Pieces Of My Heart was premiered by Vashtie.com
This mix is for the lovers of love and the lovers of music — indeed it is the music of lovers, which serves as the common thread. This Valentine's Day, I imagine it will resonate with happy couples, but also those who are single and seeking, and especially anyone who has ever experienced painful heartbreak.
This mix represents the broken pieces of my heart, glued back together with powdered gold, like the Japanese concept of fixing broken ceramics called Kintsukuroi. As such with gold filling in the cracks, the object is seen as more beautiful than before. This mix is an exploration of how the soaring highs of love can exist one moment and then how in the next, we can experience the lows of heartbreak. Each as strong as the other. It asks the question, what's real? And is it worth it to feel? I say yes — it's better to open your heart and make yourself vulnerable to get the chance at feeling something amazing, even with the risk of pain. (This is nicely summed up by the mix's epilogue at around the 90-min mark.)
The track selection is a blend of genres, some classics, but mostly fresh new music (or at least interesting flips & remixes). It's a blend of all my favorite vibes: Soul, R&B, Future Sounds, Reggae/Dancehall, Afrobeats and Hip-Hop. This mix was meant to take you on a cohesive journey, a seamless flow of simultaneously basking in the glow of love, but also the looking back, the nostalgic longing — after all, isn't this why we write so many love songs? Love helps us grow and feel more alive on this journey called life. So put on this mix when you're chilling with your partner, or all alone, and let go to the vibe of the present moment — surrender to both love and hurt — and have faith and trust in the universe, remembering that "this too, shall pass."
Love and more love,
Live mix recorded by Kieran Meadows on January 12, 2017
Track list: twitter.com/kieranmeadows/status/831163671158071296
Original Artwork painted by: Ambi67 5MH (IG: @ brooklynsmoon & ambi67.com)
Additional Design by: Sajjad Musa (IG: @ sajjadworks & sajjadworks.com)
Epilogue Voice: LaVonda Elam
Special Thanks: Brian Petchers, Liz Kruse
MASSIVE THANK YOU TO ALL THE WONDERFUL ARTISTS FEATURED. YOU MAKE THE MAGIC HAPPEN.
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