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Category Archives: Expressive Music
An artist interweaves audio recordings of her deceased father with her music
In 2000, five years after she released her debut album “Hello,” the singer-songwriter Poe (Anne Danielewski) released a self-produced second album called “Haunted.” “Haunted” is both a tribute to Poe’s late father, Polish-born film director Tad Danielewski, and a companion … Continue reading
The near loss of a son inspires a song of hope
Grieving a loss is always painful, but grieving during the holiday season when most other people seem so cheerful is especially hard. This was the position of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in December, 1863. Two years earlier, his beloved wife, Fanny, … Continue reading
"Someone Great" chronicles the messiness of grief and the difficulties of moving on
The American band LCD Soundsystem employs a unique style when it comes to their brand of electronic rock music. And their popular song “Someone Great” is a wonderful example of their music for a first-time listener. “Someone Great” is a … Continue reading
An emotional Japanese tune contains hidden layers of meaning
“Ue o Muite Arukō,” also known as “Sukiyaki,” by Kyu Sakamoto is a moving song about loss that translates across languages and cultures. It’s at once sorrowful and hopeful. The light melody bubbles at the surface and sparks joy in … Continue reading
The theme song of "Titanic" offers hope and inspiration
It was the winter of 1997, and the surprise hit in movie theaters was “Titanic.” Almost as popular as the movie was the hit song, “My Heart Will Go On.” The song is basically a love letter from a woman … Continue reading