Friday, July 23, 2021

Music Review //
Lillias White
"Get Yourself Some Happy!"

Whenever I listen to music I consider two factors: how well is the music being played (does it sound appealing or not) and what is the vibe of the music itself.  On "Get Yourself Some Happy!", Lillias White has managed to knock both of these aspects of songs out of the park.  You simply could not ask for a better collection of songs played in a better way nor could you find a better album to amplify positivity and happiness.

A lot of your mood can depend upon your environment.  If you're sitting around, alone, in the dark sulking by yourself you might not be happy.  But if you open up those curtains, let some sunshine in and put this album on it is bound to help put you in a better mood.  I'm at a point in my life now where I've stopped trying to eliminate negativity from my life and rather decided to try and attract positivity.  This album can help with exactly that.

For me, music is also important in terms of the legacy it leaves.  Someone might care about a song now, but will they in twenty years?  As a child, under the age of 10, I was first really exposed to music through my first cassette: The California Raisins "Sing The Hit Songs".   This was important to me as a youth developing because many of these songs were from different genres yet they were all grouped together in a way which opened me up to Richie Valens, Elvis Presley, Billy Idol and Otis Redding.

As an adult now with a child I can only hope that someone is able to find "Get Yourself Some Happy!" at that young age where it turns them onto music they have not heard before, across different genres.  Everything from "When You Wish Upon a Star" to "Happy Together" to "The Twist" can send a young listener down a rabbithole of music which is both new and amazing to them.  I could only hope to have someone as talented as Lillias White as my guide if I was a child now.

Though I compare this with music of my past and the 1980's the fact is that I only do so because in thirty or forty years I hope that someone out there who is younger now but grows into an adult then will have a similar experience as I did.  Make no mistake about it though: this album is suitable for music listeners of every age, much like Disney movies, and regardless of your current mood when you listen to it I hope that it puts a smile on your face.

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