On February 24, 2017, the aerial silks studio that I go to will have a big showcase! I’m very interested in doing my first aerial silks performance, and I need to pick a song for my routine. These six (I think) songs have really caught my attention, and I think they’d all work for a routine. Sooo… I want your opinion! Do you know any of them? What do you think?
The intro to this song is beautiful. I think Lindsey is an incredibly talented musician, and the music video is powerful and very meaningful. I’m a complete sucker for this song because of the violin! This song has tons of opportunities for big tricks.
If only the clockworks could speak
I wouldn’t be so alone
We burn every magnet and spring
And spiral into the unknown
I Surrender by Celine Dion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiVFy7LtySM
I grew up hearing this song! In fact, my sister Seline was named after Celine Dion. Her voice is so emotional and honest, and she nails some big notes!
A thousand dreams I still believe
I’d make you give them all to me
Read All About It by Emili Sandé: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaAVByGaON0
This song is simply amazing. You need to hear it. Stunning lyrics, stunning vocals, and a lovely message.
You’ve got a heart as loud as lions so why let your voice be tamed
Maybe we’re a little different, there’s no need to be ashamed
Carousel by Melanie Martinez: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfPoi9Sv6M0
Carousel is a haunting tune with a carnival vibe. It’s a bit repetitive, but there is something about Melanie Martinez’s voice that simply snatches your attention. You need to hear this for yourself. A little creepy, a little cool… and 100% catchy.
Chasing after you is like a fairytale, but I,
Feel like I’m glued on tight to this carousel
2:50 is the best part of the ENTIRE song. Whoa. I don’t even like this song too, too much – but that note is incredible. Sara has some major singing skills, but I’m not entirely sure if this song is something that I could perform to. You must listen to this song for that note.
Here I am, and I stand
So tall, just the way I’m supposed to be
Control by Halsey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrlZu-uFtmg
Halsey is one of my newly-discovered favourite artists. Her voice is ghastly and eerie in the most beautiful way possible, and her lyrics are angry, empowering, and show everything from confusion to sadness to pain. Her songs “Gasoline” and “Castle” are also hauntingly good – each one deeply meaningful. I’m really leaning towards this song because of the creepy vibe, but the showcase is Valentine’s Day-themed so I don’t know how well this would work.
And I tried to hold these secrets inside me
My mind’s like a deadly disease
This song was once covered by Avril Lavigne. While both singers master the song, I seriously dig the vulnerability and moments of weakness-power in Leona’s version. This song has lots of “ups and downs” that are ideal for creative choreography.
I thought that I had everything
I didn’t know what life could bring
But now I see, honestly
Let me know what you think in the comments below!
On a totally different note, check out these INSANE yoga poses.
What do you think? Is this “true” yoga? Modified yoga? Westernized yoga? Advanced yoga? Or is it just circus-like contortion?