Listen: I want you by Kings of Leon 

Last weekend my friend was playing music on her phone when a familiar song came on. Instantly my heart softened. Why did it sooth me? I couldn’t put my finger on it. I ran to the corner of the room and knelt to check what was being played and saw this.

I remember playing this song years ago when I was working in Status. The office would beam loud with my playlist, if not the music of our art director Rev. We played DJ mixes from the states or music from the bands/rappers/indie acts we were featuring or wished we could feature “one day.” Our office was our own playground, run by kids in their early to late 20s, having no sense of the media/new media landscape. What we made up and reinvented during this time still makes me smile.

But back to the present, I find it interesting that within minutes of hearing this song I already felt some sort of nostalgia- and I didn’t even remember the title. How music makes you feel things instantly, how it affects your body, and bypasses your logical mind. Powerful.

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