Song of the day (23rd January) – Child Of Mind – “Take A Look At My Diary”.

I thought I’d like to share with you one of Declan Galbraith’s songs. Declan Galbraith has been one of my earlier crushes, and my crush on him started on 21 January some years ago, I don’t even remember exactly which year. Since Declan, I’ve already had two crushes, but I still like him a lot. So far I have showed you only 2 songs by him  one

“Strange World”

comes from his demo, and the other –

“Walking In The Air”

comes from his debut album – “Declan” – released in 2002 when Declan was 10 years old. Now he’s 27, and since 2017 I believe, uses the name Child Of Mind. He’s also working on an artistic project of the same name. He has released one EP so far, and it’s really intriguing. From a child who was mainly covering popular songs, he has come a long way, and developed tremendously! I find his lyrics particularly interesting. And the song I’m going to show you here – “Take A Look At My Diary – is the one that speaks to me the most, and is the most relatable for me. I think though that many other people with mental illnesses, but also other similar issues I guess, can probably relate to it easily. I am curious what has inspired him to write this song, as it is very true.

Julie Fowlis – “Go Your Way”.

Hi! 🙂

Today I bring you a song from one of my most most favourite Scottish folk singers, and one of the most successful ones – Julie Fowlis. – Julie Fowlis is the one who sung the song “Touch The Sky” to the Disney movie “Brave”, I love that movie and my ZOfijka does too, and like that song as well, and it seems that it is what made Julie so popular. I knew her though already a couple years before I heard about “Brave”, when I started being interested with Celtic music. It was via her music that I had the first contact with Scottish language (Scottish Gaelic) and her music is what first made me love this language. I also considered it funny though, because it sounded so exotic, and i can remember listening to Julie’s music for hours, wondering what her lyrics are about. You can also “hear” quite weird things in her songs if you speak Polish, so it was quite amusing. But first and foremost, I considered both her music, and Scottish language, in which she primarily sings, stunningly beautiful.

I willl probably show you more of her music later on, but today I’m going to show you her song in ENglish, from her latest album that came out last year, in October, I guess. The song is called “Go Your Way” and was written by another folk singer whom I like, though not as very very much as julie – Anne Briggs from England. – I think it’s wonderful.

Enya – “Amid The Falling Snow”.

Hi guys. 🙂

I’ve shared with you quite a couple Christmas carols by Enya so far. Today, I’m also sharing a song by Enya, though this one doesn’t have much to do with Christmas, but it’s still very wintry and cosy, and I love it because of it. 🙂

Julia Viktoria – “Colors”.

Hi guys. 🙂

Today’s song is from a 17-year-old Swedish singer from Stockholm, Julia Elisabeth Viktoria Engborg, known simply as Julia Viktoria. She has made a few songs so far, and I must say I like her voice, as it sounds naturally very warm, and this particular song is really nice to listen, just very enjoyable. So, hope you’ll enjoy too. 🙂

Song of the day (6th January) – Josefine Myrberg – “Head Over Heels”.

I got to know this girl’s music some time ago, pretty recently, and it started with this song. It got stuck in my brain for days after I listened to it! I oftentimes don’t like very catchy songs, because they tend to be so uncomplicated and just don’t bring anything with them, however that’s not a rule and I do like some. I do like this one too. I guess mainly for Josefine’s voice, which is so strong and a little hoarse, I like it. Josefine Myrberg is Swedish and she became known after taking part in the Swedish edition of the show “Idol”.

Song of the day (5th January) – Enya – “The Spirit Of Christmas Past”.

We still have the Christmas tree in our living room and will be taking it down on Friday, and as you already know Christmas season in Poland can theoretically last until the 2nd February. While such very long celebrations would certainly drive me crazy, I am really happy it’s so long because I can relish Enya’s Christmas music, which I only save it for this time of year to make it more pleasurable. So here’s another Enya’s Christmas themed song, and it is just so beautiful. I simply love it!

Joakim Lundell ft. Sophie Elise – “Only Human”.

And the song for today isn’t Christmassy at all, it’s another song by Joakim Lundell I promised I’d share, made in collaboration with Sophie Elise (or Sofie Isachsen) as a vocalist. As you may remember, he’s Swedish, but Sophie Elise is a Norwegian celebrity and influencer, as far as I know she started off as a blogger, but is also a model, singer and actress, according to Norwegian Wikipedia or at least that’s what I was able to understand with my Swedish. 😀 I must say I really like this song, it’s just very nice. 🙂

Song of the day (30th December – Enya – “Journey Of The Angels”.

