Monday, March 13, 2006

My Immortal - Evanescence

It is a gift to be able to add a visual plane to music which actually elevates your emotional experience . This particular song , apart from being hauntingly addictive , has a brilliantly crafted video . Call it my fascination for black and white , but the lack of colour seems to add more meaning and feeling to the video . Amy Lee's voice is really something , powerful , yet not harsh . The song also brings out the beauty of the sound of the piano . An all in all absorbing song . Do have a look at the video .

PS : Please suggest songs with a similar premise if you know any . I am a sucker for sad love songs .


The Solitary Reaper said...

James blunt-goodbye,my lover.. its all white and sad!!

Freespirit said...

Agree with the reaper..James Blunt's Goodbye my lover is can also try Last Train by Travis..that's the best expression of desperation. Not quite in that league is Take a look at me now by Phil Collins and maybe a coupla Air Supply numbers..can share any of the above any time.

Ms. V said...

Okay, I'm going to name some from different genres... I love them all, so do give them a try.

Aerosmith - I don't want to miss a thing
Def Leppard - When love and hate collide
Green Day - Wake me up when September ends
Hoobastank - 1. Disappear, 2. The reason
Incubus - I wish you were here
Jewel - Leaving on a jet plane
Kate Winslet - What if
Kid Rock feat. Sheryl Crow - Picture
LeAnn Rimes - How do I live without you
Lighthouse Family - 1. Ain't no sunshine, 2. Postcard from heaven
Matchbox 20 - If you're gone
Michael Bolton - How am I supposed to live without you
MLTR - Breaking my heart
The Moffats - I miss you like crazy
Natalie Imbruglia - Torn
Nickelback - How you remind me
Norah Jones - Don't know why
Puddle of Mudd - She fucking hates me
Puff Daddy - I'll be missing you
Sasha - I feel lonely (un-sad!)
Westlife - 1.Soledad, 2. Against all odds (with Mariah)
Wham - Last Christmas

The one's in bold are my personal favourites. I've got all on this list so if you want any, do ask :)

If you just want depressing songs, listen to drug-rock music :p I'm sure you hear a LOT of that in IIT.

Mary Ray Lieu said...

Hey I had never seen the video before and I loved it too.There is something about black and white.
James blunt is prob the closest match.

You must listen to
mltr- breaking my heart,that's why you go away
dream theatre - anna lee, hollow years and take away my pain though they may slightly fall out of the genre.

You could listen to
air supply - total eclipse of the heart
ricky martin -she's all i ever had

Deeps said...

Vids has given you a lot already. Since again, I listen to lot of genres, here's some of my favourites. But I haven't seen the videos of most of them, so this is just a listen recommendation :).

Abba - The Winner Takes it all.
Ace of Base - Don't Turn Around.
Aerosmith - I don't want to miss a thing, Crying.
Alanis Morisette - You outha know.
Amr Diab - Tamally Maak
Beatles - Yesterday
Bon Jovi - This Ain't A Love Song, Always.
Bryan Adams - Every thing I do, Have you ever really loved a woman?
Def Leppard - When love and hate collide
Dido - White Flag
Duran Duran - Come Undone
Elvis Presley - I Can't Help Falling In Love With You
Enigma - Sadness
Madonna - Bad Girl, Take a bow.
Mariah Carey - I don't wanna cry.
Metallica - No leaf clover, Tuesday's Gone, The Outlaw torn.
Michael Learns to Rock - Thats why
Nancy Sinatra - Bang Bang
Natalie Imbruglia - Torn
Nirvana - Polly
No Doubt - Don't speak.
Norah Jones - Don't know why
Pantera - Cemetery Gates
Pink - Just like a pill
Pink Floyd - Comfortable Numb, Time
Richard Marx - Hazard, Right Here waiting
Robbie Williams - Road to mandalay
Scorpions - Still Loving you
Seal - Kiss from a rose
Sheryl Crow - If it makes you happy
Soundgarden - Black Hole sun
Sting - Need your love so bad, They dance alone
UB40 - Impossible
Ugly Kid Joe - Cats in the cradle
Whitesnake - Now You're Gone

I know its a lot, but couldn't help it. What with my and Vidya's list, I guess you'll be busy with songs for a long time :).

Harish Suryanarayana said...

@ everybody --- > Muchos Gracias !!! Guess I just need to ask y'all to make a great collection !

Mathias said...

I am gonna give an emphatic third to Natalie Imbruglia - Torn fantastic song. Also Seether - Broken and my all time favorite is ColdPlay - Fix You.

Harish Suryanarayana said...

Thank you Mathias . Will make sure I get them . :)