For The Love of Music – Day 9 – Shooting Star

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 9 – Shooting Star, Air Traffic


Why This song?

I am a sucker for piano melodies when they are played against a rock or indie style genre of song – right from the first time I heard this song when I was 17 I fell in love with it because of the piano intertwining throughout the track. I spent a lot of time learning the piano parts of this song – I tend to use Ultimate Guitar for the chords to get it in the right key then spent a lot of time guessing the right hand until I got it right. I do this alot with songs I love.

Why do you love this song?

The piano, it is the thing that has always stood out for me and I love how powerful the song gets throughout with the consistent drum beat and the guitars intertwining. It is a song that you can feel the emotion in right from the get go and I never get bored of it. My favourite part of the whole song is the musical interlude right at the end it is so powerful and it always makes me smile and have that bittersweet feeling that I have when I truly love a song.

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