Monday Musical Moment: MMM: Joyful Dirty Loops
If you were at church in-person or online yesterday morning, you know that there was a lot of joy! We celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Methodist Day School and were led in worship by current and former teachers, administrators, parents, students, as well as our children’s choir for the first time in years. I think all of the congregants in attendance and watching online would agree that it was amazing to hear and see the handbells, adult choir, and children’s choir lead worship together!
The joyful music didn’t stop when the service was over yesterday. We also had our first rehearsal of the Fall season of the Missouri City Chamber Singers, followed by an incredibly fun benefit concert of all kinds of music raising money for our Scholarship Musicians. Although I was admittedly ready for my head to hit the pillow at the end of the day, I did so very grateful to be a part of such a thriving musical community that we have in Missouri City.
As I was thinking about what music to share with you today, I thought of what music gives me the most joy to listen to. Alas, as an avid consumer of all types of music this did not limit my choices, but as I thought about it more, the answer became more obvious: Dirty Loops.
Dirty Loops is a three-member, new-age fusion band from Stockholm, Sweden, who first gained popularity due to their amazing and high-energy covers of popular songs like Justin Bieber’s hit “Baby,” Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” and Brittney Spears’ “Circus.” I came to know them after hearing their first major album “Loopified,” released in 2014. I’m not a huge fan of covers (a version of a popular song performed by a different artist than the original) so I was excited to hear an album of their original music, and I was quickly enamored by the technique, creativity, and musicianship of all of the members. Their style borrows from jazz and jazz fusion, gospel, funk, electronica, pop, and even disco. I hear a lot of Michael Jackson influence in the lead singer as well. The name itself may be a bit strange at first, but their musicianship speaks for itself! This song, “Hit Me,” comes from their album, and was probably their first original hit, at least here in the U.S. This song and video were definitely what caught me hook, line, and sinker, and I’ve been a huge fan ever since!
How great is a life surrounded by music? Thank you to each of you for letting me be a small part of it each week. I hope this song by Dirty Loops gives helps you have a joyful start to your Monday!
Have a great week!