Spring has sprung…
In fact, I have gone a whole 2 days and not needed a coat!
This is my favourite season, so this week’s ‘episode’ of Tuesday Tunes will be celebrating its arrival.
Songs for the Season
I am not a fan of extreme temperatures – Spring is therefore, the perfect time of year for me, although it does make me yearn to be sat under a cherry blossom in Kyoto. While the trees around my work place are starting to bloom there is something special about Hanami and I am feeling somewhat wistful. Probably a strange adjective to link to a season traditionally about green buds, fresh starts and new beginnings, but it would seem a large number of the songs related to the season have a similar idea.
Many of the songs have a yearning quality; Billy Holiday sings of a lost love, while the BTS song suggests a perpetual winter without the one they love, which will end and become like spring once they are reunited.
There really should be more songs about how we are glad that winter is finally over; songs that capture the idea of hope and potential in the new start that Spring offers. I’m pretty sure that #35 of the Kettlelist is to write and sing a song, so maybe I should write it about my favourite time of year? Until then, here are five songs by real singers!
Spring Day – BTS
Some Other Spring – Billie Holiday
The First Days of Spring – Noah and the Whale
Spring Affair – Donna Summers
The Lullaby of Spring – Donovan
What is your favourite season? Which song captures it best?
Let me know in the comments.