In 2009 I went to see Coldplay live. Id only just started wedding Photography, and the world (and my future) were filled with anticipation and fear about what came next.
Standing in line, eagerly and uncomfortably persevering through the long wait to guarantee a prime spot, I had the lyrics from one particular song play over and over in my head.
‘They are turning my head out
To see what I’m all about
Keeping my head down
To see what it feels like now
But I have no doubt
One day, the sun will come out’
The song was about Lovers in Japan… But it felt like it was written for me, and where I was at that time in my life.
…If you haven’t seen a video of Coldplay performing Lovers in Japan live… I highly recommend you google it. It was to this day, the most magical musical experience of my life- and I somehow saw a Ben Howard show in a castle in Berlin..
It was so profound to me in that moment that still, 8 years later I look back on those lyrics and smile. I made it through those first few years of trying to prove myself as a photographer, and have been so, so blessed to be here now in the sun.
Just last week I was in Tokyo. It was there I met up with Willow and Josh- two literal lovers in Japan. Throwback to 2011 when every post needed the perfect song, I encourage you to hit play below (it is of course, coldplay- lovers in Japan) and lose yourself in the neon lights like I did in 2009.