Hotels, Motels & Musical Moods

Hotels, Motels & Musical Moods

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Adrienne Breaux
Jul 30, 2010

Austin has been known as a live music capital of the world for some time now, and at any given day or night, one can saunter into a country music show or rock out to the trendiest new band. Much to our delight, Austin has in recent years also begun to garner attention for its amazingly talented architects and designers.

You can imagine that any time Austin music and Austin design intersects, we're interested. We came across the new music video for musician, Amy Cook, and were captivated by the imagery: her song "Hotel Lights" was filmed in Austin favorites Hotel San Jose and Hotel Saint Cecilia as well as the Pearl Brewery in San Antonio. We thought it was neat seeing how these favorite hotels of ours related to this song; it seems like a good fit to the mood the design of these places create. (California readers be sure to check out her upcoming shows list if you like her music: she'll be playing shows this summer on the West Coast.)

Since it's travel month and we hope you have been taking wonderful trips to far-flung and exotic locations (and hopefully staying at some fabulous looking hotels, too), we were curious to know how music has related to any new spaces you've seen. We love making musical playlists involving some of our favorite rooms from house tours, like in Musical Living Rooms: A Playlist Of Room Moods , Musical House Tours: A Playlist of Pop Music and Musical Valentines: A Playlist for Lovely Bedrooms…what new, gorgeous places have you visited this summer, and what songs would you put to them?

Does music help you define a space's mood, or can a space's mood decide your music?

Photos: stills from the "Hotel Lights" video made by Daniel Gibbs

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