April New Music

Hey guys! It’s been a while since my last post, but since it’s the end of the month, I want to review all of the new music that was released by your favourite Disney people this month.

  1. Laura Marano – Boombox 
    Last year, we heard the amazing news that Laura was signed to Big Machine Records (the same record label as Taylor Swift). This month she released her first single “Boombox”. The hilarious Ken Jeong co-stars in the video and has already had 16 million views!
  2. Sofia Carson – Love is the Name
    The Descendants star released her debut single “Love is the Name” this month. This video was beautifully shot on an island and the lyrics are amazing. I can’t wait for her album!
  3. Jordan Fisher – All About UsJordan was in both Teen Beach movies and most recently stars in Liv & Maddie as Liv’s love interest. This month he has also released a new single called “All About Us”. Jordan’s voice is so smooth and this song shows the impressive range that he has. A music video will be released later on(hopefully judging from social media) but right now, have a listen to the audio here.
  4. The Girl and the Dreamcatcher – Someone You Like
    Dove Cameron and Ryan McCartan have recently released a studio version of a song that they wrote called “Someone You Like”. They had already performed this song and posted it to their YouTube page about a year ago, but this is a much clearer sounding version. The lyrics to the song are very sweet and can be likened to Dove and Ryan’s real-life long-term relationship. Here is the lyric video to learn the words.
  5. Olivia Holt – Hands to Myself (cover)
    Olivia covered Selena Gomez’s “Hands to Myself” with help from Rocky Lynch from R5. This stripped down acoustic version of the song is amazing and really showcases her voice.

 

I tried out the Descendants App!!

Recently I was browsing through the app store and stumbled across this app! Since ‘Deescendants’ was so popular in 2015, I thought that I would try it out and seeing as it was made by Disney it had to be authentic (It is the official Mobile Gam for the movie). So, I downloaded it and gave it a whirl and here’s the review!

The Descendants app is a role-play app where you create a character that interacts with all the characters from the movie (i.e. Mal, Ben, Carlos etc.). You can change almost anything, from the face structure of your avatar to what kind of clothes they wear. It’s fun to dress up the avatar, and you are able to add clothing items to your wardrobe throughout the game.

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Creating and customising my avatar

 

Once the avatar has been created, you are set to enter Auradon Prep!

The dialogue is set up in a series of arrows and script options where you can pick what your avatar says. Different characters will direct you to other characters and places in Auradon Prep where you will be able to help on missions. These missions are things like helping Evie organise a school part or Mal find her spellbook. Each mission that you complete rewards you and the more missions you complete rockets you to ‘Legendary’ status!

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An interaction with Jay on the Tourney Field

One thing I didn’t like about this app is that if you want to play to your heart’s content – you can’t. Completing missions require energy and there’s a limit to that. To refill your energy you have to wait until it fills up again which takes agessss (maybe about 10-20 mins, but still).

I would recommend this game to anyone who loved the ‘Descendants’ movie (Kids, remember to ask your parents first before downloading). It lets you further delve into the world of Auradon Prep and discover new things about your favourite characters. You can also make friends with all the characters from the movie and they will be stored in a contact list on the app. Imagine being friends with Mal!

Review: Lab Rats Elite Force

Hey guys! It’s been a while, but I’m returning to my blog with a review on the new show ‘Lab Rats Elite Force’.

Summary:

Lab Rats Elite Force, or LREF for short, is a spin-off show that combines ‘Mighty Med’ and ‘Lab Rats’ together. It starts off where both the shows end and features Bree (Kelli Berglund) and Chase (William Brent aka Billy Unger) from Lab Rats and Skylar (Paris Berelc), Oliver (Jake Short) and Kaz (Bradley Steven Perry). These characters from both shows form a team to try to find out who destroyed Might Med.

Five episodes in, the dynamic of the characters together brings the show to life. There a lot of humour and friendship bonds being created between characters. The friendship development between Skylar and Bree is also fun to watch as they try to embrace sisterhood after being around boys for so long. Overall, this show is off to a good start and brings the best from the two previous shows.

Rating: 

I would rate this show a 4 out of 5 stars. The show can develop so much more in further episodes but it is a really great start.

Recommendation:

I would recommend this show to anyone, especially those who like superheroes and hero/villain type shows. You don’t have to watch ‘Lab Rats’ or ‘Mighty Med’ to follow this show. I never really kept up with either show but have managed to follow the story line of LREF just fine. 🙂