Well, May is half over – nothing new to report, everything is still status quo over here…how about you? Today’s Monday, so of course that means music – let’s lose ourselves in some tunes for a bit, shall we? This week is a freebie week, so grab your favorite tune(s), and come dance with us, won’t you? Let’s get this party started!
Let’s start with a single this artist dropped just two days before Mother’s Day this year, that focuses on the importance of human connection. Released amid the coronavirus pandemic, the song’s message of calling up the nearest and dearest was especially poignant at a time when many moms were isolated in their homes away from their families. The artist explained that the song serves as a reminder hearing a loved one’s voice is great healing in difficult times:
“On the one hand this song is literally, ‘hey, call your mom’. On the other hand, you look at a time like this, there are real hardships for everyone, and it’s a great reminder that hearing someone’s voice who knows you and loves you can help you get through anything.”
“I think it’s at these very difficult times that music can help and the power of a song can give someone a moment of clarity or comfort, or just a smile. Especially now, when we seem to need it more than ever.”
Give a listen to Tim McGraw with “I Called Mama”:
Next up, the female lead of this group wrote this song for her twin daughters, Emory and Betsy, when they were just 8 weeks old. The verses are about the things we all struggle with as human beings. The choruses are talking about knowing that at the end of the day, it’s all about love, and that’s what we want our children to learn.
The love lifts you up / I know it’s hard sometimes to see it, but it does / Oh, it’s a power that will rise up, a well that never dries up / The one and only feeling you can trust / So let it be first, let it be us, let it be love
The song’s message is that love is a choice and we’re better off if we choose love in the midst of all the other conflicting emotions. She was quoted as saying:
“It’s kind of a prayer to my girls, in a way. Very much keeping myself in check, making sure that I’m leading from that place and not letting anger or envy or a lack of humility be where my decisions are being made from.”
Here’s Lady Antebellum with “Let It Be Love (Home Edition)”:
Next up, this multi-platinum band unveiled their brand new song recently. The lead singer was quoted as saying:
“'[This song]’ is a new song we started well over a year ago. We didn’t plan on it taking this long to get out, but it is pretty timely that it’s finally ready. It reminds us that those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength. I know we can all use a little extra strength these days.”
With some fun inspiration, here’s MercyMe with “Hurry Up and Wait”:
Last, but certainly not least, living sheltered in has affected all of us. And no one expresses that frustration and delirium better than this artist, who (along with his family) has come up with his own music video that takes some of the seriousness off of the issue. He was quoted as saying:
“We’ve all been living that #QuarantineLife so, I wrote a song about it. Had to release a little bit of the crazy! Hope it puts a smile on your face. P.S. my wife is still mad about the lyrics in the 2nd verse.”
Get ready for some fun, here’s Matthew West with “Quarantine Life”:
That’s a wrap for this week – have a great Monday, I’ll see you on the dance floor, keeping that social distancing! Seriously though – hope you all are staying safe and healthy.
I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohort, the awesome Cathy from Curious as a CAThy, Callie of JAmerican Spice, and Alana of Ramblin’ with AM!
Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!