Ever since she was tiny, Bean has had a habit of monopolising CD players. She has very distinct opinions about music and makes those known with alarming, ear-piercing clarity. So, despite being known to have said things like ‘I’ll never be one of those parents who plays kids’ music in the car!’ I’ve learned to cater to her tastes. Luckily, hers and mine are starting to converge.
Here are two songs she’s been asking for over and over – if I put either of these albums on, I’m only ever allowed to play the one song on repeat. Oddly enough, they’re two of my favourites from these artists so there’s a nice bit of synchronicity going on.
Florence and the Machine -You’ve Got The Love
What’s not to love about Florence and the Machine? This song, despite overuse in commercials and whatever else, still kind of stirs me with its formidable optimism.
Lily Allen – Fuck You
Okay, so despite all my blustering I’d probably be mortified if Bean started to sing this at the supermarket. But at its heart, this is an anti-bigotry ditty and what could be a better influence than that? It got a good blasting in my car last week.