Ain’t No Love In The Heart of the City

I have a thing for soul songs. Artists like Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye, Brook Benton and Otis Redding are a few of the artists I enjoy listening to when I’m in the mood to relax. I was watching my new summer favourite show, HBO’s Girls, and I heard this song at the end of one of the Season 5 episodes.

Ain’t No Love in the Heart of The City is a song by Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland and it appears to be is most well known song. I’m not sure what city this song is exactly referencing too but this song is mainly about a man mourning his love that has moved away from him, or out of the city. His is describing what his day to day life has been lacking without his love near and it has such a personal tone to it that you cant really help but to fall in love with the lyrics.

In relation to the show GIRLS, this song is used at the end of a scene where Hannah, one of the main characters, hitchhikes a ride from a stranger back into New York when she becomes stranded in the country. During this ride, the driver and Hannah begin to discuss their love lives and then express the way that they see New York. Hannah sees New York as being the perfect place for her creativity while the driver sees New York as a new start to his life. This song was the perfect fit to the end of this episode which is about two people losing/leaving the ones that they loved due to an unhealthy relationship. I quite enjoyed this episode and song and I hope that you enjoy it too.

 

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Fool For Love

This song has been my obsession of the day. Last night, very late into the night, I began watching season 5 of Girls (the HBO show). At the end of the episode, this song played and I instantly had to figure out where I could find it. Fool for Love is a folk-pop song by Lord Huron. To be completely frank, I have never heard of this band before this, however, this is a fun and cute song. Hopefully I will be expanding my current playlist with songs from this band.

 

 

 

Everything Must Change

I’m posting a lot this month. It must partially have to do with the fact that I am at home doing nothing of particular interest. I have been doing yoga, walking my dog, eating food, walking my dog, reading. So I can now fit some blogging time into my schedule. I can also return to one of my favourite pastimes which is watch movies.

Last night I watched a film called Another Happy Day and it was one of the most moving films I have watched in a while. Not only was it a film about a family that had mental issues galore, but it just showed that people are still people and that all our problems are there just accentuated at different degrees. The film starred Demi More, Ezra Miller, Kate Bosworth, and Ellen Barkin. Miller and Barkin produce stellar performances and I recommend that you all take the time to watch this film if you feel that your heart can handle it.

As for music, the song that stood out to me the most from this film was Everything Must Change, which plays at the end of the film. This song kind of feels like a resolution to all the events that took place throughout the film but it foreshadows that things may not exactly change for the better. The version of the song that is heard in the film is by Benard Ighner. It truly is dark but beautiful.