Hello. The way Adele sings this one word is so crazy to me. I immediately want to listen to the rest of the song, and I want to crawl into a blanket with a hot cup of tea and think about how snow silences in a white blanket of cold and how life is a series of hellos and good byes. This week I'm grateful for this song as I think about what went into writing it.
The song, co-written with Greg Kurstin, plunges you into memory. Despite whatever it means to the writer's themselves, it is beautifully subjective for the listener. Thank you to both Adele and Mr. Kurstin for something truly wonderful.
But you know what really gets me about it? I actually want to buy it. I don't want to play it on repeat through Youtube or Spotify. I want to encourage more, I want to support it, because I want her to record a million more songs in my lifetime. "Please Please Please", I silently scream in my mind, "this music makes sense to me, so do it again!" In an overwhelming sea of music, this is a real gift. To stand out and beyond that, to inspire investment and ownership.
My husband has been doing this faithfully for a while, buying music that he believes in, buying entire albums. Buying the songs he is asked to cover at shows. Buying it. While, if I'm honest, I might be pickier about my purchases, I fully believe in the concept of buying music. Especially with the cost to make it so high. Especially when it is actually music to your ears. Especially when you love an artist. Yeah, the Youtube hits help, and the 1 tenth of a cent from spotify is at least registered. But a purchase is a signal to an artist that somebody out there, somebody wants you to keep going. Buy music, buy it directly from the artist, and spread the love of that artist or song.
Favorite artist this week- Adele.