This is an eclectic post of 5 songs that are really impacting me emotionally right now. Take a look at my suggestions and enjoy!
- “Close,” nobigdyl – We all know that I only heard of this song through some weird twist of finding out that Adam Friedman is on the chorus and produced/co-wrote. After all, Christian music and Hip-Hop/Rap aren’t really my main musical genres. Not that I never listen to songs in these categories, I just don’t tend to be in-the-know with new releases like “Close.” But I truly appreciate this song for more than Friedman’s gorgeous vocals on the chorus (although that is a huge selling point here). The powerful poetry that nobigdyl is presenting is relatable to anyone who has faced those awful feelings that come when you know you’ve made a huge mistake in life. You know what I’m talking about – that horrible darkness inside that comes when you’ve realized that you’re a supremely flawed human being. But we also see and feel the wonderful feeling of knowing that there are others, whether we are talking about a spouse, God, or another loved one, who still accept and love you as you are.
- “Rock Mi,” Voxxclub – This is actually a remake of a song by AlpenRebellen, and is just as strong and catchy as the original. I obviously have a different affinity for the song as a German speaker and a German culture nerd, but even if you don’t speak a lick of Deutsch, the tune is infectious. This flash mob is absolutely precious, too. My mom and niece don’t speak German, but they love it as much as I do. Check it out! Check out the original if you want more.
- “I Want You,” Marian Hill – I love Marian Hill music. Don’t ask me why, but once I start listening, I can’t stop for a good forty to sixty minutes. This one is a good example if you want to better understand why anyone would get hooked to these unique but catchy tunes. Check it out!
- “A Perfect Mess,” Mike Posner – This is such an awesome example of the power Mike Posner has over words (he isn’t wrong to be proud of his songwriting skills). I don’t even know what to say about it, it’s like a mix between Hip-Hop, Rap, and Pop, not unlike many of Posner’s emotional tunes. This was from the heart of Posner’s dark days, and it’s easy to see his struggles reflected in this masterpiece.
- “Heaven,” O.A.R. – This is one of those songs Spotify kept randomly suggesting for me, and it turned out that I really, really liked it and the XX Adubato remix. While the triumphant anti-Heaven message may cause some dissenters to relate it to “What If’s” anti-religious themes, I would argue that neither of these songs are about being anti-religion or anti-God; these messages are an almost insignificant symbol of something bigger going on in each song – “What If” being about love and how it can be as powerful as a religion, and “Heaven” just saying “I don’t want to live the way others make me.” The religious symbolism in these songs are just that – symbols. And the larger theme and melodic tune here are wonderful.