As this 30 day music challenge comes to an end, I feel more in tune with my music opinions and preferences than ever before (yes, pun intended). I spent a good amount of time finding certain challenge songs, and others I knew the moment I had finished reading the day’s challenge. For the final day, I knew almost right away, but I thought a bit longer on it because of its personal and intimate nature. My choice for the final challenge, a song that reminds you of yourself, is “Too Young for Tragedy” by GRiZ.
I’ll save the 1000+ word description for another time, but throughout my meager 24 years I’ve experienced a lifetime’s worth of tragedy. I used to pity myself, and seek out sympathy from others for what I looked at as my horribly unfair life; but as I grew up, matured, talked, listened, and most importantly, reflected, I found that I wouldn’t change a thing if I could. I was, and still am, too young for the tragedies I’ve endured, but I finally saw them for the silver linings they contained and as hard as it was, I pushed through the pity and self-deprivation and have arrived at a state of appreciation and pride. I’ve experienced more tragedy than many do in a lifetime, I was too young, but it has all shaped me into the man I stand before you today. A lifetime of loss, appreciation, and wisdom jammed into my first 20 years on this planet, need I say more?
Thank you, anyone who read all these, for joining Nick and I in going through our musical libraries and picking 30 songs to share with y’all. It was both difficult and fun trying to narrow down that one dance track that would be perfect for the questions at hand.I really like how it all culminated in asking for a song that was the description of who I am.
So, for this I decided to go with Marshmello. Like Nick, I could go on and on about this song. I could talk about how the change in melody, the lyrics and the style reflect me perfectly but I don’t feel like typing that much, and I doubt anyone would want to read all that Marshmello “obsessing”.
I am an introvert, a weird characteristic for someone who goes to music festivals, but I am. I have a few people that are kind of the only reason I am able to get outside of my regular routine of Home, Work, Restaurant, Home. So I guess you could say that this song is how my relationships with them work. It is also, to me, a song that praises that one person who you always feel that you are safe around. It describes the feeling that I have when I am with someone, and they are the person that supports me the most. Finally, it is the music that gets me to move, jump and dance. It is a track that reminds me that someone can feel uncomfortable and comfortable at the same time.
Today’s post is the wrap-up of our 30 Day Music Challenge for the month of March. You can also click here to see all the related posts, starting from day one until today. Thank you for joining us. – Nick and Theo
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