Have you ever had a track that quite literally - stopped you in your tracks? While the opening piano is short and sweet and shows us where the melody is - it's the opening line, 26 seconds in, that just grabs you and pulls you along for the ride.
It is one of my all time favorite songs and it's amazing how it fits whatever mood I'm in. When I'm down I can relate to the first verse, when I'm sad the second - and the all encompassing beauty of the third verse where Taylor Goldsmith makes his impassioned plea for the true nature of love, never ceases to floor me.
It truly is for me one of those songs that I go to when I'm down - that I know by the time I get to the end of it, I'm going to feel better. And sure, I'm a hopeless romantic, an optimist who believes that yes, everything will work out in the end, but even if I wasn't - and sometimes in the dark spaces I'm not - the human stories in this track are painted so vividly that I can't help but believe that, even if I'm not good right now - there are other people - other human beings on the planet who are - and that's enough to give me hope - and sometimes - well, - that's just everything.
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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.
Although I've always played, I haven't always been a musician. Most of my twenties were spent working with people, buying and selling and learning how the world works. It was in my thirties that I came to America and focused on music and began to develop music2work2.
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