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 19 – Brighter Then Sunshine, Aqualung
Why This song?
I came across this song on the soundtrack for the film A Lot Like Love and since the first time hearing it, I have been in love with this song. I was on a train journey the other day and woke up to this song and it brought back all the feelings I had when I listened to it the first time – it is just magic. The music composition creates a wonderful melodic feel to it that is really hard to turn off as you are constantly listening to see what new elements you can hear.
Why do you love this song?
This song is a love song, there is no way to really avoid that truth but the lyrics are so poetic that it is beautiful. I think the reason why you can connect with it as a song is that they are all the feelings you go through when you go through that realisation as to what is happening to you. I love this song because it is such an effective song and the musical interludes are just so wonderfully created.