As a huge fan of music, I felt like having my first blogpost on one of my most favorite songs (shared the link). I discovered this song earlier this year when a friend recommended it to me. It made me feel what very few songs have made me feel over time. The lyrics are such that they hit me every time I hear it. It’s the song about loneliness and the desire to have someone by your side to be just there for you. What made this song so special is probably the time when I listened to it. It was January, the time when corona was at its peak and we were all just locked in our homes. There was a sense of complete hopelessness and a feeling of isolation that had taken over most of us.
It seems so strange that how powerful a media medium like music can be which connects with you so well and the song choice can completely vary for different people or one song can also have the same effect for many people. Also, studying the theory of embodiment reminded me of all the songs which are so soulful and just because of the lyrics and the voice of the singer, the song creates an effect on you even when you are not even feeling that emotion such as sadness associated with this song. Hence, music is a media text which can convey so much without any visual context such as for this song too, it has no music video and just a lyrical one but that doesn’t stop me from resonating with it.