Christmas is coming along far too quickly!
The fact that 2018 is nearing completion is terrifying. The ticking clock of time goes faster and faster, apparently. Something that has been a mainstay of these articles over this year is #TrackOfTheWeek and, once again, it is back and, once again, it’s Ariana Grande. She brings some heat with the best post-breakup song, perhaps ever?
thank u, next is an incredible song that gives us self-empowerment on a level that has not been seen before. It is sweet and poppy, the complete antithesis to the F**K It (I Don’t Want You Back) by Eamon at the beginning of the century.
On with the Round-Up!
ZOELLA’S NEW BOOK | HONEST, BRUTAL REVIEW | JaackMaate
Jack Dean is back with another Zoe Sugg video. She has released a best seller, Cordially Invited. You know that means there will be a JaackMaate video on the subject. Will it be a positive review? You’ll have to watch to find out. You’re cordially invited to watch this newest entry into the Zoella series.
HOW TO DEAL WITH MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS IN 2019 | Joe Weller
Joe Weller has had a public battle with his mental health. With his stewardship in this video, he is using his knowledge to help anyone who is looking for someone to help them through what they have going on. It is a delicate subject that affects so many people, so many more than we could possibly know, and it is always appreciated to see public figures going to bat on it.
They MOCKED Grenfell Tower | My REACTION.. | KishenTanna
Kishen Tanna is one of the people who is filled with anger because of a very justified reason. Around Halloween and Bonfire Night, an inflammatory and disgusting video was making its way round the internet where a few people set fire to an effigy of Grenfell Tower. The blatant disregard for the loss of life just doesn’t make sense to any sane, normal person.
We Need To Stop Emma Chamberlain | ImAllexx
Alex Elmsley is back with another video talking about the skyrocketed fame of vlogger Emma Chamberlain. He starts by showing all the negative parts of her story and comeup. Most reaction-based video creators would leave it there to focus on the negative, which might get more views long-term, but Alex does not do that.
He talks about the kryptonite of long term success for online creators: growth! People changing is seen as a bad thing on the internet and Alex proposes that, in fact, it is not that in any way.
Between my Teeth (acoustic session) | Orla Gartland
Orla Gartland is back with a new song, Between my Teeth, and to celebrate she has released a live version that showcases her incredible vocals that we all know she has. We need a full length album, 2019 is the year for that, please!
You need to watch this one, we promise you that!
11 November was Armistice Day, and on BBC Two there was the premiere of They Shall Not Grow Old, the ground-breaking World War I documentary, directed by Peter Jackson. Yes, the Lord of the Rings Peter Jackson. Indietrix Film Reviews is here to show us their thoughts on the film. Watch the film first and then go and watch this review to see if your thoughts line up. It is usually more interesting if they don’t!
Leena Normington and Craig Simmonds are a couple, if you didn’t know. Leena loves books and works in publishing. Craig is a photographer who takes wonderful images. With this video, they meet in the middle and talk about the best photo books. With no spoilers, we just want to say that it is always going to be great to see people talk about their passions passionately.
One of the hit TV shows of 2018 is Channel 4’s The Circle and one of the finalists was Freddie, the flamboyant gay guy that was a lot of people’s favourite. Hannah E is here driving with Freddie, her actual friend, to talk about all different sorts of stuff. It is great to see what they have to talk about and they are hilarious throughout.
As technology gets better and better, new things can happen and blow people’s minds. One of the things that is going around at this current moment is 8D Audio, which is the trademarked name for what is ostensibly 3D audio. Listening to songs in this way creates a different experience than normal, boring 2D audio. Aaliyah Rose is here listening to all sorts of different music to see what is different, giving us her thoughts throughout. It is a trip!