Inspired by hearing your favourite songs on Valentine’s Day
Stirring up the memories of your fist dance, your first kiss or even “your song”. Music is a conduit to emotion and memories with simple melody alone -and we love that we are part of the solution giving people the opportunity to hear and feel music again. It is with this positivity in mind that we at Southern ENT encourage you to celebrate the gift of hearing this Valentine’s Day by giving the gift of music.
Here is a list of 7 acts making their way to South African shores in 2015 and the love songs that made them famous:
The Script (4,6 & 7 Feb)The Script is a pop rock band from Dublin, Ireland. The band members are Danny O’Donoghue (vocals), Mark Sheehan (guitar) and Glen Power (drums). Not all their songs are about love, some are about heartbreak but the joy we find in The Script is their ability to attach emotion to music. One of their most popular love songs is The Man Who Can’t be Moved.
James Blunt (11, 12, 14 & 15 Feb)James Hillier Blount, better known by his stage name James Blunt, is an English singer-songwriter. Love him or hate him, many of his lyrics resonate with all that is falling in love. He is known for his touching lyrics and one of his most well-liked love songs is You’re Beautiful.
Passenger (13, 14 & 15 Feb). Michael David Rosenberg, better known by his stage name Passenger, is an English folk-rock singer-songwriter. Previously the main vocalist and songwriter of Passenger, Rosenberg opted to keep the band’s name for his solo work after the band dissolved in 2009. One of his most prolific songs is Let Her Go. It reminds us that we don’t know what we have until we let it go.
Michael Bublé (17, 19 & 21 March). Michael Steven Bublé is a Canadian singer, songwriter and actor naturalized Italian. He has won several awards, including four Grammy Awards and multiple Juno Awards.
Known for his love songs, the consensus is that it is quite difficult to choose a favourite but a popular one for weddings is Everything.
Ben Howard (18 & 19 March). (21 March Sowing the Seeds Festival JHB) Benjamin John “Ben” Howard is an English singer-songwriter. He self-released his debut EP Games in the Dark followed by two more EPs, These Waters and Old Pine. The touching lyrics of Only Love have made an impression on lovers the world over.
One Direction (28 & 29 March & 1 April). One Direction has become one of the defining pop groups of the first half of the 2010s partially because the U.K. boy band is also one of the most prolific pop artists of that time period. It’s 4th album, Four is the group’s fourth full-length album in four years. Steal my Girl has stolen the heart of many music lovers and teaches us that the youth will always define their love with no boundaries.
OneRepublic (19 & 21 June) OneRepublic is an American pop rock band from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Formed in 2002 by Ryan Tedder and Zach Filkins, the band achieved commercial success on Myspace as an unsigned act. You can feel they love what they do and they love how you feel their music. We are big fans. Their love song Love Runs out has performed well on global charts.
Crazy in love
There are different types of love and each type moves us in different ways. The feelings associated with romantic love are unique. When you listen to your favourite love song it takes you back to the moment when you experienced that surreal feeling of being in love. A love song is where your love for music and your love for someone else comes together and puts words and music to your feelings.
Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day! Don’t let hearing loss hold you back from sharing the gift of music with your Valentine. Southern ENT would like to encourage you to take care of your hearing and enjoy your favorite love song this Valentine’s Day.