Ever found yourself singing along to a lyric that in retrospect makes no sense at all - but at the time - couldn’t have been any more perfect? And I don’t mean just singing - I mean throwing your head back and wailing like a drunken banshee as you attempt to expel the pit of grief from your stomach…
Yes! I thought you might have - me too - if so - you’ll probably dig this track.
“Everyday you’ll find us dreaming
In auburn skies.”(repeats)
It’s brilliant isn’t it - I could tell you what I think it means - hell, I could give you an insight into what the songwriter wanted to express but at the end of the day - it doesn’t really matter - it’s what you take it to mean that counts.
Some context might help though, The Overnight Parade of the title refers to the happy and hopeful dreams that the writer would occasionally have during times of grief and stress - and there’s something about that idea that resonated with me - particularly after last week’s track that was all about spending as much time asleep as possible when times are shit. Nice segue huh!?
But it’s those little things - those strange and quirky resonant things that make you stop and listen to a track - that makes you put it on repeat and really start to listen to it. And you don’t care about production values or whether the band is a little loose at the back end or whether you’d use such a poppy beat or whatever the hell deconstruction some bullshit music blogger might write about - for me - and for this list - it’s all about authenticity.
Is it real - can you feel it - can you feel the band feeling it - the singer feeling it - can you empathize - can you be there - can you get lost in the song and be transported to your own Overnight Parade?
I could - I recommend you give it a try.
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About the Curator - Andrew McCluskey
The first visual memory I have is that of the white upright piano in Singapore, Hell and the Dark Forces lived at the bottom, Heaven and the Angels at the top, they would play battles through my fingers and I was hooked.
As a psychology graduate I studied how sound affects human performance.
As a musician I compose instrumental music that stimulates your brain but doesn't mess with your language centers, leaving you free to be creative and brilliant without distraction.
As a curator I research how music can improve your life and create flow - I can tell you what music to listen to when studying for a test and why listening to sad music can make you feel better.
As the founder of musicto I’m on a mission to inspire a global audience of music lovers and artists through the development of people powered playlists.