twenty-one & longing.
lover of words, tea, & antiques.
September 2018 Playlist
Music has always been a huge part of my life, and a huge part in how I find and express myself. I make Spotify playlists every month, and have for a little over two years now, and those playlists prove to be mini musical time capsules to document my feelings throughout a month; a reminder of what my life was like during a certain time. The playlists aren’t always necessarily filled with new releases, but more so new albums and musicians I have stumbled upon that resonate with me.
An Open Love Letter to Holden Caulfield and 'The Catcher in the Rye'
When it isn’t busy being banned, The Catcher in the Rye is a novel that is commonly read in high school English classes, and for a good reason; it’s a literary masterpiece. But to teenagers, Holden Caulfield is like a familiar stranger caught up in the world of adolescence. His angst, which J.D. Salinger managed to capture so perfectly, is relatable between generations. We’re all restless, we’re all dissatisfied, and as Holden would say, we’re all tired of phonies. There comes a point in our lives where, suddenly, we are stuck in a purgatory between childhood and adulthood, but we aren’t craving the adult life; we’re craving the choice to be who we want to be and to escape it all.
'Paris,' by The 1975
“Paris,” an underdog song from The 1975’s sophomore album I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It, sets a dreamlike trance on whoever listens to it. The dreamy synth pop beat manages to overshadow the lyrics, where the dream like song takes a turn towards a more nightmarish state. Throughout the course of the album, frontman Matty Healy manages to sing about various hardships in his life, from his mother’s postpartum depression (“She Lays Down”) to the death of his grandmother (“Nana”), but “Paris” is the one song that anyone who’s ever been in love can relate to.