Track 7 Music Catalogue actually started out as a small project for myself. One day in the summer of 2017, I had an idea to listen to more music and keep track of what I’ve listened to. That day I decided to buy a cute notebook and ask my friends for music recommendations to fill it with. I was on a plan to listen to at least one new record every day and write down what I think along with my favorite tracks and some of the best lyrics. Then I would post it in my Snapchat story so my friends could see what I had listened to that day and my thoughts on it.
Soon I was being sent recommendations from all over the place and my journal was filling up with short music reviews fast. If I ever went on a little hiatus and stopped posting for a while my friends would ask if I was still doing them. I never realized how many people enjoyed my little music reviews; I genuinely didn’t think anyone would enjoy them at all. So I had the idea to start a blog to share this with other people.
At first, I began a little Tumblr blog. Nothing too professional or stressful. I just wanted to see how it would work out. I began my blog, not really satisfied with anything and just trying to put out as much content as quickly as possible. I wanted to get a following and to see if people would be interested in this type of thing. I tried to be a critic. I tried to appeal to all types of media including music videos, cover songs, throwbacks, etc. During that time, I think I lost sight of what I wanted to do in the first place. I wanted to change my blog name, I wanted to head in a different direction, I wanted to do something unique and interesting. Yet I didn’t know how to do it.
Then one day, I was listening to a CD in my car (RIP to my aux chord) and after listening to the 7th song I wanted to change to a different CD. On the next one I put on, I instantly skipped to the 7th track. I picked another random CD and again gravitated towards the 7th song on the album. That’s when an idea sparked.
The number 7 is associated with many things, the most notable being luck. Good fortune is something we all desire but realistically, it’s not that easy to come by. It’s the same way with good music. We want to find something appealing, something that seems like it was written just for us. At times that may seem selfish but we as humans need to feel that connection. I wanted to create a place where everyone can enjoy all great music, from all genres and all artists. I wanted to put out there what I think is great and what might inspire others. I wanted to share my favorite track 7’s.
So welcome to a zone where your musical choices will never be judged or ridiculed. I hope you enjoy some of my favorite music and never hesitate to share your favorites will me as well.