A weird thought?

edited August 2011 in Animal Tracks
So i was thinking the other day that with ac songs and albums the more i listen to them the more i like them and the more they mean to me. it seems that their songs are fairly seasonal, and its almost like certain events and feelings are attached to certain songs. Like for example summertime clothes is a summer song, that reminds me of being out all night walking around with friends in the heat and just crazy stuff happening. My Girls is like a spring song that makes me think of fog and just weird things happening and cool wet air moving everywhere. I was curious as to if other people get these feelings and thoughts about certain songs.


  • ya I know exactly what you mean I feel the same way. Like for me Banshee Beat reminds me of driving around at night in the summer. Loch Raven reminds me of star gazing etc..
  • Ahh, no, not a weird thought at all. I've found entire albums that evoke a season, and certainly many songs do. Sometimes it's the lyrics, Summertime Clothes being n obvious choice, and with others it's maybe the notes or the samples...the way the sounds feel. Apparently the ep Fall Be Kind is supposed to be an autumn album. I also find that some songs are 'inside' songs and some songs are 'outside' songs. Like, Who Could Win a Rabbit feels like an inside song. Beyond the seasons, what do you think of that?
  • Yeah fall be kind is a late fall/ winter album for me, i cant listen to it any other time of the year. People is a fall album too. I feel that merriweather and Strawberry jam are both heavy summer albums. other than seasons i also think of odd things like spirits and stuff, like for example chocolate girl makes me think of ghosts in this enchanted forest thats light up by a bunch of lanterns and such. April and the Phantom brings thoughts of a desolate country road in early spring, when its still kind of cold, and snow is melting making fog and this purple hooded ghost creature is just floating around scaring people that live out there.
  • Spirit = Winter. I think of an enchanted forest too. A forest in outerspace, if that makes sense. Danse = Winter. Kind of a weird swampy place that's hot and humid but wintery at the same time. Campfire Songs = Spring. Mountain air and lazy, beautiful sceneries. Feels = Also Spring, maybe Fall. Feels is like a lush, forest temple like something in Zelda. I don't know how to describe it. Fall be Kind is definitely a winter/fall album. I can just see the dead leaves while I listen to it. Straw Jam is the summer definitely. It is a very desert-y album to me. Strangely, I think that some of Merriweather is summer and some is spring or even winter. I don't know, some of the songs sound really bright and warm outside and some feel like it's raining and kind of foggy and serene.
  • ...I like this idea..! Spirit- Definitely a winter album!! Danse- Maybe late fall to me... It seems cool, but not cold.. Peaceful! Campfire Songs- I can see it being a spring album as well. When I listen to De Soto De Son, I always have an image in my head of sitting outside of a little cabin backing a beautiful forest.. Feels- This was a tough one for me... Turn Into Something (weoo) and Did You See the Words seems more summery, Grass sounds like spring, and the rest could be fall... I can't really choose one! Strawberry Jam is the album their summer album in my opinion! Sounds like a beautiful summer night while on vacation.. though that doesn't make sense... MPP- I'd say is mostly summery, but with touches of spring or fall! Sung Tongs- I think it's a fall album.. Makes me think of the changing leaves. What a nice way to think of the albums! <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/lol.gif" alt=":D" title="lol" /><!-- s:D --> Weird thoughts are wonderful~ ^^
  • [quote="winilula"]I also find that some songs are 'inside' songs and some songs are 'outside' songs.quote] "Street Flash" is an inside-trying-to-break-outside song. <!-- s:winky: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/winky.gif" alt=":winky:" title="winky" /><!-- s:winky: -->
  • Merriweather: Summer, except for guys eyes and taste which are kind of wintery for me. Strawberry Jam: All summer, especially the beginning of summer Feels: Early and middle spring times, except loch raven is wintery and rainy summerish, Did you see the words is a fall song for me though Spirit: Spring, Foggy Days And nights, melting snow Fall Be kind: End of fall, November and graze is a great winter storm song People: begging of Fall Sung Tongs: end of winter
  • I feel like things might be different for me because I live in California and we have no seasons. <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/razz.gif" alt=":P" title="razz" /><!-- s:P --> But lately, I've associated songs with times of day, specifically what color the sky is at that time of day. Not necessarily animal collective. Feels is summer to me, though. Not every summer. One summer.
  • here's a weird thought when life's a bitch you can always call mitch!
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