I love the moments when I realise something so obvious it causes my brain to reset. In a good way. For instance, today, literally few minutes ago, I’ve just had one of those realisations. It’s Friday, and I don’t know what you do on Friday, but for me, one of the first things I do, is open Spotify and check what’s new on the Release Radar playlist.
Of topic a bit….I’ve read somewhere (don’t remember where and I’m too lazy to look it up) that one stops discovering new music and that the music taste basically stops evolving around the age of 30….and I’ve never read more bull crap in my life….I’m way past 30 just in case you’re wondering.
Anyway, so I’ve checked what’s happening in the music department and there’s a new cover of “A Girl Like You” written by Edwyn Collins. I love the original, I remember listening to it, it was everywhere on the radio, on MTV (is MTV still a thing?), you couldn’t get away from it. Listening to the cover (which I also love), I’ve realised that I never understood this song….in fact, I probably didn’t understand a lot of songs back then. And I don’t mean just their message, I mean the words, the language itself….and I didn’t need to understand. That’s how powerful music is. It speaks on another level where words and language are not necessary….and it kind of blew my mind.
Realising this now is so absurd to me….music has always been everything to me, my escape, my happy place, my fuel, my courage, my inspiration, a space where I can connect with my emotions. I don’t mean to sound dramatic but I think I would die without music, just the thought of never hearing music ever again makes me feel unwell, hopeless, desperate.
I am grateful to all musicians and artists that share their talent with the rest of us, cooking and preparing these delicious meals for our ears, keeping us satisfied, content and alive. Thank you.
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I think I was 30 when I realized that the words actually meant something and that the vocal line wasn’t just another another instrument, that words weren’t just chosen because of how they sounded. On the other hand, I read that Brian Eno did do just that – he made sounds to the music, found some words that fit the sounds, then wrote lyrics that more or less made sense with those words in the right places…