A few months ago, I published a Music Monday post about Old Friends–those musicians whose work has been in my arsenal for years, and will continue to remain there until eternity. It’s the kind of music you can listen to on repeat and never tire of it, the kind of music that makes you feel like you’re home, wherever you may be.
Of Monsters and Men (OMAM) is another one of those artists, even though they aren’t really “old.” They came onto the scene a few years ago, and if you watched our webcast/vlog/thing, then you’ve already heard my story of how I would frantically try to figure out the info every time the song came on the radio.
OMAM was one of those bands you hear and it’s like you immediately have a connection (is that weird?) I’ve felt that way about several artists during my lifetime, but considering how much music I listen to, it is kind of few and far between for that to happen. When I hear their music, I feel all the feelings–calm, hopeful, nostalgic, and even a little adventurous. I haven’t had the privilege of seeing them live just yet, but it is obviously on my bucket list.
I’m sure you can only imagine my excitement over their latest album. Basically, every time I hear “Crystals” I throw my hands in the air and shout “THIS IS THE BEST!” Don’t worry, I’m used to getting weird looks from other drivers, and I promise I only do this at stoplights.
In conclusion, dear readers, please get yourself to iTunes and download ALL the OMAM music and “Beneath the Skin.”