Hi everyone- Happy Wednesday!
Today as I write to you I am filled with the sounds of reggae/ indian fusion music infused with rock/soul and reggae vocals of Joss Stone, Damian Marley and Mick Jagger! They have formed a new super group with A.R Rahman (the Indian composer of the film Slumdog Millionaire) and Dave Stewart from Eurythmics, called 'Superheavy' and they've just released their first album. Its really beautiful, very different and fills your heart with joy when you hear the different styles of music....
I find that music really can bring you to utmost joy and so this is what I'm thinking about today on Happiness Wednesday. I love music with pure, raw lyrics that speaks to the soul, vocals that are real- that let you know whats going on inside that persons head and heart. I love acoustic sounds, rap from the heart, vocals that uplift your soul and take you to a happy place.
I have a friend who sings beautiful acoustic soul music who I have mentioned previously on my blog- Delia Spiers. She is a very talented singer-songwriter whose songs often move me to tears. Often it is when we cry and when we are led to that emotion, that we experience a peace and strength unknown before. I find that Delia's music does that for me.
Today I'm going to share the music of India Arie. I often speak about India because her whole philosophy is about spreading peace and love through the medium of music. Music is a vehicle for her of purity and truth. She has a very rare thing in the world of music- goodness combined with heartfelt lyrics and vocals.
Here is a song that will make you think about loving you, about taking time for you and to nourish your soul and spirit, Private Party. Lyrics start 'I'm having a private party, there's nobody here but me, my angels and my guitar...'. Enjoy xxx
Happy Wednesday! x