Why Do We Love, Love Songs?
Tomorrow marks Valentine’s Day, a yearly excuse to over indulge in chocolates, fill our homes with roses, and of course listen to cheesy love songs. As one of the most popular sources of inspiration for music, love is sung about time and time again, and audiences love it. With songs of romance dating back hundred and hundred of years, our fascination with love endures the music industry – so why is it that we are so obsessed with love songs, what makes them timeless, and how are they changing in modern music? Joining us on the line to discuss this was Dr. Stephen Alomes, Adjunct Professor in Global, Urban and Social studies at RMIT university.