It’s Monday once again – they seem to come on the regular. Just sayin’. Hope those that celebrate Easter had an enjoyable one – we did our annual Easter egg decorating Saturday night, then I made Dutch Baby Pancakes for brunch yesterday morning, and my infamous glazed ham for dinner. I’m still full.
Since it is Monday, thankfully Monday means music! This week is a freebie week, so grab your favorite tune(s) and come dance with us, will you?
Let’s start with a favorite artist who, in an Instagram post wrote that she made this song for all the dudes who try to tell her what kind of songs to write and talk down to her like she doesn’t know anything. She added a kiss-blowing emoji in her caption before writing:
“And that having a baby would end my career.”
She starts the song with “I am your mother / You listen to me / Stop all that mansplainin’, no one’s listening”. She said:
“This song is my response to being in the industry for almost a decade now and still finding myself in situations where I am talked down to or made to feel like my opinion isn’t valid. It’s for anyone who is in a situation where they feel like they are being mansplained to and want to take their power back.”
Someone recently said it reminded them of the 50s song “Mr. Sandman” – I think they’re on to something!
Get ready for some fun, here’s Meghan Trainor with “Mother”:
Next up, growing up, these three brothers went to Waffle House post-gigs, and it became their haven. In the diner, they hashed out ideas, tackled issues as a unit, and found strength in their unbreakable bond.
The genesis of the track stems from an uncomplicated yet compelling idea: If you surround yourself with your nearest and dearest, the world is your oyster. The song isn’t about chowing down on waffles, it’s about chasing your ambitions with your ride-or-dies. So, don’t sweat the small stuff – with your crew by your side, you can conquer anything. One of the brothers said:
“One of the things that we used to do back in the day before we were old enough to go and decompress post-show at a bar, was we would just go to a Waffle House, and sit there and spend hours talking about those experiences on stage, life on the road, and it really became a foundation for our relationship as brothers outside of the music that we did together.”
Give a listen to Jonas Brothers with “Waffle House”:
Next up, this part-tender and part-rocking song finds this artist reflecting on her personal journey and how she wouldn’t change it for anyone else’s perfect life, or anything else for that matter: “Hell, there’s hell everywhere I go, and I’m sticking with the devil I know”.
Mama says get my a– to church / Daddy says get my a– to work / Doctor says I gotta give up on these smokes / Everybody’s got something to say / About how I gotta change my ways / But I got something to say of my own / Hell there’s everywhere I go / I’m just sticking with the devil I know
The artist posted on Instagram about this song:
“I walked in and sat down with Bobby Pinson and Jeremy Stover August 12, 2020 and THIS song came out. We’re all the time time hearing somethin’ from somebody who thinks they know what’s best for us. Lose weight, your hair’s too curly, change this, change that. When things just seems to go better when you trust your own lens to see what’s good for you, stick to the devil you know.”
Here’s Ashley McBryde with “The Devil I Know”:
Last, but certainly not least, this song was born out of the uncertainty and isolation of the COVID-19 lockdowns, as this artist realized the importance of having specific people in her life for a specific purpose. To stay connected with her friends during the pandemic, she started online girls groups, which gave her the chance to catch up with friends she hadn’t spoken to in a while.
The experience inspired this song, which is a moving tribute to the joy of having a relationship with God and for His provision of the right people in our lives at the right time. She said:
“Our relationship with God and those around us affects our emotional and mental well-being. The song’s lyrics, ‘My head is finally clear,’ express that sentiment. Our need for human connection highlights gratitude, compassion, and connection in our relationships. It emphasizes the power of love to provide comfort, support, and meaning in our lives.”
Without further ado, here’s Lauren Daigle with “Thank God I Do”:
That’s a wrap for this week – have a great Monday! See you on the dance floor!
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!