Mood Music: Jealous by Labrinth and Beyonce

Two songs with the same title by two different artists, producing two different feelings. Saying the same thing, I’m jealous.

So let me tell you about the songs Jealous, one song is by Beyonce and the other is by Labrinth, and how these songs can help when you are in your feelings.

Jealous by Labrinth has more of a slow feeling that helps address how much you miss that certain person. When he is singing it feels as if he is speaking to you. Opening up and sharing his heart throughout the song. The sadness in his voice can explain how you are feeling. When I am listening to Labrinth’s song I am usually in my feelings a lot more. When the week has been rough and you are upset because they aren’t here.

Through the song he reflects on how he misses someone and is envious of her life without him. He is jealous.

It’s hard for me to say, I’m jealous of the way you’re happy without me”. When I first heard that line I knew this song was going to be a favorite of mine. This song sums up all of my feelings when I think about him and how he isn’t here. Getting jealous when you see that you are not apart of things they are doing. Life seems perfect and you aren’t there. You wonder if you are missed at all. Then you start to stress, complain, and overthink. When all you want is to be making memories together.

Labrinth’s song is the type that you send to your person when you aren’t able express how you feel. He puts it all out there, everything that you want to say. He is saying it. And if they are listening it should resonate with them. Hopefully starting to understand.

“I’m jealous of the nights, That I don’t spend with you”.

While Labrinth has the softer song that shows vulnerability Jealous by Beyonce will give you the complete opposite with her jealousy. She doesn’t plan on sitting and sulking in her feelings. She intends to do the same things that he is doing without her. Hoping to make him jealous.

“Sometimes I want to walk in your shoes. Do the types of things that I never ever do”. Have you ever heard someone say they are going to treat you like you are treating them? Which never truly works how you expect it to. You just want them to understand how and why you feel the way you do. So you attempt to “show them better than you can tell them“.  Because you will not know how I feel until you are in this situation.

So I am going to act like you do. “Freakum dress out my closet. Yonce’ filling out this skirt,” deciding I am not going to stay home feeling sad, “Tonight I’m staying out until tomorrow. Dancing on tables I got no cares, no sorrow“.

Trying to be put your middle finger up to the world and your feelings. For once you want to be out of your mind, and you do not want to think about him. Although you always do.

Ultimately knowing you don’t want to go out. Just trying to prove a point. You just want to feel as if you are missed.

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Hoping they notice.

The end of the songs she breaks it down that she knows she is being hateful. Possibly overacting. That all of it is nothing.

“I’m just jealous. I’m just human”.

Beyonce’s version is a favorite due to her taking it a “step further” and trying to take her mind off him. Granted she is being somewhat vengeful, but she needs to. Needing to get your mind off of whatever it is. This song gives you the “I can still be a bad bitch feeling”. It gives that motivation you need to push yourself to get out of this “bad week” mood. Try to live your life like they are living theirs.

Two songs I can appreciate for two different reasons. Beyonce’s song is one that is used to help you get out your funk. To help give you that sense of self again.  Labrinth’s is that song you just need to listen to when you are down. When you are tired of trying to explain your feelings. Trying to explain why you are acting the way you are this week. Using Labrinth to speak for you. Both are different, but the same.

Saying I miss you.

Saying I’m jealous..

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Mood Music: ‘Fall For You’ Leela James

Just when you think that you have built up walls to not cry over Jasmine Sullivan, Adele, and good ole Mary J. Blige you find another song to tug at your emotions and throw you back in your feelings.

Let me tell you about the song ‘Fall For You by Leela James, and how this song helped me take residence in my feelings.

The beauty of her voice when she sings the lyrics captures you, and puts you into a trance. And when you realize you are in the same situation she is singing about you are pulled in deeper. You realize that you are falling yourself and start smile with uncertainty.

In the song she asks, “Would you catch me if I fall for you?” A simple question, but a damn hard one to ask.  From my own experience I hate liking someone, and when I do I am just worried and I need to know how the other person feels also. And that is what she is saying. I am falling for you, and I need to know if you feel the same way. Because no one wants to be in love alone.

I stumbled across this song while listening to Major’s ‘Why I Love You‘ which already had me in my feelings, and then I heard this. That night was just a recipe for snuggling up next to a bottle of Kroger wine and tears slowly streaming down my face.

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One part of the song she says “But this thing is new baby. Feels like I’m losing control.” When I heard that part I knew this song was for me to hear. You might know that feeling when you can get so emotional and realize you are not as guarded as you thought. You haven’t felt this way in a long time. You start realize you are in deeper than you than you thought. Falling.

Trust me when I tell you that this is a song that you will want to hear. We all have that In  My Feelings playlist, so get ready to add this song to the list next Mary J’s ‘I’m Going Down’.  So be cautious when you are listening because these words may hit close to home. And you might find yourself like me snuggled up with some Merlot.

 

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