Until next time...
Ni hao folks!
While you're probably amazed by my remarkable Mandarin skills (evidenced by today's greeting), we should really focus on today's track choice. When trying to decide on a song for today's Tunesday post, I came in thinking "I want to give them a chill laid back remix of something, music good for the end of the day."
That... is not what you're getting. Sometimes I just fall in love with a song, whether it's because of the vocals, music, or as it was in this case, the message. Glynne addresses an issue that most (if not all) people have or will experience, not being happy with some part of who they are or what they've done (or, conversely, who they're not, or things they haven't done), and masking that aspect of ourselves.
Have no fear, the song gets hugely encouraging as we get to the chorus with Glynne imploring listeners "Don't be so hard on yourself," with her declaring victoriously toward the end of the song "I learned how to wave goodbye, how to not see myself through someone else's eyes."
The song is one that is relatable and encouraging, things we definitely love here at OrangeMouth, so I couldn't not* share!
Until next time...
*Double negatives, yay or nay? :p
Happy September folks!
Jumping right in, today's pick is a Hope, by incredible London artist Jake Isaac. He was recommended to me by a friend who saw him perform live a few weeks ago, and hasn't really stopped talking about him since. From the name Hope, you're almost certain that the song's message will be a positive one, and while it was, evidenced by lyrics like these:
In the dark of the storm
-it comes in an unexpected package. My first time listening to the song, I almost didn't finish because my brain couldn't reconcile the title and what I assumed the message of the song to be with the minor chords I was hearing. Not only was it worth sticking it out, but I was singing along by the end; that's when you know you're on to something good.
In an interview (below), Isaac talks about his inspiration, and the emotion behind the heartwrenchingly soulful Hope makes sense. While he's speaking to everyone who listens, he's also imploring and reassuring himself.
It's a beautifully touching song with a message that anyone struggling with something, be it depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, or anything else, can find something heartening in.
Life has amazing things in store for you, just, hold on, Hope is on her way. (: