This year was like a crazy roller-coaster, giving the lemons and when you tried to make a lemon juice out of it, it splashed into your eyes. Yes, we did it, we managed to survive. We have lost idols, the war took a lot of lives and it seems like the world is crushing all around us. There’s silver lining – music.
To end this year with a positive post, I will just drop the ten of my favorite songs of 2016.
10. Bring me the horizon – Follow you
9. Panic at the disco – Don’t threaten me with a good time
8. Billy – Love don’t break me
7. Elliphant – Where is Home
6. Bastille – Send them Off!
5. Daughter – No care
4. You me at six – Swear
3. Zara Larsson – Ain’t my fault
2. Biffy Clyro – Howl
1. Mo – Final Song
Since this year was really tough, I have a couple more songs to share with you.
Biffy Clyro – Rearange
Mo – Drum
Major Lazer – Cold water
Tokio Hotel – Something new
Elliphant – Hit and Run
Tove Lo – Cool Girl
The 1975 – The Sound
This year was full of ups and downs, but filled with live music. To know me a bit more, I need to tell you, I was always afraid of crowds. So much so I was not attending any big events. First concert I attended (I’m not talking about the small “accidental” ones) in 2014, being 23. I decided to go big, bought a regular ticket for 30 Seconds to Mars, then an upgrade for a soundcheck and that was basically it. No golden circle, just a “regular Joe” ticket. Being alone in a huge crowd gave me a perspective (after I stopped hyperventilating and calmed myself down). In 2015 I attended only one concert, Royal Blood. It was a slightly smaller event, but it was worth it.
My only new year’s resolution was to see more live music and finally live the life I should. And I have to say, I did it. There are still almost 2 months to go, but I lived this year, I really did.
Beginning of the year I saw Kodaline, then Elliphant. In early June, for the first time ever, I went to a music festival. I got the chance to see Die Antwoord, Tom Odell, Skrillex, MO and Daughter. Couple of weeks later I attended Bring me the Horizon concert. In October me and a friend decided to see MO again, same month I went alone to see Biffy Clyro. Scots were the best of all I saw till now, but all of the concerts were a huge deal for me.
And most importantly, I know I lived.