It’s been a while since I last shared a song with you, but to be honest, I haven’t come across a song that I thought was worth bringing to your attention. Now, whether that’s from my lack of musical diversity, or my distinct lack of time from working two jobs, I don’t know.
But! I do know the following:
“I Will Wait” by Mumford and Sons – the first single off their new album, Babel – is one of the greatest and most beautifully crafted songs I’ve ever heard.
Welcome, once again, to another Musical Monday!
But it’s not just any Musical Monday.
It’s the Monday before Christmas!
On this Musical Monday, we’re going to rock things old school.
Extremely old school.
Once again, that time, it is…
Hello all! Welcome back! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend (I know I did), and that you’re ready to kick off the week with a fresh start!
Now, onto music!
“I don’t know
if it is
that I have one!”
Recently I discovered something that made me have a total geek-out moment.
iTunes has the Doctor Who Series 5 OST available for download!!! So, as soon as I got paid (which was yesterday) I downloaded the massive two-disc, 66 track album for twenty bucks. Now, I know twenty dollars is a lot to spend on a soundtrack – and a television soundtrack at that! – but it was absolutely worth every penny. It has every single piece of music that was featured in each episode, and there is not a single track that is less than amazing (I’m actually listening to it right now)!
I think I’m in love with Adele.
Not so much the artist, though, as I am her music. Her voice is perfectly imperfect, exhibiting a level of depth not found in the most experienced of singers, and yet she’s only 21.
But it’s not just her voice, it’s everything about her music: her lyrics, her composition, her emotion – it shows a wounded maturity, a brokenness of spirit that pervades her art in ways that moves your very soul. Like many artists, she shares her story through her songs, but I daresay she’s one of the most talented story-tellers of this generation.
Dr. House, that is!
Being a long time fan of House, I always knew that Hugh Laurie (House) could play the piano, and play it fairly well too. But I did not know the man could sing.
And boy, can he sing.
Yesterday evening, as I was watching Dirty Jobs, a thought entered my mind – or rather a lyric – that made me stop and think:
“Sigh no more, no more.”
It made me stop and think because: 1) I hadn’t listened the song in ages, and 2) It applies directly to me. And I didn’t even realize how much until I listened to it later on, and wrote out all my thoughts about the song.
So, here is my philosophical analysis of the song “Sigh No More” by Mumford and Sons.
(I’ll post the music and lyrics first, and then break each one down.)