I think one of my favorite things about music is that it can find you when you least expect it, and yet need it the most.
It’s been a while since I’ve heard a newly released popular song that I’ve actually gotten attached to and played on repeat for days, weeks. Less than a month ago, though, I finally heard one! It’s called “Just Give Me a Reason,” and it’s by P!nk, featuring Nate Ruess, the frontman of a band I love a lot, fun. It’s a pretty simple song, but I love the way their voices sound together. I listen to this song whenever I get the chance, and whenever it comes on the radio, that volume knob gets cranked to the right.
Well, a couple weeks ago, I had just gotten off work at my other job, Cambus (yes, I drive buses). There was an Iowa men’s basketball game that night, and when I was trying to leave to get home, I got caught in all of the traffic that was leaving Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Going nowhere fast, I was starting to get frustrated. It was 10 pm, I hadn’t been home since 8 that morning, and it was really only a five minute drive normally. Just as I thought I might lose it, something caught my ear. I realized it was the radio, playing what else, but my new favorite song! With a sigh of relief, I turned that volume knob to the right and settled back into the driver’s seat, content to spend the extra time enjoying the music. The song isn’t particularly special; it’s not a masterpiece by any means, but I always love hearing it, and somehow the radio gods knew that then would be a great time to play it.
“Music washes away from the soul, the dust of everyday life.” – Berthold Auerbach
Ever have a time when music seemed to find you at just the right moment? I encourage you to share!