Since I started to question my ways of listening to music, streaming playlists instead of listening to albums, I actually find myself struggling a bit. It seems like I, and maybe a lot of others, has changed the way we consume and think about music entirely. I’m one of those who shuffles the playlist, have hundreds of artists in them and browse back and forth among the songs, just to find the exact one I’m thinking of right now.
When I sit down to do what I used to do for hours on end in my teens, just listen to an album, I get distracted. By the dishes, by the phone beeping, by the feeling of the clock ticking. It has truly been an eye opener and I think it’s a sign that I really need to learn to just sit and listen again. Not just for the music but also for myself. The inner stress of constant gratification through activities and social media is making me extremely restless. I usually have two speeds; all or nothing and nothing means sleeping, which I need to work on as well.
The album I’m practicing this sloth-like, teenage behavior with this week is Serpentine Gallery by Switchblade Symphony.
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