I was just commenting on a post about Music and Writing and it just made me really want to share this tune from Hungarian artist Vad Fruttik. What I love about listening to non-English songs is that the lyrics can’t distract me, but I can still feel all the emotion … and this song always comes to mind whenever I explain that to someone.
I do also like English-language songs, of course, and may share some of the ones that inspire me as time goes on. Over the years, I have found an affinity for songs with clever use of language (think Soul Asylum and their song “String of Pearls”, for example). Of course, these aren’t ones I can get much out of while writing. They’re more the kind of song I want to immerse myself in on a regular basis – clever lyrics, or decent dance tunes (note the word “decent” – that doesn’t mean they can’t have sexy themes … in fact, the sexier the better, but I don’t like onst-onst numbers, on the whole … of course, there are exceptions, but I shall stop here).
So, as much as I love an angst-free life, I enjoy angst-fuelled drama. What music would you recommend I check out? I also enjoy sensual sounds – no, I’m not writing an erotic story – something that makes me aware of more than just my brain and fingers as they try to get words down (think: Deftones “Digital Bath”, “Change”, “Sextape” and “Knife Party” as particular favourites).