Today I am starting something new: Music Mondays. Each week - on Monday - I will share a new song that I like. I'm going to start by briefly going through a few of my favorite artists over the past two years.
The first one is Enya - more specifically her song, It's in the Rain. The first Enya song I ever heard was May It Be at the end of the The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. I really liked it, but it took me a while to get into her other songs. This was one of the first non-LOTR song I found that I really liked - and I still love it to this day.
She's been labeled as a New Age artists, but I think that that doesn't completely fit her. I've heard a lot of New Age songs - most of which have absolutely no beat whatsoever and very little vocals. Most of Enya's songs, especially her latter ones, however, have a very good, steady - albeit rather slow beat. The main tune is also carried out by her own voice, which is a good thing considering it's her voice which make her songs so enjoyable. Enya's voice is like nothing ever heard on earth before. It has such a mystical quality to it and adds such depth to all of her songs - it's the main thing that sets her apart from all the other New Age artists.
Another intriging quality of her music is it's wide range of appeal. I know people who like Bob Dylan, people who like hard rock, some who like soft classical, and still others traditional Celtic music, and yet they can all come together in that they all enjoy Enya's music - and uniting such different fans is no easy feat!
I first loved Enya when I was a frightened, bitter little girl typing madly away at a book that would never fulfill my dreams of acceptance and fame; and now that I am a strong, confident, fashion loving girl who is not afraid to be herself - I still love Enya.