I debated whether or not I should post another song from The Piano Guys, but in the end I couldn't help it -- this is the song I've been listening to the most in the past two weeks, aside from Dementia, one of Owl City's new songs (which I love but which hardly seems appropriate for an inspiration-themed feature).
I'm an odd duck when it comes to music. Unless I'm in a specifically experimental mood, I tend to only listen to the music that I already know I like. As this blog testifies, I've been happily listening to music from The Piano Guys for the past month, but there are still a number of songs of theirs that I haven't yet heard. On top of that, I don't normally go for just-piano pieces. While I like the piano well enough, and there are some things it does better than every other instrument, there's something about the sound quality that doesn't draw me in as much as, say, strings or woodwinds.
One late night, as I was getting ready for bed, I decided I wanted another Piano Guys song. I thought about the ones I had already listened to a number of times on Spotify, but nothing jumped out as being 'the one.' (Yes, I buy my music on a need-to-have basis.) On a whim, I clicked on the last track of the "Hits" album, All of Me, and before I was 10 seconds into the piece, I knew I was buying it.
The expression in this song is deep and thoughtful while being blissfully happy, and it has that dancing/flying element I mentioned in my last post. To me, it speaks of discovery, of a jewel summer and a deepening friendship, of a hesitancy that slowly gives way to pure romance, of passionate creativity. Whenever I listen to it, I see the face of someone with that look that says they're not in control anymore, and wouldn't have it any other way -- a blissful surrender to the amazing. And what could be more amazing than God? So yes, for me it is a faith-song. Whenever people look at Christianity with fear -- fear of being trapped, fear of loss of control -- I wish I could have them listen to this song, and show them that it's so much more like this.
Fear not: I will refrain from posting more Piano Guys songs until I absolutely cannot help it anymore. In the meantime, enjoy.