Lagu-lagu India.Arie yang dari hati

Sebelum ini, saya pernah menulis postingan Lagu-lagu Bruno Mars yang Berbahaya, yaitu lagu-lagu yang liriknya bisa berpengaruh negatif buat pendengarnya.

Nah, kali ini saya mau membahas yang sebaliknya, yaitu lagu-lagu yang bisa berpengaruh positif, dan itu adalah buah karya India.Arie.

“A gentle genius lives in the mind, voice and hands of this woman,” ujar musisi kawakan Stevie Wonder mengapresiasi penyanyi muda yang juga pencipta lagu sekaligus produser rekaman ini.

India.Arie telah memenangkan 4 Grammy Awards –salah satunya Best R&B Album (2003)–, dari 21 nominasi. Bahkan pada tahun 2002 ia meraih 7 nominasi Grammy sekaligus, yaitu Best New Artist; Album of the Year dan Best R&B Album untuk debut albumnya Acoustic Soul; dan salah satu lagunya, Video meraih nominasi Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, dan Best R&B Song.

Yang membuatnya mendapat begitu banyak penghargaan menurut saya adalah karena dia telah menciptakan lagu dan menyanyikannya dari hati. Seperti yang pernah dia bilang,

“The only reason I started performing is that I believed in my songs. My songs are very introspective, and I sing from my heart. It’s very real.”
(seasonmagazine.com)

Jadi… langsung saja, mari kita dengarkan lagu-lagunya.

~ o 0 o ~

Video

Sometimes I shave my legs and sometimes I don’t
Sometimes I comb my hair and sometimes I won’t
Depend on how the wind blows I might even paint my toes
It really just depends on whatever feels good in my soul

I’m not the average girl from your video
and I ain’t built like a supermodel
But, I learned to love myself unconditionally
Because I am a queen
I’m not the average girl from your video
My worth is not determined by the price of my clothes
No matter what I’m wearing I will always be the india arie

Keren ya?! Menggugah kita para perempuan untuk jadi diri sendiri aja mengikuti kata hati. Bukannya menyiksa diri dengan mengikuti iklan atau tren di majalah fesyen.

Karena kita adalah ratu. Kita memimpin diri kita sendiri, nggak cuma yang ikut-ikutan orang. Karena kita begitu berharga, bukan berdasarkan merk shampoo atau lotion yang kita pakai.

And I know our creator didn’t make no mistakes on me
My feet, my thighs, my lips, my eyes; I’m lovin’ what I see…!!

Setuju nggak?!😉

~ o 0 o ~

Beautiful Flower

Masih belum percaya diri juga dengan lagu di atas?! Kalo gitu coba deh dengerin lagu ini.

This is a song for every girl who’s
Ever been through something she thought she couldn’t make it through
I sing these words because
I was that girl too
Wanting something better than this
But who do I turn to

Now we’re moving from the darkness into the light
This is the defining moment of our lives

‘Cause you’re beautiful like a flower
More valuable than a diamond
You are powerful like a fire
You can heal the world with your mind

There is nothing in the world that you cannot do
When you believe in you, who are beautiful
Yeah, you, who are brilliant
Yeah, you, who are powerful
Yeah, you, who are resilient

Yeah, you, this song is for you
Yeah, you, this song is for you
Yeah, you, this song is for you
Yeah, you, yeah, you
You are brilliant

^_^ Thanks a lot India.Arie… *hugs*🙂

~ o 0 o ~

This Too Shall Pass

Nah, yang ini lagu buat yang baru patah hati.

The one that loved me the most
turned around and hurt me the worst
Been doing my best to move on
but the pain just keeps singing me songs

Pernah ngerasa begini? India.Arie juga pernah, dan dia bilang begini,

Sometimes the beat is so loud in my heart
that I can barely tell our voices apart
Sometimes the fear is so loud in my head
that I can barely hear what God says

but then I hear a whisper that this too shall pass
I hear the angels whisper that this too shall pass
my ancestors whisper that this day will one day be the past
so I walk in faith that this too shall pass

Ini juga akan berlalu, katanya. Jadi jangan lari ke narkoba dulu, apalagi sampe bunuh diri. Semua masalah akan berlalu.

~ o 0 o ~

“I had a dream that someone said: ‘Artists help people stay in touch with their feelings.’ I think music has the ability to heal, the ability to destroy, to teach. It’s a very tangible/non-tangible thing…it just goes. It’s like pure energy that lives forever.”
–India.Arie (stluciajazz.org)

Dan banyak lagi lagu-lagunya India.Arie yang positif buat jiwa kita, seperti:

God Is Real
Strange, Courage & Wisdom
I Am Not My Hair
Little Things

Dan lain-lain yang bisa didengerin di soulbird.com dan myspace.com/india.arie atau beli CD-nya aja langsung.

Get India.Arie Albums:


Acoustic Soul (2001)


Voyage to India (2002)


Testimony: Vol. 1 Life & Relationship (2006)


Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics (2009)

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