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one of my favorites of 2020 :)

Let’s get right to it. This is going to be a pretty casual post in bullet point form because, let’s be real—I watched 40+ movies in 2020 and I’m guessing you’re not going to want to read paragraphs for each of those movies, just like how I don’t want to WRITE paragraphs for each of those movies. Man, I miss going to the movies. Anyway, here are my thoughts on all the movies I watched in 2020, in chronological order. Let me know what you think!

Bombshell

  • WOW I came out of this movie angrier than I thought I would…

BLACKPINK IN YOUR AREA.

okayokayokay there is a LOT I want to say, but I want to keep this concise. Blinks, we have been waiting AGES for this, so let’s jump right into the track-by-track review!

How You Like That

This is definitely a really strong opening track to Blackpink’s first full-length album. It’s classically Blackpink in a lot of ways—there’s a good mix of both Korean and English, a fun Lisa rap, a bangin’ outro, random syllables thrown into the song because why not... It was almost too formulaic for me when I first heard it, and I word vomited a four…


TIME FOR ME TO WORD VOMIT.

Wow, it’s been a while! Hello! Thank you for checking this out. I hope you will find this worthwhile, as this is a review from someone who is deeply invested in Taylor Swift and has been significantly impacted by her work over the years.

Before I start, I just want to dedicate this review to my best friend, Hanna. It was truly an act of God what happened to us, with this album. Hanna and I, both avid Swift fans, just decided to sort of impulsively spend some time in Rhode Island together (while…


I. Love. Selena. Gomez. When I think of her, I think of beauty and grace and compassion and strength and growth and being human. I saw people years ago complain when she received Woman of the Year (or something like that) that she hadn’t gone through as many struggles as other female artists, such as Ariana Grande (who I also adore), and I also think people complain that she is not as strong a vocalist as a lot of other pop singers out there, but this girl has been through so much. I feel empowered just knowing that someone who…


Apart from how I feel about “Shamila”, or her exit from Fifth Harmony about two years ago, I found myself extremely excited for Camila Cabello, and for her sophomore album, Romance. I definitely feel like Cabello has made a ton of right moves after her departure from Fifth Harmony, the Simon Cowell-manufactured girl group where her career started. Her music as a solo artist has always felt authentic to who is she is as a musician and she’s matured in a way that has never felt too forced. …


Bryan & Katie Torwalt are two of my favorite artists in the CCM game. I’ve always felt like their musical ideas were so innovative when compared to the standard cookie cutter, K-Love-type catalogue (no hate—by the way, if you’re wondering why I’m critiquing worship music when all of it is pleasing to God anyway, check out my blog post that’s literally called “Why I Review”). I’ve also always loved the authentic way in which they invite the Holy Spirit to do whatever He wants to do, and how they always declare the kingship of Jesus in their music.

The Torwalts…


I’m really excited to start off my First Impressions series with this album! I’m always down to listen to new music, so I was stoked when my friend Brian asked me to listen to Jacob Collier’s In My Room. Without further ado, here are my first impressions.

Woke up Today

  • Not sure what the rest of the album is going to sound like, but this is definitely a really free-sounding, expressive opening track that I think makes room for tons of possibilities in the rest of the album.
  • As someone who doesn’t know anything about Jacob Collier, this track for sure introduces him…


Dangerous Woman is an album I hold near and dear to my heart, for a few different reasons, so I was incredibly anxious pressing play on Sweetener for the very first time this past summer. “No Tears” came out last spring and I loved it, even though it was definitely a different sound than what I was expecting. …


On September 1st, 2018, I was walking to my local Rite Aid to do some last-minute shopping for a retreat that I was going on with my church later that day. As I was walking, a car slowed down next to me and the man driving it catcalled me. I glared at him, rolled my eyes, and strutted away from him with confidence, as if I wasn’t nervous that he would park his car somewhere, find me, and hurt me for not “appreciating his compliment”. Being catcalled is an unpleasant experience, but it’s not an uncommon one, for most girls…


As an avid Hillsong listener (yes, all the Hillsongs — Worship, United, Young & Free, Chapel — you name it), I was excited to dive into Young & Free’s newest record and first studio album, III, for my first ever review.

To read about my thought process when it comes to reviewing music (worship music in particular), take a moment to check out my short article, “Why I Review.”

Let Go

Anyone who speaks fluent Christianese is familiar with the phrase, “Let go and let God.” The idea of surrendering a former life for the one God has in store for…

Cat Cheng

Lover of Jesus, music, and people. Discovering how to better analyze and appreciate music one track at a time.

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