It’s a blessing to be able to look back at the bad times - particularly the really bad times - tragically there are too many who didn’t make it through to create memories.
I’m in love with this song and have been for a while - it’s on a couple of my 2017 lists and will def make my best of Decade list - it’s one of those tracks that just seeps into you over time - whether it’s the instrumentation, the chorus hook, the groove that takes over the end of the song - I couldn’t tell you - but it’s the kind of track I suddenly find myself searching for to play - yeah - it’s that good.
As to why it’s on the grieve to list - well - actually it’s the classic example of mishearing a lyric and thinking the song was about something else - only to find on reading the lyric that she was singing Hot Chocolate and not Childhood - lyric here.
Even though the song wasn’t exactly about what I thought - it’s still a beautiful reflection on looking back at a difficult time and examining how you feel about those memories. You can get a clearer insight into Deb’s thinking in this short but great interview with Kelly McCartney over at the KEL Word.
You can learn more about Deb Talan here:
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.
After my dad died I was very sad - I couldn't play for a while and when I did, the music that came out reflected my grieving state. I wrote an album of solo piano music called Music to Grieve to - from which the idea of the Music to community originated.
If you'd like to know more you should read Nicole's fabulous article on why listening to sad music can make you feel better.