In an attempt to keep things fresh and share my love of new music discoveries, I have decided every Tuesday to present a blog post on a track or album I am currently obsessing over.
In the series, I will showcase songs new and old that address a travel-related topic, inspire wanderlust, or simply seem like the perfect accompaniment to your journeys – both local and abroad.
Genres will span from rock to electronic, folk to deep house – simply anything I love that fits the travelling concept!
I really hope that within this regular blog you find music you love to take away with you, wherever that may be!
To kick things off, I thought I’d share one of my favourite artists of all time who fast-tracked to this precious title the very moment I first heard their album in 2010.
This Aussie band’s music has accompanied me on many solo adventures across the world. I find them one of the most thought-provoking modern day psychedelic rock artists of all time – ideal for listening to on a bus or train as you detach yourself from the world rushing past.
Although my favourite album is Lonerism, one track that particularly connects with me comes from their first album Innerspeaker.
‘Solitude is Bliss’ is the first track by Tame Impala that really summed up how I felt about solo travelling and being alone. It was like a sudden click moment – a rush of excitement that someone vocalised so perfectly how I felt about solitude. The lyrics really resonated with me and I played it again and again, pouring over phrases such as “you will never come close to how I feel” and “space around me where my soul can breathe”.
Have a listen to Tame Impala’s ‘Solitude is Bliss’ below:
What are your thoughts on this first Travel Tu(n)esday track?