I do this because I believe music can make the shit times better.
Henry is a Music to Curator - he curates the Music to Stay Up Late At Night playlist - it's a beautifully put together list - the music is often familiar and yet when you hear something new - it's always great. But for me - my favorite thing about his list, is the writing. He writes with such an authentic voice that you can't help but feel as if you're sitting there, next to him.
He recently lost his dad and dog in the space of a week - and...well - this was his entry for the week:
You can learn more about Gorillaz here:
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.
After my dad died I was very sad - I couldn't play for a while and when I did, the music that came out reflected my grieving state. I wrote an album of solo piano music called Music to Grieve to - from which the idea of the Music to community originated.
If you'd like to know more you should read Nicole's fabulous article on why listening to sad music can make you feel better.