Music to the Ears


When Music Meets Literature: Songs Inspired by Poetry

Music to the Ears | Jul 07, 2020

Whilst stealing by nature carries criminal connotations, musicians (and Picasso) will preach that even the greats will borrow. One might find that, actually, passages from T.S. Eliot canvassing the artistic theft of other’s work actually contributes to the creation of new art. If, like us, you have wondered which comes first: the music or the […]

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Jazz & Equality: How America’s ‘triumphant music’ helped fuel the Civil Rights Movement

Music to the Ears | Jun 16, 2020

Jazz, as Stanley Crouch wrote, predicted the civil rights movement more than any other art in America. Before it catered to popular audiences, the genesis of jazz has been symbolic to the African-American struggle for racial equality. The message ‘when words fail, music speaks’ by poet Hans Andersen profoundly resonated in jazz music at the […]

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Songs to Send to Distant Lovers

Home Life | Jun 01, 2020

The best written love songs don’t always carol the joy of romance. Great songwriters since the start of time have penned the ups and downs of being in love that are still revered and echoed today. There are the sunshines and rainbows type, or the gut-wrenching, heartstring-pulling kind; all delicate and gripping to the heart. […]

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How to support your favourite artists during lockdown

Music to the Ears | May 18, 2020

The lockdown may be hard-hitting for some more than others. The creative community has shared the struggle and distress of getting by with or without crisis, and the pandemic makes it no easier for them particularly those who depend on live performances. With cancelled tours and ticket sales halted, here are alternative ways you can […]

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The Greatest Boy Bands of All Time

Music to the Ears | May 11, 2020

Porcelain skin, slick haircuts, and unapologetically cheesy rhymes to romanticise like sonnets; we’re taking a trip down memory lane and reliving every teenage obsession: boy bands. Nothing beats the comfort of handsome young men serenading you through the boombox, telling you what makes you beautiful. Boy band culture is admiring pretty boys singing romantic lyrics […]

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Live From Your Living Room: Favourite Live & Acoustic Tracks on Spotify

Music to the Ears | May 04, 2020

With live gigs and open mic nights out of the picture, some of us not only crave the outside world for social interactions, but the visceral joy of musical engagement. No streaming schedules required, here are our top picks of euphoria-inducing, hauntingly beautiful, live performances on Spotify to soothe your ears from the comfort of […]

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Early ‘00s Throwback Playlist

Music to the Ears | Apr 27, 2020

From modern R&B, garage rock, to power pop hybrids of past eras, music of the early ‘noughties’ is excitingly diverse yet eclectically cohesive. It saw rockers jamming out to Bon Jovi, starlets moving their hips like Shakira, slick dudes busting rhymes to OutKast; but despite the different ranges of sounds and styles, it all just sounded right […]

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One-and-done: One Hit Wonders of All-Time

Music to the Ears | Apr 16, 2020

Sometimes it only takes one massive hit to garner a following of billions. This week, we’ve compiled a number of the world’s greatest hits; some you still sing at the top of your lungs, some you may have forgotten after all this time, but all have one thing in common… There’s no science behind what […]

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Party For One: A Self-Isolation Soundtrack

Music to the Ears | Apr 08, 2020

The joys of Friday happy hours and Sunday brunches seem to exist as mere memories. The buzz of beach clubs, whirring motorcycles, and other every day soundtracks are lost and replaced by the humdrum of social distancing. Whilst the world is sitting in collective – seismologically-recorded! – silence, we invite you fill in the void […]

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Music & Conflict: Songs That Helped Soldiers Through Hard Times

Music to the Ears | Apr 05, 2020

For some veterans of the Vietnam War, their memories aren’t exclusively of guns, powder and violence, but rather about songs and lyrics. The bloody conflict was notoriously divisive, but in turn sparked a new form of resistance: music. Pro-war hawks and pro-peace doves aside, there were songs that gave voice to an era that changed […]

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