I have always enjoyed listening to music - perhaps more than many people do. Sometimes I listen carefully to the lyrics and other times I pick out a neat counter-melody or interesting textures as the song progresses. Like most people, I have my favorite music artists and composers, but I am willing to listen to a fairly broad range of styles. And, I also find that I have cycles as to what kinds of music I want to hear.
An odd thing happened recently. I actually rolled into a cycle where I wasn't really in the mood for music.
Perhaps it was because I am still working to regain my concentration levels I had prior to my April surgery and I couldn't have music on while I worked. Maybe I played so much music during the early weeks of recovery that it was only natural that I would want a break. I really don't know.
When you aren't feeling like hearing music, you just aren't.
The good news, as far as I am concerned is that music is back on the menu for me now... and I am finding that I am hearing familiar songs from a fresh viewpoint. Perhaps this break was what I needed? Is it possible that the continuous presence of music was making me deaf to its beauty?
Well, the ears are open now. And to celebrate, I thought I would share a short playlist of some songs I am currently appreciating (or re-appreciating).
Bendy Line - the Prayer Chain
Invisible Man - Prodigal
Tears in the Ground - Sam Phillips
Sunshine Girl - the Choir
On Giant's Shoulders - Future of Forestry
A Place Called Earth - Jon Foreman and Lauren Daigle
White Room - Apocalyptica and Jacoby Shaddix
Bright Wings - Mortal
I Wanna Remember - NeedtoBreathe with Carrie Underwood
Zombie - Bad Wolves
It Could Have Been Me - the Call
The Sound of Summer Running - Alison Brown Quartet
Symphony of Shadows III - Cello Fury
Bring Me To Life (Synthesis) - Evanescence
Battle Cry (Bonus Mix) - Evelyn Glennie
Restore My Soul - the Choir
Have a good remember of your weekend. I hope you enjoy a song or two out of this group. Or, if you aren't in the mood for music (or don't have internet to play these) I hope you listen to what your heart needs.. .and maybe to what the birds outside your window are telling you.