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It’s amazing quite how much power an amazing hook has:

“Is anybody out there can you lead me to the light
Is anybody out there tell me it’ll all be alright”

I was busy publishing this on Henry’s amazing Music to Stay Up Late At Night playlist (you should totally check out his killer write up) and it was sounding so familiar to me - I couldn’t work out where I had heard it.

It’s one of those tracks that you just assume is a classic - that was a hit a few years back for an artist that you didn’t necessarily follow but you’d be interested in learning more about. But on looking at the number of streams on Spotify it is was clear it was a new track - how the hell did I know it?

Turns out it was one of the 40 tracks submitted to the Grieve to list in the last few weeks and was one of the few that had made it onto my “Candidates list”.

Revisiting the track submission the accompanying note was: “this a song about mental health awareness, depression, anxiety etc and it feats Ruelle...a major recording artist

I’m listening to it again with a different set of ears and it is really, really good.

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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.

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.