This is one of those tracks that just oozes hope. It creeps up on you - slowly but surely, inexorably even, and before you know it, your hands are covered and there's a small spark in your breast that might be, that just might be, the light at the end of the tunnel.
The song was recommended by Daniel Scarsella who's track "Things We Hang On To" featured on the playlist a few weeks back. Both songs deal with the existential nature of grief - the fact that it's there - it exists - whatever happened happened and you can't change the past, but - you can change yourself - you can change how you see the world, you can change how much weight you give certain events and memories and ultimately, how you exist in the world.
Of course - that's easier said than done - which is why we have beautiful songs like this to remind us of the possibility.
(Oh, and I'd forgotten that the track was featured in one of my favorite movies "About Time" - a wonderfully British look at life and death & love and loss - bring tissues!)
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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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