Discovering Music Through Movies
I always get a kick out of certain YouTube comments that appear on uploaded songs that others discovered via a movie or a video game or even a commercial. They’re always so self-righteous, like there’s something inherently wrong with how others discovered a love for certain music.
Music can be discovered in countless ways, whether it’s streaming from online radio, listening to conventional radio, or hearing it on a commercial and falling instantly in love. That said, sometimes I wonder if massive accessibility of music somehow cheapens the experience of discovering something new. Gone are the days when we had to sit by the radio with our beloved blank tape, waiting for the right moment to hit record and capture a song that has captured us.
Still, music is meant to be heard. It doesn’t matter how you came across it. One of my favourite ways to discover new music has always been movie soundtracks. There’s something about having a collection of songs all connected by the thread of a story arc that make it special.
This is one of many movie soundtracks I’ve obsessed over. It’s from Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 film adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. This is one of my all-time favourite movies and the soundtrack was a staple of my life for a good three years, at least!
Have a listen 🙂