Music is something my soul requires. It is almost a basic need for me. I have various sets of songs I listen to when times are tough, when times are fun or just when I need to unwind. I love that music has this magical quality to transport you back to a place in time with images so vivid you can't believe it's been years since the moment actually occurred. Music is powerful that way.
As you will see I have a distinct love for melancholy music. There's just something about their haunting lyrics and sound that touch my soul.
Recently I have become mildly obsessed with several different songs that I thought I would share. You may have heard of them already, but I love it when I run across a new and great song and so maybe some of my favorites will in turn become some of yours. And even more important, hopefully they can serve as a reminder to a time in your life!
First up...one of my absolute favorites, The Bahamas- Lost in the Light. I heard this on a blog a few months back. She has this ongoing series on Dating Her Husband and she decided to film one evening of making dinner and getting ready for their date. I probably watched the video 10 times and then downloaded the song and practically lived on it for a week straight. Plus I love the quote at the top of her blog post. "Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired" It's beautiful song.
Next up, The Lumineers. I love them! My favorites are the now mainstreamed Ho Hey and also the lesser know (I think) Stubborn Love.
I am also jumping on the Mumford and Sons bandwagon. My new fav, I Will Wait. I almost cry every time I hear it because I love it so much.
There was a movie made a few years ago called Shall We Dance and it quickly became one of my favorite movies. There is a beautiful scene at the end and the whole time Peter Gabrial's song The Book of Love is playing. I cry every single time. The movie with the music moves me in such a way every single time.
Another soundtrack fav is Give Into Me from the movie Country Strong. I just picture slow dancing in the kitchen lit only with candles every time I hear it.
I of course have many more favorites...but these are at the top of my list for right now. Perfect for cold, wintery nights and soaking in a bubble bath!