I appreciate this is a bit of a cop out. What started as my celebration of the previous week has moved on some. So this week it’s all about seven tracks for Sunday.
I’ve realised that some weeks are more difficult than others. But underpinning them are some much needed resources. So whether it be six books for a Sunday or six tracks for a Sunday, hopefully these posts have some use. There is always something to bring to cheer to your week.
And yes, I’ve made it six rather than seven. For everything, I have a track which will add to or reinforce my mood. Even in putting this list together I have questioned and rationed myself. Asking myself whether they are just dependent on my being in a single frame of mind.
But these are the tracks which ground me. And fortunately, even if I haven’t selected a track which works for you, they each have so many more to offer.
Kodaline – One Day
I was reintroduced to Kodaline when All I Want was an integral part of Constellation Street. In a Perfect World is a fantastic album so it’s difficult to talk about favourite tracks. But it’s always good for grounding to start with One Day.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – The Ship Song
There is something unbelievable when a track creates a sharp intake of breath from its first notes.
Words cannot explain what this track does to me. I will be honest. Hearing it by Le Gateau Chocolat means it’s impossible to hear any better.
The Greatest Showman – This is me
The absolute in ‘pelt it out’. Before I discovered The Greatest Showman I watched Keala Settle perform This is me on The Graham Norton Show. I don’t understand how it can fail to inspire.
Empress -Snow Patrol
Where this track is concerned, it feels like there is no right or wrong place to start. This is an album I love. But this track. Every moment seems perfect.
Nothing But Thieves -Sorry
I was introduced to this band thanks to Morgana’s Little Loves and they’ve stayed on my playlist since. Every track just is.
Freya Ridings- Lost Without You
Introduced to me by Mr J after it appeared on my playlist with no warning. I have fallen for it.
Snow Patrol – Don’t Give In
This track became my anthem at work last Easter. And remained so for a long time. It’s had a little time to resign its need, but the need and the meaning is back.
I will always find it amazing how music has the ability to transport me. Whether it be a song from a soundtrack which pinpoints a time in my life, or a track which I just associate with a place, a person or a mood.
Over recent months I’ve appreciated that well everything else can be going on around you, sometimes it’s possible to lift yourself away from it, even if it’s only temporarily, with a piece of music.
This is my snapshot of now. And given everything, I’m a teensy bit excited to find out what my favourite tracks are in April 2020.