While I was in Osoyoos with my friends, I heard Bastille’s song ‘Weight of Living pt1’ for the first time and I immediately fell in love! Out of context, it’s a pretty weird song. But, in my final year of high school we studied the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, which is what the song alludes to, and it’s practically perfect!
When I heard the song for the first time, one of my friends that I was with was confused and didn’t understand the Albatross reference, or the allusion at all, and it was really cool to be able to tell them about it. I’m normally not the ‘educated’ friend, but I liked being able to share what I know! I was also really excited about it because the song, even without the reference, is really beautiful.