When I first met my husband, it was clear we came from entirely different musical backgrounds. He grew up listening to Classic Rock; I want to barf every time I hear a three minute rock’n’roll guitar solo. I primarily focused on what people said in songs, so I was always honed in on lyrics by […]
Sight & Sound is an ongoing study of visual representations of music lyrics. Bon Iver’s “Holocene” is one of those songs I didn’t think was possible. I’d already been thoroughly blown-away by Justin Vernon’s work on his album For Emma, Forever Ago, so, naturally, I assumed that he’d reached the pinnacle of his musical mastery on his first […]
I’ll be the first to admit that my musical tastes tend towards two polar extremes: 1. emotional “indie” music that elicits unprecedented bouts of tears and confusing thoughts; 2. anything pop-pumped and worshiped by 12-15 year-old girls (i.e., Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, and the pinnacle of boy bands that is One Direction). The kind of music I’ve struggled […]
These are various graphics I’ve made over the years with lyrics from songs I like.
I made these posters for my husband. Jack Antonoff, the lead genius behind the band Bleachers, is a lyrical wonder. His songs embody the mysteries of love, restless summer nights, and the energetic buzz of neon lights in a city on a weekend.