I'm under the tunnel, I'm holding my breath.

Bow Down - The reason I put out Bow Down is because I woke up, I went into the studio, I had a chant in my head. It was aggressive, it was angry. It wasn’t the Beyoncé that wakes up every morning, it was the Beyoncé that was angry, it was the Beyoncé that felt the need to defend herself and I listened to it after I finished and I said..
"this is hot!" imma put it out. I’m not gon’ sell it, imma just put it out. People like it? Great. They don’t, they don’t and I won’t do it everyday because that’s not who I am but I feel strong and anyone that says “oh that is disrespectful” Just imagine the person that hates you. Imagine the person that doesn’t believe in you and look in the mirror and say bow down bitch and I guarantee you’ll feel gangsta.

- Beyoncé

(Source: life-of-beyonce)


kevin-gendreau:

BBC Music presents “God Only Knows.”

Line by line breakdown

BBC Concert Orchestra
Martin James Bartlett - celeste
Pharrell Williams – I may not always love you
Emeli Sandé - But as long as there are stars above you
Elton John – You never need to doubt it
Lorde – I’ll make you so sure about it
Chris Martin – God only knows what I’d be without you
Brian Wilson - If you should ever leave me
Florence Welch – Well life would still go on believe me
Kylie Minogue – The world could show nothing to me
Stevie Wonder – So what good would living do me
Eliza Carthy - God only knows what I’d be without you
Nicola Benedetti - violin
Jools Holland - piano
Brian May – electric guitar
Jake Bugg – lalalala
Katie Derham - violin
Tees Valley Youth Choir – God only knows
Alison Balsom – piccolo trumpet
One Direction - God only knows what I’d be without you
Jaz Dhami - God only knows what I’d be without you
Paloma Faith - God only knows what I’d be without you
Chrissie Hynde – God only knows
Jamie Cullum - God only knows what I’d be without you
Baaba Maal – God only knows
Danielle de Niese - God only knows what I’d be without you
Dave Grohl - God only knows
Sam Smith - God only knows what I’d be without you
Brian Wilson - God only knows what I’d be without you


Stop worrying about your identity and concern yourself with the people you care about, ideas that matter to you, beliefs you can stand by, tickets you can run on. Intelligent humans make those choices with their brain and hearts and they make them alone. The world does not deliver meaning to you. You have to make it meaningful…and decide what you want and need and must do. It’s a tough, unimaginably lonely and complicated way to be in the world. But that’s the deal: you have to live; you can’t live by slogans, dead ideas, clichés, or national flags. Finding an identity is easy. It’s the easy way out.

— Zadie Smith, On Beauty  (via aminaabramovic)

(Source: literaryjukebox.brainpickings.org)