now i have been meaning to write this entry for a while now, about how a song can just be used the right way, a way that can send shivers through your whole body! to emphasise an event in a storyline, to emphasise an emotion that one song can make a huge difference. last night my bunch of lads and myself took a trip to the cinema, not to see some stereotypical action packed “lads” film but to see…Crazy Stupid Love. a bit queer i know but don’t diss until you have seen it! what a wonderful film, right up my alley with its story regarding the harsh reality of LOVE! there is a particular part with the young 13yr old lad claiming that he shouldn’t be looked down on when speaking about love, that he can be just as aware of being love as someone 30years his elder. i was that kid, rock on son! Anyway yeahh so i was saying how that one song can enhance a moment, especially in TV and film. A song called Blood by The Middle East was played at the end, at the time i had no idea what song this was but i heard picked guitar mixed with flourishes of other instrumental cuteness and it made me sit up and mutter “TUNE!” with the storyline coming to its thankfully happy conclusion and the addition of this one song it really did send shivers!
Maybe i am alone in receiving shivers from music combined with a moment but it is something that just happens. its always a feeling that makes me rush home and start writing, a feeling that makes me want to be the one singing at the end of the movie.
another moment in which a song just makes you explode with emotion is in american drama One Tree Hill. now this show is famous for its soundtrack and too right, it features music from Dashboard Confessional, Jimmy Eat World and Fall Out Boy to name a few and you know how much i love my emo music! anyway there is a moment which all fans of the show will recognise immediately if i were to mention the word “heartbeats,” and that is the moment the ravens win the championship, in which all main characters come together in celebration. yes the song is Heartbeats by a cover performed by Jose Gonzalez, you know that one with the bouncy balls in the vid? the music starts, guitar seems to play along to the confetti falling, the lyrics providing a setting for what may be seen as one of the best moments in TV HISTORY like EVER! being filled with joy that the team have won the championship could be enough when mixed with this song to send shivers but then it happens. the words are “when all my dreams come true the one i want beside me, its you” are spoken by Chad Michael Murray’s character Lucas, then a re followed by a kiss. now we have confetti, a winning situation, fingerpicking loveliness of Heartbeats, cheesy but totally acceptable dialogue and a kiss! Wow!
now maybe i just get way too absorbed in what i watch and am a sadooo when it comes to music and american dramas(not denying that part) but watch this clip and just melt for a minute!