Similarly to Tom Rosenthal's song It's Ok, Where'd All the Time Go? it provides the listener with a euphoric sad feeling, while still remaining upbeat. The song can be interpreted on so many levels, from the listening experience, to the lyrics or the intended meaning from the musicians.
Tom Rosenthal, an English singer-songwriter in control of his success, due to his sense of direction and determination knows how to write a song that pulls on every single one of my heart strings, enjoy.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau describes our humanity as a “collective, social existence”, therefore we get to know each other through the “expression of passions and feeling”. He states that “music is not simply a mirror held up to reality or to the soul” it doesn’t “directly imitate the emotion, but makes it present” (Rousseau).
I was struggling a lot figuring out which song I wanted to follow up ‘My God Has a Telephone’ because I didn’t want to drastically change the mood. On the other hand I have been looking for an opportunity to include Sonder or Brett Faiyaz on this playlist because they became such a integral part of my music life. Their song Too Fast was featured on the promo for season 2 of Atlanta, which spiked their listeners on all platforms.
This song is the perfect example of why I love music especially live music because you can hear the rawness in someone's voice and the emotions they are feeling. Music is so powerful and the connection between a song and an individual is unbreakable.
It’s been a year since I embarked on a journey that tested all my limits and made me question everything. Not matter how hard I try not to be dim and gloom all the time, I can’t help that I find sadness beautiful. I think it’s the vulnerability. I think I just long to see people for who they truly are because I’m tired of making connections with shells of people...
The Drums have been active since 2008, and currently there is only one founding member still in the band. The initial members formed after meeting at bible camp when they were pre-teens. They went on to support artists like Bombay Bicycle Club, Florence and the Machine...
I had a lot of time to think of the holidays. My phone broke and I saw it as a perfect opportunity to take a social media break. I had always thought to myself that it was something I could never do because I was so addicted to everyone else’s social life. But in the end it wasn’t hard at all...
This track took me a little to like, but now I can't enough of it. At first I was intrigued by the breezy unique voice, but now I couldn't imagine the song any different way. It talks about liking it better underwater and the whole vibe of the song does sound underwater inspired...
Finals week is upon me and my notorious procrastination ways have caught up with me. I also realized over the last couple of days that this playlist is more about the feelings it conveys, than a style that each song has to match.
The last couple weeks my mood has definitely been all over the place. As you can see in my choices in tracks. I keep hoping the next week will be better, but I just have to keep moving forward.
I wanted to bring back the Local Natives, Kasier Chiefs I started off towards the beginning of the playlist. I have learned with my friends that The National is either a hit or a miss. I just love the sadness in Matt Berninger’s voice, no matter how upbeat or loud the song is, you can always hear the sadness.
I’m a hopeless romantic. I think love is a social construct. I fall in love with every new person I meet. And yet I seem to always question why we feel it so necessary to find someone to love. Maybe it has to do with the things that I was exposed to growing up. Maybe it’s all in my head.
Either my name should be Ruby or they should remain this song Ashlee. These past couple days I've been at my all time low. There's nothing really that triggered me, it just happens sometimes. And guess what I'm the type of person who love wallowing in her sadness. And maybe you like to do that too, so that's why you're here. But the best thing about this song is that, yes you can wallow to it, but at the same time it tries to lift your spirits.
Memories are a crazy thing. It’s like one minute it’s all happening so fast and next thing you know it’s been 7 months. But it still feels like it was just yesterday. You can still see it so clearly. Your heart still races. And find yourself smiling at nothing and everything.
How could I not put this song in this playlist. It fits so perfectly, from its style to its name! A phrase I have coined to describe this song is - vibe song. My definition of a vibe song is a song that has all the right elements for your current state of mind.
Honest and vulnerable. These are the two words I would use to describe this song. Similar to Father John Misty’s style of love songs, Catfish’s style focuses on the reality of a relationship.
This song really makes me think about all my friendships, especially the ones that I don’t enough effort into them when I should. I really want to dedicate this song to all my close friends because they don’t know how “Dear” they are to me.
My favorite part of this song starts at 2:24. I turn it up so loud in my car specifically at that part because the combination of the trumpets and his voice is so beautiful and it just describes what I'm feeling.
To me the track of the week I post is very personal. I overthink it. I try to decide which track fits best with the concept of the playlist, if the placement of the track is the right one. I pretty much drive myself insane, but I love it.