Bring in the Violins

27 Sep

Just a quick one today. Last winter I discovered the song “Gold” by Wake Owl and found it to be hauntingly beautiful. I knew right away that it was the violins that added a layer of complexity that made this song intensely emotional for me. In the subsequent months, I’ve noticed that many songs that pique my interest also have violins (or perhaps another bowed string instrument; my ears are not that finely tuned.) All of them seem to have similar melancholic undertones that tug at my heartstrings. I’m sure there are many more that I’ve been drawn to, but here are four that I thought I’d share with you. 

 

Gold – Wake Owl



The Willow – Joshua Radin
I could not find a video for this song, but click here to listen to sample of the track on Amazon. In order to really hear the violins to their fullest, you will need to buy the track.

 

Let Her Go – Passenger




Down & Out – Benjy Davis Project
Again, no video for this song, but you can listen to the track in full on their myspace page.


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