I absolutely love music. I can’t go through a day easily without it. Even at work (at least with my early shifts) I’ll have one of three music apps on my phone playing before the store opens. While working on a blog or even writing in my journal, I have to listen to one of my several playlists on itunes (playlists are the best things ever) or on 8tracks. Because of my love of music, I plan on sharing one song a week here on my blog. Either something I’ve always loved or a new song I’ve recently discovered.
No One’s Gonna Love You – Band of Horses
“It’s looking like a limb torn off
Or altogether just taken apart
We’re reeling through an endless fall
We are the ever-living ghost of what once was”
I immediately fell in love with Band of Horses (an American rock band from Seattle) after I first heard No One’s Gonna Love You back in 2007. I had been split up from my boyfriend of almost 8 years for about 6 months when I heard this song. I knew I was better off without him but at the same time, it still hurt and I definitely reveled in the melancholy breakup songs at that point. And while the lyrics are clearly that of a breakup, the tune wasn’t super depressing and I began to feel hope as I listened to it that while I still loved him, and may always have a place for him in my heart, that I’d move on. And I did. Weirdly enough, we’re still friends. I enjoy seeing his posts of his wife and daughter on facebook and I feel happy for him, despite the crap he did to me. It’s life.
Band of Horses became very popular in my itunes library that year and I still love them. Most of their songs are slow, some are very melancholy but not all. I highly recommend Laredo, NW Apt and also Infinite Arms as well.
What songs/bands have you been listening to? Feel free to comment with some of your favorites or the ones you just discovered and can’t seem to stop playing.