I have a deep hunger for unique, one of a kind, not-mainstream-sounding music.
I want more edgy poetry in music.
More songs themed on aesthetics.
The sound of a summer night's owls and bats, a spring morning's fairy bells, a winter midnight stillness, an autumn afternoon's beautiful stirring restlessness.
Sunsets and sunrises. Twilight. Midnight.
The beach in the early hours of the morning.
The contained excitement of deer and elk heading up into the mountains for summer pasture.
The calculating thrill of a lion on the prowl.
The snarl of a tiger turning to protect itself.
(Can I have an entire album of both instrumental and songs-with-lyrics themed on selkies, please?)
Old poems with updated phrasing for a fresh touch and set to indie-folk or folk-pop melodies.
Epic vocal music that truly has EPIC lyrics instead of sounding like a three-year-old wrote them.
(Epic vocal music is gorgeous, and I love it, but not when it consists of the same one line being repeated over and over with only very minor variations...SOMEONE HAND ME COFFEE TO WAKE ME UP.)
I want to hear good voices.
The kind that one has to describe with story phrases.
I want more world music of the likes of Heather Dale and Loreena McKennitt—turning stories into ballads with an international flair. (Happy day! Loreena's dropping a new album next month.)
More relatable indietronica and synth-pop like Owl City and CHVRCHES.
More indie-folk/folk-pop such as Of Monsters and Men.
Epic music the quality of Two Steps from Hell and Audiomachine but themed on historical events.
Stirring songs the likes of May It Be, Song of the Lonely Mountain, Into the West, and The Last Goodbye.
Music re-imagining classic stories with a contemporary flair, such as the French rock musicals Robin des Bois, La Légende du Roi Arthur, and Les Trois Mousquetaires.
More rock like some of Nickelback's—songs that remind you to keep going, there's something in the world worth fighting for, even if you have to claw your way to it.
More songs like Enya's poetry in music. Or like Svrcina's Battlefield.
Mythology, legend, and history made FUN, relatable, and interesting again through song.
I just want more music that is edgy without being depressing, fun without insisting I have to get drunk to experience life, and deep while still being relatable for a wide variety of people.