feb music tag: day 11

“A song from your favorite band”

I don’t think I have ever had one particular favorite band. I have several. But I will share one of them today, as I am sure that you will be hearing about the other ones as I continue this music tag. This post goes to one of my favorite bands: Homesafe. Their recent album “Evermore” has been one of my very favorites. Ugh I’m listening to this song that I am going to share with you all as I type this and I love it so much ugh. I can’t stop thinking about the concert I went to the weekend of my birthday in October. Okay I’ll stop talking. Enjoy. If you aren’t into rock, give it a taste. If you don’t like it stay tuned for the other genres I will share with you all. 🙂

also, the music video contains Headache and Guts. But i skipped the video to Guts (the song I was intending on sharing with you all). However, headache is amazing too so if you care for a slower type of rock song then start the video from the beginning.

mo

feb music tag: day 10

“A song that makes you fall asleep”

I don’t typically use music to fall asleep because if anything it just distracts me from sleeping and causes me to end up singing along. However, I have found myself falling asleep to music before. As I am sure you have all learned, I listen to a lot of rock music and upbeat music, but I also love softer genres. Indie is what helps me sleep the most. When I listen to this artist in general, I always feel more relaxed in my state of mind and being. Today I leave you all with a song that I have loved  for about 5 years now and continue to listen to to this day. Soko is one of my very favorite artists. I found her at a point in my life where I was just beginning to find myself and what I liked aside from societal standards and stereotypes. She also helped me through a very depressive state in my life. If you enjoy this song, please check out the rest of her “I Thought I Was an Alien” album — it really changed my life and altered my perspective on a lot of things. Maybe it will do the same for you..

mo

feb music tag: day 7

“A song that reminds you of an event”

I realized I should’t put what the post is going to be about in the title because then it  gives it away! But man, this tag is starting to get difficult. A song that reminds me of an event? I don’t really have any significant events that I have expereinced thus far because for most of my grade school years, I was so focused on school that I did not really have time or even take the time to do fun things. After I graduated, however, I went to this music festival in Houston and though it got rained out before I could see the main artists that I wanted to see, I was able to catch the Bad Suns show. Which I actually got some great footage of because I was in the front row. SO with that being said, here is one of the songs that they played that I like alot, and it actually has a really great meaning behind it. If you care to, please watch the whole video, it’s quite moving.

mo

feb music tag: day 6

“A song that reminds you of somewhere”

This song is one that makes me envision what it would be like to wake up in Paris listening to this song. Maybe peeking over the balcony, greeted by the cobblestone streets with tourists and townspeople flickering past. Or maybe at night with someone special, maybe a best friend. In a small boat rowing with the lights of the Eiffel tower making the water glisten. Okay, I’m probably romanticizing it too much but how amazing that would be! I will be visiting Paris during my trip to Great Britain where I will be studying Neuroscience and Psychology this summer… perhaps I’ll let this song be my alarm.

mo

feb music tag: day 5

“A song that reminds you of someone”

This one was easy. “When We’re Older” by Rome Hero Foxes. It reminds me of summer 2017 when I would go running and listen to this song and really the whole “I/O” EP and watch the sunset behind the trees and the cars pass by. Joey, my boyfriend,  recommended this band to me when we first met. Keep in mind that we met in an odd way through a broadcasting site that was just meant for my entertainment and connecting with others around the world. Who would have thunk that I would meet him in person 5 months later and that love would bloom? I know I didn’t. But I remember in April I wanted to meet him at a Rome Hero Foxes concert but I wasn’t able to make it because it was on a Thursday and it was a “school night” so Joey broadcasted the whole set on Periscope just for me. They played this song. I don’t mean to get sappy, it is just that I am so thankful that music allows me to associate so many lasting memories with it. Anywho, 5 months later I met him in August at a Rome Hero Foxes concert. Joey asked me to be his girlfriend, and well, the rest is history 🙂

Hope you enjoy this one

mo

feb music tag: day 4

“A song that makes you sad”

There is an irony to sad songs. When I am hurting and listen to these songs, they end up giving me a feeling of consolation. Despite feeling comforted though, I do experience the feeling of sadness. But like some people say, “the hurt has to come first.” Actually, I don’t even know if that is a saying but if it wasn’t then now it is hehe. So with that being said, here is a song that makes me :/

mo

feb music tag: day 3

“A song that makes you happy”

When I watched the movie Sing Street, there was a word used to describe music that was sad but was made to sound happy. The word was “Happy-Sad.” It was specifically used to refer to music by The Cure. When I heard this,  I went back to listen to some of the songs I have by The Cure in my music library and I realized this description was so true. I would find myself dancing and singing to the music in a great mood despite the fact that the lyrics weren’t always so positive. Therefore today, I am leaving you all with a song that makes me happy to listen to even though the underlying meaning may not be so happy. After all, today is a song that makes me happy – not music that has a happy meaning.

mo

Quote from under this video that I thought was a perfect description:

“this shit makes me want to jump out a window in a good way”

feb music tag: day 2

“A song that you would recommend to a stranger.”

I contemplated which song that I would recommend to a stranger. It had to be a song that had special meaning to me and made me feel something. Wow, that wasn’t even planned but the song I am going to recommend to you all is from the album “Feel Something” by one of my favorite bands, Movements. This song is called Daylily and I’m not going to go into detail about what this song means to me and my mentality but just know that I am grateful for music like this — music that has the ability to grab me out of the rut when I feel like I am suffocating.

Hope you all enjoy and come back tomorrow for day 3 🙂

mo