Every year in February I try to think of new things that I can discuss around the theme of love because let’s not be ignorant, it is that month AND it is a leap year – that’s meant to be special right?! Last year we celebrated the fact that the best things comes in twos anf looked at the word of Twoprov (not as couples but the way the comedy format is stealing and owning the stage), we have also looked at the comedy film and comedy as a whole! This year we head to the world of music.
Some of the songs I love are not necessarily my favourite songs, instead I find this is a sort of completely different topic all on it’s own. A song that I really love must do a few things to me – firstly make me smile because of the experience of listening to it whilst also making me feel a lump in my throat. All of these songs that I talk about over the next 29 days are songs I really do love and adore and I think their music construction, lyrics and song as a whole are wonderful.
At the start of this paragraph I said that these songs may not be my favourites – well that is true, whilst some may be ones that are, there are ones that are not but that does not mean I truly respect them as songs and these songs make me happy and sad at the same time I know they are in a completely different category and that is what the difference is.
Day 1 – Fresh Feeling, The Eeels
Why This song?
The first time i heard this song was when I was watching the television show Chuck – first thing you should know about me is that this show is one of my favourites and adore everything about it. I don’t know whether it is because I am a video editor but if I hear a song placed in the right place in an already really strong show it makes me feel very happy and can make me fall in love with a song. I find that I have come across a lot of songs because of this show and this is the first one on this list. It is placed wonderfully in the edit to create emotion whilst also a sense of uplifting. Ever since that day, this song always has a huge bittersweet vibe for me to it.
Why do you love this song?
The bittersweet emotion plays big for me in this song – I can listen to it on a really bad day and it can cheer me up but my favourite time to listen to it is when I am feeling happy. Happiness is a weird thing isn’t it – you crave for the feeling but then you want to listen to something that makes you feel a sense of sadness to balance out the emotions. This is sort of one of those songs for me, there is so much emotion expressed both lyrically and musically that I find it wonderful. Also you know those songs that you wake up after a sleep and it makes you feel completely relaxed and puts a smile on your face? This is a sort of song that does this for me as well.