As we have started to crawl closer to almost a month of being under the Shelter in place order. Staying in isolation for so long has started to wear me down. As I continuously want to leave the sanction of my household to go out and enjoy the world for what it is. Though what has been helping me get through these tough times is the power of music. As music not only can be used as a tune to help you get you through your day. It can also allow you dive into another world that can take you away from all of the stress of everything that is surrounding us. These are some of the songs that have helped me during this time.
1. Veracruz by Natalia Lafourcade
The first time I had heard this song, I was in awe with how much power and volume are within this piece. Even though this Artist is from latin descent and sings this song in spanish. There is still all the range and emotion in the tone that it creates. As the melody and lyrics within the beginning create a slow and mournful feeling. Then Lafourcade begins to speak about Veracruz, the tone changes. From sadness to a world filled with vibrant sounds and warmth within her voice. Creating a atmosphere to allow the listener to feel the life that there is in Veracruz. An atmosphere where you can let go of your troubles and enjoy life.
2. Funny Thing by Thundercat
Funny Thing by Thundercat, creates the same energy that Veracruz did, but in a fun and light hearted way. As the song is about Thundercat wanting to enjoy the night with a girl. A simple concept, but what really makes this song is the melody and rhythm within it. With the help of an upbeat tempo, bubbly synth sounds and heavy bass play. All of these sounds come together to make a vibrant and fun world. Where there is nothing else on your mind but to be care free and dance.
3. 4 American Dollars by U.S. Girls
The last song that I will leave off with is 4 American Dollars by U.S. Girls. What is so mesmerizing about this particular song is its light tempo but heavy meaning within her lyrics. As it discusses how much importance that we put on money and how it doesn't matter when we pass. Allowing the listener to understand that they should not let the power of money to control them. As well as using melodic sounds to entice to you to let go of those worries. To enjoy your life and not let your financial issues burden you so much.
These are just some of the songs that have helped me to get through COVID-19. I hope that these songs help you out in anyway as it has done for me. I will also leave a playlist of some more recommendations for you to listen to. So that you are able to try them and hopefully encourage you to find other songs that create this feeling. Allowing you as well to get through these rough times.