…VNV Nation! (this may not surprise you if you follow me on Twitter)
VNV has been in my life as long as Matthew and I have been a couple. I’m not a techno girl by inclination, but their songs are both singable and (usually) danceable, and they have lyrics that actually mean something. It was pretty much love at first listen.
I fell in love with VNV at the same time as I fell in love with Matthew. He used to play their music when he drove me home in the mornings. A line from the song “Standing” was on our wedding invites the next year:
“A stranger here, reborn it seems
Waking wonders deep in me
If nothing’s ventured, nothing’s gained
So I must seize the day.”
And ever since then I have bought their albums religiously and always found something to love. They mean a lot to me, so it’s probably no surprise that I’m drawn to them in my favourite, most action-packed, growth-filled month of the year. This month, after I finished numbing out, VNV was the first thing I listened to. I don’t think that’s a coincidence.
And today I’m sharing the magic with you!
I’ve made a YouTube playlist of my absolute favourite songs HERE.
Or, if you prefer to click through and explore them yourself, or if playlists scare you, here they are:
Space & Time:
The Great Divide:
Enjoy! And happy fall!