This year has been rough for me, and I would therefore like to dedicate and entire post solely to sharing music that helped ME this year. I listen to music on the way to school, sometimes while I'm studying and while I'm exercising. I also linked the songs' lyrics.
There's also another post with two specific songs I translated for you!
Disclaimer: I personally like German rap music, Dancehall, Chill, Lofi, Jazzhop and Classical music. This myTake includes music from German, Austrian and Swiss artists (order of appearance)
At the beginning of 2019, someone I thought I was in a relationship with "cheated" on me and then acted like it was no big deal.
I loved Errdeka's "Frau für eine Nacht", which means "Woman for one night", because I felt like I had been used.
Another song that resonanted with me is "Eisblock" by Yung Hurn ("block of ice"), a song I still listen to very often, and although it gets repetitive, I like the sadness conveyed in it very much.
I like Kontra K a lot, and his song "Eiskalt" ("ice cold/freezing") is both sad and powerful.
When I got to know a close friend of mine more and confessed my feelings to him, but got rejected, I listened to "Sterben" ("to die") and "Korallenriff" ("coral reef") by Errdeka a lot, especially while driving on lonely roads with many turns.
I love Kraftklub, their song "Chemie Chemie Ya" ("Chemistry Chemistry Ya") has been stuck inside my head for more than two years now, which is funny considering that I've never taken any drugs or smoked cigarettes, yet this song is about consuming drugs.
I then found out that Felix Kummer started to make music of his own, and listened to "Bei Dir" ("With you") by Kummer at least 100 times to learn the dance in the music video. I loved this song before the close friend rejected me, since the line "Du hast mich ein kleines bisschen repariert", which translates to "You fixed me a little bit", is very true in our case. I also felt like "Bist du da, bin ich nicht mehr dieser Wichser, der ich war" ("When you're around, I'm not the jerk I used to be anymore") applied to our friendship, he tried being a better person for me.
And then, something magical happened, I was introduced to Swiss music, they speak German there too but the dialect is different. I'm a big fan of "Schweizerdeutsch", and listened to many different Swiss Artists, of which Stereo Luchs, Nemo and Lo & Leduc stood out to me the most.
Stereo Luchs' "Sie Seit" ("she says") is poetry to me, especially "Und wieso kenni die Strass scho? Ah dere Chrüzig bini schomal gsi, Sie chunt mer bekannt vor, Ich weiss immer nonig wohi" resonated with me.
For the German friends: "Und wieso kenn ich diese Strasse bereits, an dieser Kreuzung war ich schon, sie kommt mir bekannt vor, ich weiss immer noch nicht, wohin"
For the English friends: "Why do I already know this street, I've already been at this junction, it looks familiar to me, I still don't know where to go"
A happy song by Nemo: "Himalaya". Good vibes only :)
I have been told that this is a very popular song in Switzerland, everyone my age I've met so far knows it :D I'm talking about "079" by Lo & Leduc, which is a song about a guy trying to figure out what a girl's number is.
"Im erschte Tram" ("in the first tram") by Lo & Leduc is about how you shouldn't talk to people who take the first tram, and this being a pity because there's a pretty girl in the tram.
Every time I listen to "Charlotta" by HECHT, I'm moved, it's a song about a good, deep love, and I wish I'll have this someday. "Wäg der mach ech d’Auge nömme zue bim Kösse" means "Because of you I don't close my eyes anymore while kissing".
Trettmann's "Grauer Beton" ("Grey Concrete") is a song about growing up in Saxony, Eastern Germany. I like its message, that you can be happy even when you grow up in a somber place (which I didn't but I like the song). The music video is filmed mainly in "Plattenbauten".
This myTake wouldn't even be half good without some more disturbing Yung Hurn songs.
This is "Ponny" ("Pony"), nobody knows what the point of it really is but it's fun to listen to and probably only about sex like his other songs.
A classic, "Blumé" ("Flower") by Yung Hurn is about how the girl he's having sex with (her parents' "flower") should be quiet because her parents are sleeping already.
What songs helped you get through 2019?
I hope you liked this extensive myTake and were introduced to some interesting music!