Inspiring Musicians

2016-02-23

Musicians are an inspiring bunch of people. Yesterday I went to a concert of an amazing Icelandic band called Vök. Check out their music if you don’t know them and see for yourself.

On stage, just a few meters in front of us, stands this group of likeable young people, spreading good vibes. The singer, Margrét, looks lovely and I fell in love with her voice the moment I heard it – just one week ago. Funny that I end up being at their gig now. The saxophonist next to her rocks the stage. He energetically jumps around, moves to the beat that also pulses through my veins and it’s hard not to notice how much he loves what he’s doing. Everyone should feel so passionate about what they do, imagine how many amazing things would be created this way.

They are young, hardly older than me. While music that touches me usually reanimates past feelings of love, pain and loss and the memories that connected to them, their sound brings me away, into this hopeful future I find myself every now and then. They’re still at the beginning of their career. It seems as if they can’t really grasp the reality of playing abroad to a room full of people willing to listen to them. The crowd loves them.

This is where your passion and hard work can bring you.

The drums make the water bottles on the stage jump and fills my body. It drives out my thoughts and worries, makes me oblivious to the people around me and fills me with inspiration and joy. I was worried about how much I’d like an electronic indie band live, but they are sweeping me off my feet and leave me happy. What is more inspiring than fellow young creatives that are following their dreams?

I constantly seek inspiration and only now discovered how much young musicians can inspire me. I’ve never been a person who discovered new musicians. I had my five favourite singers/bands and was happily listening to them all the time. Now I want to see live performances more often – good that I’m seeing my beloved Kodaline this Sunday – and I’d love to collaborate with musicians who have a similar vision like me.

I’ve already photographed some, maybe there will be an opportunity someday – I’m especially thinking of one of my favourite models, Dominique. One of my dreams is to tour with a band whose music I love. Maybe it’s actually possible in a couple of years, we’ll see what the future brings.

Speaking of young Nordic musicians – a song I’ve discovered earlier today and I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I do. It’s one of those songs that touch my soul to the extent that a lonely tear escaped and rolled down my cheek while listening to it because of its beauty.

“I only see my goals / I don’t believe in failure” –  Lukas Graham – 7 Years

Do you have any musicians that inspire you? What is it about their music that inspire you? Leave their names in the comments, I’d love to check them out!


Model: jazz singer Mirjam

11 Comments
    1. Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog. I love being introduced to new music. I had a listen to a couple of tracks by Vok and liked what I heard. I think I’ll put them on my next playlist on the blog.
      Cheers
      ms mary p

      1. Dear Ms Mary P,
        Thank you for your kind comment! :) I’m glad you liked Vök. I’ve heard that they’re a band that will be really big soon, we’ll see how it goes :)
        Kind regards,
        Monika

    1. They are just great! Thank you for showing me this whole new music world. I am not sure what your music taste is – despite having an idea now – but I think you should check out a band I happened to know when I was in Virginia – USA. I believe they are from Atlanta and they made my world a more inspiring one. They are called Little Tybee. let me know what you think about them.

      Jeff Goes

      1. Hi Jeff – I’m so sorry for my late reply! Thanks for the recommendation, I checked them out and like their music, though it’s – just like Vök – not something I normally listen to. I prefer bands like Keane, Kodaline, The National.. what about you? :)
        So you’re back in Brazil?

        Have a lovely weekend!
        Monika

    1. Radiohead, The Smiths, Samaris, Mogwai, Carmen Consoli, Matisyahu, Tinariwen, Damien Rice, Frou Frou, Efterklang, Owen, Mike Oldfield, CocoRosie, Conjure One, Massive Attack, Burial, Tears For Fears, Clannad… ”I don’t know”…

      1. Thank you so much for the list of artists – I’m going to check them out!! :) Which one of those is your favourite? Have a lovely weekend <3

    1. Yeah! I’ve actually got here in Brazil in January. Now Im working on a blog to help friends and people from here to understand english 😍. Im glad you had the time to listen to them! Among those you cited I love Keane, although I’m not familiar with the other ones. But Ill definitely check’em out.
      I like Keane, Muse, Scorpions, Aerosmith, Pink Floyd, Travis and so many more. Do you know some of them?

      Have a great weekend likewise

      Jeff

      1. That sounds like a great cause! How is it going? Are you earning money with it? I wish you all the best! :)
        Keane is my favourite band ever, I’m so sad they dissolved before I got the chance to see them live.
        I like Muse too! I’ve heard some songs of Pink Floyd and the Scorpions and Aerosmith sound familiar to me.. I’ll check them out tomorrow, thank you for the recommendations! :D

        Have a great week, hugs from Switzerland :)

    1. Wonderful post, music the old time story telling..

      Live, makes even better..

      i spent ten years or more as a sound engineer, in rthe club circuit throughout British Columbia Canada.. (One Big |Party!)

      i also see that you dropped in for a read,

      i thank you,

      chris

      1. Thank you so much for your comment, Chris! I’m sorry I’m replying so late.

        Being a sound engineer sounds exciting, I hope you have great memories of that time :)

        Thank you for stopping by and take care!

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