I’ve been on a Ghost Town kick lately. I first discovered the band about a year ago, listened a little, but for whatever reason wasn’t hooked. However a few weeks ago one of my friends made me a playlist with their song “Acid” on it. It’s a track I admittedly repeat over and over again as I’m driving. You could call me obsessed. The vocals draw me in almost like junk food. I just want more!! It got me thinking, what is it about certain songs or certain voices that attract different ears? For me, it’s the grit, the pain behind the sound. I’d always rather listen to something messy that throws emotion in your face than something perfected with stereotypical beauty. We all have our own preferences though, and mine certainly change with the seasons.
2 thoughts on “Dissonance”
Some music is like that. Like the picture of a beautiful woman on a gifted blog site, gazing with that far away look that makes you stare at it over and over again, so close, so enigmatic, so close, so out of reach but for the web site. Both artists casting nets that entraps long after the performance is done,fishing with unseen hooks made of words and photographs.
Sometimes it’s impossible to pinpoint why we’re attracted to certain images or sounds, but that mystery, I argue, is what makes life beautiful. Cheers!