learned a new word today to finally describe this feeling i get when i listen to certain songs.
wikipedia definition: frisson (french for ‘shiver’) is a sensation somewhat like shivering, usually caused by stimuli. it is typically expressed as an overwhelming emotional response combined with piloerection (goosebumps). stimuli that produce a response are specific to the individual.
frisson is of short duration, usually no more than 4–5 seconds, usually pleasurable. typical stimuli include loud passages of music and passages that violate some level of musical expectation.
my definition: “scorn” by portishead (a remix of glory box that i discovered from watching an old favorite movie, the craft). this song gives me serious frisson.