Music is what feelings sound like.

So yesterday, i wrote about my love for writing. It has to be said that is my greatest love. However, i have an infatuation with music too.

Without music i wouldn’t be able to write like i explained in my previous blog. Music to me is the literature of the heart. It continues when speech ends, when talking stops.
Lyrics of a song create a story that gets played to you in your mind. The composition of a song sticks in your ears, sticks in your head making it an impossibility to remove.
We have all been there humming that song that has clung onto us since the first time we heard it.
It’s capable of taking us to the past, helping us through the present or guiding us into the future.
Music has the ability to trigger our memory, we all relate to it somehow.

Some of my favourite artists are:

• Muse
• Paramore
• Celine Dion
• Beyonce
• Alanis Morisette
• Billy Joel
• Pink
• Elton John
I think i best stop because i could go on and on and on : |

Some of my favourite songs are:

• Suddenly – Billy Ocean
• Supermassive Black Hole – Muse
• Uninvited – Alanis Morissette
• Fly – Celine Dion
• The reason - Hoobastank
• I’m Yours – The Script
• Lullaby – Billy Joel
• Decode – Paramore
• Family Portrait – Pink
• I’mYours – Jason Mraz
Again, i could continue till i am blue in the face. : )

Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music. – Ronald Reagan

If you asked me who my idols where like i said before i would say my family of course. However, when it comes to music i emphasise on some people. My cousin Christian Wheeler (you got a mention) and my Dad.
I don’t know whether you’ve ever heard my dad or not but if i do say so myself i believe he is the best male singer i’ve heard. I’m not just saying that because he is my dad; it’s more judgemental then that.
Trust me, i am probably his worst critic if he hits a wrong note, sings the wrong lyrics or messes up in any other way he knows i’ll gladly mention that to him. I think this is through jealousy but it’s also a little bit of me getting my own back i suppose ... childishly. That story is for another day though.
Anyway like i said, when my dad messes up when he is singing which is very rare ; )
I am the one he looks at and wither smiles or winks or amazingly shows me some kind of sign language (the V sign). Haha! Everyone makes mistakes right? :D
Speaking truthfully now, he honestly does have an utterly amazing voice. His vocal range is tremendous for a man and his ability is truly breathtaking.
My favourite song that he sings is Suddenly by Billy Ocean; it makes me cry every time.
He sang this at his X-Factor audition (my choice obviously), he got through to bootcamp but then had to come home because i was due to have my op.
I felt horrible because i told him to stay but i know my dad would never have done that.
Previously he went to X-Factor a different year and was asked to separate from the group he had entered it in and go solo. He turned Mr Cowell down though and walked away with his group.
I know he will make it though, he has to because his voice is unbelievable and i am probably doubling his ego hear but to tell you the truth he is an amazing singer.
I’ll shut up about my dad for now. Mr Graham Wheeler.

Another one of my all time favourite solo artists is Celine Dion, i truely think this woman needs no explanation as to why i am completly in awe of her. I think she is atounding. Her incredible vocal range is astounding as for the beautiful presentation of her song they are mind-blowing.
I would recommend you listen to a song called Fly. It’s a song she wrote about her neice who sadly passed away from CF, she wrote it for her and sang it at her funeral. I found that pretty remarkable.

I sing every now and again, my confidence needs to improve alot more and so does my stage presence, my breathing technique ... i could go on : /
What i am trying to say is that although i adore singing, it’s not my passion. Writing is my true ‘love’
That being said, i couldn’t live without music and i sing everyday. I think the worst thing for a singer is when they have a cold, cough, sore throat etc because they can’t sing. The temptation is astronomical though.
Surprisingly, my Cystic Fibrosis doesn’t have any affect with my singing, unless i am productive.
As i am getting older, this will more than likely change. Whilst i have a tickly cough however, it has no implications and to be honest, my cough subsides when i sing. Recently, i’ve had a chest infection and i couldn’t sing due to coughing sputum up constantly.
My singing voice was back at a charity do on Easter Sunday. I could tell i hadn’t done it for a while as my voice dried up quickly :D

I am also very interested on the writing part of it too.
I’ve never been taught to play an instrument or read music but i can play piano by ear and i have played the drums for around a year now.
I love the piano, it’s my favourite instrument ... i think it’s beautiful and i can listen to piano compositions all day without speaking a word to anyone.
It moves me, it really does. Have you never noticed how beautiful the piano’s music is?
My other favourite instrument is the drums. I love an amazing drum beat in a song.
I have written songs before when i was around the age of 11 but they were petty and childish.
Since then i have only ever written one song. My dad wrote some lyrics to the beat i had made together with a piano composition and then i wrote some different lyrics too.
My dad’s lyrics are like reading a story. Mine, on the other hand, paint a picture but don’t actually tell you a story; that’s where you have to relate to it. You create your own story behind the lyrics.
That’s another thing; my dad is outstanding at, making his own lyrics up.
He can sit there and just make a full song up within the space of a few hours. Graham Wheeler ... the lyricist.

My final paragragh will be about one of the reasons as to why i love music.
I choose my favourite songs from the lyrics. I don’t have a certain genre i prefer i just have songs that i prefer.
My musical interest changes all the time.
I can listen to everything and anything. Although i am not a big fan of rap or dance.
If you took a look through my favourite’s playlist on my i-pod you’d see a mixed bag of artists.
Elton John
Iron & Wine
Robbie Williams
Bon Jovi
Lady Gaga
Celine Dion
Taylor Swift
Don Henley
Robert Pattinson
Blue Foundation
The Script
Billy Joel
Alanis Morrisette
Carrie Underwood
Leanne Rimes
And even the Righteous Brothers.

Like i said, i don’t have a favourite type of genre because it’s the songs that stand out to me, not the style of music.
I prefer the meaningful ones, the ones that pull on your heart strings. The lyrics that could make you cry are always the ones that are beyond belief.
However, this may contradict what i am saying but, the band Muse have me addicted because of their style, the composition of the drums, the guitar, the bass, the piano. The words on some of the songs are great but what got me hooked was the music.

My favourite quotes from songs:

“You'll never change what's been and gone
May your smile... Shine on... Don't be scared”
– Oasis (Stop crying your heart out)
“Look into your heart and you'll find that the sky is yours” – Jason Mraz (i’m yours)
“You are pulled from the wreckage of your silent reverie
You're in the arms of an Angel; may you find some comfort here”
– Sarah McLachlan (arms of an angel)
“Running, down corridors, through automatic doors
Got to get to you, got to see this through
First night of your life, curled up on your own
Looking at you now, you would never know.”
– Athlete (wires)
“Someday we'll all be gone
But lullabies go on and on
They never die that's how you and I will be”
– Billy Joel (Lullaby)

There are loads more, i just think i have wrote loads already.
I might do a full blog on lyrics sometime : )

Overall, when i think about it, i don’t think you can ever pick your favourite artist ... your favourite song or even your favourite genre. Music is what feelings sound like. <3
My favourites change within the hour. : )

Take Care, Sophie xoxo

p.s blogs to come:
* Cystic Fibrosis
* All about me
* My Grandad Wilf
* Me and my teddybear.
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1 comment:

  1. Sophie you just dont realise how good you sound when you sing!!!! i think you an your dad inspire each other but you will both always expect more and mistake hey your both human ha ha.[ps my favorite is You raise me up by westlife love love love it an it always makes me cry] well Christian does he he .xxx