Steamy winds recede from the subway grates and a chill is felt anew; summer sings its swan song. Daylight declines as we approach another equinox, but we hold tight to the hits that carried us through the dog days.
From the vast expanses of the universe to the smallest nook of an open-floor-plan office, music can evoke the celestial and blast us off and away from the spaces we occupy, but it can also take us home.
Stories and song intertwine to give us glimpses of the future and pieces of the past, all while maintaining their place in the present. We abuse the New Year as a ritual to cleanse our bodies and souls, but what …
Too often is shame deficiently dealt and crudely controlled - from lover to lover, perpetrator to victim. Shame plays itself out in vitriolic verses and remorse-ridden refrains.
Summer is not complete without a proper soundtrack, but what truly dictates the bookends for this fairest of seasons?
From children to their mothers and mothers to their children, these odes spin allegories and anecdotes about life, love, and loss.
These modern chants have been tested and approved to make you feel bold, brazen, and maybe just a little badass.