My word, I am sucker for a sweet song and especially one that mentions sunshine. Maybe it’s one of those things that’s always carried on with me from the love of “You Are My Sunshine” song as a child? Who knows, but you play me a sweet song and I’m hooked. I heard Nikki Lane’s “Send the Sun” recently, and I thought to myself what is this beautiful piece of art? It speaks to distance and to darkness, but also to turning towards the light. Someone trying to assure someone of their love from miles away, and make them feel their love and warmth. Lane’s voice is smooth and steady and really seems to convey that heartfelt wish to a person out of reach at the time. One of those where you hear it, and you feel it. And I swear I’ve had the line “Darlin’ we’re starin’ at the same moon” in my head for a week, especially with the full moon hanging in the sky recently. Simple and sweet, but so memorable all at once. Let me tell you, if you listen to this one in the morning, it’s a pretty great way to start your day. If you haven’t heard this one, check it out.
After watching the news this morning and getting way more frustrated than I should be before 8am, I knew I needed to listen to something good on my drive into work. It just so happens I’d left some really old school CDs I found in a box under my bed recently, in my car. One of them was the Dawson’s Creek soundtrack (Vol. 2). Cheesy? Maybe, but also perfect. I skipped through the first few tracks, but then there was The Jayhawk’s “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me.” I was obsessed with this song from the first time I heard it on the show. (Way back when I was still using Limewire to try and find songs on the internet, and this one was so hard to find.) It’s always funny to me just how many lyrics our brains can store. Is there a point where I’m going to run out of space in there, and not be able to recall them so easily? Anyway, this song just brought me to a little throwback happy place this morning. Sure, it’s sugary sweet but you need one of those every once in a while. It makes me think about Joey jumping off the dock onto Pacey’s sailboat and floating away into the sunset. Okay, if you didn’t watch Dawson’s Creek and have no clue what I’m talking about listen to this sweet song below:
If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time, then you’ve probably noticed that one of my favorite artists is Andrew McMahon. I’ve been a fan since I was about thirteen, so at this point it feels like I’ve grown up with him (which I guess I did.) Now that he’s decided to tour as Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, there are new songs popping up on YouTube and such, but this week he himself released a new song “Cecilia and the Satellite.” Cecilia of course, being the name of his baby girl. (AHH. So sweet, it makes me melt.) I didn’t hear this song for the first time until Tuesday, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve listened to it since. It’s just so beautiful and sincere, and sweet. Also, he said to keep an eye out for new tour dates announced…I’m excited! Hopefully that means he’ll have some headlining shows coming up. Right now, he’s touring with Matt Nathanson and Gavin DeGraw. If you’ve never seen him, and you’re even slightly considering it – GO! You won’t regret it. Andrew McMahon is one of the most incredible performers I’ve ever watched, he just lays it all out there on the stage and it’s an experience for sure.
I know, it’s been awhile since I’ve made an appearance on this blog but this one is beyond worth sharing. If you haven’t heard it yet, check it out now!
Whenever my friend Kaylynn and I get together, a lot of our time is spent hanging out laughing, drinking, getting ready, and singing a long to a random assortment of music in her living room. When I was visiting her over the summer in Athens she introduced me to Tim McMorris’s “Overwhelmed.” The moment the song started, I was hooked. Not only is the video undeniably real, but the song is just so…honest, pure, and full of love. It’s like I can feel my heart swelling in my chest as I listen to the words. It kind of sort of maybe makes me want to cry, but the good kind. It reminds me just how sappy I can be at times. Whatever part of me the hopeless romantic dwells in, just soaks up every single bit of this song. I don’t know why it’s taken me this long to share it, (probably because I normally listen to it in Athens, and don’t associate it with Tallahassee when I’m typing my blog,) but I was on YouTube and I was like hello! This needs to be my Turn It Up Tuesday song for sure. So, get ready for some sweetness and listen to this:
The Neighbourhood’s catchy little song “Sweater Weather” isn’t a very obscure one as the radio tends to play it quite frequently here, but in case this lovely tune hasn’t made its way to your ears yet I wanted to share! I know it’s a little bit…”intense” might be the word for it? But there’s is just something completely alluring about this song to me. I can’t seem to get enough, and I’ve yet to find it possible to be over-played. The song is featured on their album “I Love You” which I also highly recommend checking out.
Maybe it’s because it’s winter, maybe it’s because the chorus is endearing and makes me think of youthfulness, but this is a great song.
‘Cause it’s too cold
For you here and now
So let me hold
Both your hands in the holes of my sweater