Most of my time is spent listening to music, whether it’s playing an artist or a playlist on repeat or discovering new songs and artists from various backgrounds, with different sounds and inspirations. Below is a small list of songs which let you peek inside my life and who I am. It would be impossible to dedicate my words to all the songs that have inspired me in my 22 years thus far.
the song for the depressed kids. will forever have a special place in my heart, because sometimes there were moments you just had to sit through and wallow in the sadness you were feeling. i fell asleep to this song many times as i stood through rough nights growing up.
Coffee shop journaling + taking a walk by the sea on a late grey English afternoon type of song. reminds me of someone special. some place special. it’s the feeling of memories. like my memories, only they’re not mine. nostalgia-fuelled.
grew up with this one being the very first beatles song i’d ever heard. uncle stephan, who became my grandfather figure, played it to me when i went through family hardship in my early childhood and he would always play it for me when i begged for it. funny how back then it calmed and comforted me so strongly when i didn’t understand a word at all. somehow i never even had the urge to ask what it was about.
was uncle stephan’s favourite song that also was chosen to be played at his funeral and it sure left me crying for the whole day listening to it. bittersweet song for me, but always make my soul smile in his memory.
Takes me back to my teenage years where I would binge-watch SKINS (UK) and this song was my angsty teen anthem. It still serves as a huge comfort and an empowering soundtrack whenever i need it to be.
This song makes me feel infinite. Full on road-trip mode. It makes me feel almost invincible and it’s accompanied great roof top moments so far!
anyone who knows me knows i adore this song and i adore this woman. i grew up listening to her music and though i could never truly relate, every time i play her songs, i find myself relating more and more. understanding more. interpreting my own experiences more. it’s contagious.
If I had a record player, this would be the first record I would buy to play on it. Every time I listen to this song I hold my breath and breathe out slowly. This song just seems timeless. It’s a tad sad but it’s helped me through a lot.