Nostalgia for no reason (Music Finds 12)
While in a pleasant situation, I got the idea for this post. Sometimes I come across a song that gives me feelings of nostalgia, but for no reason. I’ve never experienced anything worth remembering that could be linked to the nostalgia I feel, no sentimental memories, no heartbreaks at the station, no lost letter.
Yet, each time I hear the song it feels like I’ve experienced something much more than that. Sometimes it feels like I’m near the breach of fabricating memories, but yet I’m too sane for that. This, is just a matter of feel.
One day I’ll do a list based on real nostalgia, but until that, here is a compilation of songs without a reason, in no particular order. I’ve tried to give some kind of explanation to the songs chosen, but dependent on the topic that may be harder said than done. Do note however that my interpretation of the songs have little to no meaning related to the actual lyrics – this post is purely based on emotions.
I‘ll start off with a song that has a semi-sentimental value for me. I know I said that the real nostalgia will be saved for later, but this is my blog. Also, my memories with this song is quite far apart from the thoughts I carry.
Memories concerned, this is one of the anthems to my 2009-2011. I was a huge MUCC fan, and so were one of my friends. This is the lighter form of singing 朽木の灯 as our chorus, a more hopeful yet troubled version of 鵬翼, which would spin in the player. But my thoughts is more along the lines of hope, seeking another way, and dealing with the different sides of ones person and desires.
MUCC – Libra / ムック – リブラ
Plastic Tree – Makka na Ito
Have you ever seen an airplane high in the sky, leaving a white mark as it passes along towards its destination? Not sure were it’s heading, where it left from, or who’s on.
Somehow this is one song I would set as the soundtrack to that experience, especially if someone I knew and missed were on that plane, as I would lay in the grass with a smirk thinking “I’m sure that we’ll meet again”.
Despite knowing or not anything about the plane or its passengers.
the GazettE – Calm Envy
A song that bears the thought of loss. Maybe not forever, but even temporarily, that’ll be more than enough.
My Chemical Romance – The Sharpest Lives
I was late to the MCR party, and even later to appreciating their music, becoming interested just a year or two before their disbandment. There are MCR songs that I have memories to, but this isn’t one of those. This is a song with feelings based purely on how I’ve interpreted the song. Though I’ve never lived it to tell the tale, some aspects reminds me of a time before all that is worth.
Plastic Tree – Spica
This could be the the anthem to the break up you never had, complete with picturesque rain falling on an autumn evening as walk away – it’s all about departure.
And for good measure, here’s one of my favorite songs to feel sentimental over for no good reason. Sure I’ve heard it for many years, but there’s no particular memory connected with it yet. To leave you all on a positive note, this song got the feeling of rising possibilities.
Which are your most sentimental song, for no reason?
Previous episodes of Music Finds:
#11 – Some J to your Rock
#10 – Lynch. the devil
#9 – Oldies but Goldies
#8 – Gotta have that ‘oumpf’
#7 – “The Visualist from OZ”
#6 – A French Danse
#5 – Post-rock
#4 – Japanese Anti-Hero
#3 – Reggae meets metal
#2 – Korean Idols?
#1 – Steampunk Sing-along