Zoetrope Episode 26: Time of Day

Written by on July 8, 2018

Setting a scene sometimes means establishing a time of day—4:30 in the morning, 7:00 AM, and 9:00 in the evening all set distinct scenes. Each establishes different imagery and emotions just by stating the time on the clock. If you pay attention, songwriters do this all the time. Listen to a few examples from different times of day here:

Playlist:

Track

Artist

Album

  • 3AM
    Thundercat
    Drunk
  • Closer to Fine
    Indigo Girls
    Indigo Girls
  • Perfect Blue Buildings
    Counting Crows
    August and Everything After
  • 5 in the Morning
    Cape Francis
    Falling into Pieces
  • Raise Your Glass
    Pink
    Greatest Hits... So Far!!!
  • When Will My Life Begin?
    Mandy Moore
    Tangled
  • Starfish and Coffee
    Prince
    Sign o' the Times
  • Mess is Mine
    Vance Joy
    Dream Your Life Away
  • Four of Two
    They Might Be Giants
    No!
  • This Week the Trend
    Relient K
    Mmhmm
  • Sunrise
    Norah Jones
    Feels Like Home
  • Piano Man
    Billy Joel
    Piano Man
  • Midnight Room
    Springtime Carnivore
    Midnight Room
  • Breathe (2 AM)
    Anna Nalick
    Wreck of the Day
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me
    Ella Fitzgerald
    Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book

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