What Are You Listening To?

 In Abstracts, Acrylics, Oils, Recent Works, Red's Art, The Blues

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Medium: Mixed Media (Oils & Acrylics)

Original sizes:
  • 50" x 40"
Print sizes:
  • 30" x 24"
  • 36" x 24"
  • 40" x 30"
  • 48" x 36"

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What are You Listening To? If you had a chance to talk with me about creating my artwork or read my bio, art statement or art stories, you perhaps have already discovered that I usually listen to music while painting.

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” – Plato

 

What are you Listening to - a colorful large abstract by Red, 50x40, mixed media, hung with white couch

For collectors, friends and family often ask me “What are you listening to today or what did you listen to while creating this piece?” Indeed, music has so much meaning that is so unique and personal to each of us. For instance, a song can bring you back so vividly to a time or moment in your life. Actually, music is powerful. It can move or change you. It can touch us with such profound emotion.

Music replays the past memories, awakens our forgotten worlds and makes our minds travel.” –Michael Bassey Johnson

What are You Listening To? – An abstract painting

Each of us has our own sorrow, love, delight, or hope. But music is the only means whereby these emotions are felt collectively or universality. As a matter of fact, music has an amazing effect on us; it can make you hurt and feel so good all at once. Additionally, it can affect moods and inspire. Music is like magic; it communicates, heals, and touches our deepest emotions.

This piece titled “What are You Listening To?” is a calling to me that music in a natural part of my being as an artist and as a person.

 

 “Music is life itself. What would this world be without good music? No matter what kind it is.” – Louis Armstrong

What are you Listening to - a colorful large abstract by Red, 50x40, mixed media, hung with in conference room

To say nothing of an extremely talent musician, Chris Stapleton wrote and sings a song titled “What are You Listening To?” that is truly amazing. Perhaps you have heard it. Nevertheless, I provide the lyrics below along with a link to the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhnMSVb0oYA

What are you Listening to - a colorful large abstract by Red, 50x40, mixed media, hung on white wall

Dare to Feel,

Red

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What Are You Listening To? By Chris Stapleton

I put that record on
Girl you know what song
And I let it play again and again

You’re in every line
Takes me back in time
Yeah tonight I’m wondering

What are you listening to
Is it a cover band in some college town bar
Where it’s na-na-na’s and air guitars

Or is it something to get you through
Just a sad song playing on the radio station
Tears still fall and hearts still breakin’

Cause you’re hanging on
Or is it a love song about someone new
What are you listening to?

I like to believe
That you’re just like me
Trying to figure out how a good thing goes bad

I don’t know
I can’t let it go
Yeah it’s about to drive me mad

What are you listening to
Is it a cover band in some college town bar
Where it’s na-na-na’s and air guitars

And is it something to get you through
Just a sad song playing on the radio station
Tears still fall and hearts still breakin’

Cause you’re hanging on
Or is it a love song about someone new
What are you listening to

Is it a feel good song gets you driving too fast
The one that gets you moving on pass to pass
Or the kind you can’t help singing along

Singing whoa
Is it headphones on on a downtown train
Or a window seat on an outbound plane
Is it LA sunny and Memphis blue
I wish I knew I wish I knew

What are you listening to
Is it a cover band in some college town bar
Where it’s na-na-na’s and air guitars

And is it something to get you through
Just a sad song playing on the radio station
Tears still fall and hearts still breakin’

Cause you’re hanging on
Or is it a love song about someone new
What are you listening to

I put that record on, girl you know what song
And I let it play again and again

Songwriters: Christopher Stapleton / Christopher Alvin Stapleton / Lee Thomas Miller

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