The Other Sounds: April

Everyone loves April! In fact, this dude called Geoffrey Chaucer really believed April was the most awesome time of the year.

When that April with his showers soote
The drought of March hath pierced to the root
And bathed every vein in such liquor
Of which virtue engendered is the flower.

We don’t fault him, and we have to say we agree: everything becomes beautiful, the weather gets warmer, and all the dreariness of the winter months are officially gone. (Okay, so this doesn’t really apply to Singapore. But for the sake of poetry let’s pretend for a minute we have four seasons.) On the other hand, there was also another poet named T.S. Eliot who thought that, actually, all that blooming and flowering and growing and rebirth and general spring stuff were horrible.

April is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.

Glum stuff.

Well, April could go two ways for you. If you’re still an undergraduate, this would be the worst time of year when exams are in full force. Sorry, but for the rest of us, April and May are really amazing. We don’t mean to rub it in. But, it’s SPRING! It’s a time for travelling to temperate climates to enjoy natural air-conditioning outdoors. And it’s when music festivals really begin to pop up all over the place. Clearly, such a great month calls for a cheery playlist for you to plug in to while frolicking in fields of daisies.

1. Melody’s Echo Chamber / Some Time Alone, Alone
2. Daft Punk / Get Lucky (Official Audio) ft. Pharrell Williams
3. Majical Cloudz / Childhood’s End
4. Pure X / Things In My Head
5. Perfume / Spring of Life 
6. Shugo Tokumaru / Katachi
7. Rhye / The Fall
8. San Cisco / Fred Astaire
9. Savages / Shut Up
10. Sóley / Pretty Face
11. Chairlift / Planet Health
12. Sun Kil Moon / You Are My Sun

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By Zixin Lin