There are two forces in this world that no hero, regardless of how powerful they are, can defeat - Time, and Death.
It's easy to forget this when we're all wrapped up in the business of Saving the World!, especially when our current endeavours behave as though they're matters of life or death. But eventually, Time will age us, and Death will take us, and it won't matter how many cars are on the drive or numbers are in the account.
We've discussed the importance of a hero accepting Death before, but Time deserves our attention too since it's Time who will ultimately take us to meet the shadowy customer himself (or herself!). It's something that Cedric, the titular character in this week's saga, contemplates a lot, since Time has already taken his sidekick on to the next plane, and now our hero has to take on the world alone. It's a reminder to value what we have when we have it, and to not take life for granted.
This week's track is a special one for this playlist. Not only is it our first real dive into the world of indie rock since we touched base with Kasabian a few weeks ago, but it's also the first time I've introduced one of my own musical projects into the Save the World! family. At the helm is my brother, guiding us through a swirling soundscape littered with crisp guitar lines and layers of ethereal goodness, driven along by punchy drums and a bass player doing his best. James really captures the emotion of the song with each vocal layer, mixing sadness, regret, and a hint of triumph as the song reaches it's spiralling crescendo and fades out on a bittersweet note. It packs a lot of punch and it's definitely one of my favourite songs to play live!
So there you have it, a little slice of the world your humble narrator inhabits. Enjoy it, and enjoy your life x
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About the curator - Matt Jenko
Matt Jenko is a university postgraduate and music producer with an unhealthy obsession with Rick & Morty and all things Game of Thrones. When he’s not in the studio (a rare occurrence these days), he’s fueling his passion for music either on the net or out in the real world. He likes being out in the nature (in the least strenuous capacity though, let’s be real here) and chilling with his cat, and he’s also pretty proud of his mammoth collection of books that he’s never read.