In a time where we see and learn thousands of musicians, there comes a time when we prove our worth. And how do we do that? A new song, a new EP collaboration? A new social media crave to jump on board with? Or is it merely a sit down and a talk with our ever-growing fan base?
In a world where attention and opportunity is everything in an online world, it’s time for our musicians to prove their worth.
As a day to encourage young musicians and young learners from every community and every city to perform outside, World Music Day has returned today on the 21st June. Celebrated with over 120 countries worldwide, it’s a fantastic sight to see as musicians across the globe pick up their instruments, sharpen their vocals and simply play, perform and just enjoy themselves simply for the love of music.
Despite the pandemic restricting a lot of events to showcase our love of music outside, there’s been plenty of community collaboration and live performances done solely online. Emphatic music works have been going on since the early hours of this morning and despite us being confined to our time zones witnessing live music first-hand, we are undoubtedly drawn together with our love for music.
So, despite the often rare fanatic exploration of World Music annually, take some time out today – no matter how long you have left of the Monday – … and enjoy some music that is culturally, and artistically, inspiring.
Sombre, enchanting but entirely beautiful, Leftwich takes us down a bewildering path of human nature as an alcoholic addict tells us his tales of sobriety.
“It’s an observation on what it’s like to be a sober alcoholic addict a couple of years in. A whale is heavy to carry.
It’s gonna hurt you to carry it. But it’s also beautiful, and it’s a miracle to be able to carry all that at all.”
Beautiful harmonics of Cherry in Tacoma, Slipping Through My Fingers and Full Full Colour bring this fantastically calm and serene album to a disclosure of triumph and struggle – and is certainly worth the entire trawl through the 10-track listing.
After confirming it will indeed go ahead this year after COVID restrictions, Latitude Festival have added more to the artist roster, as the festival is set to take place at Henham Park from the 22th to the 25th of July. It’s certainly a close call, as it is set to go ahead just 3 days ahead of Government plans to uplift all lockdown rules and regulations.
But that won’t stop the expansive line-up of Bastille, Wolf Alice, Supergrass and Chemical Brothers to set the fields alight with the return of live music. Finally – it’s been too long. After the Download Pilot this weekend, there will be even more anticipation and excitement for festivals to go big and go large this Summer, as safety and caution prevails for all on site.
‘Cause somebody stole my car radio And now I just sit in silence
Another provocative thought that recently occurred to me when I trawled the journey to London the other day. Being just on the road within a minute, the silence was deafening and I just had to put on some music.
This time, as I was driving, I had to whack on the radio, and that justified my music fix enough to take me to the heart of the capital.
So, my thoughts for Friday is this: can you imagine a car journey without music? If so, is it peaceful to you?