“Roll away, the dew
Roll away, roll away the dew”
Like any good song by the Grateful Dead, the emotional quality of “Franklin’s Tower” dances and jumps with an almost supernal ability of wrenching happiness. Receptive to anyone willing to decide to try and breathe to the moment, the guitar lines of “Franklin’s Tower” are able to whisk one away to a greater perspective of the moment that they are in. A song about the blowing of the wind and the waves of music overpowering being lost in the details, “Franklin’s Tower” breathes new air into the listener’s lungs the way a sunrise overtakes the nighttime darkness.
The song enters in like an old friend, somehow familiar even if distant in its joy, “Franklin’s Tower” somehow connects the listener to a sense of valid peace in any current emotion through it’s lunging, human tone. The lyrics of the song whisper of the winds, sand and snow. The listener is taken on an adventure of remembering their connection to their world and their own selves. The chorus invokes to “roll away the dew” and wash clean into the morning mist of the friendly uncertainty that gives life its charm and hope. “Franklin’s Tower” is an anthem to the innumerable joy hidden in even the smallest aspects of the world. Like a splash of cold water, the song leaves no place for anything but it’s own self-realization in the boundless steadfast peace inherent in variation. “Franklin’s Tower” somehow sinks straight to the soul, promising that for at least four minutes and thirty five seconds everything will be right in the world.
“God save the child who rings that bell
I may have one good ring baby, you can't tell
One watch by night, one watch by day
If you get confused just listen to the music play.”
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About the Curator - Sean Arison
Sean is a musician, writer, and artist currently studying psychology near Los Angeles, California. He really enjoys nice smelling fauna and homely ambient lighting. After exclusively listening to the Beatles, Beethoven, and Pink Floyd until the age of fourteen, he now possesses a wide music taste and loves discovering and sharing the beautiful art that he comes across. Sean loves how music is able to indefinably connect to the individual on such a unique and personal level. Sean is currently working on releasing his first full-length album in the near future. To know more, connect with Sean on Instagram!
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