Finding Freedom In Music
I was just listening to Ride by Lana Del Rey for the 17 billionth time, and felt compelled to write about it. Something about that song, and her music in general, triggers extreme nostalgia in me, and a longing for a life I once lived in a different world, or perhaps have yet to live in this one. Every listen is the same. The music, lyrics, her hauntingly beautiful voice combined with the desperately blissful video inspire the urge in me to drop everything, get in my car and drive until I see a different side of the sky. It’s hard to explain exactly why I get this feeling, but I think it has to do with the moments in my life in which I’ve experienced the same emotions as Lana’s character in this song. Not an identical situation certainly, but these experiences were the only times I can say I’ve felt the true sensation of freedom. That my problems don’t matter, and they may never matter again. And even if they do, they’re the furthest thing from my mind.
Does this song give you the same feeling? What song makes you feel free? Leave it in the comments!