For my next assignment I am slightly altering an assignment that calls for us to pick our favorite song and explain in a recording why we like it. The assignment is worth 3 1/2 stars. The assignment is located here: http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/what-a-song-might-mean-to-you/
The song that I chose is Imagine Dragon’s Believer.
I choose this song for a number of reasons. The first is that Alternative is one of, if not my favorite, music genre. On top of this imagine dragons is my favorite alternative band. In addition to this I like the beat of the song as well. The instrumentals with he quick rises and drops in volume help me love the songs music instead of just its lyrics.
While I do enjoy the music of the song the main reason I call this song my favorite is due to the lyrics. Immediately in the songs first verse I can empathize with the lyrics. Dan Reynolds declares that he is gonna say all the words inside his head and that he is fired up. I can share his feelings with this. I am personally very motivated to achieve my career goals and I admittedly like speaking my mind.
In the same verse Reynolds declares “Don’t you tell me what you think that I can be, I’m the one at the sail I’m the master of my see”. This again strikes a chord with me. I have often been told by various family members what they think I should be doing with my life or that maybe I should change my focus. I however share the attitude of Reynolds that I can fulfill my goals.
Finally I also see his meaning where he says “Pain you made me a, you made me a believer, believer”. By this I see it as meaning that he uses failures and bad moments, as experience building. He says that it breaks him down, yet at the same time builds him up. I have myself had low points in my life. However you can use these low points as a way to improve yourself.
This assignment reminded me of analyzing a movie scene using Ebert’s rules. I enjoyed breaking down the song and explaining why I like it. I wouldn’t change anything about what I covered/didn’t cover. I am happy I found an audio assignment that I could relate back to myself.