I really don’t get around to writing much on this blog. I really need to get on that… if I had the time.
Lately, I’ve been working 50 to 60 hours a week. My schedule has been the following: work, sleep, work, sleep. Repeat. Which basically means I don’t have time for anything. It’s really frustrating when I want to work out, write, compose , volunteer, play piano/guitar, play sports and try to have a social life. Not to mention all the things that suck up your life like cleaning … I hate cleaning.My point is my life is on fast forward and I can’t seem to slow down. Like my emotions, my music controls my life in certain ways. So lately I’ve been listening to mellower music to slow down and maybe put myself in reverse.
I’ve been listening to Colbie Caillat. Why, I’ve been a fan of her music since I don’t remember when.I will admit, at first when I heard ” Bubbly”I thought ” gag me” . But then my friend told me to listen to her album and I’ve been hooked ever since. I’m in love with her ” Break Through” album. I think it’s something that I personally relate too because it’s not all about stupid heartbreaks. It’s about … life. Duh, what a concept.
Why do I like her so much. One word: talent. And she’s got it. She can play multiple instruments and she co writes her songs. Normally I would have a problem with an artist not writing their songs completely, but I mean she can sing in different keys and can play more than 4 chords in a song. That’s a frickin’ accomplishment in the music ” pop” world I feel. And most pop artists can’t even play one instrument so she is already 100 steps ahead in the pop world.
The cool thing I like about her music is it’s not “pop” necessarily: It is but it isn’t let me explain. Her music obviously can be upbeat like most pop songs but a lot of her songs also have a mellower tone to it ( if you actually listen to her albums). I sometimes think there is a Sublime influence in her music, but I’m probably wrong.
So yes, she may have several songs that are love/sappy/makemegag type of songs, but at least it has a point. I was told writing a song is like writing a story. It should have a beginning ,a middle and a end, and I feel her music has a plot line unlike a lot of pop music. So yes, I like her music and I think you should listen to her as well.
“It stops today” Colbie Caillat