Hello people, it’s been a while. This week, we’ve got some more recommendations from students and teachers! Give it a listen and hope you enjoy.
Vivaldi – The Four Seasons (suggested by Ms. Ana):
Artist(s): Antonio Vivaldi
Album: Il cimento dell’armonia e dell’inventione (“The Contest Between Harmony and Invention”)
“I think he’s a great composer, and the music is pretty calming and relaxing, especially while reading or working.” – Ms. Ana, MYP/DP Teacher
I agree with that one, and I feel that this is truly one of the greatest pieces of classical music (but I don’t really listen to much so my knowledge of classical can be compared to the range of a teaspoon.) Still, I’d say that with this composition playing in the background, I would definitely feel a little calm and relaxed, just as Ms. Ana said.
SIAMÉS – The Wolf (suggested by Yeewa – G11):
Album: Bounce into the Music
This song is just bad*ss. I really loved the animation and the best part of it is the hype you feel. This song’s video also reminds me a little bit of the KIS mascot, the wolf, but in a way more fierce representation. – Yeewa (G11)
When I heard this suggested song, I. WAS. HOOKED. Like, the chorus, the beat, the chord progression, everything is so simple yet so addictive. That’s the good thing about this song. And the visuals, goodness, I could watch that all day (well, not really because nobody does that, but you get my point).
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs, Anthony Ramos (and more) – Alexander Hamilton (suggested by Saloni – G11):
Album: Hamilton (a play)
Genre(s): Hip-hop, Showtune
Hamilton, a musical written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, tells the story of Alexander Hamilton–an American Founding Father. I first listened to the full soundtrack in February and have been obsessed with it ever since. Although it’s about a Founding Father, Hamilton is so much more than that. It addresses issues that we still see today: revolution and war, ambition, political scandals. Plus, the lyrics and music are wonderfully creative, catchy and witty.
– Saloni, G11
Oh wow. I was quite taken aback at the type of music that I heard. Really different from what I expected, but it’s catchy for sure. I have to admit that the lyrics are the true gem of this song. Like, just how talented is Lin-Manuel Miranda?
Sorry for the short post, but next week (or the one after that, I can’t really say), we’ll be back with another bunch of recommendations from students and teachers. There’s so much more music to discover and share, so see you all soon. Feel free to drop in feedback and song suggestions in the comments 🙂
Featured art by Prin (G11)