31.7.14

Songs that Make You Fall in Love

Let me set the scene: your friend meets you for coffee one morning, and as you're catching up, they off-handedly mention a new band they really like. You remark that you haven't heard of them before, could they write it down? Your friend tears off a piece of their napkin and jots down the name of the thusly unknown [to you] band. As you head home, you make note to listen to the band when you get a chance.
A few weeks go by, and as you're cleaning out your purse to make room for your [new book, makeup bag, fancy planner], a crumpled up napkin falls out. You pick it up, and remember your coffee date and the music you discussed therein. You realize you've forgotten completely about the band you made note of remembering, and head straight to your laptop to look them up, as you are long overdue. You do a quick search of their history, find a few of their favorite, songs and hit 'play' to the first. And it hits you. 
Something about this song is just... perfect. The melody, the lyrics, the skillful plucking, something about it is too good to quit. Suddenly, it's all you want to listen to. You memorize the lyrics, pulling them through your head non-stop as you go through your day. Constantly you mention this song or the artist responsible for it to everyone you meet; it's simply too perfect not to share. 
This song has created or replicated the feeling of being in love. It's all you can think about, and that's all you want. Your play count rises higher and higher as the days go by, but you just can't get that song off your mind. 

I know I can't be the only person who has fallen in love with a song before. Not just 'enjoyed' or 'loved' a song (although I do that often enough), but truly gone head over heels for a song or album. While this might not be the exact scenario to play out, every once in a while I find myself in a position in which a song enters my life, and something about it is perfect for that time. It's not always easy to pinpoint what, but it always makes a strong impact on me. Like reading the closing scene to a riveting book, music can [and should] induce a feeling of excitement and longing in you. 

Ok, pause. Before you start thinking 'man, this girl sounds a bit cuckoo...' and start singing 'Taylor and [insert song here] sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G", hear me out. Music is moving, and while not everyone may have fallen in love with a song before, I'm making it my mission to make sure they do. 
If you can't relate to my [rambling] example, I would love to change that for you.

Without further ado, here are a few songs that I've truly fallen in love with. For some reason or another, each of these songs has hit me in a certain way and some time in my life, and made them unforgettable. 75% of the time it is related to their lyrics, so I highly suggest looking them up if you're intrigued.


Civilian - by Wye Oak

Grounds for Divorce - by Elbow

Comfort Me- by Feist

To Be Alone - by Hozier

What the Water Gave Me - by Florence 

Her Morning Elegance - by Oren Lavie

Heavy Feet - by Local Natives


What are some songs you've fallen in love with?



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2 comments:

  1. Well! Haha, lately I am completely in love with Hozier's "Take me to church", as well as CHVRCHES' "Lungs". AMAZING! Great post :)

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    1. Ahhh, yes! I'm truly obsessed with everything by Hozier right now. If you haven't listened to his other stuff, I highly recommend Angel of Small Death and the Codeine Scene. And I haven't listened to Lungs yet, but I'll definitely check it out! Thanks for the recommendation :)

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