Introspective Tuesdays: Finding inner calm

I love how much music can affect my mood, and in no time at all. All it takes is the very first guitar strums of Kings of Convenience’s “Gold in the Air of Summer” to feel that wave of relaxation. The doubled vocals and the meticulous imagery of the lyrics weave together to create the dreamy simplicity that is this song. And the concept of “leaving it all behind” and starting anew described here works as a metaphor for finding inner calm.

This is also one of those songs for which I will always have an association because of where I first heard it. In this case, a high school friend put it on a mix CD she made for our group of friends one summer. It’s funny how little details like that, about where or how you first discovered something, can stick permanently.


~ by Marcus on 11/05/2013.

Come at me, bro.

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