What's up everyone?!
Lately I've been thinking a lot about the simple pleasure of reading a song. Yeah, reading and not just hearing it. And because it's a short read, I thought you might like to read a selection of my favorites. Now, it may sound strange because I'm not talking about books. It's about the words and the stories songs can tell in the way that books do too. As a budding writer, I often find inspiration thanks to a song I love. And it's not fresh news to say that a 4 minutes song can hide a strong story inside his chorus. For instance, I just love how cinematographic songs written by The Script can sound. In their song Glowing, they tell a story with actions and intensity and for me, it's like hearing a movie. I think it's awesome ! It's not an everyday/everyone song but you can still relate and that just shows how talented The Script is.
And of course, it's not the only band or singer to do so. And the best in all of this, it's that you don't absolutly need to hear the music to feel and love the story told. I experienced it lately with a friend who shares her songs. You could think that, without notes to go along, there's no point. But you would be SO WRONG ! That's also what I love about writing. You can share a story through lyrics, books, short stories or sentences. I always love words because, to me, it feels like magic. And sometimes, they touch people's heart and soul so hard and deep...
So, here I am, sharing about words and not books. I hope you don't mind and understand how much I love music and lyrics. Please, feel free to share with me your opinion and your favorites songs. I'd be really happy to give it a try !
Now, I want to share with you one of my favorites songs ! It's not only a beautiful song, it's also a song that inspired me to write a novel. This voice is a voice I absolutly LOVE and I hope you will too. William Anderson (from Parachute) is an amazing song writer and singer. He can write lyrics that speaks to everyone. I think, like a lot of writers, he can put himself in anyone shoes. If you check Parachute songs, you will understand what I'm talking about.
Because we're closer and closer to Christmas, here is a song he called a "Chirstmas song", the only one he wrote. And I can keep listening to it over and over because it's just stunning ! If you want to hear it in acoustic, check this link : Winterlove. And the lyrics for you :