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In a 21st Century chaotic world, we need all the love and kindness we can get. Catch the hearts of gold and lock them somewhere safe, because those things are rare these days. On February 16th, Drake represented exactly why we need to do that when he unleashed his highly anticipated music video for God's Plan

The Toronto rapper spent his time in Miami giving back to the community with the video's budget of almost a million dollars. The visual shows him purchasing cars for deserving people, buying shoppers' groceries, donating to the women and children homless shelter, helping struggling families and even sponsoring college students' education. Not to be dramatic but I want to be wrapped in a warm fuzzy blanket made out of screencaps of that video.

"I am not into challenges on IG I find them annoying...but today I am going to challenge everyone to just go out and do something for someone, anything, the smallest thing just to bring another human being some joy and please tag me in it somehow so I can see all the love being spread...you don't have to play the song in the background or have some tactics being used...just go be kind in any way you can and let's all watch the world be nice to each other even if it's for 24 hours...Thank You", Drake's Instagram story read on the day the video was released. Every social media platform pretty much exploded with emotional response, crying uglily and heart clenching simultaneously. Critics and haters even revealed they had a newfound respect for him, about time.

While God's Plan tests Drake's faith in a being more powerful that he is, it certainly restored my faith in humanity in return.

Prepare boxes of napkins for your tears before clicking here.

 

Photo Credits: DrakeVEVO/Youtube

Dutch DJ and producer Don Diablo has yet again captivated us with his new album, FUTURE.

In 2017, Diablo took the reigns of the EDM-world by impressing electronic music fans through his unique sound, releasing new music almost every week. With tracks that are suitable both for a small dance party with your friends as well as at a music festival, it is no surprise that there were high expectations for his third studio album. Through a more personal experience, these sixteen tracks will take old and new listeners alike on a new journey through his impressionable music.

The chill tune of opening track Back To Us, featuring the sweet vocals of Miles Waters, already enchants listeners into the Diablo magic, easing them into what's to come. It spreads positivity into fixing a relationship after a heartbreak, which blends into the second track, Everybody's Somebody featuring BullySongs. From start to finish, the switch in pace from mellow to exhilirating, accompanied by powerful lyrics, will certainly make an anthem for self acceptance.

What’s a Don Diablo track without some diversity? The magical tune of Don’t Let Go, featuring Holly Winter; Diablo’s emotional cover of Killer featuring Dave Thomas Junior’s amazing vocals, and People Say, featuring Paije that includes a heavy bass drop, further emphasises Diablo’s versatility that caters to different types of listeners.

To keep hearts thumping and adrenaline flowing, fan favourite Reflection shows off Diablo’s trademark spirited synths, evoking crowd reactions on his live performances. Not to mention, it is one of three songs that features his own vocals in, definitely a reason why we are so in love with it.

Closing the album is Echoes, undoubtedly one of Diablo’s most beautiful masterpiece. Its tranquil sound creates a pure, dream-like atmosphere that takes listeners on another emotional adventure to tie the entire album together nicely.

A mixture of future pop to future house, every song features its own intense rhythm wrapped around soulful vocals that leaves an entranced feeling. Admittedly, Don Diablo has done it again and met all high expectations. Who could top that off?

 

Photo credit: Don Diablo/ Facebook

Have you ever hung out at a friend's house just to play with their dog? Or go up to every dog you see to give it a pet and stare longingly at it as it walks away into the distance?

If you are dog deprived, not to worry, we've got you. To usher in the year of the dog, here are 10 celebrities and their four legged best friends to fuel your desire of wanting your own!

Who knows, you might be needing that extra push to visit the shelters today. A furry angel awaits you. 

 

1. Joe Jonas and Winston 

Instead of lifting weights, DNCE member Joe Jonas lifts his English Bulldog, Winston, after a long walk. Would totally give him scratches and a good massage. 

 

2. Nick Jonas and Elvis 

Does this get any more heartwarming? Elvis, the ever loyal best friend, entered Nick's life when he was only 16, and they went through ups and downs together. 

 

3. Zendaya and Noon

The best Christmas present anyone could ever have, Noon brightened Zendaya's life after her dog of 11 years, Midnight, passed away in 2015. Noon might look like a mini Midnight, but the little pup has his own style. Make sure to follow Zendaya's instagram for more of him!

 

4. Louis Tomlinson and Clifford 

Not sure who is cuter to be honest. Whether it's a stressful day or kicking back with a couple of beers, Louis' labradoodle, Clifford, is always by his side. It pretty much makes me have cardiac arrest everytime Louis posts an instagram picture of them together.

