NOW THIS IS MUSIC. Powerful sound, incredible talent, amazing and empowering lyrics. It’s become my new favorite song. I just can’t get enough- it’s been on repeat for the last 2 days!
You have to listen to it! Take a 5 minute break from the day and allow it to captivate you. It’ll give you a lovely feeling. Trust me. 🙂
“March” by George Tandy, Jr. Click here to listen!
It’s obvious that music is a part of our culture. Whether we realize it or not, music affects the way we think and ultimately affects the things we do.
We know that our environment shapes who we are. Who we’re around, what we see, and what we listen to all play a role in our lives. I think music affects us more than we actually realize.
I’ve listened to two songs today that have got me thinking about the impact that music has on us. “Don’t Throw It” by Bizzle is reminding women of their value and to not give their body away. Nina Simone’s “Young, Gifted, and Black” came about during The Civil Rights Movement and it spoke hope to those who needed it.
The music of today is very different from the music of yesterday. Music was once used as a tool to further a cause, give hope, or even tell a story.
Today, the substance of music has been lessened, while the focus has shifted to profits. Turn on the radio and most likely you will hear a very catchy beat with little substance.
Artists are receiving profits, but what about the culture? What about the masses that are consuming the music? Is the culture changing for the better? Should artists be held accountable to the impact that they have on the culture?
Have you ever pondered these questions? I’m not judging any particular artist, but I believe these are questions that we should all be asking ourselves.
We are all affected by the culture that we live in, and I believe that we should all hold ourselves accountable to how we impact that culture- including music artists.
Music does make a difference.
1 of my latest obsessions is the song “Poison” by Beyonce! It came out in 2008/2009, but I just recently heard it on Pandora. 1 time and I was addicted.
My post “He’s Just Like Poison” was inspired by this song! I think most of us can relate to it on one level or another. The song amazes me how they so creatively described love by comparing it to poison. Genius.
Here are a few of my favorite lines from the song:
– “You’re bad for me. I clearly get it. I don’t see how something good could come from loving you. The death of me must be your mission cause with every hug and kiss you’re snatching every bit of strength that I’m goin’ need to fight off the inevitable.” (Very first line of the song.)
– “You’re just like poison. Slowing moving through my system breaking all of my defenses with time.”
– “How could something so deadly feel so right?”
– “The cure is found in you. I don’t want it but I do.”
– “Kiss me 1 more time before I die.”
– “How many doses am I needing now? What’s the prognosis, will you be around?”
I will stop here but you MUST LISTEN TO THIS SONG!
My new favorite song is “Roar” by Katy Perry! Love, love, love it! I woke up this morning not very excited about the day because I knew I had several things to tackle, but then this song came on the radio and WHOA! I turned it up to really focus in and the lyrics are ENCOURAGING! It turned my entire mood around!
I’ve been listening to it ALL day! (Listening now as I write.) 🙂
In the song she’s expressing how she’s an overcomer, specifically a “champion”. Here are a few lines from the song:
– “You held me down, but I got up, already brushing off the dust.”
– “Get ready cause I’ve had enough.”
– “I got the eye of the tiger.”
– “Dancing through the fire.”
– “I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar!”
Ok, I’ll stop there, but you have to check it out for yourself! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAvHu1WfWSo