Challenge: try to listen to this song without feeling empowered and inspired. Spoiler alert-it’s pretty damn hard.
Mumford & Sons are such a powerful musical group, yet they also know how to gently reach into your thoughts and feelings, some of which you may not have known you even had. Their band and their songs are no where near new, but every time I listen to one of their songs, I hear something different I hadn’t heard before.
To me, this song is about overcoming all odds and standing proud in your achievements. It is filled with such uplifting yet humbling sounds and lyrics. It’s a song that can make you feel like “hell yeah, I got this. Look out for me world, I’m coming for ya.” But can also make you feel like “wow, there’s so much around me to be grateful for, and even if I can’t do it all, I can give it my all.” (some may not follow this thinking, and that’s ok because I’m purely rambling.)
Give it a listen when you’re feeling a bit discouraged. It’ll help you feel like despite all your current circumstances, you’ll be able to shed yourself of any expectations or premeditated judgment that may have been cast upon you. It makes me feel like no matter what people may say or suggest about myself, that I am capable of proving them wrong–or right.