For The Love Of Music – Day 16 – Creature Fear

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 and 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 16 – Creature Fear, Bon Iver 


Why This song?

Just like the first song on this countdown, I came across this song through the television show Chuck and it is such a monumental part of the show that it made me love it even more. It is a really interesting song to listen to and I adore how it progresses into a really punchy and emotional chorus.

Why do you love this song?

Whilst I initially started to love this song because of Chuck, I have gone to appreciate it thoroughly for it’s complexity and unique style as a song. There is no other song really like it and whist it starts of quietly and gradually builds you can feel the emotion and the feelings progress throughout the song and it is so effective. It is a wonderful song although I do not like anyone that does covers of this song and feel it should be banned.

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