S – Set Fire to the Rain by Adele

A-Z Blog Challenge - Set Fire to the Rain by Adele - Lauren Mayhew Author

Set Fire to the Rain by Adele – 56 Plays – 118 ‘S’ Songs in Total

I didn’t really know who Adele was until after she released her second album, 21. I wouldn’t say that I’m a hardcore Adele fan and by that I mean there were a few songs on her album that I didn’t love. However, the songs that I do love, very quickly became my all-time favourite songs ever, Set Fire to the Rain being one of them, Hello being the other. My sister had Adele’s albums, so I first would have heard Set Fire to the Rain when I borrowed it from her. I’m sure it was the soundtrack to my walk to work many times in 2015 and 2016.

Adele has such a powerful voice and I love that in a singer, male or female. It also seems so effortless when she sings which makes me extremely jealous. She’s got such a fantastic personality as well. She gives the impression that she doesn’t care what you think about her. An absolutely care-free spirit. I basically want to be Adele. A live performance of Set Fire to the Rain can be watched at the bottom of the post. Continue reading


Shuffle Play Questions

Shuffle Play Questions - Lauren Mayhew AuthorI’ve done one of these before, but I’m almost certain I cheated a little. There were either answers that made no sense at all, or I was embarrassed to admit to some of the music on my iPod. This time, I’m gonna do it properly!

Here are 20 questions that I’m answering with Shuffle Play on my iPod. Hopefully some of them work well enough to be amusing. I’m going to put the title of the song first, then the artist, then the album/ single that it’s from. Continue reading

Songs to Write to

Lauren Mayhew Author MusicI know everyone is different when they write and some people like to work in complete silence, whilst others have to have music playing. I personally, cannot write in silence, but if I play familiar songs, I find myself singing along to them and not doing any writing.

I do find a lot of inspiration in music though – I don’t steal people’s lyrics, if that’s what you’re thinking. I simply mean that certain songs evoke emotions that make me want to write certain things. Continue reading