The early 2010s saw a boom in alt and indie rock, with artists and bands reaching new heights of their career. Arctic Monkeys’ AM album’s artwork graced the walls of every teenage bedroom, Hozier hit it big with his single “Take Me to Church,” and Florence + The Machine released How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. Yet, the careers of these musicians continue to flourish.
From the moment he stepped on stage to the moment he waved goodnight, Josh Ritter sang with a smile. The most striking thing about his performance wasn’t the heartfelt storytelling, or the tight musicianship. Instead it was his visible and contagious joy.
Introducing a new segment on our blog: the writing staff beat! Here we have our contributors discuss a prompt every week. This time around, we are talking about our favorite music moments. What is a specific section in a song that gets you really excited? Find out (and listen to) what our writing staff loves about their favorite tunes.