Raconte-moi Une Histoire

I woke up feeling optimistic this morning. Then, my consciousness was flooded by various conflicts or challenges and the general feeling of missing being free to be near all those I care about deeply. ‘Tis the season… or year.

Fortunately, John Richards was back at the helm this morning for KEXP Seattle’s The Morning Show with John Richards. He is a good soul. He played some outstanding songs this morning, so the Shazam app was quite busy.

Then it was online meditation. Our instructor is terrific, and that helped too, but some days it’s harder to chase away the negative feelings. Sometimes they just are there and will stay for a while.

Back to KEXP, one of Richards’ spins, in particular, caught my attention: “Raconte-moi Une Histoire” (Tell Me a Story) is by the electronic music project M83, which started in the southeast of France in 2001, but now is based in Los Angeles, California, USA.

It seemed like a good Friday song. And when I found the video for it, my spirits were lifted slightly by the clear message to go “be in nature.”

The girl’s spoken word part of the song is lovely… it’s like she’s come to confidently (re)teach the adults about what’s important… looking at the world and observing everything looking “like a giant cupcake.” And, her words about the power of laughter. But rather than tell you the whole story, why not watch the video/listen to the song, and see/hear her for yourself.

The song comes from M83’s sixth album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (2011).

Now you know a little about why this is my song of the day for today. Thanks for joining me here, and please enjoy.

Here’s the video for the song from Archetype Films’ Vimeo page:

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