 

5. Ryan Reynolds and Baxter 

Being a famous filmstar is a roller coaster, but Ryan Reynold's golden retriever, Baxter, keeps him grounded since day one. When he's not filming, the two bond together at the park, who wouldn't want a friendship like that?

 

6. Kylie Jenner and Norman, Bambi, Ernie and Penny

We all know Kylie's dogs are the most important in her life. When her Italian Greyhounds Norman and Bambi "accidentally" had puppies, she welcomed them without hesitation, and are part of the family already. The more the merrier, right?

 

7. Bebe Rexha and Bear Rexha 

Bear Rexha might be one of the most pampered dogs out there. Well, not dethroning Paris Hilton's dogs of course. This little puppy follows Bebe everywhere, touring the world and living in luxury, and most of all, getting all the love from her human. Is it possible to be jealous of a dog? 

 

8. Tom Holland and Tessa 

Whoever says Bull terriers are monsters, are monsters themselves. The bond between Tom and his Staffordshire Bull terrier, Tessa, can definitely vouch for that. Who could resist those innocent eyes and selfless character?

 

9. Cara Delevingne and Leo

Named after Cara's zodiac sign, Leo the husky is the definition of gorgeous. A beautiful person with a beautiful dog? My eyes are blessed with the sight.

 

10. Ariana Grande and Toulouse

Fans of Ariana know that Toulouse is one of the OGs. Having been featured on her snapchats and instagram posts and even been to modelling shoots, Toulouse can debunk any stereotype of a sheltered dog being less worthy than any other dog. 

 

Photo Credits: DailyMail, StarsChanges, Zendaya/Instagram, Louis Tomlinson/Instagram, Entitymag, Popsugar, Bebe Rexha/Instagram, Tom Holland/Facebook, CelebBuzz, Ariana Grande'Instagram

Pretty sure if you're an avid social media user, you'd have known who newest boyband Why Don't We are. If you don't, well, where were you the past year?

The band, comprised of five members; Jonah, Jack, Zach, Corbyn and Daniel, struck gold when they were deemed one of 2017's biggest breakout boyband. With over 120 million global audio streams and a huge social media following to date, these sweethearts are just getting started with possibly overthrowing One Direction. 

On January 29th, fans went berserk when they dropped their newest single, Trust Fund Baby. Although there may have been a slight bias for the track being penned by the genius lyricist Ed Sheeran, I am still a little on the fence with the message they're conveying. It addresses how desirable independent women are, those who wear baggy jeans, are make-up free, climbs trees, everything that subverts from gender stereotypes. On one hand, hearing these lyrics from five boys is validating and empowering to women, especially to their impressionable fanbase. On the other, being an independent woman also extends from what guys expect us to be, and that women can carry themselves however they want. 

Despite that, this single might be one of their best yet musically. Inclusive of snaps in the pre-chorus, piano and brass synths, there is a hip-hop oriented feel that elevates their usual pop sound. The chorus is extremely catchy and not in a cliche way, added with soulful vocals and ad-libs. This is just the beginning for them, and I can't say I'm not eager to see them topping the charts anytime soon. 

Listen to Trust Fund Baby here: 

 

Photo Credit: Boston Theater

 

Not only can you slow dance to songs by singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran at your wedding, his beautiful and eloquent lyrics also make you want to get married to a stranger you’ve just met on the streets.

It’s a universal fact that the English singer has the talent for triggering all our feels, with lyrics like, “Take my hand and my heart and soul, I will have only these eyes for you”.

So dim the lights, light the candles, and let Ed Sheeran’s honey-laced voice and soulful lyrics fill your heart to celebrate the month of love.

 

 

1. Kiss Me 

The perfect track to wake up to or have a cozy night in with your significant other. Sheeran’s tender voice accompanied by the sweet acoustic tune definitely makes your chest tighten and your heart swell with affection simultaneously. 

 

2. Give Me Love

One of the most iconic songs that ever existed, complete with fiery passion and intense build-up. Even if you’re single, the desperate strain of Sheeran’s voice makes you “craving (even) more” in a non-existent relationship.

 

3. Tenerife sea

It’s no surprise that Sheeran is capable of describing a facial organ to something as beautiful as the sea. That skilful guitar plucking and words like “all that you are is all that I’ll ever need” give us goosebumps.

 

4. Dive

Among Sheeran’s many love songs, Dive is definitely a serenade-worthy track, flavoured with a little jazz and a whole lot of impassioned vocals.

 

5. One

Carried with the delicate picking of the acoustic guitar, the emotional depth of the words being poured out feels like the song is written for you and only you. Definitely a masterpiece. 

 

Photo credit: Ed Sheeran/ Facebook