music

My Listening Ear

Hey guys hope your all safe and well. Welcome to my first music post! I am so excited to be doing this, my friend suggested it and in all honesty, I don’t know why I haven’t done this sooner! For me, I feel like music can say a lot about someone. I can work people out from their music choices, and maybe from my picks today you might be able to work me out. So let me give you a run down of how this is going to work. Once every week, I am going to choose 7 songs for 7 days, that I have been loving. I’m not going to label them what song for what day, I just thought that 7 songs for 7 days of the week is a good number, if you get my drift. As it’s the first week though, I’ve decided I’m going to give you a bonus track. I absoloutely love music, and in all honesty, I wouldn’t be able to get through life without it. I feel like I have so much to share with you, and I’m looking forward to seeing if you have anything to share back.

I’m not going to lie I have quite an acquired taste, but I like to think there is something for everyone. Music is how I relate myself to the world. I’m going to attach a link to each song, through the titles I’ve chosen, and I hope you enjoy getting lost in a world of your own. This also means, I’m now stepping it up to posting twice a week, not sure what days yet, but seeing as this is a weekly thing, I think my music recommendations will be posted every Thursday. Without further ado, lets get on with it!

Kodaline – All I want

I absoloutely love this song and band. The lyrics don’t actually mean anything to me haha, but I think I like it more for the tone and the sound in the background, and I always catch myself singing to it. I just think its stunning, even though its simple. His voice carries his feelings so beautifully. This is probably more of a breakup song haha, but I like it so yeah, happy listening.

Bastille – The Draw

I absoloutely adore Daniel Smith’s voice, not to mention this is my favourite band ever! I think the reason why I keep listening to this at the moment is because there is a few lyrics in there that I can definitely relate too. For me the lyrics to this song represent my battles with mental health and how I am in constant limbo with it. At times it feels like its pulling me away from participating in life. I also feel like the way he talks about friends is also very accurate, some people only talk to you for their own gains of gossip and being completely ignorant to your feelings. So this is definitely a relatable song to say the least. I just want to add that I have also seen Bastille live before they became popular and they were absoloutely amazing!

The Cinematic Orchestra – To Build A Home

I always seem to come back to this song, its a song that stops me in my tracks and just makes me reevaluate my whole life. It also makes me try and picture what the future will look like, but that’s very hard at the moment, my brain is frazzled. I think how it talks about a home and a tree etc, resembles lots of other things in life.  I think it really speaks more to enjoying the moments we have when we have them without any expectations of permanence, because I guess we just never really know do we? I really do think this song speaks volumes of the foundations of life, bittersweet and hauntfully beautiful.

The Black Queen – Maybe We Should

Okay so this is a song newly introduced to me, and honestly ever since I heard it, I literally dance to it every morning when I wake up, and I may already know all the words haha. I get so lost in this track, like there is just something about it. A track that feeds my musical soul. That is all. *mic drops*

Red Mecca – I see Darkness In You

Absolutely love this track. It’s just so crisp and clear, and the sound just says it all. It’s just so haunting and dark. Actually do you know what? This is like the perfect song for a little drive at night. That’s the best way I can explain it.

Lana Del Rey – Young And Beautiful 

I sing to this a lot haha. There’s a real vulnerability to this song. Everyone wants to be loved forever right? Loved for all parts of you, not just certain parts, and without someone wanting to change anything about you. To be loved not for just what you are now, but what and how you are in the future too. To just really experience actual love I guess, if it even exists? I honestly feel like I have so much love to give someone but no one wants it haha. Makes me think what am I doing so wrong? This song always has the power to open me up and connect me with my soul.

Sam Fischer – This City 

Sam’s voice is just unreal, another one I sing a lot to, not doing it any justice at all haha. I’m actually listening to this right now, which is distracting me from writing this. The neighbors must absoloutely hate me for singing all the time. Another rather fitting song in my current stage in life. You know, well you might not actually haha, but sometimes your not sure if a place is good for you anymore, or if it just stops you from moving on in life. Argh, I feel like I’ve been probably too deep with this, in two minds on whether to post or not? We shall see..

Sebastian Plano – Purples

I wanted to save this one till last. I will never forget where I was, who I was talking too, and what I was doing, when someone first introduced this piece of music to me. Do you ever feels sometimes that a song was meant to find you? I think because of the value of what this song means to me, it gets to my heart every time I listen to it. I haven’t listened to it much, because of how special it is and how unique it is, to a new change in my life. I have never found a song that releases so much emoticon. When I first heard this, I was watching the moon, and now whenever I hear it, it takes me straight back there. Do you ever hear something and feel it carries a message personal to you? If there was ever a piece of music that went into the background of my whole life, this would be it.

I hope you like this new addition to my blog! As you can see this last week I have been analyzing a lot, that’s why the song choices are what they are, but I guess we will see what this next week brings.

A x

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