Music Monday: Reflector

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a relaxing start to the new week!

Today’s song from Beijing punk band Reflector (反光镜) is something that would be really nice to listen to after a long day. It is a love song called “释你,” or “Release You,” from their 2010 album of the same name. The song remarkably captures the unadulterated feeling and sentiment of a couple in love in just two verses and one chorus. The simplicity of the song’s construction, both in its melody and the lyrics, makes its message easy to absorb. Yet this simplicity also masks the deep emotion behind each syllable; only through repeated listening does this show through.

It is hard to pinpoint exactly why the singer’s portrayal of “them” appeals to me so much. I am certain the appeal will be distinct for everyone. This song is certainly not upbeat – contemplative and thoughtful would be more accurate. Nevertheless, in the end it imparts a positive, warm feeling.

If you have someone you want to have a special relationship with, try sharing this song with them and seeing if they smile. If you take a chance, this could be yours.

Have a great rest of the week, and do leave comments or suggestions if you have any! ^ ^

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