I've been listening to Wings from the RWBY soundtrack lately, and the first section of the song is incredible to me. It sends me back to familiar and bittersweet times.
Years ago, when I was about 12 or 13, I would listen to music that would have a similar vibe that Wings has. I kept up listening to different kinds of music, like punk rock, alternative and even dance music. (Fun fact; it was around this time that I discovered Styles & Breeze and that snowballed into the Hardcore fan that I am now). At around the age of 15, I found out I was moving to Texas, so I would get pretty melancholic since I didn't fancy the idea of leaving my friends. It was a chill Winter, and I would take walks by myself around my neighborhood at night. Christmas was just around the corner, so apartments and houses were decked out with holiday fervor.
I'd take my music with me. A playlist of calming, and bittersweet tracks that spoke to me. The lyrics didn't necessarily hit home, but the music did. It felt like the music had another story to tell; my story. I'd listen to these notes pluck away in my ears, walking by the homes with soft glowing lights.
Wings takes me back to that time. It was sad, but it was also warm. The world didn't end. I would see my friends again. I would come back home. Wings reassures me that everything will be okay; that eventually things will look up and to never give up.
"Don't be disappointed
Don't let your heart break
Don't spend another minute in this way
Thanks Jeff & Casey, for creating and bringing to life music that can touch a person's heart.