The Soundtrack To My Life


Color my life with the chaos of trouble.

- Belle and Sebastian

Music plays a very important role in my life. It always has. My parents always made sure I had the chance to play an instrument if I wanted too (and I tried many, but never really stuck with one unlike my sister who plays the violin like a pro) and had a good knowledge of classical music and reading sheet music. So I always took music very seriously.

And often in my life I use music as the soundtrack that supports certain moods and brings out the emotions that I need to feel in that moment. It can lift me up and make me dance and it can break me down and help me cry out all my anger. So just as much as I can support my already felt emotions I can lead them in the direction I want with the right song. Here are some that help me do that:

Song that makes me cry: All This Time-Maria Mena

Song that picks me up when I’m down: Downtown - Petula Clark

Song that makes me laugh and gets me excited: Touch-A Touch-A Touch Me-Rocky Horror Picture Show

Song that’s always stuck in my head: Don’t Save Me - HAIM and  Grease - You're The One That I Want

Song I want played at my funeral: Happy - Marina And The Diamonds

Best song to listen to in the car: Pity party - Melanie Martinez

Best song to sing along to: Shoop Shoop Song - Cher

A song that’s inspiring: Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell

The song I listen to when I want to get excited: Take Shelter - Years and Years

The song I listen to when I’m down (and kind of want to stay there): Laughing With - Regina Spector

The song that makes me happy: Come Monday Night - God Help The Girl

My ultimate Christmas Song: Santa Baby-Cover by Olly Alexander

The song that makes me feel like I can do anything: Neon Trees – Everybody Talks

A song for the background: The Less I Know The Better-Tame Impala

The song that reminds me of my childhood: I Sing My Body Electric - Fame

The first song I loved: Tokio Hotel- Heilig

Song for when I’m optimistic (but it's kind of oppressed): Polite Dance Song - The Bird and the Bee

The song that I listen to late at night: Pool Party-Julia Jacklin

The song I sing in the shower: Those Magic Changes-Grease & She Used To Be Mine - Sara Bareilles

The best song ever written: Bohemian Rapsody - Queen (obviously)

My newest discovery: Sanctify - Years & Years

There is so much more music to discover and new, amazing songs coming out every day, and I love nothing more than discovering new music I love, so if you have any recommendations, please let me know! 


Emma x