Do you have hope?
I know - it’s a heavy question - particularly at this time of writing when the coronavirus is reshaping the planet - but - maybe because of that - the question has validity.
Do you really?
Do you have hope?
Grief is the absence of hope - the physical response to a future that can never be.
Most grief doesn’t mourn the past - it mourns a future.
But what if there was no hope?
What if what you needed to be whole could never be yours?
How then would you see the world?
I adore this track.
It’s so deliciously, gloriously bleak.
It takes me back to the genesis of the list, when all I wanted to do was to sit and wallow in music that got me - that understood that a Rubicon had been crossed and that life would never be the same again.
Here’s the thing motherfuckers!
There’s so much hope in this track.
Oh sure - there’s the nihilistic verses and overall vibe - but that middle section - that beautiful expression of “unplaylistability” - an explosion of groove and fiddles and harmonies and all the things that go to make up an artistic statement to be proud of - I dare you to tell me there’s no hope in here.
And of course,
If you still doubted,
They did find each other :-)
Interview with First the Winter
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About the Curator - Andrew McCluskey
The first visual memory I have is that of the white upright piano in Singapore, Hell and the Dark Forces lived at the bottom, Heaven and the Angels at the top, they would play battles through my fingers and I was hooked.
As a psychology graduate I studied how sound affects human performance.
As a musician I compose instrumental music that stimulates your brain but doesn't mess with your language centers, leaving you free to be creative and brilliant without distraction.
As a curator I research how music can improve your life and create flow - I can tell you what music to listen to when studying for a test and why listening to sad music can make you feel better.
As the founder of musicto I’m on a mission to inspire a global audience of music lovers and artists through the development of people powered playlists.