The Chase - SOHN

Music has never felt more soothing than it does with Sohn behind the synthesizer.

"Hang on every word I say."

Any updates on the girl of your dreams? What's she like? — Asked by Anonymous

This question can be interpreted in two ways, so I shall answer both:

  1. Have you met the girl of your dreams yet? If so, what’s she like?

    Unfortunately, I have not met the woman of my dreams. However, I do feel that I am growing closer to meeting her. My career is finally starting up rather quickly with a job at Gawker and on the side I am finally working towards directing my own short film. A year ago this beautiful video said something that struck my heart: “If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love.” I have been living by those words ever since. Trying to do the things I love first and foremost. Now, that is not to say that I haven’t slipped up every once in a while. I have slipped up quite often actually; joining dating websites and quitting them after only a few dates, pursuing women who weren’t worth it, and day dreaming of the day I will fall in love. But am I trying to focus on what’s important, doing the things I love.

  2. Has your criteria of your dream girl changed?

    Yes. As I grow, the qualities I value in others grows as well. Recently, I realized that there are three crucial factors I need in a relationship: laughter, growth, and passion. I want to find someone I could laugh with at least once a day. Not a day passes by where I don’t see my parents laugh with each other, and I find myself wanting exactly that. I want to grow with someone, in the whole gamut of important life skills: emotionally, artistically, sexually, socially, etc. And I want passion. It may sound like something fanciful to some, trust me I’ve heard people shoot me down on this dream day-in and day-out, but I see these couples in their old age with this fire burning inside of them when they embrace and kiss their significant other. Passion is alive, and I can have that. I hope to have that.


Do you remember me? — Asked by deneece

Yes, I remember you. 

Love And Space - Akron/Family

Music can make even the worst days bearable. Here’s a song that I had the pleasure to experience live a few years on a day when only music was capable of being my savior.

"Make it into a mirror to reflect the myriad colored lights of love and space."

The Snowman Collection - New York Fashion Week.

Photos by Ariel Viera

I like to take pretty pictures. Let’s be Instagram friends, shall we? Follow me @thearielviera.

How To Run Away by Slow Magic

It’s been a while since I had the pleasure to experience the magic of a chillwave album. Now that one of my favorite bands are back, I can once again shower myself in gorgeous lo-fi synthesized rhythms.

The best perk working at Gawker: rooftop with wifi.

The best perk working at Gawker: rooftop with wifi.

sleEP by Interstellar Still Life

It’s always shocking when a group composing of only three members can feel as expansive as an orchestra. This is the feeling I get with Brooklyn-based band, Interstellar Still Life, which is a great name by the way. However, I’m biased with anything that has interstellar in the title. Raw energy bursts from guitarists Benjamin Miller with Jeremy Wingard beautifully grounding the sound, making a digital recording feel like an explosive in-house performance. I’m in love with this EP, it’s all that I love from bands like Grizzly Bear and Fleet Foxes with an extra rawness.

"…and now I’m saved."