Hear me out: what you should be listening to this month

October is a scary month. Not because we will have to live through another Friday the 13th, or as a result of any Halloween-related activities. It goes deeper than that. We are now one month into our school programs and everyday we inch closer to 2018. Remember when we said that 2017 was going to be our year and we were going to accomplish everything we’ve been putting on the back burner? Me too. Are we there yet? Not quite.

But alas, it’s going to be OK. Many artists are releasing their sophomore albums this month and we’re here to give you a reminder of who you should be checking out.

St. Vincent —  MASSEDUCTION (Oct. 13th 2017)

The queen has returned. If you haven’t heard about Annie Clark, you aren’t in the right circles. After the breakout success of her first album, Annie is  back with her sophomore album, this time with a pop flair.

DVSN — Morning After (Oct. 13th 2017)

Get ready to cry. This OVO artist is back with his second album just in time for the weather change. With this artist’s sultry voice and sexy lyrics, the album will keep you feeling them feelings about love lost.

Wu-Tang Clan — Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues (Oct. 13th 2017)

Following their reunion album in 2014, the Wu-Tang follows up with another saga. Not only are we graced with another album, the New York collective is heading out on a tour of the U.S..

Beck — Colors (Oct. 13th 2017)

As a follow-up to his last album, Morning Phase, which secured him three grammies, Beck is back with Colors. Beck is a chameleon. He carefully masters multiple instruments and brings forward a pop album that is due to climb the charts.

King Krule — The Ooz (Oct. 13th 2017)

Archy Marshall is back. The Ooz follows his last release in 2013 and focuses on the subconscious mind. With musical collaborations with names like Earl Sweatshirt, this album is certainly one to keep an eye out for.

Jessie Ware — Tough Love (Oct. 20th 2017)

Jessie Ware has masterfully pieced together the perfect team of writers and producers for her upcoming album Tough LoveThe album is credited with Julia Michaels, Francis and the Lights, and Cashmere Cat.

Majid Jordan — The Space Between (Oct. 27th 2017)

Majid’s sophomore album will have 13 tracks and feature artists such as Partynextdoor and DVSN. This duo from Toronto will be taking October by a storm and proving that it’s truly OVO season.

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One Month – One Colour: Pink For The Month Of October

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October seems like the most ideal and perfect month. As soon as October 1st rolled around, a swarm of social media users flooded timelines with memes, to welcome the month. Not only that, but it is the time of the Libra babies, as many birthdays are recognized and celebrated. We also get the opportunity to sit around with family for a warm Thanksgiving dinner, and scare little kids with gruesome costumes on Halloween.

And with many fun filled adventures that October brings, through birthdays, fall weddings, and relaxing with a Starbucks drink in hand, we tend to forget about one of the most important aspects of the month, Breast Cancer Awareness. Breast Cancer is the most common form of cancer in women, but with avid awareness of the disease, women are able to find early detection and take part in improving treatments. So in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness, and the month of October, we will be breaking the fall rules and rocking the prettiest colour of all, pink.

With the weather getting chilly and the sun barely being out, what perfect way to spend your evening than watching a fantastic movie? One of my favourites that I almost know word for word, is Mean Girls (1) . If you have not seen this movie, you need to go on Netflix right now and tune in. Mean Girls, is downright hilarious and I definitely believe it will never get old. But, why this movie specifically? Well because, in the famous words of Karen Smith, “On Wednesday’s we wear pink!”

Since outside has been looking quite dull, try adding a little colour in your life. I mentioned before about breaking the fall rules, so do just that by painting your nails a pretty shade of pink. It can be bright, a darker hue, or more subtle, but whatever you choose will be perfect. My recommendation is the Vernis Gel Shine and Long Wear Nail Lacquer by Dior (2) available in Sephora.

I don’t see many people wearing these nowadays, but because October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, get a pink ribbon (3)  at the Canadian Cancer Society website and wear it as part of your outfits. Whether you know someone with breast cancer or not, it is always a nice little reminder for people that may forget the importance of these 31 days. It is a beautiful representation of strong women that are constantly battling and never giving up the fight. You can also never give or show too much support for someone, as they hurdle through a tough obstacle in their life.

Now that we have traded in our flip-flops for runners or combat boots, maybe now it’s time to invest in some cozy socks. With a company named PINK by Victoria Secret, you would think that all apparel items would have pink in it! Well, unfortunately not. But they do have cute PINK and pink socks (4)  in store. They will definitely keep you warm while you’re painting your nails and watching Mean Girls.