I haven’t been an avid radio listener since the ’90s, and most of the recent new (or, new to me, at any rate) music I’ve been exposed to has been from YouTube. There are a couple stations I’ve discovered immediate favorites from (e.g.: The Prime Thanatos, NewRetroWave), but often a song will just come on and sometimes I’m entirely into it.
Like this one:
Or the instrumental version:
Either way, something about that melody won’t let up on my brain and I love it. I was laying in bed the other night just hearing it on repeat in my head (the instrumental; I don’t know the lyrics by heart yet); it is insistent and soothing all at the same time.
I feel like never before have we as a people been exposed to so many types of art and entertainment; it can often feel overwhelming. So when a particular song happens to come on YouTube and I can focus on it, I enjoy that experience. Too often music is relegated to the background. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been out somewhere, heard a song, used an app on my phone to figure out what it was, then gone home to download it.
I have a conflicted relationship with technology, but I do think that’s pretty incredible.
Have you had a song unexpectedly sneak up on you in a MUST LISTEN TO THIS SONG ON REPEAT INDEFINITELY way? If so, when? Which song?
Please, please, please share.
And now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go fall asleep to Tetris pieces falling to this melody.