Music Monday: Songs You Might Want to Hear


There is a radio show on CBC here in Canada that occasionally does a feature called SYNTH: Songs You Need To Hear.

Now, I can’t say to someone, “You’ll like this song” (or book for that matter) because I can’t presume that others will share my taste in music (or books), so it is safer to say, “You might like this” and if they don’t like it, so be it.

Maybe you will find a new favorite.


How many songs are written about relationships? If you tally them up, the statistics will show that 76% of relationship songs are written by Adele*. I’m sure that love songs vs. break-up songs are about 50/50.

I decided to share two songs for no other reason than they were just to good to split up.

What stood out with Remi Wolf’s song was the opening line and the drums that reminded me of Phil Collin’s famous drum roll—albeit shorter.

We don’t want to run away from uncomfortable situations, but sometimes . . . well, it’s just easier, right?


I avoid the street that you live on
You’re a magnet pulling my feet and my head off
And I scramble my brain
Wasting away
Looking for ways that I can avoid you
To pull the weeds, suck the venom

I love Arlo Parks’ voice. In this song, we witness a break-up as Parks did.

Maybe if you took a breath
You would hear me when I talk to you
Threw her necklace in his face
Eyes so bright with disappointment
I saw something inside her break
Everybody knows the feeling
Suddenly he started screaming
Caroline
I swear to God, I tried
I swear to God, I tried

I hope you enjoyed today’s selections.

-Leon

*It’s true.


Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.

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