Welcome to our monthly feature! Each month we will be sharing our fave songs with you (that have been on repeat constantly) and their meaning, for you to either relate to….or for you to discover new songs and artists.
1. Congratulations - Post Malone, Quavo
2. Spirit – J Hus
3. Location - Khalid
4. All I Am – Jess Glynne
5. Rise – Jonas Blue, Jack & Jack
There are a number of songs that I associate with my fiancé and that hold special meanings to us both. ‘Congratulations’ started off as just a banging tune that was always sure to get the party started. It has such a good vibe to it and I can’t not sing along. When we found out that we were expecting a baby, this was the song that my fiancé started singing in celebration. Ever since then, this song reminds me of a special time in my life and memories that I will treasure.
I can always rely on ‘Spirit’ by J Hus to ground me and uplift me. The song talks about always having a good spirit, regardless of what life throws at you or what adversities you’ve overcome to get to where you are. J Hus describes spirit being something that you are in control of yourself so although others may try to stand in the way, your spirit is untouchable.
In Khalid’s words, “Location is a story of young love. The kind of love that you would travel all over the country to find. It’s just a story of searching for something that we all want in life no matter who we are and that’s a real genuine lover, but it doesn’t come easy.” The track is catchy and I find myself often humming the tune. I hadn’t heard much of Khalid prior to hearing this song but it’s definitely left me wanting more.
I love a strong female singer who releases deep and relatable tracks. ‘All I am’ is one of those songs. It’s a bit of a romantic song and the lyrics talk about when you get close to someone, you take on parts of them and almost become one. Unlike some songs with romantic undertones which are slow and a bit more subdued, this one is lively and cheerful.
‘Rise’ is just such a feel good tune at the moment. I find myself dancing around the house to it singing the chorus again and again. The song is about a teenager who is refusing to grow up and the upbeat music contributes to this being a popular hit. Like ‘Spirit’, it’s another song which talks about taking control of your own life and aiming high, regardless of what others think about you.