Mermaid Melody Monday: “Sugar Water” Cibo Matto

Hey there Bubblers,

So, ignore the non-sensical words to this song, and listen to the music. The music summons up a vision of a mermaid looking for seashells on the ocean floor. I’m thinking a slow day of mermaid crafting is in order, don’t you?

Bubbles, XOXOX
JV

 

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Mermaid Melody Monday: “Everyone Wants To Rule The World” by Lorde

Hello Bubblers,

Yeah, this is a real change of pace. This track was recommended by Daphne Clem, a very dear mer-friend. This Tears for Fears cover was featured on the  Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack.

Why is this Mermaid music? I prefer actually to this of this as “Merman” music; it’s heavy, dark, and deals with power. While you listen, it makes you think of the oncoming storm that has come to signify a battle raging either beneath the waves, or on top of them trying to stay afloat. Something wicked this way is coming, what could it be?

Also, I could easily picture President Snow as a shark. Yes, I do love the Hunger Games.

XOXO,
JV

 

Mermaid Melody Monday: “Bali Hai”

Hey there, Bubblers,

The song of the week comes from the musical Movie, “South Pacific”.  It is a song meant to entice young sailors to a forbidden island, a secret paradise on a volcanic island.

Of course, the versions of it that I’m sharing here are: the original recording for the movie, and the Charlotte Church cover from her Enchantment album.

Want to see your song here? Comment below and tell me about it!~

XOXO,

JV

Mermaid Melody Monday: A.R. Rahman “Latika’s Theme” ft Suzanne

Hey there, Bubblers,

This week for MMM, we take a journey to India.

The Song: “Latika’s  Theme” by A.R. Rahman and Suzanne.

About The Artist: A.R. Rahman is an Indian composer and multi-instrumental musician and singer. His noted works include: Lagaan, Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, Couple’s Retreat, Rockstar, Guru, and Rang De Basanti.

Suzanne D’Mello is a renowned vocalist in India. She has worked with AR Rahman since 2009.

Why this song: The vocals provided in this song embrace you like a warm bath, and roll over you like slow waves. The moment when you’re looking up at the stars, and thinking, it’s so lovely to be a merperson, because this is what I get to see. This is sheer beauty.

Got a song you want me to hear? Post it in a comment! 🙂

XOXO,

JV

 

Mermaid Melody Monday: Charlotte Church “Carrickfergus”

Hello Bubblers,

Welcome to a new addition to the blog, Mermaid Melody Mondays! Every Monday at noon, I will post a video of a song that to me sounds perfect for a Mer playlist. Keep following along, and build up your mer-song collection! Also, have suggestions? Comment below, and share some music with me.

Who is this Singer?: Charlotte Church is a Welsh singer, whose career started very young. Her operatic voice hit the soundwaves before she was even 7 years old. She is still active now (in her 20s/early 30s), but her style has changed from THIS to a more “pop-like” sound. This song comes from her Enchantment album.

Why this song: The song tells of a beautiful land. It is an Irish folk song. It’s composition lends to the wistful, wishful, whimsical feeling of floating and basking in the sun. You can almost feel the gentle sea breeze, almost hear it playing across the lush green grass and the rocks. But it is also tinged with sadness: the singer is desiring to return to the home that she no longer resides near, and at this home, she left behind some kind of love. It reminds me of the Little Mermaid, and what Ariel may have sung while she was sitting on her rock, looking at the palace. “I would swim over the deepest ocean for my true love to be with me.” Plus, her voice sounds like a mermaids would in my mind.

I definitely would put this on my list of songs to swim to.

Check out the rest of Enchanted as well, it’s chock full of musical loveliness. Or you could just wait here, patiently, for some other MerMusic coming your way.

Swim on, my lovely bubbles.
XOXO,
JV