It’s International Day Of Happiness today and to celebrate, we’ve got the Invicta Magazine staff to share what music makes them happy – after all, music and happiness goes hand in hand. So we’ve rounded up the troupes and asked them three questions to help bridge the gap between music and happiness.
What are one or two songs that never fail to make you happy?
Kyle Watson: A Day To Remember – Downfall of us All and Emmure – Smokey.
Danie Strodtmann: All Time Low – Poppin’ Champagne
Dave Stewart: Every Time I Die – We’rewolf and Andrew WK – Party Hard. Two songs about partying – what’s not to be happy about?!
Louise Joy: American Authors – Best Day Of My Life. I dare anyone to not be happy whilst listening to this song…
Klein Regan: Foo Fighters – Everlong and The Bouncing Souls – True Believers.
Name one song and the memory it brings along with it.
Kyle Watson: Souvenirs by Novelists helped me during the passing of my Grandma last November and the lyrics gave me a lot of strength and motivation during such a difficult time.
Dave Stewart: Fleetwood Mac – Albatross. It was my mums favourite song. She used to make mixtapes of of songs she liked at the time, and Albatross was on every single one. She passed away a few years ago, so listening to that always reminds me of her.
Cherie Faulkner: Architects – A match made in heaven. When my daughter was first born, if I needed to get ready or do some housework all I needed to do was put the video for this song on and she would gaze intently at the TV and flap her little arms around contently. She’s had good taste ever since.
Louise Joy: There are so many but I’m going to choose a happy one for the sake of the theme of this post. Breaking Free by Night Riots always reminds me of a couple of days spent in Brighton with my boyfriend last September. Ironically, the trip was to see The Maine and Night Riots live and, also ironically, my boyfriend and I spent the evening after the gig at each other’s throats having a huge argument! The following morning we were supposed to catch the train but I refused to leave Brighton on bad terms, so we headed to the beach and sat on a bench overlooking the sea, eating classic seaside chips and making up. Afterwards, he practiced skating on his long board around me whilst I enjoyed the rare warm weather and read a book. The instrumental from this song will always remind me of sitting on that bench and all I have to do is listen to this song to remember. When I do, I can almost feel the sun on my skin and how in love I was! It’s crazy how just a song can do that to you…
Klein Regan: Machine Head – Aesthetics of Hate. I saw them live when I was 12 and after that particular song I instantly wanted to learn to play drums. Whenever I hear that song now, I always think back to when I first started drum lessons and how it was much harder than I originally imagined.
What song or artist got you into music?
Kyle Watson: Psychosocial by Slipknot (10 Years this year since I got into “Metal”) it encouraged me to buy Iowa and All Hope Is Gone upon hearing it and opened the door to bands such as BFMV etc.
Dave Stewart: Linkin Park – By Myself. I remember buying Hybrid Theory back when I was a teenager, getting to that track and being blown away. Up to that point I hadn’t heard anything as heavy as that, and they were my gateway to delving deeper into heavy music.
Louise Joy: Good Charlotte – Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous. This was the first ever rock song I heard and I was hooked immediately. Before that, I only ever listened to what everyone else was listening to or what I thought was cool (excluding Busted! They were cool, but I didn’t listen to them because everyone else did…). I remember buying Good Charlotte’s album and reading through their thank you’s at the back to discover more rock bands. Bowling For Soup then became the first (rock) band I saw live. They were my first rock gig and launched a lifetime of passion for live music…
Klein Regan: Enter Shikari – Sorry You’re Not A Winner. I’d bought a few albums up to the point of hearing this song, but when I first heard this I was amazed by how different it sounded. It was like multiple genres had been mixed together and I had to go buy the album. After that I was fully invested and wanted to discover as many diverse bands as possible..
So there we have it; definite proof from the team at Invicta that music can make you happy!