Happy New Year! Thanks so much for joining me for my first post of 2017.
If you don’t know by now, Mondays on my blog are reserved for music because music inspires so much of what I do. I’ve been featuring both old and new songs here since 2010, and it all started with this little post. I laughed when I read it again; it was long ago when I first started my blog. At the time, a regular music post seemed the perfect way to kick off the week. It still does.
Music has always been a constant in my life, so I hope you will continue to join me every Monday.
For 2017, I’m starting with an English band I first heard last summer.
The xx is a trio who’ve been around since 2005. They are releasing their third studio album in a couple of weeks, but this track, aptly called “Intro” came off their debut album.
I first heard “Intro” while in a hot yoga class with one of my favourite teachers, Erick.
I recall sweat dripping off my forehead as I held a painful plank pose. More than likely, I was cursing Erick under my breath too.
Then this song came on, and herein lies the power of music for me.
Suddenly, my energy changed. I forgot the pressure on my wrists and the trembling in my core. The first notes of this tune injected power into my arms and I lifted my sagging middle just a little bit higher.
Instead of being in agony, I was now Superwoman, (well, not really), but I knew I could hold that pose much longer than I had initially thought.
Have a listen to The xx, and let me know if you don’t feel a spring in your step afterward. 🙂 Crank it up!
Enjoy, and hope you have an energetic, super-charged, and powerful week,