Usual posts seen at Delightful Discoveries usually consist of delicious recipes, free-lance poetry, or just random check-ins from myself and what I’m currently experiencing. When I first started this blog I really wanted to have a section that displayed great music. Music isn’t exactly something seen within the title, but is such a significant part of my life that can be hard to leave out of things. Music is so wonderful. It is a part of me. I could not live without it. I am constantly looking for new artists and obsessing over the old. Music is a passion of mine. I have confidence that I have an impeccable taste when it comes to music and do not discriminate any genres. Good music is good music. Lately, I stray away from pop and radio and more towards great song writing incorporated well into great instrumentals. Let’s just say, I’ve become somewhat of a music critic over the years.
If you look along the side bar you will notice a music category with not many posts contributed. This is due to the fact that it is becoming difficult to incorporate my love for music into the usual themes seen at my blog. Well, I cannot leave music out of anything. I’m learning this. So if you enjoy good music, my blog may be the place to visit. For a steady contribution to the music section of my blog, I have decided to add a weekly submission of great songs, albums, or artists that I currently find absolutely wonderful. Sharing music interests can be a wonderful conversation; music interests can really let you know a few things about a person. So please, your feedback is encouraged!
This first contribution to the music category is an alternative/folk/rock band from Iceland called Of Monsters & Men. First off let me say, I am in love with this group. Musically, this band’s style represents everything I am into right now. Beautiful lyrics, charming melodies, and a wonderful use and incorporation of traditional instruments. The songs are so well written and are portrayed beautifully through vocals and instruments. Some of the songs are very upbeat while others have a serious note. I first heard their single Little Talks (which has a darker tone) on the radio, which I instantly found amazing. I was captivated by the dramatic use of instruments and stunning vocals. After loving Little Talks I quickly went in search of more music, which lead me to their EP Into The Woods. I was not disappointed. While there were only four songs, I knew this band had some potential (I just had to wait patiently for their album to be released the following week). I listened to Little Talks on repeat for days and was also captivated by their dreamy track From Finner.
So a week later, their album My Head is an Animal was released..and people I am in love! I cannot stop listening. I love when I get captivated by a new artist and a great new album, and Of Monsters and Men did just that. This album seems to calm me down and take me away with my imagination. The songs are very imaginative themselves and take you far away from the busy congested city and into a far away forest. The songs race around with trumpets, drums, violins, and powerful vocals and lyrics..I honestly cannot get enough. The album has a very traditional sound but with modern influences that only sweeten it up. So let’s talk songs. My favorite and one of the album’s best is Mountain Sound. You can’t help but feel truly happy and adventurous when you listen to this track. It takes you away to a road trip with your friends in the mountains and forest. You gotta love the booming chorus! Another great track is the last on the album, Yellow Light, which resembles a lullaby that is almost hypnotizing. Others to check out are King and Lion Heart, Lake House, and Slow and Steady (which is very calming). Basically the entire album is amazing and you will not be disappointed, take my word for it! I promise this is group anyone would enjoy..so what are you waiting for, go get it!
And if you would be delighted to discover more great music in the future, be sure to keep following!