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I truly love lyrics. Words have magic that add a special layer to music. But there are special songs that are complete without them, too. Like Optimist from Zoë Keating.
Let me borrow her neat introduction from her website:
Cellist and composer Zoë Keating is a one-woman orchestra. She uses a cello and a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating intricate, haunting and compelling music. Zoë is known for both her use of technology – which she uses to sample her cello onstage – and for her DIY approach, releasing her music online without the help of a record label.
The Optimist was written to Zoë’s son.
There’s something out there that I’m trying to say with music. It’s hard to articulate because I don’t even know what it is. I discover what it is as I’m saying it through the music. It’s always one step removed. (From an interview with the Garrison Institute.)
You’ll find a happy song with a rhythm that matches your heartbeat. (Or your heartbeat will match the rhythm, either way, they’ll be as one.)
Good question! #music365 is my year-long challenge to find and share one new song every day. I sometimes skip a day but always catch up! Listen to all the songs on Soundcloud, Spotify or YouTube and tell me your favourite. I don’t think it’s easy to choose one!
Did you like Optimist from Zoë Keating? Let me know what you think.