Have you ever felt like you were in dire need of a restart button? I have. Often.
There’s something ridiculously overwhelming about surviving day to day and there are times when a restart button could come in handy. Look, I’ve had many breakdowns in the 27 years that I’ve been on this crazy world and if there’s one thing that I’ve learned from the breakdowns is that sometimes pausing and starting over is just what is needed. I’ll give you an example:
Last Sunday I cried for most of the day. I was dealing with some family issues and when I got back to my place in Los Angeles I let it all out. It was dramatic, it was a lot of sobbing, it was laying in my bed and questioning my life, it was just a lot. It was so much that I reached for my phone and I started dialing my ex-best friend’s number. Now, this is a man that has time and time again proven to me how little he cares about me and yet in the moment, he was the only person I wanted to speak to. Pathetic.
In that moment; I yelled at The Universe, I cursed and threw pillows, I was angry and I needed The Universe to hear it. How dare the stars get together to make this particular day complete shit? So maybe I’m crazy and maybe The Universe doesn’t hear me as much as I think it does but yelling helped. I didn’t call my ex-best friend but I did pause; I accepted my day and all of it’s negativity, I wiped the tears, I took a deep breath and at 7PM I decided to restart my day.
Which brings me to the song this week for Music Monday: Breathing Underwater by Emeli Sande.
This song gives me life; Emeli Sande is the Queen of life anthems and she creates another motivational piece with this song. The urgent vocals, the powerful music behind the lyrics, the inspirational words she sings and the angelic chorus towards the end of the song make this song absolute perfection.
Every moon and every star
Knows who you are, you know
So ever if gets too dark
You never are alone
I was lucky enough to get to hear this song live a few weeks ago and the goosebumps in my arms felt like a permanent addition to my body. This is the third song that Emeli Sande has released from her upcoming album: Long Live The Angels, and every song has been different from the last. Emeli Sande is a powerhouse vocalist but the true power comes from the way she interprets the song. The true magic is created by the emotion in each song, that’s the thing that makes her music life-changing.
So I know that life is difficult, overwhelming and that it often feels like too much; but close your eyes and play this song. Listen to her words, believe that just as Emeli Sande restarted her life, so can you. Allow her words to change your perspective, her vocals are magic and every time she opens her mouth you just know that this is what she is meant to be doing.
Long Live The Angels is released on November 11th, 2016 and this will officially be the longest week of my life.