Music | makes the people. come together. yeah.
If you were to take a look at my iTunes library, you’ll notice a few things from this 37 GB collection:
- 15 Gigs of that Library is Golden Era Hip-Hop: The Notorious B.I.G., Wu-Tang Clan, etc.
- There’s a ton of John Mayer in there
- There’s an extensive Hillsong collection
- Everything else is by female singer/songwriters
You can draw a few conclusions here I’m sure. But reflecting upon it now, I’ve simply just grown up. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll always appreciate a hard-hitting hip hop beat, coupled with clever lyricism… but there came a point where I realized my soul was seeking (and will always seek) true depth. So my musical taste shifted a lot and I found myself drawn more and more to emotionally honest music, which explored the human condition and all it’s trials, tragedy and triumph.
Luckily I was able to ground myself again with my Catholic faith, and have a fresh perspective on life and of course, this fell upon my musical tastes.
So why so many female singer/songwriters in my music library? Well… let’s be honest, women are emotional beings, and they have a deep well to draw all this lyrical goodness from (with the exception of Ke$ha of course). Here’s a prime example…
I know that the hardest part of love
Is not the things I have to give
It’s what I give up
I’m giving up ground…
from ”The Way You Move”
from the album “Heart“
We can break this down this little nugget of a lyric from now ’til next year, but if you cannot connect to something like this in any way, shape or form… then I guess you can tune back to this.