British guy who worked in Forensic Psychology for 6 years but needed to experience something else. Took a leap of faith and made a change to pull off an Houdini escape act to Berlin, sidetracked for 8 months in Edinburgh by accident. Walking around Berlin lost and confused for a month. Realised that Clinical Psychology is the right fit for me so trying to get back on track with that. Recently, moved to Munich, Germany for work where luckily my lovely German girlfriend lives. Follow @ein_auslanderAbout this blog
This is a slight break from my usual routine. If I even have a usual routine. I want to talk a little bit about music and what I like about it. I like music that has energy and/or passion, emotion and feeling. I believe that this can occur in any genre. Personally, I like to play mostly the guitar and the ukulele.
Bon Iver and Mumford and Sons are great examples (and really there are hundreds more). So it was with interest that I saw by accident the band Honig in Germany, as sonically they are somewhere between the two. As a native English speaker I would never have guessed that they were German from their singing.
Their song “song for Julie”
please fast forward to 1:04. I also really appreciate lyrics like this, and the general low fi approach and mood.
Their song “for those lost at sea” I also like
Now for another example of someone really feeling their song. I have a lot of respect when a musician is absolutely killing himself by ripping his heart out on stage for everyone to see and holding nothing back. It’s what I like about music. This is Glen Hansard’s “Say it to me now”
I can really enjoy a womans voice. However, I must admit that I tend to prefer male voices. I think at least within indie and rock music that the tones and keys that suit male voices and the fact that they can sing with a bit more grit in their throat makes it better. I can hear pain, suffering and emotion more from male voices.