We’ve hit 100 posts about 100 songs in this blog!
And after writing about a hundred songs, all from different artists and from a wide range of music genres, times and backgrounds, I was wondering what have changed for me, in this blog but also in my life…
I started writing posts about music two years ago and the first song I wrote about was Wild Heart by The Vamps just after I listened to it for the first time. The beginning of that post reads:
This week one of my best friends –with the best music taste– shared with me a song from a british boyband. I felt surprised when I saw it wasn’t One Direction nor The Wanted but a not so popular band with one less singer “The Vamps”.
At the time I was fully a Directioner, previously I had been fan of all Disney artists from Miley to the Jonas Brothers. I could sing to every song in the radio as if I had studied the lyrics before, actually, and the people who know me won’t let me lie about this, I could sing to almost every song including Guns and Roses, Bon Jovi or Bryan Adams (all time favs). Well, I still do…
However by the end of that post I also mentioned something about road trips, friends and running away… Luckily for me I’ve made lots of road trips with friends already and in some way I’m always on the run. But also, two years later, The Vamps has turned out to be one of my favorite bands ever; I love their covers, video blogs, new album and, simply, I love them!
While realizing that I didn’t know anything about them before I wrote that post and the fact that I didn’t imagined I would become so obsessed with their sound after I published it, I’ve realized that life resembles a lot to music in the way that at first we are all strangers but you never now who might end up being your boyfriend, your best friend or even your hero.
This love for music unites. For me, it’s fascinating to see the way music brings together a variety of people that otherwise would hardly meet. For instance, take concerts: kids, teenagers, young adults, ADULTS and everyone there is enjoying the same moment together and singing along to the power of music regardless of their differences!
Ultimately that’s what I love about music; it’s an experience that’s better if shared because it connects you with those you have around and also the ones who are far away and at times even with those who have long left…
Weird thing is that I started this part of my blog by writing about some random band I didn’t know and today I’m celebrating with this classic band I’ve always adore. I guess, it’s just the habit; to always come back home. But if there’s something else I’ve learned through this blog-experience is that even though first impressions matter, you can always take a second look at the situation/person/song because at the end, changing your mind isn’t as bad as it may seem. And sometimes accepting that you were wrong is just as right as being right. Did that make sense? I hope it did.
So back to the point of what has changed… Certainly lots of little things most of them for the best, some hard to forget but the vast majority glad to remember. Overall I’m happy to see that I’m still that girl who appreciates her friends, life surprises and good music taste!
And that’s the reason why I made the following video for you to enoy. 😉
This month I had the opportunity to watch Maroon V playing live in Mexico City. I went to their concert with an amazing friend of mine; we sang out loud, danced a lot (as you can tell while watching the not-so-steady shots on the video #sorrynotsorry) and once again I remembered why I’m so so so in love with music, trips and experiences like this.
I also included a short tribute to one of my best friends, Fer Alemán, who saddly is no longer with us but who I remember dearly. Hoping that through out this compilation of Maroon V hits you can feel the emotion and excitement I felt while listening to such good music with someone really special.
Thanks for reading, watching and sharing the love for music always.
*The lyrics to This Love by Maroon V are on the video.
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