Fighter.

As the year draws to a close it’s hard to not look back over the past ten months – at the ups and the downs, the trials and the tribulations – and feel a wave of emotion. From what I’ve gathered from twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and basically every social media platform, 2016 has been challenging (for whatever reason) for most of us. At times it’s been hard to see the light at the end of the very long and very dark tunnel; it’s been hard to keep hope; and for a lot of us all we need is that sign that everything will be okay in the end. When I first heard this song I was so moved by it and its message of not giving up and fighting on, that I knew I just had to share it as today’s Soundtrack.

If you’re looking for a sign or for hope, this song is definitely it. Happy Sunday!

alice

xo

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Stop Where You Are.

It feels like I haven’t been so moved by a song in the longest time. Corinne’s voice perfectly captures and embodies that glimmer of hope we all look for in our darkest times. And that’s what this song truly is: four minutes of a glimmer of hope, that will cause a swell of emotion inside you (if you’re going through a rough patch), and will make you look at life a little differently – or at the very least will give you a serious case of the goosebumps.

Give this song a listen and see how you feel afterwards. Happy Sunday.

alice

xo

Insomnia.

Part of me feels really lazy in regards to this post, but then the other part of me understands (and hopes that if you watched this week’s HTGAWM that you’ll also understand) just how few words are needed to describe this song. So, if you do nothing else today, make sure you watch the last five minutes of HTGAWM, or at the very least, make sure you listen to this song…

…and I’m sorry if it leaves you feeling wrecked. Great job IAMX and happy Sunday!

alice

xo

Love That Hurt Too Much Wasn’t Love.

OMG this week has been a big one for music. Over the last seven days I’ve listened to all kinds of music (from country, to pop, old school Korean tunes, soul, rhythm and blues, the list goes on), and drafted many Sunday Soundtrack posts in my head, imaging how I’d try to articulate my love for each song. Even as I write about this song I’m not sure I made the right decision. I first heard this song on Monday and boy oh boy was it an experience. I spent the duration of the song stunned in an unmoving silence, getting constant shivers up and down my back, while I felt the sheer heartbreak and overpowering emotions. This song is so moving, and Kim Kwanseok’s voice so melancholic, that the obvious language barrier isn’t enough to stop the message and feeling of the song. It then also makes reading the translated lyrics all the more deep and touching. This song has been covered so many times in Korean music that it’s really such a testament to its timelessness and overreaching power, and shows that I’m not the only person who has been so affected by the song.

Happy Sunday! And I hope you don’t cry too much after listening to this heartbreaker of a tune.

alice

xo

The Scientist.

Why are the last thirty seconds of Suits always the most emotional? I always find myself either getting totally pumped for next week’s episode, or getting completely teary-eyed and blubbery – it’s so strange. And one thing that certainly doesn’t help my emotional state is the music producers insist on playing right at the end. This week the episode ended with a cover of Coldplay’s ‘The Scientist’ by Tyler Ward, Kina Grannis and Lindsey Stirling. Check it out.

Happy Sunday.

alice

xo

야생화 (Wild Flower).

Wow! This song was too beautiful and powerful and moving for me to wait until Sunday to share it. This song had me stunned into silence, while I felt a wave of chills all over my body – no joke! If Sunday’s soundtrack wasn’t evidence enough of Park Hyo Shin’s mad vocal kills, then this song will quite literally knock your socks off…

Wow, just wow. Happy Wednesday.

alice

xo

Papaoutai.

Once you get over the powerful undertones of the song that makes you think back to those uncomfortable years growing up and this poor boy trying to get his father to move, you’ll feel like getting up and dancing along to the moving rhythm – or so I hope. Truth be told, I’m still recovering from the intense emotions I felt after watching/listening to this song, but despite its heaviness, it is truly beautiful and the video is crafted so artistically that you’ll have no choice but to watch the video about a hundred times.

So enjoy, and I’m sorry if you cry… Happy Sunday!

alice

xo