So April’s been going for a bit over a week now, and so far it’s been quite the productive month!
I got some work on my masters’ thesis done, made a presentation, got a new Instagram account (which you should totally go check out!) visited 3 countries in as many days, and of course: listened to some music…
1. Arirang Alone, So Hyang
I got this from my sister, who got it from my other sister, and I completely fell in love with it. As far as I know, it’s originally a Korean folk song which was “slightly” edgy-fied for this rendition, and to me, it feels like what I imagine a phoenix’ song might sound like. This singers’ voice has an uncanny ability to take you along in whatever emotion she’s expressing and in this song, that’s mainly hope.
And who could have anything against hope?
2. Opzij, Opzij, Opzij, Herman Van Veen
For anybody who hasn’t lived in Belgium or in the Netherlands in the last, like, 20 years, this song will probably seem mad. For anybody who has – it’s genius.
This song basically talks about the “fast, faster, fastest”-spirit that seems to have held the western world in its grip for the past century, almost, and that spirit is perfectly mimicked in the actual song itself. The tempo, the canon-effect, and of course, this most genius of all phrases which is almost impossible to pronounce because it’s said so fast:
We moeten rennen springen vliegen duiken vallen opstaan en weer doorgaan
We have to run, jump, fly, dive, fall, get up and keep moving on
3. Fight Song, Rachel Platten
Suffice it to say, I loved it, and have since listened to it ad nauseum!
4. Change Your Life, Little Mix
5. This Is Home, Bryan Lanning