Hi friends! Let’s take a quick break from makeup and beauty stuff reviews. This post is for all of us, music lovers. Raise your hand if:
*You have all the music streaming apps downloaded to your phone
*You have at least one Bluetooth speaker
*Different headsets in your pocket ready to listen to music any time
I can definitely relate to all three above. If you are a music lover, you know that music is the soundtrack of your life. Imagine a life without music? It is utterly bleak. I grew up with a strong musical background. From where I came from, everybody loves music, and it is all over the streets during festivals and in my local neighborhood. Each of my family members knows how to play a musical instrument, and I learned to play the piano at a young age. I never really took many piano lessons. I just listen to the sound and try to figure out the melody. Unfortunately, I am not one for a singer. But I am a songer, LOL. I love all kinds of songs, and I have a strange ability to remember a song’s lyrics ever since I was very young. Since then, I listen to songs from all genres, paying attention to lyrics, melodies, and rhythms.
Music heals the soul, puts a smile on people’s faces, and inspires creativity. Lately, I listen to more slow, dreamy music with a mix of techno and kpop. Last year, I listened to several heavy metal bands (my favorites are: In This Moment, Halestorm, and The Pretty Reckless) during my workouts. This year, I plan to listen to songs from other countries and concentrate more on melodies.
When it comes to the songs I like, there is no definitive reason for why I like them. The lyrics may not apply to me, but it helps me to empathize what the artist is trying to convey in the music. Lyrics and melodies help me to imagine the setting of the song and the artistry behind it. That is the reason why I have a gazillion playlist for songs in the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s that I like. Yes, I also listen to Chicago, Simon & Garfunkel, and even Michael Learns To Rock.
I try to keep my music gadgets as minimal as possible. I like my AirPods for working out and while taking pictures. However, I also love the portable Bluetooth speakers from Bose, especially the SoundLink Micro and the SoundLink Color. I can easily synchronize these speakers, and they produce a quality sound all throughout the house. The Bose app is very easy to use, and the speakers are water-resistant.
I wish I could share with you the lists of all the songs I like. But, there are too many of them. So, I narrowed them down to the ones I have been listening to lately. The list below is not a lot. Perhaps, I will add some more in the future posts.
|Part of the lyrics I like
|Why I like the song
|Coldplay: The Scientist
|I was just guessing at numbers and figures
Pulling the puzzles apart
Questions of science,science and progress…
|The entire lyrics and mood of the song. Also, the video is ultra-cool:-)
|Grimes: Flesh Without Blood
|What a catchy title for such a fun bop. I can imagine this song being played in the outer space. P.S. I love Grimes’ work ethic.
|Troye Sivan: Heaven
|Without losing a piece of me
How do I get to heaven?
Without changing a part of me
How do I get to heaven?
So, if I’m losing a piece of me
|A powerful song about finding oneself and learning to love it. It does not really matter what other people say. What matters is how you value yourself and how you treat others. Each of us is enough, and each of us does not really have to fit to a certain standard. Why try to be someone else when you are meant to be different? You glow!
|Billie Eilish: Ocean Eyes
|Burning cities and napalm skies,
Fifteen flares inside those ocean eyes,
Careful creature made friends with time,
|What a beautiful, relaxing, and nostalgia-inducing song about a fascination or attraction between two brilliant creatures. I am not sure though, which one is the careful type, which one is time, and which one has a diamond mind, or which one has the ocean eyes? This song is hands down on another level.
|Lana del Rey: The Next Best American Record
|And we were so obsessed with writing the next best American record,
That we gave all we had ’til the time we got to bed,
‘Cause we knew we could…
|There are so many themes in this song, but a certain part of the lyrics spells hard work to me.
|Lana del Rey: Old Money
|Blue hydrangea, cold cash divine
Cashmere cologne and white sunshine,
Red racing cars, sunset and vine…
|The lyrics in this song transports me to a beautiful garden where everything is warm and sunny.
|I do not know what to make of this song. It is very sad and mysterious, yet it is beautifully composed and has a unique tune. Also, the lyrics has a twist at the end.
|BTS: Blood, Sweat, and Tears
My blood, sweat, and tears
|What a very passionate song with very contrasting dance beats. It will give you mixed emotions.
|BTS: Louder than Bombs
You and I, we feel it together
|Pain and success are not really that mutually exclusive. This song lights up my synesthetic brain like dynamite. What a beautifully crafted masterpiece.
P.S. Suga’s rap is really great on this one.
I feel destiny in you, you, you,
I feel destiny in me, me, me,
(guccipiggy, don’t laugh at me :-))
|A song about love, destiny, and the universe. I purple you all!!!
|Part of the lyrics I like
|Why I like the song
|I walk down memory lane late at night,
I end up losing my way every time
|I love the beat of the chorus. Definitely a great song to listen to at night.
|Bossa n’ Adele, Michelle Simonal: When We Were Young
|You look like a movie
You sound like a song
My God this reminds me of when we were young,
Let me photograph you in this light,
be exactly like we were,
It made us restless
|Bossa Nova and Adele? Never knew a combo of this tune would sound so good.
|Bossa Nova Lite, Sofia: Águas De Março
|This song is giving me an “Emily in Paris” vibe. The ultimate chill song while in a bathtub or just getting ready for going somewhere nice and fun.
|Charlie Puth: Losing My Mind
|I got so much to do and not enough time,
Not enough time.
|Is this the ultimate grad school theme song? LOL
|Goo Goo Dolls: Iris
|And I don’t want the world to see me,
‘Cause I don’t think that they’d understand,
When everything’s made to be broken,
I just want you to know who I am.
|Forever a 90’s kid.
|Lord Huron: The Night We Met
|I am not the only traveler
Who has not repaid his debt
I’ve been searching for a trail to follow again…
|This song can hit you like a truck. Not kidding.
|Alan Walker: Faded
|Where are you now, Atlantis?
|All of us are looking for some form of Atlantis, aren’t we?
|Imagine Dragons: Natural
|Will the stars align?
Will heaven step in, will it save us from our sin, will it?
‘Cause this house of mine stands strong
|I take this as a song about resilience.
|My God, it ain’t no sin
Can I get it?
Can I get an Amen?
|One of my top workout songs. Amen.
|Bishop Briggs: White Flag
|Oh, won’t wave my white flag, no
|Another favorite workout song. Be strong, darlings. Live your life.
These songs are the ones currently streaming on my playlist. Go listen to them now and tell me which one you like. What’s on your playlist?
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