We all have those songs that make us feel a certain way. They change our moods, altering the moment. They tell a story and
carry a feeling along with it. I think finding songs to fit those moods can create your own personal story. There is a playlist waiting to be made for every occasion.
With February-a month dedicated to love-coming to a close, I wanted to start this Mood Ring off with falling in love. More specifically, love at first sight. You see it in movies and read about it in books though it can feel too dreamy to be real. With an ever-growing Spotify playlist highlighting these love swept songs, I wanted to include songs that captured the mood of love at first sight with lyrics, sound, and overall feeling.
There are endless songs that are about love, let alone love at first sight. From the cluster of songs my playlist, I picked “Wake me” by Bleachers. It is an example of lyrics pertaining to the mood of love at first sight. The overall song sounds happy and makes you want to fall in love. The lyrics being stated show an instant connection:
You’d set a fire in me
And I’d rather be sad with you
Than anywhere away from you
I can’t believe I captured your heart
“Sparks” by Coldplay sounds like love at first sight. It is sweet and slow, flowing through the song perfectly. I can imagine the moment the two pair of eyes meet. It sounds like a soft sway as the couple introduce themselves. Even the tone of Chris Martin’s voice is smooth and inviting, making you smile coyly as you listen.
The Overall Feeling
“Falling Slowly” written by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová is already apart of a love story. Once dir. by John Carney is a movie about two people meeting and falling in love. This song is featured in the film and is the perfect overall feeling for the Mood Ring. It is a duet with lyrics that fit the theme of love at first sight:
I don’t know you
But I want you
All the more for that
Words fall through me
And always fool me
And I can’t react
The music itself portrays a sound that is simple and collaborative, as the two musicians play off of each other. It sounds homemade and unrehearsed, which adds to the rawness of falling in love. Since “Falling Slowly” was written for a romance movie, it is really perfect for the feeling, as we create our own stories to go with each song.
All in all, it is fun and fullfilling to fit songs with moods. It tells a unique story and helps you embrace the feelings of the moment. I like to lose myself in music and having specific feelings to get lost in is all part of the fun.