Music is very important to me. I like to surround myself with music throughout the day: when I wake up; when I’m on the road; when I’m eating; when friends are visiting; when I feel sad; when I feel happy. No moment is truly experienced without a certain ‘soundtrack’ to accompany it.
I can get quite attached to a song which creates two distinguished consequences:
1- I find it very difficult to share, for I consider it my song. As soon as others start to play the song the love can extinguished quite easily. Only the very best survive this challenge.
2- The song will be played over and over again until it has completely integrated with a certain moment in time. So the next time I hear it again it will take me back to that specific moment.
I try to learn myself that ‘not sharing the music’ is relentlessly selfish and very much not the point of what music is about. Music is about sharing and bringing people together. So therefore I decided to make a tribute to all the music that is or has been important to me. Hopefully it will inspire others to share their own personal music alphabet and to explore the musical sights that were off their map before.
B: Blood (Middle East)
The second song I like to bring under your attention is Blood by The Middle East. I loved it last year (or even the year before –I don’t remember) but not to the extent that it became inseparable from my whereabouts. So consequence #2 didn’t account for this song, – yet, – because lately it starts to pop-up again throughout my playlists, even before I fully realised what they sang about. The lyric has gained new meaning because of recent developments in my life. It charges the song with an extra emotional significance.
Added is a link to the song. The beautifully crafted videoclip is worth watching. It really captures the melancholic atmosphere of the song.