I’ve been traveling a lot lately. And when I hit the road, I try to pick out a soundtrack for the trip. My hope is that by listening to a particular album or song I will forever attach that memory to that music. And eventually, when I miss New York, I’ll be able to pick to listen to a Counting Crows song and remember walking through Washington Square, while listening to the song, “Washington Square.”
Here are four different bands I’ve been listening to while I travel:
1. The Temper Trap – “Sweet Disposition”
If you think this song sounds like a commercial, you’re right. I first heard it in an ad and was immediately struck by the sense of “expectation” it carried in it. It’s bright and hopeful without stumbling into the cheesiness so many happy songs often struggle with.
2. The Afters – “Light Up the Sky”
This song is currently every third song on Christian radio, but I don’t mind because I love it.
3. Mumford & Sons – “Roll Away Your Stone.”
I don’t know if you’ve heard of this band or the friends who heard of them first and are now shaming you for liking them after their Grammy’s performance, but I am wearing out this album. This line in Roll Away Your Stone about the Prodigal Son kills me: “It seems that all my bridges have been burned but you say that’s exactly how this grace thing works. It’s not the long walk home that will change this heart. But the welcome I receive with every start.”
4. Josh Garrels
A friend tweeted me a link to this video the other day. I thought this song was brilliant and haunting and sort of reminds me of Jeff Buckley.
What music is moving you right now? Share a link, share a lyric, share a song that you’re loving right now.