Song of the day (31st January) – East Of My Youth – “Stronger”.

So this is finally my choice for today.

I love this band’s music. It speaks to me. East Of My Youth are an Icelandic duo from Reykyavik, consisting of Thelma Marin Jónsdóttir and Herdis Stefansdóttir. There is definitely something very special to their music, but maybe it’s only me who see it? Anyway I like pieces like that.

Song of the day (30th January) – Ella Eyre – “Even If”.

Hi guys! 🙂

Very sorry I didn’t come to you on time with my song of the day for yesterday. But today I will pick two instead.

Ella Eyre’s ral name is Ella MCMahon, she’s known for her collaborations with some famous R & B artists, although I got to know her music only last Monday. I think her voice timbre is very nice. She lives in London, her dad is Jamaican and her mum is Maltese. Before ELla started her professional singing career, she has also been a keen swimmer.

Song of the day – Enya – “Evacuee”.

Hey people. 🙂

Today’s song is quite exceptional. For two reasons. First is that Enya is one of my all time favourite artists, I’d even say that one of my crushes in some way, my first musical crush I’d say. I have a lot of memories related to her music, I find it very therapeutical and soothing and it was with me especially in the most hard times in my life. The second reason is that this particular song has a huge personal meaning for me.

I was at boarding school for the blind for like 10 years since I was 5 and it was a very hard time for me for various reasons. I just didn’t cope well with it. It still has a major impact on my emotions and as I suppose is one of bigger factors that have contributed to my present mental struggles, I’ve already told you that I was diagnosed with reactive depression after I left that school. One of those hard things I had such difficulty coping there, was simply homesickness. Since I’m not the most adaptive being on Earth sometimes it could hit me really strong so that finally I started to self harm in various ways. At this time I secretly considered Enya kind of my second mummy. And this song is just about it. About how hard can be homesickness to manage it when you’re a kid. Luckily now it doesn’t regard me, but since it describes my past and my feelings so well, it always moves me very deeply so that even now it sometimes happens that I’m crying when listening to it. I really love this song and think that even if you don’t resonate with it the way I do, it’s very expressive and it’s easy to feel it. Enya’s music usually affects people quite a lot. I like the fact that I have sort of my own song which describes so accurately my past feelings. It’s somehow easier to process it then. By the way I’m curious what inspired Enya (or actually Roma Ryan, her songwriter) to write about this. As far as I know, Enya herself was at kind of a boarding school linked to a monastery in Milford, but she went there in her teens and as she said she actually liked to be there as she had more freedom and independency there than at home where she had lots of older siblings and of course parents who tended to make all the decisions for her.

Here’s the song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRrVYvHyXAo

I’m curious what your impressions will be like.

Song Of The Day – Gwenno – “Tir Ha Mor”.

So to finally set in to some blogging routine, I am sharing with you my first song of the day, with a little background to it. This first song will be much in the style of music I am listening to the most right now.

Gwenno Saunders (known more widely just as Gwenno) is a Welsh artist, singing in Welsh, but even though I think her music is very accessible to non Welsh speakers. She’s a musician, keyboardist and dancer. Her music is defined as electro pop. Gwenno is also half Cornish – her father is from Cornwall and talked to her in Cornish when she was a child so she is also fluent in this beautiful language.

“Tir Ha Mor” is the first single of her album which will come out on the 2nd of March.

Enjoy! 🙂

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rCeygWexyA