Rufus Wainwright’s creation Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk is like a quiet night in with a large bag of candies, a glass of wine, and lounging next to a crackling fire with a good movie playing.
Preferably Moulin Rouge.
I mean his lyrics are a great description of this scenario…:
“If i should buy jellybeans,
Have to eat them all in just one sitting,
Everything it seems i like’s a little bit sweeter,
A little bit fatter,
A little bit harmful for me.”
I am far from living out this scene, as I am in an Indian summer, holding a frozen water-bottle to my chest in a desperate attempt to cool down, and trying to sit with minimal skin-to-skin contact with myself because the monsoon rains are refusing to fall. But I can dream, right?
Give this song a little listen, you will not regret it.
When my flat mate responded, “Fun,” to my question, “Who is this playing?”, I thought he was playing around with words to describe the vibe of the song.
Because Fun is fun.
It is simplicity at it’s finest.
Some Nights is both the name of the song, and of Fun’s latest album, and I just want to power-punch the air, wiggle my way across the floor on feet that refuse to remain stilled, and scream out for all the doubts and undecided beliefs I have ever faced, when I hear its empowering drum-beats.
The video makes your heart still for just a second, before beating with a resound for every hope and dream you ever had faith in.
It makes you feel alive.
First Aid Kit‘s Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg have been for the past two years my most treasured artists to listen and sing along with – there have been many darker days that these two have managed to lift me up from.
Hard Believer is a soft, harmonious, and peace-bearing song, and just so happens to be the first of their creations that I listened to! The lyrics are hauntingly serene, and evoke both contented yet saddened emotions…
“And it’s one life and it’s this life and it’s beautiful.”
Because frankly people, life is beautiful. Sometimes you need to hear it to realise this.
And that is my emotional ‘everyone be happy’ post for the month…