As I’m sure I’ve told you on multiple occasions, music is really important to me. There’s not a single day that goes by that I don’t listen to music.
While there are long-time favourites, I’m always on the lookout for new tunes to spin. Do you have any suggestions for me? I listen to every single genre out there. (Good music is good music, so I could never just stick to liking one genre.)
When I was in high school, I was moved the most by super-happy songs…haha, like annoying bubblegum and gumdrops…so sticky sweet and fake that they gave your ears cavities. That kind.
However, when I got older, I found that I was moved the most by melancholic songs that make me want to listen to them on a rainy evening with a glass of wine. There’s something about what I call ‘poetic wounds’ that is endearing on a deeper level.
In today’s Smorgasbord Sundays post, I’ll share with you some YouTube clips for a few songs that I’ve been obsessed with lately.
Let me know what songs you’ve been digging recently!
(Warning: If you are sensitive when it comes to mature/sexual content or mild profanity, don’t view the YouTube clips or listen to the music.)
The beginning starts off with a long poem, which reads like a diary entry. It’s intimate, honest, and raw. The sentences are simple, but the meaning behind them is profound. And the video itself tells an artistic tale that I can appreciate.
Click on the text link or on the below photo from the clip to watch the Lana Del Rey Ride music video.
(If you want to skip the speaking parts and just listen to the song, skip to 3:26 in the video.)
I literally get chills when I hear this song – it’s that good.
I love the group’s calm sound and how often they record in B-flat major, which produces songs that have almost a Western-movie vibe.
What have you been listening to over and over again recently? Do you listen to music every single day? Were you ever in a band?
Note: The sheet music at the beginning of this post is for the song, Greensleeves. I got it from here.