“NEW YEAR, NEW US!”, we hear everyone cry.
Not TenEighty though, we’re already perfect.
Amid a raging sea of Christmas present haul videos we’ve still managed to break into 2016 with some top notch content including sex, music and some good old fashioned nostalgia.
Sound good? Of course it does. We’re basically the best thing the Internet has ever spat out, and yes, our New Years Resolution of feelin’ ourselves 24/7 is going swimmingly thank you. Damn, we look good today.
Two Thirds A Quarter – Br0llz
What with it being the start of the year we felt it appropriate to feature at least one video that dealt with looking back on the past 12 months and what the future holds. Please welcome to the stage, Oliver Banks.
As a society we’re pretty obsessed with nostalgia (lets all take a moment to think about the last time we opened Timehop and cringed so hard we had to turn the phone away from our face), and Oliver examines what this means to him critically and eloquently. He also explores whether being nostalgic is something that he can stop doing, but also if it can help him in the future.
Plus there’s some really lovely footage and what looks like some A+ buddies. NICE.
Relationships, Sex & Me – Rob Simpson
Videos don’t get more honest than this one.
Rob Simpson talks us through his relationship history – or lack thereof – and his attitude to sex, a lot of which stems from his own complicated body image.
It’s not often we hear about the concept of virginity when it’s not framed with notions of abstinence due to religion or other beliefs, and Rob’s video is a refreshing take on his own situation that doesn’t hold back for the sake of a “taboo” topic.
We’re just as excited for 2016 as Rob is, and look forward to hearing about everything it holds for him.
I’m Not Okay (Ukulele Cover) – Lou Foulkes
Watching Lou Foulkes’ new video happens in two parts:
- Firstly, you know, you do the all-important listening bit.
- Then you go WEEP in the comments section with everyone else. To say that Lou’s soft vocals tug on the old heartstrings is an understatement.
Are you prepared to remember your teen period? Are you prepared to remember how wonderfully awkward you were, and realise just how important bands like My Chemical Romance were to your development as a human being? Are you? Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Christmas Haul, Resolutions, Adele, Pencil Moon – Ophelia Dagger
She’s back. SHE’S BACK! Recording this only four hours into 2016, Chelsea Fisher had already managed to purchase a treadmill by the time of filming. *Applause*
She’s been away for a while because – and we quote – she didn’t want to “contribute to the vast, vapid, narcissistic, empty noise of YouTube”.
Chelsea continues by explaining that her laptop now needs to be put in the fridge when exporting videos because of some severe overheating issues, and assures us that her upcoming book will definitely have pages.
She ends with a glimpse at her own alternative interpretation of Adele’s Hello, which features an answer machine. Full video soon please.
CREATING OUR KID CHALLENGE! – Jake Mitchell
With a little help from his girlfriend, Saffron, Jake Mitchell is back with his very own tag video that we’re sure will be all the rage on YouTube in 2016.
The tag sees the two of them constructing a super stylish child on Photoshop made from various famous faces and their favourite clothing.
P.S. is that a glittery reindeer in the background? Is it ride-able? We need answers, Jake.
A few more for your peepers:
Not many people know what it’s like to have a deformity, and somehow it’s become a bit of a taboo subject when it really, really shouldn’t be. Stepping up to the challenge, Leena Normington sits down for a lengthy cuppa with her mate to ask all of the stupid questions everyone’s been too embarrassed to ask.
What did we miss this week? We might have missed something. Perhaps. Look, it’s pretty unlikely because we’re so great, but there’s still a faint chance. Maybe. Let us know @TenEightyUK or drop us a line on Facebook at TenEightyUK.