Once upon a meme…

I have been tagged, eventhough I’m a bit belated in responding. I am not one to shirk from memeage, however!

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether or not they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your blog along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening to.

This is actually more difficult than it sounds. I love music. Ever since I bought my first walkman and had tunes pretty much with me everywhere I went. Lately, however, I’ve found it harder to appreciate music, and have had silent evenings more often. I think it has something to do with work related stress. It’s harder to find music that fits my mood more when that’s the case. And I’m the type that simply can’t listen to something unless it ties into what I’m feeling at the time. Happy music when I’m depressed? It’s more likely to make me more depressed.

There have been some songs I’ve appreciated lately, though. In no particular order, here they are.

  • The Tea Party - Transmission - PsychopompThe Tea Party –Transmission – “Psychopomp”
    One of my favorite bands and one of my favorite songs. The haunting melody and lyrics of this tune get me every time.

    I’ll give you something more
    And you’ll fade away
    One last kiss before
    You fade away

  • Depeche Mode - Playing the Angel - The Sinner In MeDepeche Mode – Playing The Angel – “The Sinner In Me”
    I love Depeche Mode’s new album. There is some excellent stuff on it, and this song is no exception. Low, pulsing baseline with lyrics I can appreciate.

    How sweet life would be
    If I could be free
    From the sinner in me.

  • Imogen Heap - Speak for Yourself - Have You Got It In You?Imogen Heap – Speak For Yourself – “Have You Got It In You?”
    The lead singer from Frou Frou does another solo piece. I find this entire album haunting in ways. Imogen’s voice has a sound that kind of pierces your hearing and invades your soul.

    Been one of those days
    Safety first, don’t push
    Don’t push me…
    What’s the hurry?

  • The Postal Service - Give Up - Clark GableThe Postal Service – Give Up – “Clark Gable”
    Postal Service is one of those bands I found while searching for new synthpop to enjoy. This song is an excellent example of synthpop that sounds boppy and catchy, but is just a little left of happy when you actually listen to it.

    I know you’re wise beyond your years
    But do you ever get the feel
    That your perfect verse is just a lie
    You tell yourself to help you get by?

  • Cosmicity - Pure - I Want YouCosmicity – Pure – “I Want You”
    I was introduced to Cosmicity (and a lot of the synthpop I love in general) by a very close friend. I love the boppy feel to this song, but the anime reference in the lyrics make me giggle every time.

    You’re like anime
    Exclamation above your head
    Perfect culmination of
    1000 dreams I’ve had

  • Rosetta Stone - The Tyranny Of Inaction, Revised Edition 1.1 - NothingRosetta Stone – The Tyranny of Inaction – “Nothing”
    I found this song from a compilation album I picked up from Hot Topic on a whim. It’s one of my favorites on it, from the slight dissonance that seeps into you at the beginning, to the low bass when the chorus hits.

    I want to undermine you
    I know that truth’s beyond you
    I want to redesign you
    I know what lies behind you

  • Wolfsheim - Casting Shadows - I Won't BelieveWolfsheim – Casting Shadows – “I Won’t Believe”
    Wolfsheim is one of those bands I fell in love with when I was just first discovering the wonders of German synthpop. It’s still one of my favorite bands, years later. This song is never far from my playlist.

    I won’t believe
    That you will be there at all.
    You know that I believe
    This is what a friend is for.

And there you have it. I’m meant to tag seven people at the end here, but I doubt seven people even read this blog. So… if you’re reading this, and haven’t done this meme yet… get to it!