Hear The Happy
March 26, 2009 § Leave a comment
It could be argued that life is one long cycle of sensory stimulation. We learn, through trial and error, what satisfies or eradicates our senses; whether it be the familiar soft feeling of a favorite cotton t-shirt or the arousing but vaguely guilt-ridden scent of baking brownies. By this approximation, we should be able to alter our feelings through use of the favorable sensations. That’s where music can come in to play. It’s doubtful that anyone can claim they’re not emotionally affected by music at some point, from tear-jerking slow jams to fist-pumping uptempo selections. But there’s another phenomenon in the mix. I call it the Happy Song. Simple enough, right? When you’re feeling exceptionally mopey, you play the Happy Song of your choice, causing your mood to convert dramatically. And so, on a day where it seems Spring refuses to rear it’s optimistic head, I am sharing with you my version of the happy song. Although I’m not quite sure what Emiliana Torrini is half-mumbling on about in her sunny number Big Jumps, I know that I’m instantly happier upon hearing it.