The Songs of Spring

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The Songs of Spring

Junior Connor Elci poses with Tyler the Creator's 2017 song

Junior Connor Elci poses with Tyler the Creator's 2017 song "Glitter"

Junior Connor Elci poses with Tyler the Creator's 2017 song "Glitter"

Junior Connor Elci poses with Tyler the Creator's 2017 song "Glitter"

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Spring is a time for new beginnings. Spring cleaning and Spring romances are frequent due to people who have felt stagnant during the winter and wish to bring fresh energy into their lives. Likewise, many musical artists release new albums and music this time of year to freshen up their image and sound. Influential artists such as Khalid, Cage the Elephant, Mac Demarco, and Vampire Weekend have all planned releases for their new albums in the Spring months of April and May. New music always brings a sense of contentment as one listens to and grows with the music. Several Waterford High School Students were asked what new music they were listening to right now and what songs reminded them of Spring, and the results have made the perfect Spring playlist.

Junior Connor Elci, when asked what song most reminds him of spring, immediately responded with “Glitter” by Tyler the Creator. “You can feel the spring feeling in the lyrics. It’s insanely good, too,” Elci stated, “I really enjoy Tyler’s music.” The song was released in 2017 in Tyler’s album Flower Boy, and has become a cult classic amongst his listeners. The song follows Tyler confessing his love to his crush over the phone, to which he exclaims that they make him feel bright and colorful inside, just like glitter. “Glitter” is a catchy R&B style rap song that is sure to make you feel like it’s Springtime.

“Oh my gosh, ‘The Mystery of Love’ for sure,” responded Sophomore Lillie Abramowicz. “[Sufjan’s] voice is so calming to listen to.” “The Mystery of Love”

Sophomore Lillie Abramowicz poses with her song choice of spring.

by Sufjan Stevens isan original song written for the 2017 Academy Award Nominee Call Me By Your Name. The song itself is mellowed and soft, yet its lyrics are packed with meaning. When asked about symbolism within the song in a December 2017 interview with Deadline, Stevens stated, “Sometimes I feel so trapped by gravity. I think birds are these divine creatures, because they can escalate to the heavens. In these physical bodies, trapped to the ground, I just feel like we have to reckon with the reality of the world and our mortality. For me, birds feel like symbols of absolute freedom and transcendence.” The lyrics also explore the joys and wonders of a new love, and the fear of what happens to love after it no longer is new.

Sophomore Alli Silva suggested “Upside Down” by Jack Johnson due to its upbeat guitar backtracking and bongos. The song is all about curiosity and was featured in the 2006 animated film Curious George. This nostalgic song is familiar to many individuals living in this generation, as Curious George was a beloved childhood movie of many.

Sophomore Jack Lange suggested several songs: “Intergalactic” by the Beastie Boys, and “A Cloak of Elvenkind” and “Ancient Walls of Flowers” by Marcy Playground. Sophomore Murphy Ryan suggested several songs from the discography of Billy Joel such as “Uptown Girl”, “Only the Good Die Young”, and “You May Be Right”. Junior David Sugure took it back to 1973 with the psychedelic rock song “Time” by Pink Floyd.

All of these songs differ greatly in their audiences, genres, and lyrics, yet all of them share one common theme: they each hold a different meaning of spring to the person who listens. Whether it be a throwback song by Billy Joel or a cult favorite by Tyler the Creator, these songs are enjoyed by many. Jack Lange, after being asked to share song recommendations, couldn’t choose just one song that reminded him of spring. “All of these are just really good songs, honestly. I really like listening to music that either makes me feel good or allows me to tune out for a while.”

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