There’s no real aim to this blog post except I felt like sharing some of the music I’ve been listening to lately. I haven’t mastered the art of getting through a day without music, and that is an art. I just need to listen to it, like most other people, I’m sure. Music for me has to have a meaning. I’m sure all lyrics mean different things to different people, but I can’t listen to songs that seem to have just been written for the sake of it, there needs to be a meaning. So… here is this weeks playlist. It mainly accompanied me whilst I was making this scrabble-thing-in-a-photo-frame for my mam (which is what happens when you find yourself in ASDA buying photo frames and superglue at 9pm).
1 – Sam Smith: Latch
I arrived at this tune via Kodaline which is one of my favourite bands. Kodaline cover “Latch” beautifully, but there is something about Sam Smith’s voice that seems to just match how I’m feeling lately. I’m latching onto you.
2 – Passenger: Whispers
I listen to Passenger almost every day, and am eagerly awaiting the new album. This gem appeared on my Facebook news feed a few days ago and it has been a daily listen since then. Well I wait in line so I can wait some more, but I can’t remember what I came here for, but I can’t leave now because I have a light that shines and a love so pure, and I don’t know what to use them for, I should know by now. Lovely tune.
3 – Avicii: Addicted To You
Okay, so maybe scrap what I was saying about lyrics meaning something…I think this is about the tune. Or maybe it’s because it’s Avicii and all of his tunes take me back to the old days, or nights. Feet sticking to the dance floor, kissing strangers, shots with best friends and snow ball fights in winter.
4 – Aloe Blacc: Wake Me Up
Returning to Avicii, I have listened to this song everyday since July 2013. On July 8th it was the only song I listened to, over and over and over again. The Avicii version that is. Lately I have been listening to covers of the song. Birdy does a beautiful cover, Boyce Avenue do their cover which is as pleasant as the rest of their music and then Aloe Blacc comes in and takes me right back to July. This song has meaning to me and where Avicii has exhausted it, Blacc renews it. I tried carrying the weight of the world, but I only have two hands, I hope get the chance to travel the world but I don’t have any plans. I wish that I could stay forever this young, not afraid to close my eyes, life’s a game made for everyone and love is the prize. So wake me up when it’s all over, when I’m wiser and I’m older, all this time I was finding myself and I didn’t I was lost.
The video to this version is also particularly captivating.
5 – Gabrielle Aplin: I’m On Fire
She’s my favourite, I can’t really say anymore about it. I haven’t had a day without Gabrielle Aplin for about three years now. I came across her on youtube, way before The Power of Love when she was doing covers and releasing eps, and then she got famous and came to Newcastle and I’m almost 23 and I still get giddy. Her music is something special. The girl’s a musical poet.
I could have listed so many more tunes but these are the 5 that have particularly stood out. These past few days have been really strange, I don’t really know why. My mind has been going in circles.