Hi all – this week I’ve decided to start following a theme to help guide these posts and hopefully give me a bit of a challenge! To ease into this, I looked at songs that use colour in their lyrics and titles. I hope you enjoy and I’d love to hear suggestions for future themes if you have any!
Red – Daniel Merriweather (4 mins)
I first heard Red a few years ago not really thinking too much into it’s meaning, and just enjoying the track. Recently, I looked into what Merriweather wanted the piece to reflect and it was more politically motivated than I had expected, as he expresses issues of war and lack of compassion.
Orange Colored Sky – Nat King Cole (2.5 mins)
Now, this piece isn’t something I would usually listen to but it’s been stuck in my head since I found it – I’ll let the music do the talking for this one!
Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell (2 mins)
This is one of my favourites, and with the sheer amount of covers there are for this track, it seems I’m not alone. Mitchell captures feelings of missing things we once took for granted in this short song, allowing the listener to relate this to personal experiences.
Green & Gold – Lianne La Havas (4 mins)
I must admit, I really do not listen to enough of Lianne La Havas’ music. This track shows off her effortless style and perfect vocals, which is so easy to listen to.
Purple Rain – Prince (8.5 mins)
A classic track to end on here! It’s a little longer than the previous tracks but it’s definitely worth a listen and let yourself get wrapped up in it’s atmosphere.
Thank you for taking the time to read and listen to this week’s post. I would love to hear your thoughts or any suggestions you may have for future posts – comments are always welcome!