I used to be obsessed with music. If I wasn’t listening to it, I was hunting for new artists and downloading anything I liked on the first listen to get it on my iPod classic. I even have a Friedrich Nietzsche quote on the inside of my left bicep because of how engrossed in music I was.
And then at some point, for reasons I don’t know, I wasn’t so obsessed with it anymore. I wasn’t seeking out new music or checking the “leak” sites where I got most of it from before. For the past few years, I have just stuck with the music I already have and love. If I heard something new that I liked, that’s really just as far as it went — I liked the music a lot but would eventually fall out of it. I don’t even like my once-favorite band anymore (to be honest, I really can’t stand them).
It was almost unsettling to go through this falling-out with music because of how much time I used to spend with it. I worried for a long time if I would ever get really excited about a band or artist again. Then, a couple weeks ago, a song came on the radio that had me dancing in my car without even realizing it.
I grabbed my phone and Shazamed the song before it ended and got it even more excited when I didn’t recognize the name of the artist — MisterWives. I opened Beats, found their artist profile, plugged my phone into the auxiliary port, found the song that was on the radio (“Reflections”), then pressed play. I haven’t listened to anything but MisterWives since that morning.
There’s the entire album for your listening pleasure. Maybe you won’t like it as much as I do, but to me it has been worth sharing with anyone I think or hope will enjoy it as much as I do.
So I’m gonna go ahead and listen to it some more now.