The one thing I love about music is that everyone has their own story to tell – the musician, the lyrics, the way the fans decipher them and also the way a song can also create a memory or a meaning to someone. That is what this new article is all about. Each fortnight, we will take a look at a different song and I will take you as a trip down memory lane as to what it means to me. Welcome to Music Memories.
Track: Teenagers & Rituals
Artist: Angels & Airwaves
Original Release Date: 2014
Whenever I listen to Angels and Airwaves album The Dream Walker, there is one thing that comes to mind – Switzerland. In 2014, we travelled 2000 miles around Switzerland in the Christmas time and New year by train and in that time, as you can imagine, there was a lot of travel from A to B.
I really used to enjoy some of the long journeys by playing music and just looking out at the scenery as it was so breathtaking and I didn’t want to miss any of it. Having music playing whilst watching the phenomenal views made it all that magical.
One track that I used to listen to a lot off of the Dream Walker album was the song Teenagers & Rituals as it went so well with the views. The piano creates this magical feeling to the world going by and the tempo of the track just went so well with the speed of the train creating this wonderful atmosphere. I made a video when I got home with this song on it so I would always remember the magic that it created and became a lasting memory.
Facts About Teenagers & Rituals
- The song was not a single, it was an album track from The Dream Walker.
- The Dream Walker is the fifth studio album by alternative rock band Angels & Airwaves
- This is the band’s first album to feature drummer Ilan Rubin, the first since I-Empire not to feature bassist Matt Wachter and the only album not to feature guitarist David Kennedy.
- It was recorded entirely by DeLonge and Rubin, who share songwriting and instrumental duties