The soundtrack of our lives
The Swedish band the Soundtrack of Our Lives happens to be one of my all time favourite bands ( “Instant Repeater ’99” and “The flood” would make it to my top 100 songs) but isn’t it a cool name though…
Because you know how different times of your life, trips, places and people, all have a special soundtrack?
And when you hear a certain song it can bring you straight back to that moment.
Australia 2005 was definitely a lot of Jack Johnson, Missy Higgins, David Gray (night time in the bus, with the starry sky above), Ben Harper and Xavier Rudd (sunshine, spirit, freedom…)
Båstad 2006 brought Paolo Nutini (autumn leaves still reminds me of riding my bike over yellow, wet leaves carefully not to slip), Red Hot Chili Pepper’s “Stadium Arcadium”, White Stripes and my old collection of CD’s that I introduced to Lina. She liked how first thing in the morning I would put on music (what do we feel like today…?) while we got ready for school.
Stockholm 2007 was Kent’s “Tillbaka till Samtiden”, Band of Horses, Iron and Wine (and their shows that were all just sooo great), Arcade Fire, Mando Diao and Hot Chip.
South Africa 2008 had a mixed sound of local band Freshlyground, the Mocambiquan 340 ml, Nigerian Asa, Coldplay’s “Viva la Vida”, Kings of Leon and Bon Iver. Or anything playing at Zula.
2009 has been pretty spread out. Some Ray Lamontagne, M Ward, The Black Keys and the solo from Dan Auerbach (as sexy as music gets) but I think lately, to sum up August, September and October, there has been a lot of Passion Pit.
Both the EP “Chunk of Change” and the CD “Manners” are catchy, energetic and have a tendency to lift the sky just a little bit. To make the music justice you need good earphones (NOT the computer), a bright sky, heading somewhere you have no idea about but are willing to greet with a smile.
What’s your soundtrack at the moment?