Headphones & Epiphanies: Muyiwa's Story





This is tough. Tougher than writing poetry. When Ore hit me up to ask if I wanted to get on this of course I said yes. But in the back of my mind I knew whittling down to five songs was an impossible job. So I just didn't do it. Can't do justice to such an impossible job I thought. So...I just left it. 

But then you know what they say about commitments and how you have to commit and shit. 

So I took the easy way out. Pulled up my music folder and picked from A through Z the first five artistes that best fit the requirements of what Ore asked for.  I only got as far as B. 

All American Rejects - Another Heart Calls 

Skipping 2 Chainz, 6lack, 30 seconds to Mars and Adele I happened upon All American rejects and my heart skipped a beat like when you happen upon an old heart throb. Alongside the Plain White Ts who didn't make it on to this list, this band helped me through my one heartbreak. Picking one song out of the catalogue was tough but this song, through the years, is never far from my tongue. The lines, "what can I do, say it's true, I'll never ask for anyone but you" in particular have been subject to abuse by me in my abrupt outbursts of song as I go through the day. Honourable mention, Gives You Hell.

Awolnation - Sail

The first version I ever heard was a remix done by Kendrick Lamar and Ab Soul and the moment I heard it I knew I had to get the full version. And now for the past three years, it's in all my playlists. 

BOB - Cool Side

No it wasn't the Bruno Mars feature song or the Hayley Williams one. It was this mixtape. It was summer 2010. And it was this track. That year for me it was BOB >>>> Drake. And it wasn't close G. Thinking back on those times..I've got tears  man. God is good.


Billy Joel- Down-easter Alexa

The chills I get from listening to this song bruhh. Listen. It's the perfect record. 

BJ The Chicago Kid - Can't Say No

This one is the most recent of the five to pop into my playlist. Particularly close to my heart because it rings so true. And the delivery is perfect. I consider myself a lucky man to have listened. That's all I'm going to say on that. 

So that's five. And it's a damn shame.