The lost art of deep listening: Choose an album. Lose the phone. Close your eyes.
Have you ever tried listening to a podcast while updating your finance spreadsheets or writing a work email? It's possible, yes, but you're probably going to have to hit that rewind button a few times to re-listen. Like when you're reading a book and you have to re-read that sentence a few times because you weren't really paying attention. And that's what happens with music. If you're listening to a new album while trying to do some work or cook your dinner then you'll probably miss out on quite a few notes and sounds. You probably even put the album in shuffle mode hence messing up the sequence the tracks are meant to be heard in.
At Dark Room Sessions we've tried to help with this by shutting off all the lights during our live music sessions, therefore focusing your senses in the music entirely. If you've ever attended one of our nights, you've realised the impact this has in the appreciation of music.
Deep listening: if there's a time to do it, it's now. Click here to read a bit more about it and find out what three albums Randall Roberts recommends. Three great choices to kick off your deep listening sesh.