn on and give you an idea. 

Believe it or not, even though they are difficult to endure, these types of blocks help you grow as an artist.  You just have to be patient and find the solution that works for you. In the end, you’ll create something awesome!

Attack on Titan (anime): New Season Reviewed

by Paula Huerta

The anime series Attack on Titan is one of the best anime series I’ve ever seen! The details in the animation and story line are greatly thought out. The show falls under the category of action, dark fantasy, and post-apocalyptic. The creator, Hajime Isayama, has spoken out to say that the latest season will not include a happy ending. He jokingly said that once the fans have seen the new season, he will make a waterfall out of our tears.

Season 4 was released on December 7, 2020. Because of the time difference between Japan and the U.S., fans that live in the United States were actually able to watch it on December 6!

I believe the reason people love this series is because they cling to the characters, and they grow an attachment to them. Personally, I think it is sad that this astonishing series is coming to an end. I would definitely recommend this show to those who love action, but it’s also great for  those who love humorous and heartwarming stories too.

In my opinion, Attack on Titan, when put into numbers, is an 8.5/10. It loses a point-and-a-half solely because the show has a few parts missing that were in the books. To avoid any confusion when watching the animated series, I highly recommend reading the books first!

Based on pure enjoyment of the series, Attack on Titan is a solid 10/10!