Break Ups - perhaps the "safest" form of grief there is - no-one actually dies or is maimed but yet - when you're going through them - safe isn't exactly the word that comes to mind.
What I like about this track is how we've all been there - how when you think you're out the other side you start to speak to your ex again and - in many cases get back together, but here - James deftly steers us away and puts an additional melancholy spin on the whole process.
But what I love about this track is the vocal melody - that lift into the chorus - it's the hook that grabs me and brings me back. If you're going through a break up, you might not be ready for this one yet - but hey - as the science tells us - listening to tracks like this actually make you feel good!
Here's James in his own words:
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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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