I know, I know. So cliché. But there`s just something so...magical in their music, that when I listen to them, it makes me forget all my troubles and lets me return to my neverland, where it`s eternal summer, where I can wake up to sun shining through my treehouse window, where there are gardens, smelling of apples and friends, and candles that smell like coffee and home. and where the sky always feels soft and heavy, like a feathered pillow in a stormy night.
2. Damien Rice
I discovered him about a year ago. I was just randomly changing radio stations, as I often do, and it was about three in the morning and I couldn`t fall asleep and after I had changed the stations for about 15 minutes, I bumped into some station which I`m pretty sure, I hadn`t listened to ever before, and "9 crimes" was on. Back then I didn`t know the artist of the song or the name of the song itself, but all I know that it somehow managed to fall in my heart and it made me really sentimental. Could have been the lyrics, the melody, the snow falling in large crystalic dance outside my window and covering the usually brown ground with a soft white blanket, that warmed my tired soul or it could have been it all in a large whirl of tenderness, but the song somehow clicked with me. And it`s still one of my favourites today.
Though I`m not a fan of the 80`s, I can`t not love this song. I remember listening to A-ha as a kid, then stopping for some unknown reason, and rediscovering them last year with "Foot Of The Mountain". But my favourite song is actually this one below. And there isn`t a thing I would change about it.