When it comes to music, I’m a firm believer that everyone has their own unique experience when listening to songs. There’s always that one song that connects with you in a way that only you can relate to. It is as if the song is written just for you. In a tribute to this feeling, I decided to ask a few people about the one song that they think is the most beautiful.
Words by Jessia Khalis
One of my favorite things to do is listening to songs in languages I don’t understand. Some people think it’s necessary to understand the lyrics in order to fully appreciate the music. But I think there’s something about listening to how the instruments sound, and how each of the words are being pronounced; that’s what makes it such an interesting experience. It forces you to give the song your own meaning and you don’t have to be right about it. After all, listening to music, to me, is a very personal experience. You are free to feel however you want to feel, and your interpretation is not limited to the lyrics; it’s about how the music makes you feel.
Playlist by Jessia Khalis
One of the most frequently asked questions I get from my non-Indonesian friends is about the cool Indonesian music that I’m into– so I thought I’d share some songs with you dear SB readers, all by Indonesian artists that I personally like. Jam the playlist on Spotify here, and enjoy! ✿
Are your playlists lookin’ a little sad this spring? Do you wish you had some killer up and coming bands to listen to, but don’t know where to find ’em? LOOK NO FURTHER! Sonic Blume has you covered in our braaand new Recommended Listening feature! Read on and let Jessia tell you what she’s been listening to lately…
By Andrea Stoica, Emmy Tantuccio, Jessia Khalis, Kenedee Hodges, Lauren Tepfer, & Savana Ogburn
It’s spraaaaangtime! You know what that means: Sweaty jeans and pollen up your nose-holes, 24/7. Yay! Pop an anti-allergy pill, go outside, and DANCE YR SOCKS OFF TO SONIC BLUME’S DEFINITIVE SPRINGTIME PLAYLIST!
Let us know what you think of our mix in the comments, and maybe even send us a mix of your own! 🌼
Photos by Savana Ogburn
Collages and interview by Jessia Khalis
Header photo by Juffrie Friday