Hi everyone! Martin (the boyfriend) here, for this week’s MM.
Sæglópur Sigur Ros
This is one of my all-time favorite songs. The video’s beautiful, but I’ve always felt a connection with the musicality of the song. I feel like it takes you on a journey, from its quiet opening piano melody to when the rhythm section kicks in (as the focal character fully submerges into the water), finally into it’s orchestral, contemplative final section. Sometimes you don’t need to know exactly what the lyrics are – they sound like words, feel like words, and given how Sigur Ros’ singer just takes each melody and somehow connects its notes into their proper place within the arrangement, like a musical jigsaw puzzle – it just, fits. It’s in these rare kind of songs where the music comes first and it’s not just someone talking to you about their opinions or beliefs or even poetry – this is rhythmic poetry, and you just can’t argue with its beauty.