I truly just picked this as a #ThrowbackThursday track off of the weekly playlist because I love the song (despite its purpose of being a tribute for a lost friend). It's so poppy and fun and was everything I loved in 1997. But double reasons now - congrats to Miss Jackson on the birth of her child! At 50! And thank you for giving us all the realization that hope is not lost.
I go back and forth on how I feel about Kathleen Edwards. Maybe she's one of those artists that has to hit at the right time to appreciate. This one did I suppose, with a light enough tone to enjoy tonight. Further investigateion of the lyrics even has been kind of intrigued, like this is a song for coming out on the other side. Kind of like starting off a new year.
This one has been getting a lot of traction on Country radio, and with good reason. It's catchy and just hokey enough to fit the genre, and filled with happiness that I think we all kind of get a real need for. And while it sounds like good ol' American country, it comes to us from up north - these boys are Canadian!
Much needed happy go loucky, soul-touching feel here. Thanks guys - a great pick me up on the first Tuesday back to work this week.
My Discovery Weekly playlist has been wonky for a few weeks after lots of song research for work in genres I would never normally listen to. I've been writing off a lot of what I've been hearing to that, but then this sweet little gem popped up.
Matt is from Minnesota (at least, according to Internet research). His last shows posted on ReverbNation were in 2014, so lord knows if he's even still making music (though, at least, the latest song posted to Spotify was in 2015). What struck me more was this from his bio:
"I love music.
I love the power of something so simplistic that somehow finds a way to completely sweep you off your feet. Music is a rare breed in this way. It is infinitely evolving and yet consistently intimate. The beauty of music is that no matter how good a song may be, the best is always yet to come.
I love that."
So, hey, if nothing else, we get this nice song out of it and Discovery served its purpose.
Oh the cheesiness of this... it's just too good to not skip into the new year with. I mean, hey, there are worse things out there. And this is just so simple and preciously classic (with some slightly dark lyrics... whew).
And to think, this was recorded 19 years before it was ever released (in 1999). We were deprived for so long!
Hope everyone out there had a wonderful NYE and is looking forward to a great 2017!
Because songs define our moments.