Friday, June 24, 2011

songwriters that inspire (part 1)

I've been willing to write about the singers/songwriters that inspire me for a long time. Now it is time to write it down, and I hope that I can do it without being boring. All of them are considered Indie Songwriters.

The first song that I remember listening to, is probably the same one you've heard: The Way I Am, however I only felt in love with her metaphoric lyrics with Breathing, and since then I learned how to listen to her simple melodies and strong stanzas. 
To listen to: 

The Swell Season (folk/rock)
This is a partnership formed by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova; he is Irish, she is Czech. They starred Once, a musical released back in 2007, as a 'couple' that help each other, play and sing. In the real life, they formed the band, had a relationship, then broke up, but the band still remains, and that is what I mostly love about it. Despite what made their relationship as a couple fail, they can create such beautiful songs. Falling Slowly has won the Oscar for best Original Music.
To listen to:

Imogen Heap (pop/techno)
She is British and a very communicative, creative person. She had the guts to produce her first album alone, and honestly she does not need anyone else, because she is able to write, play, sing, and have a closer relationship with her fans. She had a vlog where she showed how her last album Eclipse got life, and at this moment, she has a running site called Heapsong2, where she chats to everyone out there who wants to help, either in lyrics or pictures, to create her newest work.

To listen to:

Ra Ra Riot (rock)
The band from Syracuse, NY released their first album The Rhumb Line with sadness: their drummer John Pike was found dead after disappearing from a party. However the band decided to keep rocking, and with the release of the album they dedicated it  to him, for he was a serious songwriter also, and a foundation was named after him. What makes this band unique is the using of a cello and a violin, both played by girls, and the songs are really different from what most people is used to. They are really catchy, with meaning. And on their second album The Orchard we have the pleasure of listening to You and I know, the most simple, beautiful and truthful song in the album.
To listen to: 

That is all for today, see ya in the next part.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

out loud.

Inspired by Bell X1 - Eve, the apple of my life.
Inspirado por Bell X1 - Eve, the apple of my life.

You screamed out loud
And I let you go away

Você gritou alto
E eu te deixei ir
mesmo assim.

By Mariana D.

Being me with you

Inspired by Coldplay.
Inspirado por Coldplay.

This person that you are
is the simple reason of me
being myself.

Essa pessoa que você é
é a simples razão para eu
ser eu mesmo.

By Mariana D.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Inspired by Alanis Morissette's songs.
Inspirado pelas músicas de Alanis Morissette.

Just wait for that signal,
Wait for that sound,
Would you please, don't leave now.

Keep yourself inside,
Still lying, hide,
Don't you come unprepared.

For your good and my behalf,
You do not dare cross the door.

Just stay quiet, unspeakable,
I am returning to rescue you.

Apenas espere por aquele sinal,
Espere por aquele som,
Poderia por favor, não sair agora?

Mantenha-se no interior,
Ainda deitado, esconda-se,
Não me venha despreparado.

Para seu bem e o meu,
Não se atreva a atravessar a porta.

Apenas fique quieto, sem palavras,
Eu voltarei para te salvar.

I wrote this about three years ago. I really like this one. The way it sounds, and even with a limited quantity of words, it tells a story. It has a purpose.

Eu escrevi esse a cerca de três anos atrás. Eu realmente gosto desse. O jeito que soa, e mesmo com uma quantidade limitada de palavras, conta uma história. Tem um propósito.

By Mariana D.