Looking back, I noticed that most of my blog posts tend to focus on music. I guess that just goes to show how big of a role music plays (pun intended!) in my life. Lyrics inspire me, melodies move me and I'm downright fascinated by the life of a rock star. The songwriting, the camaraderie, the life on the road while touring... It couldn't be more different than my own life.
Sometimes the simplest songs speak to me the most. For instance, Death Cab For Cutie's "I Will Follow You Into the Dark." This is one of my all-time favorite songs. And it only took Ben Gibbard about twenty minutes to write it!
Another one of my favorites is "Seaside" by The Kooks. It's only a minute and thirty-nine seconds long, but I love its sweetness and simplicity. Also, "Alibi" by 30 Seconds to Mars.
Don't get me wrong, I also love songs that feature full orchestras and choruses and love to crank up rock bands with screeching guitars and toe-tapping drum solos. As you probably already know, I'm a woman of many tastes and my favorites tend to span a wide spectrum.
In a world where a lot of popular songs are full of auto-tune and popularity is all about how many followers you have as opposed to genuine talent, I'll stick with the songs where a musician sits down with an acoustic guitar, sings from his soul and brings tears to your eyes.
I'm always on the lookout for new music--What are some songs that speak to you the most?