Monday, November 14, 2005

Asked in High Fidelity...

"Do I listen to pop music because I'm depressed, or am I depressed because I listen to pop music?"
That's the thought that comes to mind as I listen to Sleep Tonight by the Stars. I can't pick out any of the lyrics or anything, but it's the mood of the song. It's so sad and beautiful and I can't escape the mood it has left me in. I have tried to remove myself from the emotional impact of music at times, but it will always come back to me. It will catch me - I can try to be cold and play the critic. I can try to step back and say, "well from analysis, this music is rather moving, don't you say?" But it will always catch me and sweep me up.