The Song of the Month!
I'm just going to call it "SOTM."
It's the same concept. I pick a song that you, readers, may or may not know and I talk about it. The only change? I do this once a month. And the W is turned upside-down. I think it's plausible.
So here we go with the FIRST-EVER SOTM!
What's the song? "Wolves" by Down Like Silver.
It goes with the whole "Howling Evanescence" thing, doesn't it?
The song is simplistic, somber, and beautiful.
The first time that I heard this song, I didn't pay too much attention to it. I was doing my homework, and I wasn't focusing on my music. However, when I finished my homework, I scrolled through the list of songs that I listened to (I was on Pandora at the time), and I came across "Wolves." I thought, "Oh cool, it's a song about wolves. I should listen to it again and actually pay attention to it."
When I truly listened to it, I got the goosebumps.
I loved the way that the song was built up. More and more elements appeared as the song progressed. The simple melody was easy to listen to, and the singers' voices contrasted each other wonderfully. The lower male part provided a hard edge and a nice bass. On the other hand, the higher female part provided a soft tone and highlighted the song.
This song was about death, but the singers sounded so calm about the whole ordeal.
The lyrics made me feel like the singers wanted to return to where they came from: Nature. They tell their audience that when they die, or are close to dying, that they will break apart, but that's what they want to do. They comfort their audience by saying at the end of the song, "Daylight is waiting for you," or that there is something kind, bright, and warm on the other side.
The imagery that I associated with this song was exactly what the song described, and it was alluring. When I listen to songs, I liked to make mini music videos in my head. It helps me understand the song and enjoy it more.
At first, I thought of a pack of wolves, not necessarily feeding, but standing there majestically and stoically. It was autumn, and the leaves were drifting down to the earth around the wolves, but they stood there, watching with their golden eyes. Then, I imagined an ocean. A light was slowly sinking into the depths of the water, brightening the water surrounding it. When it first entered the water, the fish watched it curiously, but left it alone. Schools of fish and various other aquatic creatures began circling the light, and finally, it dispersed. It reformed and became a flame that faded out into the night.
I saw ashes being carried away by the wind, floating in the air across a healthy green field. Then darkness. But the darkness isn't complete. There's a small light that appears again, and it grows and grows, and it becomes a blinding brightness that envelops everything. There were faint outlines of a wolf's eyes, beaming through the white illumination.
"Wolves" is a great song, and I definitely recommend giving it a listen.
Have you guys heard of this song before? Do you guys like the revival of SOTW as SOTM? Is there anything else that you peeps would like me to start up again?
Should I make a signature? Maybe I'll make a signature so I don't have to worry about repeating a closing. Hmm...
Feel free to comment about suggestions!