Many of us can link a certain album to pivotal moments in our lives. Whether it’s the first record you bought with your own money, the chord you first learnt to play on guitar, the song that soundtracked your first kiss, the album that got you those awkward and painful pubescent years or the one that set off light bulbs in your brain and inspired you to take a big leap of faith into the unknown – music is often the catalyst for change in our lives and can even help shape who we become.
In this series, Music Feeds asks artists to reflect on their relationship with music and share with us stories about the effect music has had on their lives.
Here are their love letters to records that forever changed their lives.
Kahli Rose, Zenith Moon – Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours
To my darling sweetheart Rumours,
There are no words in the English language to express my love for you. I knew our love was true when I heard you sing ‘Songbird’ to me when I was in the back seat of my parents’ car, watching the moon and stars through the window. The beautiful tune resonated and inspired me, so much so that years later, I sang that same song at my sister’s wedding for her and her husband’s first dance.
You used to sing me ‘The Chain’ when I went through my first heartbreak – you were somehow always there to empower me, to soothe me and get me back on the right track. I would always make you sing it over and over again, eventually working up the courage to sing along: “And if you don’t love me now, you will never love me again.”
You have been there for me throughout my entire life, guiding me and inspiring me. You are a friend I can always rely upon, a wonderfully sweet and intricate friend who becomes more intriguing every time I listen to you. Even though I have heard your stories dozens of times, I only continue to discover new sounds, new meanings of your words and a newer yet never-ending growing appreciation of you.
We were finally united three years ago when I saw you being performed at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, and my goodness, it was such a beautiful moment. Being amongst so many people who loved and adored you as much as I do was an incredible feeling.
You’re the pan to my cakes and the wine to my glass.
We’re meant to be together, like a teacup and saucer.
Our love has been written in the stars, as “the songbirds are singing like they know the score…and I love you like never before”.
❤ Kahli Rose
Zenith Moon’s debut single ‘Inhibition’ is out now