Monday, February 6, 2012

Music Monday - Songs about Hope

I picked a theme after seeing the first video here - the theme is hope.

Daniel Lloyd, also known as Taihg, was a busker (street performer) in Canterbury, England. He was found drowned in Reed Pond in Canterbury January 23, 2012, under suspicious circumstances. He was well liked and admired by the community. The video that follows is an original inspirational song of his called "Guiding Stars" that speaks of what anyone can do when they try hard enough. The song is available on iTunes with proceeds benefiting his daughter.

"If you want to be an angel, you already are..." - 'Guiding Stars,' Taihg

Mumford & Sons' "After the Storm" shows the hope a person holds after life-altering turbulent times. It's melancholy but it's moving and forward-thinking.

Matisyahu is a Jewish singer/rapper who sings about peace, both for the world and in Israel. "One Day" has a great sound and a great message.

I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. 
I do not judge the universe. - Dalai Lama