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 18 – Dice, Finley Quaye
Why This song?
I think you have realised from this list that some of the songs I absolutely love I have discovered through television shows – well this is another one and both times i have heard it on shows it includes slow motion and a man running to get to someone. The first time I heard it and really started to adore this song was The OC – it is New Years Eve and Ryan is running to get to Marissa in time for Midnight – a cheesy edit of slow motions but the music works. The second time I heard this in a show was Chuck where the main man is running to get to Morgan to be the Sandworm on Halloween, yet again slowed down.
Why do you love this song?
In regardless how I came across this song, it brought me onto a piece of music that I have ended up adoring and love so much because of it’s complexity and uniqueness. This song is very different to other love songs and I really like the musical interludes throughout. It is a wonderful piece of music and even though I always see people running in slow motion when I listen to it (the video editors curse) I still love it for what it is.