Unfortunately, due to a personal conflict, I was not able to make the Latin Jazz performance at BC. However, after reading my classmates’ reflections on the performance, it truly seems that I missed out! *sad face*
Anyways, in order to convey my thoughts about music, I thought the most appropriate thing to do would be to tell you about my favorite song, and why it is.
So, my favorite song is the cover of “Thinking Bout You”, originally by Frank Ocean, by Daniela Andrade. I’m not much of a follower of non-main stream artists (which is terrible, but I blame selective media coverage), but once I heard her voice…
I was very familiar with the original version by Frank Ocean, which is amazing, don’t get me wrong, But, with Andrade’s version, I could feel the emotion of the song in a way I didn’t before. Her vocalizations and the use of acoustics brought the song new meaning. It almost tore down the coarse impression of the song I had before, and mellowed it down.
Of course, as does any other teenager, after hearing it for the first time, I immediately downloaded it onto my phone and listened to it until it hit my “Top 25 Listened To” in iTunes. However, while that is my favorite song for the lyrics, Andrade’s voice is truly one of a kind, and one to be appreciated.
But, more importantly, music does play a large role in my life, and perhaps one of the biggest. It doesn’t matter what I am doing – walking to school, doing the dishes, showering, eating, running, driving, sleeping, anything, I am always listening to music. Music is truly the score of my life and there isn’t a moment when I am out of it. It provides peace, excitement, and every emotion I could think of. Come to think of it, I can’t imagine my life without music.
And I don’t want to!
For those of you who are curious:
Thinkin’ Bout You (Original), Frank Ocean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HtpwUOwnLI
Thinkin Bout You, Daniela Andrade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVb0iu1Dmmg