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It’s out. I’m a melomaniac. Meaning I am a person so utterly fond of music, I breathe it inside and out. Music calmes my mood swings, it helps me relax and makes moments of life memorable.

When it comes to components that make a good song, it boils down to these things: the lyrics and the melody and the synthesis of both.

Growing up listening to both Vivaldi and Black Sabbath with my dad, my taste in music could have gone anywhere. Which it also did in ways. I took some turns and stops at Punk, Emo and Indie, just to come to realise I don’t need to choose a label, a strict genre to truly enjoy music.

Like poetry, musical lyrics tell stories to identify with, they can soothe you, build you up, or let you remember you’re not alone. Melody is the physical experience of feeling the song with all your being. When you really, really enjoy a song, both the lyrics and the melody, your mind and your body experiences it.

I want to share a list of songs that I have collected over the past few years. That give me that feeling.
If I had to describe a genre you could tag them Singer and Songwriters, Alternative and Indie, but the transitions are flowing. There are also some bands in between, again labelling is difficult sometimes.
Obviously experiencing music is very individual sensation, but maybe you’ll discover some new pieces. Spoiler alert: I like it folky ;)

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  • Oxygen - Willy Mason
  • Too Young To Burn - Sonny & The Sunsets
  • Serpentine - Chris Bathgate
  • On Trees And Birds And Fire - I Am Oak
  • Broken Chair - Chris and Thomas
  • Spirals - David Lemaitre
  • Safe and Sound - Electric President
  • Who Knew - You Won’t
  • Caring Is Creepy - The Shins
  • Where Is My Mind - (Pixies Cover) Trampled by Turtles
  • The Balcony - The Rumor Said Fire
  • Such Great Heights - The Postal Service
  • Good Occasions - Marble Sounds
  • Burning Stars - Mimicking Birds
  • Drain You - (Nirvana Cover) Horse Feathers
  • Cape Canaveral - Conor Oberst
  • Animal - (Miike Snow Cover) Javier Dunn
  • The Dodos - Walking