Occidental is devised so that many of its derived word forms reflect the similar forms common to a number of Western European languages, primarily those in the Romance family. This was done through application of de Wahl's rule which is a set of rules for converting verbinfinitives into derived nouns and adjectives. The result is a language easy to understand at first sight for individuals acquainted with several Western European languages. Coupled with a simplified grammar, this made Occidental exceptionally popular in Europe during the 15 years before World War II.
The Refine album was well-reviewed for its honest, no frills metal approach. The band performed live gigs, including a show at the Stryper Expo, but Rinehart received an injury soon after the album release which meant Oil did not perform for nearly a year. Once recovered, Rinehart and Oil returned to performing, being announced as special guests to Disciple in April.
The band recorded a live album Choice Cuts Off the Chopping Block at the First Baptist Church in Downey, California, in November 2002. The record included two new acoustic songs, "This Is My Prayer" and "Medicine Man". When bass guitarist Matthew Joy opted out in May 2003, Oil recruited Jonathan Thiemens of Blind Sacrificies as a temporary replacement. This became permanent in July.
Oil is a 2009 documentary film directed by Massimiliano Mazzotta. It explores the Italian energy provider Saras S.p.A., operating in the area of oil refining and the production of electricity, located in the island of Sardinia, near Cagliari and the impact of oil development on the land and lives of the local population.
"First" is a song by American indie rock band Cold War Kids. The song was written by the band and produced by Lars Stalfors and Dann Gallucci. It was the second single off their fifth album Hold My Home (2014) and was released on February 17, 2015. The song received a positive reception from music critics.
"First" peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, becoming the band's highest charting single. A music video was made for the single and was released on January 12, 2015.
"First" received positive reviews from music critics. Philip Cosores of Paste called it a "clap-along anthem" and said that together with "All This Could Be Yours" and "Hot Coals", is "the strongest run the band has put together in its career." Heather Phares of AllMusic remarked the song being a highlight of the album due to its "anthemic power."
The music video was uploaded on the band's VEVO page on January 12, 2015.
The song appeared on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart at number 40 and peaked at number 1, their first song to top that chart. It has stayed on the chart for twenty-eight weeks (as of the October 24, 2015 chart date), making it their longest charting single to date.
'First' is the debut EP of Singaporean singer, Ferlyn G. It consists of a total of three tracks and was released on January 2, 2015.
In 2014, Ferlyn announced that she will be leaving Skarf and releasing a solo EP in 2015 before Chinese New Year. After a series of teasers, the EP was released on January 2, 2015, during a press conference at Bugis+ in Singapore. The music video for both Xīn fàng kāi (心放开) and Luv Talk was released through iGlobalStar's official YouTube channel on January 2, 2015.
Ferlyn worked with various well known composers and singers such as Gen Neo from Noizebank and Mint from Tiny-G. The promotional tracks, Luv Talk and Xīn fàng kāi (心放开) is a fun pop tune and is about having a crush while the second track, Bùjiàn bú sàn (不見不散) about the experience during a breakup.
The music video for the promotional track, Luv Talk and Xīn fàng kāi (心放开) begin on a deceptively melancholy note with a teary Ferlyn perched on a bridge and dramatic piano instrumental playing behind her, the song soon ramps up the atmosphere with a full brass tone and hip rhythm. The story flashes back to an unpleasant conversation Ferlyn has with an unknown man. However, after being down, she transforms herself into a new self with a change in make up and outfit.