“We’re on top of the world now darling so don’t let go…”
This song is one of my favorites by Christina Perri. It’s
fun, quirky, and most importantly it features Ed Sheeran (plus Taylor Swift’s
laugh towards the end) It’s the ultimate story about a couple who sees
themselves being together forever. My favorite lyric is “You’re my bright blue
sky // You’re the sun in my eyes // Oh baby you’re my life // You’re the reason
why” because it describes that feeling of true love and how magical it can be.
This song is basically 8 minutes and 46 seconds of pure
magic. When I first came across this song I couldn’t believe such a thing
existed. It may not be as uplifting as the previous song, but I feel that its
story of hopeful romance is really heartwarming and Ed’s way of turning lyrics
into something so powerful really puts me in his position of needing love. It is
incredible to see how he can take simple phrases and reword them into something
so thrilling. When he says, “paint splattered teardrops on my shirt” instead of
simply saying he is crying is just crazy to me. This song is one of my
favorites by Ed and it is my go-to song whenever I need to calm down.
Throwing it back to Taylor’s country days, this song is a
love story about being fearless and not knowing why. “And I don’t know why, but
with you I’d dance. In a storm, in my best dress. Fearless” This song is about when
you just can’t help how you feel about someone, and you’re nervous and scared,
but also excited. It’s cute and really captures the story of someone who just
can’t control how they feel. It’s totally a classic T-Swift love song.
This song is the definition of true love. It’s the story of
Dan and Shay’s grandparents, and how they built their love step by step and
grew old together. The song starts with, “Grandma and grandpa painted a picture
of sixty-five years // And one little house // More than a memory // More than
saying I do // Kiss you goodnight’s and I love you’s.” These few opening lines
are so powerful because it shows how much love means to them and how their love
is not just “saying I Do” at their wedding, but it’s all of the work and effort
they put into it. This song is different from other Dan + Shay songs, because
most of their songs are the type I would roll down the windows to in the middle
on the night during the Summer, but this song is beautiful and meaningful.
Okay yes, judge me all you want, but I love this song for
multiple reasons. 1) It is totally about Taylor Swift and 2) It is actually a
really cute story. It’s basically a song about not being the typical “Mr.
Perfect”, but being perfect in his own way. It lists off things that aren’t ideal
for a boyfriend. “I might never be your knight in shining armour
// I might never be the one you take home to
mother // And I might never be the one
who brings you flowers.” But then it continues into the reasons why he is
perfect for this specific girl. “If you like causing trouble up in hotel rooms
// And if you like having secret little rendezvous // If you like to do the things you know that we
shouldn’t do //Then baby, I’m perfect
// Baby, I’m perfect for you.” It’s funny and
cute and really gives the listener a sense of the crazy relationship that Harry
Styles and Taylor Swift shared.
How Would You Feel – Ed Sheeran
This song literally just came out tonight, and
after the first time I heard it I automatically fell in love with it. I love
how Ed starts by saying, “You are the one girl, you know that it’s true.” This
song is so beautiful and I really love how Ed’s music has evolved into music
about pure love, rather than the heartbreak he used to sing about. I love how
he says, “Love flows deeper than a river, every moment that I spend with you.” It’s
exciting to see his music grow and this song only makes me more excited for his
album coming out in March.
All of the songs in this collection share one main
similarity in the theme - Love. They are
all different in genre and sound, but they all share the same focus of falling
in love, finding a soulmate, or being totally wrong and right for a person at
the same time. Each artist brings something different to the theme, but they all leave
you with one message – love is inevitable.
Laura Pergolizzi, the Long Island singer songwriter better known as LP, just gave us a double dose of audio visual bliss by dropping two music videos at once. I was an immediate fan of this striking artist from the very first moment I encountered her voice close to three years ago. I don’t think there’s many artists out there with a comparable sound when it comes to her scratchy emotive delivery and her immaculate range, stretching from deep resonating to lofty spry. Watch LP strum and coo away in the video for sooty chugging Other People above, then watch the video for passionately blazing Tightrope below. LP’s 2016 EP Death Valley is available for purchase from iTunes.
I love reading about Taylor’s process as a songwriter from others who have written with her. She is so respected by her peers and colleagues. And then to hear about her process from her point of view. It makes the voice memos on 1989 even more special. It makes me mad that some people still doubt that she writes her own material, but then I remember that the people who matter know how brilliant she is and that is most important.