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A Cup Of Coffee, Light Drizzling, Good Book, And Travis Discography

August 20, 2020
Vaishali Adwant

It’s early morning, you have a cup of freshly brewed coffee, and Travis playing in the background to set an unhurried pace. Dewy-eyed songs that celebrate¬† moments of life through lyrics, rhythm, and composition, paved its way for a newer version of Brit rock. There is not a feel of rebellion or the will to make a change. The Invisible Band sings about love, emotions and complications in relations, self-doubt, self-denial, and myriad emotions you could feel about yourself and the person you love. The beauty of flouncing through knotted feelings of your beloved composed from lamenting sonatas of the subconscious makes everyday life welcoming or maybe not.

I love Travis because they are sing about real things we experience in life without the defense of internationalization. They are not trying to make a point or stay blissfully optimistic singing about all nice stuff about life. The moments of desolation of your life could still feel bearable and put a smile on your face because you can relate to Why Does It Always Rain On Me? Didn’t you ever feel out of place just like the protagonist in this song? Life is not all sunshine. You can sing about the grey shades without feeling intense as you let go off those painful moments.

Sing has always been my favorite. Reminds me of my teen days, the time that decided that rock genre is forever what I relate to. You could be 70 and not find ‘Sing’ a song from the days of yonder. Your emotions mature as you grow listening to Travis. In your journeys, pass times, happy, and sad times, they are with you, soothing you. Turn is about changing yourself for better.

Re-offender is what most of us go through in relations and how we get fooled being abused emotionally over and over in the name of love. Sometimes, the offender is not even sorry, and you pick up pieces of your broken spirit and soul and compel yourself to love life, because you tell yourself, your life is more precious than all the hurt and pain caused. Life is precious enough to learn to find meaning regardless of how bruised you have been in the name of love and everything else.

When you love someone so much, logic overrides emotions no matter how things go wrong so you Write To Reach You. We all have had these moments where you are still in love even though there is no logical reason to do with all the chaos and complications. Maybe because something about being in love with the person felt so good, it is waiting to overlook all the wrongs despite feeling hopeless. We all have been there, haven’t we?

An adorable song about seeing your newborn wishing there were more rainbows than sunshine and rains. My eyes is the best song about welcoming your newborn into this world. They write about political situations across the world with The Beautiful Occupation and how we can’t do much about it. Side because s*** happens and we can sing about it and not let it bother us. I love this song because they write about being happy with what you have because life is a circle and all of us experience same emotions which makes us all equal.

Love Will Come Through when you feel dreaded of loving someone knowing not what consequences may come or where it may lead you. Love will come through, its just waiting for you!And hours go by listening to the idyllic melodic fete of Travis.

Philosophical Rock Bands With Gumption That Make You Think As You Sing

July 18, 2020
Vaishali Adwant

rock music philosophyRock music and sub genres are the most misunderstood for their in-your-face attitude, offensive lyrics, and blasphemy. Rock bands like The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Elvis Presley, Travis, and the list goes on speak about meaningful and deeper philosophies of life that make you think beyond the mundane hoopla. If we were only to exist without experiencing everything passionately, we are not giving ourselves the scope to venture into paths of newer wisdom and a way of life. Freedom of spirit is the paradigm of most of the philosophical rock bands that let you experience life, love, and relations deeply. The Beatles spirituality celebrated existential transcendence with their music making you sing along to the rhythm of oneness of the universe.

Living an unrestricted life of putting vulnerabilities on your sleeve takes evolution from within to get you there, and reach a realm in your mind and subconscious that sets yourself free from tapestry of distorted emotions arising from toxic attachments. We are humans, as living beings, we attach ourselves to people and things leading to melancholy away from the harmony the soul yearns to experience.

Rebellion is a philosophical struggle found in them music and lyrics of Metallica, singing about realities of life without viewing them from rose tinted glasses. The essence of freedom that splits away from illusion of reality is the crux of most of their songs. When you start making sense of situations, you cannot be deceived by illusions of appearances and look deeper. Metallica uses musical instruments from across the globe to create a blend of dulcet and energizing compositions.

Metallica has an artistic philosophy in its own right singing about deeper and darker emotions, an elegy with an edge of philosophy that does not drown in darkness of melancholy. Their lyrics have an unnamed feeling taking a view at the world that fills their mind with the rust of hatred still finding a reason to be alive. They do not sugarcoat the view of the world in their philosophical lyrics.

Kulashekar is doused in Krishna consciousness singing about the essence of elements that make the cosmos. Tattva and Govinda have simple lyrics but the composition takes your mind to a different realm. John Lennon singing about wanting oneness in the world through music is a dream that many dream about in this apocalyptic age. Green day has a strong take on the political philosophy.

All The Same by Sick Puppies talks about the beauty of love and oneness, an ideal world filled with love, compassion, and acceptance when you love someone deeply without wanting to fix or control them. It takes a broader view where there is no scope for a social control based on ethnicity, language, or community. An ideal world where everybody celebrates their way of life. Their songs sing about myriad things that life is made up of like success through chaos and misery. They also sing about the rebellion in being individualistic that could take one to the coffin for being themselves and living by with an archetype gumption.

Every rock band sings about deeper philosophies, not necessarily that speak about the higher realms alone but also about the mundane thought patterns, feelings, and emotions felt in our lives in different situations. The list is endless if you have to talk about how Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and many other bands changed the perceptions of people through their music, lyrics, and philosophy.

 

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