We played with Them Are Us Too a few weeks ago and I have been listening to this ever since. Everything about this song is absolutely beautiful. Music that you can close your eyes too, feel yourself floating through and be reassured by is such a rare and special thing. During my adolescence, it was terribly easy to fall in love with so many songs and feel a personal and deep connection with them. Those songs put their arms around me, comforted me and pulled me into them in a way that made me feel like I made as much sense as they did. As I left my adolescence behind it became harder to share those same moments with music. Maybe my understanding of music changed; perhaps it became too analytical, too jaded… Or maybe life’s distractions and interruptions managed to get in the way too often. Maybe I just listen to too much shitty dance music now. Whatever the reason, it feels like that kind of song happens less despite my love of music not having faltered since I was a child. This is one of those rare and gorgeous songs that I feel entirely comfortable and understood in. And they’re wonderful people to be around.
Beta Evers - “Don’t Be Afraid”