Aventura – Obsesion. “calmar mi ansia”
Another new song for me, and a genre of music I am completely unfamiliar with – (urban) bachata. But that doesn’t matter – it’s an easy listen with lovely syncopated rhythms and guitar plucking, beautiful singing,
And, having listened to it a few times, the theme of the song is relatively unchallenging to follow, the lyrics being sung clearly and distinctly without difficult accents. It’s the sort of song I could imagine listening to happily in the background, the meaning of the language seeping slowly in as I focus on other tasks.
One frustrating thing about the song is that there is one instrument playing that has a tone and follows a rhythm and melody that I am sure I recognize from a song I have in my collection. I won’t be really satisfied until I work out what it is and what the possible connection between the two songs is. If I do, I will come back and edit the blog.
In a way, that’s a kind of obsession – a thought that won’t go away, an itch that needs to be scratched. There is a vision of a better world, of life being (slightly) improved if the action is carried out, and the insistence on doing it is physical, rooted in who we are – rooted like a determined weed that has squatted down into the soil and will not go, demands to be fed and watered. Is it better to dig it out and despoil the soil and vegetation around it, or to encourage it, that it might grow into something productive, or to pay it no mind, but feed the other plants around it to shade it out? In all things, I think the third option is best, although not the easiest to reach for or the simplest to effect.
Edit: I have found the song that was in the back of my head. It has a very similar melody, but knowing next to nothing about bachata, I ca’t say whether that coincidence is commonplace or unusual: