“A song to listen to when you’re happy”
A topic like this assumes that I have been happy before. HAHA totally kidding. I have been – although it is rare.
However, I love this song so much. Love Courtney Barnett and super excited for her upcoming album >.<
all my friends – knocked loose
“A good song to listen to when you are angry”
Being that it is my man’s birthday, I wanted to find a way to incorporate him into this post. Therefore, I asked him for a song recommendation that went with today’s topic. Surprisngly, he thought that it was a really easy decision and he recommended All My Friends by Knocked Loose. Tbh this is the first time that I listen to this song. Me and Joey have similar taste in music but I still get exposed to different artists/songs when I talk to him, which is really nice. Can you tell that he listens to heavier stuff than I do? It’s hot though;)
So if you ever just want to throw shit around and be pissed off at the world, listen to this song. hehe
happy birthday babe (ง •̀_•́)ง
“A song that no one would expect you to love”
By now, I am sure that you all recognize that there is not really anything too out there that I would not enjoy to some extent. But I really love Spanish Music. So here is a little fun fact about me… well something pertaining to me. My dad used to be in a very popular band in El Paso, TX called “River City Band.” In fact, they even at one point were nominated for the Tejano Music Awards. They even played shows that THE Selena Quintanilla opened up for back when she was not famous. They were so good that they won several awards and even got offered a record deal. Unfortunately, some of the members decided it was not the path they wanted to take, and my dad had to move away for work shortly after and that was that. But my dad still to this day plays in bands because what can I say? Music runs through our veins. Although, River City Band now is nothing compared to what it used to be, this song is one that I hold dear to me. It is from my dad’s former band. I forgot to mention he is the lead singer and one of the sax players. He is the reason for my love of music and determination to follow my dreams to one day be the lead singer of a band and create beautiful music.
“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.
“A song that will get people dancing”
I am recommending this song because of my dad. We went to a bar one time for a karaoke night and he sang this song and it literally got everyone up and out of their seats to dance…and it wasn’t because they were drunk lol. I actually really enjoy this one. Let me know what you think 🙂
“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.
“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
“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
“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.
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”
“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 🙂