New music happens for me in three phases. I either hear a song from a variety of places, whether it be Pandora radio or surfing the web, or someone recommends I listen to it. There’s the introduction.
If I like it, it may get more play on my headphones, and if it’s trash, I disregard it. But if I love it, I immediately become obsessed and search for any other songs I can find by the artist or group. I take in as much as I can, sing the songs around the office, and even convince others to accept that music in their lives.
Then I can either get bored with the artist and move onto the next one or they become instant classics in my book.
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals is the latter. I heard a girl perform one of the group’s songs on a music competition show. Now I can’t get them out of my head. They’re amazing and make me feel so many emotions with such versatile albums.
I even based my entire vacation next week around the group’s concert in Virginia. I just have to hear Grace sing live and I’ll be good for the entire summer.
My vacation will also be spent on the beach, getting pampered and possibly riding the world’s best roller coasters.
For once in a long while, I’m excited to be me. That combination of activities will be the cherry on top of this summer.
Christina Calloway writes for Clovis Media Inc.