This is a Francophile lifestyle blog—so why do you see random pop song blog posts here?
Full Disclosure: one of the reasons why is because the lyric graphics I make perform well on Pinterest. If you’re a blogger or social media marketer, you understand that viral pins can help bolster web traffic. It’s not the most altruistic motive, but I’m just trying the best I can to manage my time to drive traffic to my blog while juggling new blog post writing and my virtual assistant side-hustle, not to mention working my full-time job…
However, web traffic is not the main reason behind the music posts.
When I share favorite songs on the blog, they typically summarize how I feel about things I’m going through at the time of posting. The music speaks for what I can’t openly discuss on social media. In the past, they’ve spoken for unhealthy relationships, complicated situations, difficult times.
The collection of songs I currently have on replay have served me well since late summer. A lot has gone on in my life recently—or maybe it’s only the rapid torrent of thoughts that I tend to keep to myself.
I don’t know anymore. All I can do is do my best to keep up.
Happy Now—Zedd, Elley Duhé
By Your Side—Jonas Blue
Happier—Marshmello feat. Bastille
Sunflower—Post Malone, Swae Lee
It’s clear that the over-arching themes in this playlist amount to a blend of forgiveness and surrender…or lack thereof.
In that sense, the suggestion of pessimism is quite relevant to a Francophile lifestyle blog. The heart of everything—beautiful or difficult or both or something in the middle—is embedded with a darkness, an unanswered wonder of possibilities that will never happen or the stark reality of what exists.