I have a life soundtrack and it seems that rabbits, groundhogs and vixens have influenced the never-ending song list, at least for this month.
A new song for each day would be great, some days upbeat and full of life and others have a melancholy undertone. Then there are the days that Bill Murray has affected. The bastard has come in and hit the repeat button on my iPod and it stuck, and sometimes stuck for days on end. Is the song that good that we have to listen to it over and over again? Will the groundhog ever see his shadow or are we doomed to repeat until something fantastical hits upside the head?
Repetition of a good song, one that speaks to you isn’t a bad thing. I find that it’s like any craving; you have to ride it out and explore all aspects in order to get it out of your system. You can’t curb a salty craving with sweet, don’t fight it, embrace it.
Florence + The Machine is testing my willpower. I crave her voice, I need a fix of Lungs each and every day. The album is nearly two years old. I don’t know if my discovery of this red-headed British vixen was late in the game or if the bandwagon came by my door at just the right time. I first heard “Addicted to Love” (Florence’s cover of the 1986 Robert Palmer hit) on So You Think You Can Dance in June of 2010. Like many others I found the song and discovered a gem of an album with Lungs right there next to it on iTunes.
Lungs is an album I can listen to in it’s entirety. I typically listen to my iPod on shuffle while driving. Rabbit Heart (Raise it Up) will tease me by coming into rotation just before arriving home. I am doomed to Groundhog Day Syndrome and will immediately put Lungs on at home and listen over and over until I am numb and need to move on.
If you haven’t bought it or given it a chance I suggest you find the second, third or fourth bandwagon that will be passing by and jump on. There is no shame in coming late to the game when brilliance is at the plate.
Here is my current favourite tune from Lungs – Rabbit Heart (Raise it Up)