I really enjoy when I’m listening to a piece of music / song / film and I suddenly hear something new in the work. It gives a whole new perspective to the song / music or whatever.
It’s hard to describe because it is not just the lyrics or even the piece of music, it might be tone in the voice or a note held higher or lower that I didn’t notice before. It might be that the work is linked to a different emotion or situation that I wouldn’t normally associate the music too, yet it works and feels so different.
For example, I was driving home and had some things occupying my mind. I had my iPod nano plugged in and I put it on shuffle. David Bowie’s Absolute Beginners came on. I have heard this song a lot and to be honest never gave it much attention. Today was different. I think the construction (listen to me sounding like I know what I’m talking about) in the song is brilliant and Bowie vocals are fantastic.
This happens to me a lot. I can get hyper-focused on something. It needed be the whole piece either; it could be one line, or just one section. It can happen with movies too.
This drives Maggie nuts; because it means that she gets to hear me talk about it – a lot, and for the first time, write about it!