On a completely different note that will connect in just a bit (I promise), I've never considered myself a music person. Don't take me wrong, I've always loved listening to music, but I never knew what to listen to. I'm too cheap to buy music I don't love and too busy to find music that I love, so I used to just stick to the good ol' worn path. I listened to the same albums over and over until I knew every word and in which order the songs will play.
But then something happened: I started (with the help of the amazing Amazon Music app which you should check out right now if your family has Amazon Prime because it is FULL of free music) to listen to... wait for it... new music.
I shocked myself a bit too, so if you need to catch your breath right about now, I understand.
Yes, I left the well-worn path and ventured off into the grass beyond. (Am I taking this analogy too far?) And I loved what I found! Well, mostly. There were the few songs that talked of cannibalism or screamed the whole time that I didn't want to think about again, but I found so many playful songs, wonderful artists, and joyful words!
But that didn't mean that I left the well-worn path all together. Instead, I've been working on a playlist that contains bits and pieces from the new and the old to make something even more beautiful!
Here are some new discoveries and well-worn comforts:
Favorite Artist Discovered:
Ben Rector all the way! Something about his whimsical songs, soothing voice, and charming lyrics make me smile every time I listen to him! In fact, my favorite song of the moment is his song "I Like You." He's the new age of romantic songs that make you feel happy to be alive!
|Buy his newest album on Amazon here|
Favorite Well-Worn Artist:
David Crowder. I think that loving David Crowder is in my genes, but after listening to him as long as I can remember, he still brings talented, truth-filled, moving melodies that point to Jesus and make me want to dance! I've actually seen him in concert three times within the past year, including a time when he came to our church! (Oh, and you NEED to listen to his Christmas album! I could listen to it all day long!)
|Start the holiday spirit right by purchasing Crowder's Christmas album here|
Favorite New Vibe:
I really like acoustic all of a sudden. Just a hint of country. Some singer-songwriter themes.
Favorite Familiar Vibe:
Worship music. Worshipping Jesus while listening to music, what can get better!
And so, without further ado, my Little Tunes Playlist, a combination of the well-worn path and the newly-explored frontier!
Now that I've started this business of discovering new music, I'm always looking for more! Please comment below your go-to artists, be they a classic staple in your music tastes or a new favorite! And how do you like the playlist?
Have a happy Thanksgiving break! Try something new and embrace the well-worn paths!