Monday, December 16, 2013

My Spirit Rejoices: Beneath Your Beautiful

{sweet sounds for your Mass and reception}

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Holy smokes you guys.  I died when I heard this song for the first time a few weeks ago.  Labrinth and Emeli Sande's Beneath Your Beautiful speaks straight to my heart.  I love, love, love music and movies that find the sacred in the secular, and this duet bridges the two in an amazing way; it's a song about uncovering the deepest part of yourself for love's sake. The chorus asks, "Would you let me see beneath your beautiful?  Would you let me see beneath your perfect?"

This line is followed by "Take it off now," a request that's not uncommon in pop music and one that I typically hate, but what I really, really admire in this context is that it's not about clothes.  It's like Labrinth is daring you to see the deeper meaning behind the line, one that's all about love and letting down your walls.  To reclaim nakedness in a mainstream song is bold and kind of provocative, and I love that.  Props.  There should be more of that in music, I think; the Song of Songs itself is boldly evocative in a blazingly pure, holy way that is all love and not a hint of lust.

Thoughts?  Do you love this song as much as I do?  And, if you know of any other tunes in the same TOB-ish vein, suggest away!

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE this song, too - can't get enough of it.



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