September’s first Top 5 Music Obsessions is a mix of energy, of moody emotions, of hopefulness, of new and not-so-new, and of a passion I am feeling igniting in myself, so it’s not a surprise that I’m obsessing over music that is feeling it, too.
Today I’m back to seriously working on a novel. I’m also trying to breathe new life into lyriquediscorde. Get it going again with new energy and some new features along the way. I’m also starting on a new project over on my personal Instagram. I will be adding some personal reflections, confessions, and random rambling thoughts on my stories in an attempt to be a bit braver, connect more and open up parts of my self that have been so shut down lately. I’m hoping it’s not too much to take on all at once. I’m hoping that instead, it will help fuel my creativity and that each part will work into the others. Sometimes you have to be your own muse – don’t you think?
This is also a way to both bring my creativity back to life (I know its absence has made my issues worse) and bring back positivity to my life. I’m surrounded by so much negativity, so much stress and “expecting the worse”. It’s taken a huge toll on me – on my creativity, on my heart, and on my soul. It’s fed into my insecurities, my emotional issues, and my anxieties – and I don’t want that to nourish me any longer. The only thing we can truly change in life is ourselves, so that’s what I’m doing. Changing myself and my life.
I think there’s a lot of change to come…and a lot of creating.
But for now, for today, there are these Top 5 Music Obsession Songs to get to.
Top 5 Music Obsessions – September 1, 2019
Listen on Spotify, YouTube, and Pandora
1. “Not” by Big Thief
from their upcoming album, Two Hands (coming October 2019)
“Not the meat of your thigh,
nor your spine tattoo,
nor your shimmery eye,
nor the wet of the dew.
It’s not the warm illusion,
nor the crack in the plate,
nor the breath of confusion,
nor the starkness of slate.”
2. “Good Fortune” by PJ Harvey
from the album, Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea (2000)
“Threw my bad fortune,
off the top of,
a tall building.
I’d rather have done it with you.”
3. “Do You Want To Love Again?” by Pete Yorn
from the album, Caretakers (2019)
“Seen you walkin’ around this town.
Your condition is fallin’ down.
Do you know if you’re lost or found?
Do you know what you really want?”
4. “Dreaming Lucid” from Ambar Lucid
from the album, Dreaming Lucid (2019)
“And the shit that I’ve seen,
and the shit that I’ve been through,
shows the world infected most of you.
Won’t even dare to make a change.
Most of it’ll think I’m insane.”
5. “Sugar” by Garbage
from the album, Not Your Kind of People (2012)
“Give me sugar.
Give me something sweet.
I’ve spent a lifetime,
Which of the Top 5 Music Obsessions did you like the best? What songs have you been obsessing over today?
Top 5 Music Obsessions – September 2019