My playlist for the past few weeks has been looping tracks from Australian singer-songwriter Matt Corby. I've always loved his cover of The Black Keys - Lonely Boy but his 2016 releases are definitely levels up.
Since it's a Monday, check out this track called Monday. :D
Far far from the world of Gossip Girl, Penn Badgley's band MOTHXR (pronounced Mother, like obvsly) has got all the feels. Their chill vibe is sorta indie-alternative-sexy-electro-- I don't think I can label this but I'd definitely recommend a listen.
Such a beautiful score from the movie Like Sunday, Like Rain. I loved how the director let music take over a lot of the scenes carrying the emotional weight of the characters and moments. With people who live and breathe music, I think having a sort of sad yet sweet melody lingering in the air throughout the film was really brilliant. I sorta wish my life had its own score too. Have you ever wondered what sort of music would accompany your waking moments?
I try not to talk too much about my dark night moments here in this blog cause I never wanted this to turn into the rantings of a 30 year old. I've captured the rantings of my 20 year old life in the old blog and felt like this new space should be filled with fun stuff and all things wise.
But this experience with dark nights seem to be a constant shadow that follows me through the various seasons of life.
However you might describe it, be it a black dog, a dark night of the soul, cancer of the soul, a fog, trying to keep your head above water, numbness, or a ten tonne ball of lead in your gut, I've come to see it for what it is - a war raging in the depths of my being.
Some days it's hard to live in my own skin. I often feel like the same insecure teenager, though a decade and a half has passed since then. Other days, it feels like wave after wave of grief. It's like living in a constant shadow when all you want is a little bit of sunshine. I know I've just to turn and face the light, and that shadow will be behind me. But some days, it's just hard to even get out from under the covers.
Life is overwhelming at times and these battle comes in seasons. It's always lurking, ready to pounce. Everything's a lot scarier and bigger and hopeless in the dark. But by God's grace, today I'll find the courage to step out and flip that light switch. After all these years, the one thing I'm sure of is that when I persevere and praise Him, happiness will start to settle back into my skin.
"Even when my strength is lost I'll praise You Even when I have no song I'll praise You Even when it's hard to find the words Louder then I'll sing Your praise" Even When it Hurts, Hillsong United, Empire
We were in London two years ago and chanced upon this little band busking at Trafalgar Square in Central London. They were so animated and drew quite a crowd as they sang this exact song! We loved what we heard so we bought a cd they were selling. I didn't get to listen to it till recently when I was cleaning out my cupboard and found it amidst the chaos that is my nightstand. I don't know much about the band but I remember our trip to London was one of the best vacations Jason and I have had. Here's hoping for more vacations coupled with great music in the years to come! Happy Birthday luv!