Welcome to another Monday! I love music as much as books, so Monday is a chance to share a little of what I’ve been listening to this week.
I know when we think of a rock ‘n roll band, we most likely picture a drummer, a few guitars, maybe a piano in the line up – along with the singer(s), of course. Which in itself is usually pretty awesome. But I love when they add other instruments in as well. Especially strings. Oh the strings.
Which is kind of weird when I think about it. I play a woodwind instrument myself. But when they add strings to a song – oh my gosh. IT’S GORGEOUS.
Here’s a few examples to help get you off to a great start for your week.
As Tears Go By by The Rolling Stones.
This is probably my favorite Stones song ever. So beautiful. Also looking at the album cover they are showcasing for this video, it cracks me up how similar The Beatles and The Rolling Stones looked in the 1960s.
Viva la Vida by Coldplay.
Their use of strings as the rhythm section is so unexpected!
Tonight, Tonight by The Smashing Pumpkins.
Amazing strings with an amazing video. Fun fact: this video is inspired by the 1902 silent film Voyage Dans La Lune (A Trip to the Moon) directed by Georges Méliès.
Signs of Light by The Head and the Heart.
Wait for it…the violin doesn’t come in until about three minutes in. Lovely.
Rules from Lauren:
Every Monday share one or two of songs you’ve been enjoying lately. It doesn’t have to be a specific genre, new, or one of your favorites – just something you’d like to share with others. If possible, share a music or lyric video of the song and your thoughts on the song(s), artist(s), and/or music video(s).
If you would like to participate in Music Monday, please join the link up by sharing your post’s url over at this week’s post on Always Me.