Wednesday, 23 January 2019

The Soundtrack Of My Life - Orlagh

Music is a huge part of my identity, and I'm pretty sure it is for a lot of people. I absolutely love the 'Soundtrack of my Life' videos by celebrities, and I really feel like you can learn a lot about a person from their taste in music. Here are a few songs that I absolutely adore and mean a lot to me, and a bit about why I love them!

 Fleetwood Mac - Gypsy

There's something about Stevie Nick's lyricism that just speaks to you. A song of hers might have no relation to your life experiences, but somehow you can still relate to it. A lot of people interpret the meaning of this song differently, and that's what I love about it. It means something different to everyone who knows and loves it. To me it's about being a free spirit, going back to your roots.

Teenage Dirtbag - Wheetus

Before you judge me, I know this song isn't particularly deep or moving. I put it on this list because of the memories attached to it. It always reminds me of my friends, of when we were 16 and going out partying and drinking for the first time. This song would always come on toward the end of the night when we were all light-headed and happy. We'd belt it out at the top of our lungs.

The Head and the Heart - Winter Song

It's thanks to spotify playlists that I discovered this band. Bit of a cheesy reason for putting this in, but when I just started going out with my boyfriend we'd listen to this song loads, so now every time I listen to it it brings me back to that time. Isn't it amazing how music can remind you of an exact time and the feeling you had? Apart from the memories it brings for me, it really is a beautiful, emotive song.

Dolly Parton - Wildflowers

I'm not usually a huge fan of country, but for Dolly I can make an exception. What's not to love about her? She's an incredible song writer and you can't help but jam out to her songs. This song in particular always speaks to me. The lyrics use a metaphor of 'Wildflowers don't care where they grow', and Dolly talks about how, like a wildflower, she needed to uproot from her small town and follow her dreams.

Jorja Smith - Teenage Fantasy

'We all want a teenage fantasy - want it when we can't have it, when we got it we don't seem to want it'. This song perfectly captures that time when you're in secondary school and a little naive, and the fact that Jorja wrote this song when she was only 16 just shows how talented she is. Set to a laid-back jazz instrumental, it tells a story of falling for a boy you know isn't going to treat you right, but it also has a really important message, 'I need to grow and find myself before I let somebody love me.'

Lana Del Rey - Ride

I could write a whole essay on this song. If I could, I would just put Lana's entire discography in this playlist, but I decided to narrow it down to this as it means the most to me. It's one of those songs that you have to listen to full blast in your earphones and just be completely sucked into her world. There's so much passion in her voice when she's singing this song, as well as sadness and longing. Lana talks about struggling to make it as a singer, but also her freedom of living life on the road with no responsibilities. And can we talk about the music video and the monologue for this song?? Amazing.

Fairport Convention - Who Knows Where The Time Goes?

The only way I can describe this song is by just saying its perfect. It's kind of hard to explain, but do you ever listen to a song and it just flows exactly how you want it to? It has unexpected melodies and lyrics, but for some reason its just absolutely perfect? That's what this song is for me. Maybe not everyone feels it with this song, but I could listen to it on repeat and find it more gorgeous every time.

What would you say are your favourite songs of all time? Are there any artists that mean a lot to you? Let me know! Here's the link to the rest of the playlist I made which has a few more songs:

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