‘The Lark Ascending‘ by Richard King, is a book based on the 1881 poem by English poet George Meredith, inspired by the song of the skylark. The book details the many ways nature has influenced musical production over the years, however, the full concept warrants a further blog post for another time.
The beauty, tranquility and often turbulent reality of nature has inspired music for generations, from cave-dwelling ancestors to the acid-house movement. Below is a selection of songs that feature, reflect and are inspired by nature.
Foals – Sunday
Maribou State – Larks Rise
Crystal Fighters – Yellow Sun
Alt J – Bloodflood
War on Drugs – Ocean Between The Waves
The xx – Sunset
Jon Hopkins – Feel First Life
Beach House – Zebra
Ben Howard – Old Pine
Bob Dylan – The Times They Are A-Changin’