Give Me Five…Featuring Siobhan Wilson

Rain is falling. The drops create a beat, of sorts, as they hit the pavement, and splash the window pane. Somewhere outside a bird is singing. All of it blends with the music I’m playing kind of perfectly.

I’m feeling blue, but flowing with it. Letting the feelings ebb and flow. Taking in all the things I can – my senses all turned to on.

And here is the music that’s playing today.

Give Me Five – April 13, 2021

Listen (and follow along for April’s GM5) on Spotify and YouTube

Song 1: “Whatever Helps” by Siobhan Wilson

Siobhan Wilson "Whatever Helps GMF
“Whatever Helps” by Siobhan Wilson – from the album, There Are No Saints (2017)

“You’re stuck in the break of a wave.
You’re haunted by a line from a song.”

I feel these lyrics beneath my skin. Waves that I feel stuck in, not the literal ones of the ocean I love, but in the waves of moods and anxiety and feeling.

And how often am I haunted by lines from songs? Uncountable times.

This song is so perfect with the rain as background “vocals”. I feel like it was made to listen to in the rain.

To hear more Siobhan Wilson, and to help support her music, go here.

Siobhan Wilson "Whatever Helps" GMF - Song 1

Song 2: “Drive” by Soccer Mommy

Soccer Mommy "Drive GMF
Photo by Kelsey Hart
“Drive” by Soccer Mommy – from the single (2020)

“Who’s gonna hold you down,
when you shake?
Who’s gonna come around,
when you break?”

Two covers today. This is the first one.

This version is making me cry this morning.

Sometimes being the strong one is lonely, especially when the strong one is struggling.

I really love Sophia Regina Allison’s voice. I need to dig in to more of Soccer Mommy’s albums, and songs.

To hear more Soccer Mommy, and to help support the music, go here.

Soccer Mommy "Drive" GMF Song 2

Song 3: “Living Room, NY” by Laura Stevenson

“Living Room, NY” by Laura Stevenson – from the album, The Big Freeze (2019)

“I want to feel you restless.
I want to wake up from it.
I want to see you stare at ceilings until you fall back to sleep.”

Another artist I want to dig deeper into.

I love songs about New York.

I will be adding this one to my collection.

To hear more Laura Stevenson, and to help support the music, go here.

Laura Stevenson "Living Room N"Y GMF Song 2

Song 4: “Spark” by Tori Amos

Tori Amos "Spark" GMF
“Spark” by Tori Amos – from the album, From the Choirgirl Hotel (1998)

“If the divine master plan is perfection,
maybe next I’ll give Judas a try.
Trusting my soul to the ice cream assassin.
Here, here, here.”

This song means so much to me. So many of Tori’s songs do.

This one hits in big-feeling places in me. Big-feeling places.

There are memories this prickles, and there are now things that I relate to so much it gives me chills. So much of her music hits personally with me, evolves personally, too.

Her music is definitely in that “sountrack of my life” space.

If you want to hear more Tori, and help support her music, go here.

Tori Amos "Spark GMF Song 4

Song 5: “Cosmic Dancer” by Valerie June

Valerie June "Cosmic Dancer"GMF
“Cosmic Dancer” by Valerie June – from the single (2019)

“I danced myself right out the womb.
I danced myself right out the womb.
Is it strange to dance so soon?
I danced myself right out the womb.”

Cover song number two. One of my all-time favorite T-Rex songs.

I love the twang in her voice, the tone. I’ve been so into Valerie’s music lately.

To check out more from Valerie, and to help support her music, go here.

Valerie June "Cosmic Dancer" GMF - Song 5

GIVE ME FIVE – APRIL 2021

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