It seems to me that countless musicians have the uncanny ability of singing, what I think of as, some form of universal truth.
Today I am really missing Jen Kehl’s, Twisted Mix Tape Tuesdays.
TMTT was a blog hop where bloggers from all over would put together a blog post with songs embedded based on a theme — or more accurately put — Jen’s theme.
Jen had a way of creating themes that inspired me to search out songs I knew and weave them into a story. Stories that in a way shared a piece of me, but also spoke that universal language that resonated with so many. Although I only participated four times, today I miss her creative genius. And I miss her — set like a clock Tuesday blog hop — as if I had participated for years.
So today, in honor of Jen Kehl, I am choosing my own theme: Music that Speaks a Truth
First up is Tristan Prettyman. I love her song, Say Anything. Saying Anything takes courage. And when we are brave with our voice, we just might inspire another person to also be brave with theirs. This is what Tristan said about writing her song:
If I were to have my voice taken away, what would I want to say and who would I want to say it too. This song is about speaking your truth and being honest and keeping communication open, expressing how you feel and never being afraid to show that.”
Sharing your soul and who you are, opens a door, a door some have the strength to walk through, while others do not. We can only give what people are willing to receive. And you never know what another person will receive unless you are willing to be vulnerable and give your truth away.
Next up is Milky Chance singing his song, Stolen Dance. Opposite of Say Anything, this song begs us to keep quiet and feel. It’s an upbeat tune filled with longing and the desire to have one great love.
Music is well known for sharing heartache and this post would not be complete if I didn’t include a song about losing love in it. So hard to choose, but choose I must. After all…how can I possibly resist this lyric…
Calling your name in the midnight hour, reaching for you from the endless dream, so many miles between us now. But you are always here with me…”
In its entirety here is Susie Suh singing, Here With Me.
And to close out this post on truth, and musicians who sing it, I offer you, As it Seems, sung by Lily Kershaw. Who can’t relate to a coming of age story?