Hey beautiful readers!
Instead of focusing on a band today, I thought it would be nice to just focus on one song. To try to delve into it a little bit and focus on one moment and one style of an artists’ career instead of trying to encapsulate all of who they are or have been.
For this, I’d been recommended to listen to the song “Gone in the Morning” by Newton Faulkner. Which, if you’d like to listen to it, can be found at the link and video below:
The video itself is very interesting, in that it uses puzzle pieces to construct the pictures and places that the artist sings of. If gives you the feel of being at different placemats throughout different mornings and breakfasts, stepping into the shoes of a variety of people. However, underlying that, is that each person, although in their unique place, has a similar goal. They all want to reach into the unknown, travel and go where no one has gone before. At the same time, they don’t wish to do this alone. There’s a deep desire to not want to be left alone or have someone be “gone in the morning,” leaving you when the adventure was just about to begin. I think this can pertain to a lot of us in society today when loneliness and the awareness of how secluded we can be really hits us. When social media friends and “likes” don’t amount to the real interaction that can be had with another.
I personally enjoy how he can portray this message in a very upbeat song. It doesn’t make me feel sad, and perhaps that’s its purpose. To not make you feel alone while you’re on your adventure, at least while listening to it. Or maybe it’s just a catchy beat and a catchy song. You can ultimately be the judge. Let us know what you think or if there are any songs that hit you in interesting and unexpected ways!