Another example of a truly beautiful, modern song is Small Bump by Ed Sheeran. The singer is serenading his soon to be child who sadly dies after 4 months in the womb. This song has purpose; Sheeran uses music to express his love and longing for his unborn child. The gentle tune of song makes it even more touching. Combining a beautiful message with a beautiful tune is what true music is. As I have discussed many times, music is powerful and has a strong effect over us. Therefore, it only makes sense to write music about important things, and this song is a prime example of that.
Here is another example of a love song. Stay With Me by Sam Smith
In this song, the singer repeatedly asks his lover to stay with him after a one-night-stand. He obviously feels some connection toward his partner but knows that it is not love. I think this song is a prime example of the damage “sleeping around” can do to someone. Although it is a very emotional song, it is sad that this song is glorified so much. People think what really is a song about sex is some beautiful love ballad. On the other hand, I do think it is interesting to show the how painful this situation can be for people versus the way other songs totally glamorize immoral behaviors. Unlike Oblivion, despite its hard-hitting piano chords, this song does not showcase pure love, the human love that imitates God’s love for us.