Just in time for your weekend, the Ruly Mix is back! After a brief hiatus, yet again, you can download for free a great, upbeat track to energize, uplift and motivate you to achieve your organizational goals.
A recent New York Times blog post attempts to explain the reasons why music is such a powerful motivator, particularly for exercise.
‘Humans and songbirds’ are the only creatures ‘that automatically feel the beat’ of a song, . . .It’s not simply that music motivates you and you run faster. It may be that, instead, your body first responds to the beat, even before your mind joins in; your heart rate and breathing increase and the resulting biochemical reactions join with the music to exhilarate and motivate you to move even faster.
–Gretchen Reynolds, “Phys Ed: Does Music Make You Exercise Harder?” The New York Times Well Blog, August 25, 2010
This month’s track comes from composer Samuel Pushpak and is a great soundtrack for our discussion of communication. Read on for more about Samuel and his music.
What is your musical background? When did you begin playing/writing music? What instruments do you play?
My music sounds a bit ambient and ethnic. I started learning piano 6 years ago and I have been writing and recording new music for the past 3 years. I play keyboards and acoustic guitar. I was influenced a lot by the modern day Digital Audio Workstations and I got obsessed with them and I used to spend a lot of time experimenting and it eventually lead me to write some original stuff. But there are still lots of areas in which my compositions have to be polished. I’ll have to work in those areas.
What inspires you when you are writing music generally?
Nature, Human Feelings and the music of A.R.Rahman.
What were you thinking about when you composed this mix for beruly.com?
“Hello Love” is about those few minutes you wait even after waiting for a whole night. It’s about the struggle to overcome the mind with heart, to just wish that this day would be as bright as the morning star. A picture is worth a thousand words. Here is a wonderful photograph by Michael Costa that inspired me to write and record this song.
What languages do you speak? Do you always write your music in English?
I speak Telugu, English and Hindi. I’ve written music in all the three languages. Currently I’m working on a contemporary Christian album in Telugu.
What does music communicate that you can’t get from just written or spoken words and pictures?
Feelings! Music conveys those pure, natural feelings. Nothing influences and inspires more than music.
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I love the romance and positive energy in Samuel’s song! It reminds me of all the good things in my life. I hope it similarly inspires you.
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Have a great weekend!
Previous Ruly Mix artists: Danny Stewart-Smith (“Maintain Focus”), Danny Stewart-Smith (“The Flow”), Danny Stewart-Smith (“Insights”), Danny Stewart-Smith feat. Evin Gibson, Joe Hanley, Jamie Smith, Rajiv Agarwal