Monday, June 22, 2015

Musical Mondays- "Empire" from Of Monsters and Men

So remember last week, when I told you I had a bunch of songs I wanted to share?  Part of the reason is that two of my favorite bands had recently released new albums, and this week I'm going to share one of them with you.

Of Monsters and Men is this cool little band from Iceland who had a great first album, which I loved, and still listen to all the time, but years had gone by and nothing new had come.  Finally, a few weeks ago, they released their second album, and I love it so much!  Here's a song from "Beneath the Skin".

Heavy stones fear no weather, and from the rain,
comes a river running wild that will create,
an empire for you.
I love this line!  And it made me think of an article a friend had recently shared on Facebook.  It was called, "To Be Happy, You Have to Go Your Own Way".  It was all about how, doing things you really want to do is hard.  It's hard to eat healthy instead of hitting up a fast food place.  It's hard to exercise every day.  It's hard to declutter your life.  And if you want to grow your blog, it's hard.  Basically, anything we want out of life is going to be hard.  There's going to be rain.  Lots and lots of rain.  But it's up to you to harness the river all that rain creates and use it to make your empire.

And it's up to you to decide what your empire is.  What would you love your life to look like?  Want to work less hours, travel more, or become polylingual?  It's not going to happen if you're laying on your couch binge watching "House of Cards".  You have to go out there and get it, and it's going to be hard, and it's going to suck sometimes.  But hard, sucky things are the things that make us grow as a person and help us build our empire.  So don't be afraid of that!  Go out there and get it!

Want to see what everyone else is listening to this week?   Check out the link up at My So Called Chaos.


  1. I have never heard of this band before. I really do like this song! Thanks for sharing.

    1. I'm not sure how popular they are, but I think they make pretty good music. Glad you liked it. :)

  2. I love Monster's and Men! Thanks for linking up darling!