Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Muse in Music

I know that almost everyone listens to music and has there favorite genres and artists but I thought I would post a few of my favorites.  Music is such a big part of my life whether I'm writing, reading, or cooking I'm usually also listening to something in the background.  Music helps me cope with life.

I don't know about other people but I love finding new music.  I love the chase.  Some days I will listen to fifty or so new songs until I find one that I like.  I will sift through all the okay stuff just to find that one song that I can star in Spotify and listen to for weeks.  For me listening to an amazing new song is a little like reading one of my favorite books for the first time.  With each there is a sense of novelty that you can never regain no matter how many times you listen/read the music or book again.  I love that feeling!  I guess you could say I'm a bit of a music junkie.

So a little about my taste in music.  As of the past couple years my love for indie music has grown.  For me indie has a sound that other genres don't tap into.  I also like it when the instrumental bits are nice and authentic.  Don't get me wrong, I jam out to the lastest pop songs just as much as the next girl, but there is something amazing about knowing that an artist can actually play the instruments in the background.  Maybe this is why I tend to listen to a dash of folk music.  Gotta love a little banjo, am I right?

This being said my favorite band is The Killers and I will always have a special place in my heart for the Cranberries who I grew up hearing.  I also play the piano and have always loved a little bit of classical music between my Indie songs and popular favorites.  This love has branched into a love of soundtracks, consisting mainly of Alexandre Desplat, Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, and Murray Gould of course (this man is a genius).

During the past few months one of my favorite indie artists, Daughter, put out a new album.  I love her soft sad lyrics that are filled with such emotion that it makes you forget about any problems you may be having.  Here is a little taste of what she sounds like.  Happy listening! Oh and I am always looking for new music so if you have something you really enjoy leave a comment and I'll give it a listen too!