Now I’m listening to

🎵 Build a Bitch 🎤 Bella Poarch 💿 Build a Bitch – Single (2021)

The lyrical trope of these tracks is (a) failed relationship(s). But if I were Olivia’s ex, I’d show NO glimmer of interest in coming back to her after giving this album a listen. The monotony is rather intense and decided, projecting her as a despondent grouch. I wish she had drawn on more profound materials and explored them a bit further (A good example might be “A Woman’s Worth” on Alicia Key’s debut album). Insecurity, self-doubt, clinginess, and the list goes on. Olivia is not expected to get stuck in a rut when creating her next album.

💿 SOUR (2021) 🎤 Olivia Rodrigo

Part of me grew up on Brazilian music, and I think this song is really on point!

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🎵 Girl From Rio 🎤 Anitta 💿 Girl From Rio – Single (2021)

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🎵 Hypnotized (feat. Marco Luka & Tanu) 🎤 Weston Estate 💿 Hypnotized (feat. Marco Luka & Tanu) – Single (2019)

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🎵 Lonely Hearts Club 🎤 Winona Oak 💿 CLOSURE – EP (2020)

Oh entrée! Beautiful entrée! You make my world better!

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🎵 Andre 🎤 Small Sins 💿 Volume II (2021)

While many of my peers are experiencing the onset of their “mid-life crises,” I’m playing Doja Cat all day long.

Now I’m listening to

🎵 So High 🎤 Doja Cat 💿 Purrr! – EP (2014)

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🎵 i don’t really like your boyfriend 🎤 Avenue Beat 💿 i don’t really like your boyfriend – Single (2020)

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🎵 Comme des Garçons (Like the Boys) [Brabo Remix] 🎤 Rina Sawayama & Pabllo Vittar 💿 SAWAYAMA (Deluxe Edition) (2020)

A bunch of Japanese recording artists are very fond of writing and performing songs in Mandarin Chinese and even Cantonese. I can feel the cross-cultural thrill in their sounds.

Now I’m listening to

🎵 古い家に (給古老的房子) 🎤 Kukikodan 💿 おはようあさ – EP (2005)

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🎵 Chosen Family 🎤 Rina Sawayama & Elton John 💿 Chosen Family – Single (2021)

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🎵 Tenkeitekina Kataomoiwo Sitahitonouta 🎤 ASA 💿 Tenkeitekina Kataomoiwo Sitahitonouta – Single (2020)