Wednesday, December 16, 2015

most beautiful songs

You know those songs that the first time you hear them, you can't help but stop what you're doing and just listen? The songs that send shivers through your spine? The songs that you can close your eyes and feel? Songs like that are hard to come by. There's good music, and then there is absolutely beautiful music. Here's a list of the songs that leave me stunned every time I listen to them. Songs that I can listen to over and over again and they never lose their beauty.

Saturn and Turning Page
Sleeping at Last is one of the most incredible musicians I have ever discovered. He has a way with lyrics that makes me speechless. Saturn is the most beautiful song, if I were to rank them. The lyrics combined with the strings and piano is breathtaking. Turning Page is another song that is lyrically brilliant and leaves me nostalgic for a love I've never had.
"With shortness of breath, I'll explain the infinite. How rare and beautiful it truly is that we exist".
"Nothing prepared me for the privilege of being yours".

Novo Amor is another amazing musician who writes songs that make me feel the way I do when I look up on a clear night and see a vast starry sky. Weather has soft vocals and wistful strums that I just want to listen to over and over again.
"Burn the bed and the dreams I've never met, those wishes were never for granted".

Know Me Well
Roo Panes has a voice that melts my heart, and his song Know Me Well has me all weepy (in the best way possible) every time I listen to it. This song is the love I want to have. Lyrically and musically it is a masterpiece, and I'd rank it up there with Saturn.
"What can I fear when I know that I walk with you by my side? You're the fortress within which I've got nothing to hide".

As soon as the opening chords began the first time I heard Bloodstream, I knew I was going to love it. This is a song meant to be listened to when you're driving on the highway late at night and have nothing ahead of you but the long empty road and dark sky. The vocals are breathy and the lyrics are sensual and it's just a beautiful song altogether.
"I think I might have inhaled you, I can feel you behind my eyes".

You Don't Know How Lucky You Are
Keaton Henson has a way of making you feel exactly what he felt with his music. You Don't Know How Lucky You Are is beautiful melancholy. The lyrics are hopelessly and mournfully romantic, and paired with his delicate voice this is an emotionally magnificent song.
"Does his love make your head spin?"

This song makes me think of standing on top of a mountain looking over the landscape feeling awestruck by the beauty of the earth. Ben Howard's music is beautifully nostalgic. Promise is a roadtrip on a bright, sunny day in the middle of summer with people you love.
"And meet me there, bundles of flowers we'll wait through the hours of cold".

S. Carey wrote the album which Alpenglow is featured on, inspired by the writings of John Muir about Yosemite. The album as a whole is outstanding, but Alpenglow is especially beautiful. The lyrics are full of love, and this song perfectly represents what I would feel being in the middle of Yosemite, watching the alpenglow on the mountain peaks as the sun set.
"I was wondering if you'd be my wife, be the compass in my rugged life".

James Vincent McMorrow has a one of a kind voice that pairs incredibly with the sound of this song. I don't have much to say about it, except that I really love it.
"Half waist and high raised arms kicking at the slightest form".

You can't help but fall in love with Daughter's voice when you listen to her songs. Medicine is another song that is melancholy but beautiful. Her soft voice with the piano and strings is captivating.
"You could still be what you want to be, what you said you were when you met me".


  1. Hello Jordan,
    this is my first time commenting on your blog and I want to tell you how much I love reading your blog! You are very inspiring and I love your taste of music. I discovered so many beautiful songs through your playlists on spotify- so thanks to you!

    - Zoey A.

    1. Oh that makes me so happy to hear! Thank you for leaving such a kind comment. I'm so glad you like my blog!
      Lots of love ♥︎

  2. Jordan, those songs are really wonderful. And so emotional... Sometimes I feel too vulnerable to listen so such beautiful songs, but when I'm filled with limitless gratitude towards the universe and my life, I can fully and truly experience and appreciate such songs 💗 thanks for sharing them! I wish you jolly good holidays and a very merry Christmas xx

    1. How beautifully and poetically said Susanne, thank you! Glad you like the songs, and merry Christmas to you too! I hope you are enjoying the holidays ♥︎