Well the time for the two week holiday is almost here and one of my favourite parts is the drive down. I enjoy driving in general but the drive through France has a very special thing for me that is difficult to explain (unless you want to listen for an hour to my ramblings).
I’ve always enjoyed it and the drive seems to be a fundamental part of the transition from ‘work-mode’ to ‘holiday-mode’. The driving has elements of challenge and purpose. If it’s in day time I can feel the holiday spirit coming into me as I pass the milestone familiar sights and the shape of my face visibly changes as the Ks tick by. Recent years have seen a move in our longer holiday to coincide with the ‘Black Saturday weeks’ and so a Friday afternoon tunnel and drive into the night / early hours has been a new pleasure (sitting on our terrace with ‘hot from the oven’ croissants from local bakery and a strong coffee at 3am on a pitch black night with an infinite number of stars is just too good to be true – these will be ‘forever’ memories).
Anyway, to the matter in hand where I need some help. I make this drive alone and enjoy music played loudly. I’ve moved from The Stranglers, Singles (particularly their cover of Walk On By) but possibly only because it’s in the loft. The last few years I have done the entire journey listening to the first disc from Bastille, All This Bad Blood, played on a loop but maybe this time I could do with a change.
I’m considering anything by Alabama Shakes and may even take the new Harry Stiles disc (can’t believe I’m considering an album from a 1D member but hey, I like it).
BUT, the question is, what are your favourites or suggestions for music to drive through France?