This post will be short and sweet. Or not so sweet maybe, but definitely short. 🙂
O is for Outro, a beautiful song by M83 that I discovered through my Fangirling. I am always looking for new music and this song was one of Tom Hiddleston’s Song of the Day recommendations during his run of Coriolanus. At the time I always associated the play with the song and of course loved it.
But now I’ve listened to it so many times my mind has opened to all the possibilities. It is great writing music.
The song evokes strong emotion. I feel it has a sense of an exhausting but victorious end to a difficult struggle. I think the music lends itself to stories of struggles overcome. Of course that is just where I am at with it right now. Many stories could be crammed into the beauty of the music and the loveliness of the simple lyrics (below). I highly recommend you check it out.
Are you an M83 fan? Do you love Outro? Or Midnight City? Or another? Feel free to tell me about it.
I’m the king of my own land.
Facing tempests of dust, I’ll fight until the end.
Creatures of my dreams raise up and dance with me!
Now and forever, I’m your King!