OK, time to catch up on some music. 🙂 There is so much great Christmas music out there, and since it’s still Christmas season, and will be until 2nd February, I will throw in some Christmas songs/carols once in a while, and because I love Enya so much, and she has so much great Christmas or simply winter themed music, this winter I’m going to focus particularly on her music when it comes to my Christmas favourites. Hope you’ll find them enjoyable as well. Also I must say that at times like these, when I feel particularly anxious, and can’t do much about it, I find Enya’s music very helpful and soothing. So here’s the beautiful Christmas song, or maybe carol actually, called “Journey Of The Angels”. 🙂

Ji Nilsson – “Sofi”.

Hi people. 🙂

I shared a song by Ji Nilsson with you a couple days ago. I know her music just since a bit more than a month, and while she’s maybe not one of my most most favourite artists, I certainly do like her music. On Christmas Eve I was listening to her music, and I discovered this song. It was such a big surprise to me! Because, in some way, in a lot of ways, it’s as if this song was about my Sofi and me. My Sofi is of course called Zofijka, but I very often call her just Sofi (rather not Sofie, or Sophie, but just Sofi), and I think it is a rather rare spelling, so even this thing itself is strange, that there is a song for Sofi, not Sophie, nor Sofie, not Sofia, but Sofi. And it turns out Ji Nilsson wrote it for her sister. I think it’s such a weird and interesting coincidence. It’s really pretty much about us, only that her Sofi is her big sister.

Joakim Lundell ft. Arrhult – “All I Need”.

Hey people. 🙂

Today again I have some Scandi-pop for you, from Sweden. I think it is a really cool song, and I like it both in this version I’m sharing with you as well as the acoustic version. As for Arrhult, they’re a sibling duo, consisting of two sisters – Abbey and Agnes Arrhult – and from what I understand they gained popularity because of releasing some songs together with Joakim Lundell. In the very near future I’m going to show you another song by Joakim Lundell, made in collaboration with another female vocalist – Sophie Elise from Norway.- But for now, here’s the song with Arrhult, I think it’s pretty nice. 🙂

Enya – “Christmas Secrets”.

Hi 🙂

There is one big reason why I always look forward to Christmas. Well maybe not that big, but surely important for me. While lots of commercial Christmas music on the radio just drives me crazy – maybe not by itself but because of how repetitive and actually superficial it is – I love some Christmas songs and carols to pieces. But my biggest Christmas favourite is “Christmas Secrets” by Enya. I never ever listen to this song on other days than Christmas time. I don’t want to get bored with it, though I don’t even know if it’s possible. So every year on Christmas Eve, I treat myself to it, and then a couple more times during the Christmas time. I just love it so much, I love the real Christmas spirit in it, it just resonates so much with me. I hope you will enjoy it too. 🙂

Ji Nilsson – “Nothing”.

Hi guys. 🙂

I thought we’d kick off the full-blown Christmas songs season here but I guess I’ll wait until Christmas Eve, or maybe even a bit longer if there will be something else non Christmassy that will catch my attention meanwhile. So today I have a non Christmassy song for you, from a Swedish pop singer Ji Nilsson – I’ve already showed you one song of hers made in collaboration with Janice (“TvÃ¥ Av Oss”). This one is in English, and I think overall it’s cool.

Declan Galbraith – “Walking In The Air”.

Yesterday was quite an important day for me because it was my Dad’s 50th birthday, but also because it was one of my crushes’ – Declan Galbraith’s – 27th birthday. I actually can’t quite believe it, he’d been my second music crush and at the time my crush on him had started he was 20, time is just flying so fast! Anyway, I’d like to celebrate his birthday, even though it’s already belated now, especially that when I was preparing to write this post and thinking about a song of him I could share, I realised the hard and awful truth, that although I’ve shared quite a lot from my three other music crushes, in this almost year of my blog’s existence I shared with you only ONE song by Declan! And that’s so very, VERY unfair!

Although it’s Declan’s 27th birthday so he’s an adult obviously since quite a while, I decided to share a song from his debut album, which was released in 2002 so when he was just 10-11 years old. Since then, as I guess I’ve already mentioned somewhere earlier, his style has been evolving quite a lot with each album and getting higher and higher which is so interesting to observe! But for now, I think this lovely song is perfect, especially that it’s Christmas season, and I think there’s no better version of “Walking In The Air” than Declan’s.

Anna Leone – “Into The Cold”.

Hi guys. 🙂

I absolutely love this song already, although it’s very new to me and I only know it since Monday, and that was my first contact with Anna Leone’s music. She is a Swedish singer, and to me this song has a very Scandinavian feel, as well as a bit wintry. I think it is going to be one of my Swedish favourites for quite a while now, and I hope you’ll enjoy it too. 🙂

Song of the day – Anna Pancaldi – “Brother”.

Hi guys. 🙂

So today’s song of the day is “Brother” by Anna Pancaldi. It comes from her third EP called “Sweet Charity”. Anna Pancaldi is a London-based artist, quite successful. I find her voice very expressive. So here it is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhI5UCZUwr4