Who's that chick, [lower voice] whose that chick, and the accompanying melody, caught my attention earlier today in a cafe. I was doing some coding on my computer when I heard those lyrics in the background. The song was so enticing that I noted to myself I must write down any lyrics I can comprehend (I am often bad at hearing the words in lyrics in songs the first time I have heard them!). That's the story of why my TODO list, in addition to being interspersed with words for my Fun with Words series, contained "who's that chick." A reminder that I must look up the song later.
I did and since then the song has been in the back of my mind. I have listened to the song countless times. I feel joyful when I have found a new song that I want to listen to over and over again. This is the exciting phase before the song becomes so familiar that I am once again seeking novelty.
When I arrived home, I had listened to the song a sufficient number of times to try to play it on the piano. I was able to play the basic melody and add some right hand notes. I listened to the song again, playing along with the notes I could. And again. The song is a bit fast and it is dance music; a melodic and delightful transposition to piano will take time. At the end of my playing session, I had worked out enough notes to give me a good starting point. I will likely return to the piano tomorrow to practice this song.
I am amazed by how a song can take you out of the task on your mind and refocus your attention. The slight electronic distortion as Rihanna said "who's that chick" in the song was enchanting. I have no idea what the song is about. I know the words "who's that chick" right now. The melody and harmonies, however, have my attention. The feeling of having a new song on my mind relaxes me.
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