Today I have discovered my love for the music of Simon and Garfunkel! Their beautiful harmonies, and the smooth blend of their voices and the simplistic exterior is refreshing.
The relaxed tempo and often acoustic arrangements are soothing and to me, bring calm and a sense of peace. The lyrics themselves, I haven’t paid much attention to, as for some reason I normally just enjoy the feel of the music as opposed to the lyrics. Though at times I do look up the lyrics to understand the song more and grasp a better understanding of the meaning of the song and what the artists are trying to convey.
Unsurprisingly, I do really like The Sound of Silence and Bridge Over Troubled Water; currently the latter does strike a chord within me, as I’m sure it does with many. The lyrics are honestly beautiful and so caring, and even though it is a recording, there is a sense that there is someone who cares for you and is there for you.
Whilst this music does not suit all moods, it’ll definitely help keep my mood light and airy as I revise, and cheer me up when times are rough going.
Also, if you’ve heard The Vamps and their hit from a while ago of Cecila, you’ll find that it was sung by Simon and Garfunkel way before! With a lot funkier percussion and more cultural influences too!
So I would suggest you have a little listen: may or may not be to your tastes but aye, have a go. 🙂
Edit: Also the Everly Brothers harmonise beautifully: whilst based mainly on diatonic thirds, their blend of voices is glorious, as with many other singer siblings. They influenced many, such as The Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel.