There’s something about Lorde’s Melodrama that I can’t put my finger on. It’s been three weeks since the album came out, been on – repeat since, and still, I can’t seem to get tired of it. It’s a great body of work with each song telling its part of a story to complete the loose narrative of a night out, the metaphor Lorde used for young adulthood, and the emotions associated with it. And as I was browsing YouTube for Lorde’s performances for her set in the Roskilde Festival in Denmark, I was lucky enough to find one for The Louvre, one of the standout tracks from Melodrama.
When I was still a kid, whenever the month of March approaches, I can’t help but wish for the days to pass me by faster than the usual. In the Philippines, March is the last month of the school year, and the impending end of it only means one thing: summer.
I love summer, with the heat it brings, and the memories it create. Summer is when most of my happiest memories happen. Summer is when these merry – making festivities are held: town fiestas, family getaways, and my birthday celebrations.
But summer is also when bittersweet encounters do happen. The exchange of words, actions, and feelings that leads to catching an inextinguishable fire in our hearts, and soul when summer is just about to end, it is an encounter that changes you. When human contact is involved, and the heat of the summer serves as the background for these interactions, the inevitable occurs: summer love.
As I was listening to Lorde’s Supercut from her sophomore effort Melodrama, a certain couplet struck me: “In my head, I play a supercut of us / All the magic we gave off / All the love we had and lost.”
A year goes by so fast. 365 days go by so fast you don’t even realize that it’s already been a year.
Time flies so fast.
Isang taon na pala ang lumipas simula nung magsimula akong magsulat regarding my life experiences. Isang taon na din pala simula nung i-share ko sa Cyber World ang mga hinaing ko patungkol sa pag – ibig. In hindsight, I think writing about the emotions I felt last year is like going to therapy. It’s releasing all of your thoughts to the world, and emptying all of the negative emotions along with it so that you can be an empty vessel again to be filled with new thoughts and emotions as you experience them again.
Before anything else, I would like to greet myself a very happy birthday! Another year has passed; a year older, and hopefully, wiser. One can wish.
This year, I didn’t plan on celebrating my birthday. I kept it low – key. I changed my name on Facebook, turned off the birthday notification, and just stayed quiet about the whole thing. I don’t want to be bombarded with greetings just because Facebook told them to greet me on my special day. I don’t want to make it a big deal, too. It’s just another day, I guess, just the day I was born.
You don’t really know a person unless you get to know the type of music they listen to. Their taste in music is a reflection of their personality, and it reveals who they really are, and their hidden desires. There’s more than what meets the eye. Music really is a window to one’s soul, and mind. And for my birthday this year, I am going to share the music that perfectly captures who I really am as a person. I’m going to let people have a taste of what it’s like being me.