Monday, November 16, 2015

If she came to us...

November is a very important month for the polish people. We start that period with the day of commemorating our loved ones that have already passed away. But it is not only a sad, nostalgic day but also the time of hope for the christians and what is more, opportunity of gathering together with your family or friends. And exactly ten days later there comes another important holiday, which is a National Indipendence Day celebrated in Poland on the 11th of November. This year we were celebrating already 98th anniversary of reclaiming our indipendence after 123 years of occupation. That is why I would like to share with you a few patriotic songs, not related to the First World War, but talking about the reality of people who have experienced the war or occupation in general.

The first song, "Jeśli nie wrócę", is related to the Warsaw Uprising. It is a part of a CD "Morowe Panny" which is a story of the capital told by the young women with their problems, thoughts and observations about the event. The artists like Halina Młynkowa, Anita Lipnicka, Paulina Przybysz, Katarzyna Groniec and the others are singing their authorial lyrics. Responsible for the whole project is Darek Malejonek with a band Maleo Reggae Rockers. I recommend all the CD, and also it's continuation "Panny Wyklęte" which is also a perfect, musically diversified album.

And the other song that is pretty fresh not only because it is new but also because it is pretty original is "Wojenka" by Lao Che. That piece comes from the album "Dzieciom", which is also good but that song is the one that has really enchanted me. It is a real manifest against the war, with the appeals to the Second World War and to the popular polish TV series - "Czterej pancerni i pies". 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Vintage Edition, unlimited pleasure.

Today I'd like to dedicate a while to a friend of mine, who is a great artist. I was planning that for a very long time, maybe waiting for a proper moment. His song "Here and now" is the one I'm sinking in. Somehow it just makes you feel well. Maybe it's because it's author has the same influence on people. He's simply putting everyone he meets in a good mood, he makes you feel calm and happy, somehow. What is more, some sounds of this song brings on my mind Robbie Williams' "Angels", which is so beautiful too!

As I said, Grzegorz who is an author of Vintage Edition project, is not only a very gifted musician who is creating all his songs, including lyrics, on his own, but he's also very charismatic person. All the clips of his songs are just a perfect addition to his pieces. Created usually in the autumnal atmosphere, showing the beauty of the cities and of the nature they correspond very well to the nostalgic songs. I really like walking in park or in the old towns with the headphones on my ears sinking in the extremely beautiful composition of sounds of "Lies" for example.

Anyway, not all of his songs are so nostalgic and poetic. Listening to his songs you can see that creating music is for Grzegorz also a great fun. In general he's an enthusiastic person and his songs like "I'm from Poland" definetely show his character. It also shows his love for the place he lives in. If you're from Poznań you'll deffinetely enjoy watching in the clip places you know for sure.

There are a few more songs completely created by Vintage Edition you can find on YouTube and I must say, although each of them is totally different, they are all amazingly inspiring and catchy. I recommend you to listen to them, warning at the same time that you can assuredly fall in love! 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Lovesong's top 10.

How come am I writing a music blog without having ever created any toplist here?! Well, time to change this fact finaly. I would like to share with you the toplist of the most interresting or significant songs for me. There are ten songs because it's a tipical toplist's number, I guess, but it's order is quite casual. So let it begin! I nominate to my lovesong's toplist: 

1. Elton John with "Can you feel the love tonight?" - because everyone loves this song and knowns it since like forever.  Although I must say, I prefer the polish version of this song, it's just closer to me and it reminds me not only my childhood, but also the time spent in Bari on Erasmus.

2. Jem with "Falling for you" - because it's really beautiful but also sad and nostalgic. I also appreciate it for it's music's simpleness and for the complexity of the problems it concerns. 

3. Zach Sobiech and Sammy Brown with "Fix me up" - because it's beautiful when very young people love each other with such a mature love. And because it's really autobiografic - the author of the song knew that he was going to die soon, that she coudn't fix him up.

4. Poluzjanci with "Prosta piosenka" - for the magic and simpleness of it's text and tone, for Kuba Badach's warm voice and for the vast scale of his vocal capacity.

5. Chantal Kreviazuk with "Feels like home" - because since I have seen "The Notebook" I've been dreaming of finding the one I could sing these words to. 

6. Hey with "Mimo wszystko" - mostly because of the clip. In only 5 minutes it shows the reality, even the cruel reality of love, It makes the one who is listening to the song think, that you don't love somebody because of something but in spite of something. In spite of everything.

7. Voo Voo with "Gdybym"  -  because this song contrasts the reality of nowadays, showing that the real love is one in your life. Because I, I ADORE mature men singing about the fact of being happy in their marriages. About the fact of falling in love with their wives again and again, everyday. Because these are the examples that young people really need nowadays. 

8. Luxtorpeda - "Tajne znaki" - for the same reasons I ascribed to the previous song.

9. Pidżama Porno - "Dzień dobry, kocham cię" - because like two days ago it helped me understand again how wise my father was. I'm still impressed of the way he explained it's chorus to me when we were listening to it driving a car. He told me that the man who sings the song is so in love, that he thinks of the woman he loves right from the start of the day. That the bread without anything becomes tasty when you think of the one you love. That when you're that poor that you have nothing to cover a slice of bread with, there is love that makes you rich. 

10. Joe Cocker - "You are so beautiful" - because every woman needs to realize that she is beautiful and worthy but also she needs to find the one who makes her feel the most beautiful in the world. And because I already did.