So this post was going to be about something else, but I have been side tracked and this post is now about this video I just spent 30 minutes on :
Yes. The Best Blind Auditions of The Voice USA of All Time.
I don’t know how this video happened to pop up in my recommended videos list on YouTube, because I don’t even watch The Voice, but I’m SO GLAD it did. And can I just say -it isn’t even funny how wonderfully amazing listening to all of their voices made me feel.
It wasn’t even real after a while anymore, I was just drowning in the music, and in their voices – and it really made me feel the power of what music can do to you. I know it’s a pretty long video, but if you’re a music person, and even if you’re not, I think you should watch it.
Every singer brought a different feel, a different aura with his/her voice and style and it was just an absolute delight to watch them, and listen to them. It just reinforced the fact that music is such a beautiful, beautiful form of expression, and you only need to hear a little bit to feel and understand an ocean of emotions. I think I was just clutching my heart for the entire video, because it just made me so happy to hear them, and to see that their music was being appreciated, because it was so magical!
You get to know so much more about a person just from the kind of music they listen to. I always, always prefer to listen to music only through headphones or ear phones and not out loud, because I feel it’s such a personal thing (unless I’m at a party or a concert or some such event). But just because I feel like sharing this right now, here’s a list of the songs I’m currently into (in no particular order).
1) This Is What Makes Us Girls – Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey has, hands down, the most ethereal, haunting, drama queen voice, and there’s no one quite like her. This one is my favourite, especially because of the music interlude towards the end. I’m sure I’m never going to get over this song.
2) Smooth Operator – Sade
3) Careless Whisper – George Michael
I’ve been going through a jazz phase, okay? Also, I love this song. Who doesn’t?
4) Flosstradamus – Rebound (Daktyl Remix)
I can listen to this on loop. Love it.
5) Pani da Rang – Ayushman Khurana
The guitar. His voice. Enough said.
6) Tum hi ho – Arijith Singh
Although I listen to this song very rarely now, there was a time when it was on loop (for literally everybody) and it made me (and everyone else) fall completely in LOVE with the magic that is Arijith Singh’s voice. He sounds like an angel from heaven.
7) I Was Here – Beyonce
After having controlled the urge to put at least fifty other songs by Queen B in my list, I have restricted myself to this one purely because it gives me goosebumps every single time I listen to it. It’s just beautiful, how she sings it. And this video is just perfect.
8) Love On top – Beyonce
Okay, I lied. I put another one of hers on the list. This is my happy song. I simply love it.
9) Blue Ocean Floor – Justin Timberlake
I LOVE Justin Timberlake; I love his voice, I love his face, I love the way he dances, I love that his songs are almost eight minutes long because he puts so much detail into his music and I love him. He’s one of my top five favourites. And I have a seperate list of just his songs that I love, but for now this one shall suffice because it is be-yoo-ti-ful. (Also, I love Strawberry Bubblegum).
10) Unakkenna Venum Sollu – Benny Dayal and Mahathi
It’s a Tamil song, because why not? Such a beautiful song, it reminds me of why Chennai will always feel like home to me.
So that’s my very weird list of songs – they aren’t my top favourites, but I do feel connected to them in some ways. And thank you, if you’ve had the patience to go through the whole list, maybe tell me what your favourite songs are?
Basically, what I’m trying to say is, there’s some kind of magic in music, and we all feel it, and I think it’s what keeps the world together. 🙂