I haven’t listened to much music this year. There is a reason why. I lost my Ipod Touch late last year. I hunted around thinking I will buy another one. But I abandoned that hunt after realizing that my bank sent me a stern message on my expenses.
Since then, I have hardly listened to music. I find myself more attuned to the music in my mind and sometimes, music becomes an unwarranted intrusion. Most of the songs I listen to are while I am driving or running. Even then, I prefer listening to one or two songs on the loop. So, what really can be the “Soundtrack of 2016?” for me?
I think it has to be this song. I had downloaded a list of popular songs for listening while running. This was a chance discovery from that. I had never heard the artist before. But the song had a tinge of melancholy, which I am always drawn to. How can I not be drawn to lines like “The light is fading now. My force is being sucked by a bloody leech?” And then lilt away into “I can hear the birds, I can see them fly, I can see the sky, it’s a battle cry?” Especially, when it resonates with hope?
I don’t know if I’ll get through
I wanna be floating in space
But I gotta stay stay stay, stay stay stay STAY
This was my soundtrack of 2016. My Castle In The Snow by Avener.