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Songs to Invoke Love

Episode 6
Songs to Invoke Love

Love.

It's all you need, apparently. But, sometimes, it just isn't enough. Everyone wants more of it. Everyone needs some of it. Yet, absolutely no one understands it the same way.

So, how do you love?

Poets, singers, dancers, even scientists have been expressing their love in imitable fashions since people began pressing words into clay tablets in Mesopotamia. The long gone human who left a handprint in a painting in a cave in France thousands of years ago, would have known what love is. But, even that person probably could not have explained it to you, to their lover, to themselves.

This is where the music comes in.

The magic of the melody and lyrics often gives more than the sum of its parts ever should. A purer distillation of love than either alone. It is music which functions as the stronger carrier wave for love, more than gift cards, metaphors, flowers, social media posts, presents, or photographs. As strong as the touch of a warm hand and a soft lip, there is nothing like music to transmit the idea of love between people, who perhaps have different definitions of the fundamental idea we all know.

Perhaps love is universal.

At least in the universe which belongs exclusively to humanity, where everything is more complicated than it seems, even when said only with emoji.

With all the professions of love given over the centuries, the struggle of presenting love as somehow new - in the moment, powerful - is only insurmountable when love is not present. When it is, there are no boundaries. That is what all the songs say.

That is what I say.

Love is love.

Last Updated: July 5, 2021

About 'Shefik presents Invocation'

Aptly titled "Shefik presents Invocation", the nationally-syndicated radio show is a mesmerizing and thought-provoking journey through musical discovery and appreciation that spans the decades. The show is currently broadcast on 23 terrestrial radio stations and frequencies throughout the United States. Each one-hour episode, executive-produced and hosted by media personality Shefik, highlights one relatable focal point (chosen by Shefik), along with an accompanying playlist of songs (curated by Shefik), encompassing a unique thematic concept that invigorates the audience with creative impact. Top recording artists, actors, business executives, politicians, community leaders, and other special guests are invited to offer their own commentary on the weekly topic, as a supplement to Shefik's engaging mindset. The radio show's online hub at invocation.co serves as a conduit for discussion of the show, while featuring related videos and auxiliary content. The journey continues right here and everywhere.