Some of the most powerful music is discovered at six in the morning (this and this), and it’s sometimes very specific to those late nights of no sleep and a zombie-like state. So we decided to start Late Night Music. If we find ourselves listening to a song between 2 and 6 in the morning, we’ll post it between 2 and 6 in the morning. Stay human, right? So here’s the first installation. See you out here, fellow insomniacs.
It’s a corny line, but it’s one that’s stood out in my head ever since I first heard it: in Third Eye Blind’s “Semi-Charmed Life” Stephan Jenkins sings that “the four right chords could make me cry.” When you talk and think about music a lot, you can lose sight of this visceral reaction that (I hope) all people have to music. Can you scientifically explain why it is that the right combination of chords/notes/sounds can emotionally move a human being? Yeah, you probably can, but that explanation to a music fan is probably about as rewarding as the explanation of Santa to a child.
LarryOh’s remix of “Stormy Weather” is simple and a little rough around the edges, but it tugs at those strings.