Here’s a sweet, dreamy mental enhancer and remedy. It’s a song of remarkable gentleness, a creation that flows straight into the hungry soul of imagination. At times like this, I am grateful that the artist wasn’t shy to prolong the pleasure towards the 10 minutes mark. Life is more beautiful when accompanied by art such as this.
This light-hearted song is one that you can easily stumble across on some trendy radio station, but it’s the lyrics that truly make it shine. That, and the beautiful voice that carries them and which also makes the tune (stand out). The instrumental side of the song is quite good as well. There’s a good rhythm featuring deep, juicy piano drops.
I can’t say I like the intro too much. To be honest I find it a bit of a turnoff, but it is a motif of the song and I can understand why the composer put it here. But I still think it doesn’t do justice to what follows. Luckily, it’s very short and after that the song builds up to a satisfying climax.
Whenever you’re feeling a bit down, put this on right after Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry Be Happy” and pick yourself up!
There are very few songs of which you can say “oldie but Goldie” with as much satisfaction. This beautiful musical poem was released at the end of the 80s and topped the charts in more than a few countries. True to its name, the melody flows like few others. With its excellent production values and clever use of reverb, this song was way ahead of its time – and this makes it as actual today as it was 30 years ago.
Surprisingly, the same can be said about the video, which uses simple graphical techniques that look beautiful even in the 21st century. Good job Enya & crew!
Every now and then, a song manages to evoke the feeling and wonder of falling in love. The melody’s powerful lyrics are accompanied by a beautiful composition and carried by a passionate voice. Such art makes me happy that I have been given the opportunity to experience all… THIS.