This is a special edition of Moviewatch: this week, we bring you music instead of a movie.
Art is, in my humble opinion, the closest thing to magic on this planet. It’s the only thing that requires only an imagination to understand and to feel on a level that influences minds, and changes the way you think. A painting can inspire you. A book can lighten your mood. A song can keep you going despite your limits.
Music is, in my opinion, also the most influential and powerful of the arts. Where literature can make you cry and laugh, and visual arts can make you do the same, music does it differently. Because of how ambiguous music is, and because of the lack of language barriers in most music, it can affect everyone. In addition, it relies on the emotions and experiences of the listener: it sounds sad because it reminds you of something sad in your life. It relies on you, not as much on the text.
The love theme from Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of Patriots is one of the most beautiful things I have heard. It’s in a language I don’t understand and I still feel the sadness and agony of loss this person is singing of.
It made me cry, and I’m not afraid to admit it.
Ladies and gents, I present to you this special moviewatch…