• Darcy Mantel

The Roundup: March

Updated: Sep 21, 2020

Praise the Lord March has ended. This month felt like it was an entire year long due to the Coronavirus outbreak. While we want to emphasize the severity of this virus, we want our readers to be able to come to our blog for positive entertainment. So amidst all the dark, we are going to highlight the many positive parts of March, including new music releases, Netflix releases and more! From Joe Exotic to the takeover of Zoom video chatting, March was wild. Let’s dive into everything that went down.

New to the Screen

This latest Netflix release has been….interesting. Tiger King is a unique Netflix documentary that tells the story of a decade long feud between Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin - both in the big cat industry. Joe breeds and deals his cats, while Carole is a conservationist. Carole argues that Joe mistreats the animals (we don’t disagree) and Joe argues that Carole murdered her husband (we also don’t disagree). As you can probably tell from just that short summary, this series is strange, to say the least.

We’ve had plenty of time to binge seasons one, two and three of Ozark during this quarantine and boy, are we glad! This Emmy-winning series on Netflix stars Jason Bateman and follows his story as a money launderer. We’ve been waiting since August of 2018 for the third season and it did not disappoint. In fact, we think this is the best season yet!

I Still Believe is a new romance movie starring the hunky K.J. Apa, which tells the true story of a famous Christian musician and his love life. The movie was released just as the Coronavirus was getting very serious, so the opportunities to watch it were limited. Thankfully, the directors of the movie decided they would share it on multiple online platforms for fans to watch. You can now watch on Apple TV, Google Play, and Amazon.

Must-Have Jams

You’ve done it again, Abel. After what feels like forever, The Weeknd has FINALLY given us new music. After Hours has the classic Weeknd feel, but with a funky 80’s flare. If the release of "Blinding Lights" was any indicator of how amazing this album would be, it did a damn good job. A few of our standout tracks are "Hardest To Love", "In Your Eyes", and "Save Your Tears."

This latest release from Donald Glover, aka, Childish Gambino has fans split. Some are saying the new album, 3.15.20, is trash and that Gambino is trying too hard to push a narrative on his listeners, while others think it’s full of good vibes and great tunes. We are kind of stuck in the middle and we see both sides, but overall we are into it. A few of our favorite tracks are "0.00", "12.38", and "53.49."

Lauv released his debut album, ~how i’m feeling~, this month after having major success on singles "I Like Me Better", "I’m So Tired and "F***, I’m Lonely" (with Anne-Marie). This album is the move for the summer if you ask us! The feel-good energy throughout this album has us smiling from ear-to-ear. A few standouts are "Drugs & The Internet", "Who" (feat. BTS), and "Invisible Things."

(Do it for the) Culture

We’d be lying if we said COVID-19 didn’t take over everything this month, but we want to shine a positive light on other happenings this month that deserve a mention! Starting with a shameless self-promo, our company, People’s Revolt, hosted a week-long IG Live series called Creatives in Quarantine. Each evening for a week, we featured different special guests, all with different backgrounds and stories in the creative industry. We had a live Q&A type discussion with them, touching on different topics from music to being an influencer. Follow us on Instagram at @peoplesrevolt so you don’t miss out on our next series!

In other news, there has been a BOOM in the usage of video chatting, especially on Zoom. People all over the world have had to adjust to working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and Zoom calls have been the solution for many companies, including ours!

That’s a wrap! Did we miss any big releases? Let us know your thoughts, opinions and more over on our Instagram at @thisisuproar!

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