Musical Memories – Trend Prive Writers Think About Family Through The Lens Of Songs

End The Silence is a campaign that takes aim at transforming the lives of 8 million children who are currently confined to orphanages. Every pound donated prior to December 27th will be doubled by the UK government and used by Hope and Homes for Children, who will pioneer the first orphanage closures for children with disabilities in both Rwanda and Uganda and work with communities to put into place educational services such as: crèches and schooling, parenting skills, literacy classes, nutrition advice, crisis intervention and small business support.

The campaign’s slogan “together we can end the silence” comes from the fact that babies in orphanages often have no one to comfort them when they cry, left without laughter, and deprived of music. Deprived of sound. Artists and YouTube have joined together to share their own music memories, sinking in the idea how awful it is to not have that influence in our childhood. Mark Ronson, Paloma Faith, Elton John, Wolf Alice, Emeli Sande, Sigrid, Ed Sheeran, and KT Tunstall among others have taken apart and shared their memories. You can share your own memories as well, and donate at the campaign’s website: https://www.endthesilence.com

Here are some of our musical memories at Trend Prive:

 

‘Best Day’ – Taylor Swift

This song reminds me of all the happy memories I have with my mom when I was younger. She is my rock to this day.

The bridge of the song says- “I have an excellent father- his strength is making me stronger. God smiles on my little brother- inside and out he’s better than I am.” This sums up my family. I’m so blessed to have such an amazing support system. They keep me sane. -Rachael Davis

 

‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ – Mariah Carey

We’re at the time of year where holiday songs can’t seem to escape us, and as a child for a good two months Mariah’s iconic Christmas hit was the mainstay each year. My mom played it over and over again, blasting it at times, and instead of becoming sick of it as I’ve become sick of other holiday tracks, I am and always will be in love with this song. It makes me think of home, of joyously dancing around the warm and cozy house with snow falling outside, of singing along in the car with the rest of my family. -SM

 

‘Goin’ Home’ – Dan Auerbach

This song captures how good it feels to come home to family after you’ve been away. Nothing compares to that feeling. -RD

 

Sarah Medeiros

Music Writer

A music obsessive with side interests in everything under the sun, but particularly: herbalism, nutrition, literature, and travel. Possessor of a completely healthy compulsion to listen to every Queen album on a bi-weekly basis.

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