May 17, 2021
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Martina’s pick ‘Say It Ain’t So’ by Weezer (May Week 1)

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This week’s pick is ‘Say It Ain’t So’ by Weezer.

This song has so much emotion. It confronts pain and fear, and feels so real – all the more because of the largely unfiltered vocals. You’ll love it if you’re a fan of that casual, nostalgic, full-of-story 90s rock – the kind that uplifts and stirs emotion at the same time.

In the lyrics, frontman Rivers Cuomo talks about his alcoholic father who abandoned the family when the singer was four. Upon seeing a can of beer in his stepfather’s fridge, he was afraid the same thing would happen again.

I chose this song not only because I love the sound and the emotion it triggers, but because it feels like an antidote to the way we became – prone to reciting phrases of toxic positivity, and too afraid to say the real thing. These days, we tend to be obedient to the inner Big Brother, and it’s impacting how we make art.

So, remember that it’s okay to freeze, to daydream – and to show it. Let the heart be loud again.

With digital fairy sound wave greetings,

Martina

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Music Hall · Music Up Front · Rock

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