Reading: Music Hound // Sing Street

Music Hound // Sing Street

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]As a music hound, it is an incredible time to be a subscriber to Netflix. What, with many amazing documentaries like, ‘Muscle Shoals’ to ’The Art of Organized Noize’, to their own series which include outstanding soundtracks like ‘Luke Cage’, ‘Get Down’, ‘ Stranger Things’, and ‘Black Mirror’. As well, there are many movies available that have a decidedly musical history slant like ‘Northern Soul’, ‘Miles Ahead’, and ‘Sing Street’. The other night I caught “Sing Street’ directed by John Carney who is best recognized for his film ‘Once’, which I will try not to hold that against him. I gave it a chance as I highly enjoyed his underrated sophomore production, ‘Begin Again’, starring Mark Ruffalo in probably my favourite performance of his. Ok, enough with being a film critic and back to the joys of ‘Sing Street’

 

Set in Eighties Dublin, ’Sing Street’ features a healthy smorgasbord of Eighties Pop sounds and fashions as we watch the story of a boy forming a band to win the heart of a girl and escape family tensions while suffering through the terror of catholic school. Pretty classic stuff, but it is the naive new wave rebellious soul of the main character and his band that will ultimately bring a grin to any cynics face. Like every great music movie when it was finished I quickly jumped to Spotify and put together an inspired playlist in order to keep the good feels alive. I am beginning to wonder if the “happy-sad” sounds and outlandish styles of the Eighties will ever fall out of fashion. With the way things are in the world right now, I don’t see that happening anytime soon. In fact more now than ever we need bands and movies like, ’Sing Street’

 

 

In respect to the Eighties I rather see this as a cassette mixtape then a playlist. Below you will find a mishmash of lost Eighties classics and contemporary bands that are inspired by the “new romantic” decade. May our love for the Eighties, never cease.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

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