“Music has the charms to soothe the savage beast.”
I’ve been ruminating on how much music means to me. Music has the ability to lift me up, to make me cry, to take me away from this world. Music is also a major influence on my writing. I am either inspired by music or use music to help me get in the writing zone.
So I figured it was only fair to honour music with a regular blog feature where I will pay homage to the songs that move me, and the incredible talent that made them.
So without any further ado, I bring you…
Today’s song is a new song in my world. Though I have been a fan of the incredible Chris Stapleton for some time, his masterful ‘Either Way’ is only a new(ish) release on his album From A Room: Volume 1.
Stapleton’s raw, powerful vocals are accompanied by a single aquoustic guitar, masterfully played by Stapleton himself. Combine the ache of Stapleton’s wail with haunting lyrics and ‘Either Way’ has all the ingredients to tug painfully on the heartstrings.
This song is one of those that makes me instantly want to write the larger story that goes with the lyrical snapshot. How did these lovers fall out of love? What happened to make him so callously declare he won’t love her if she goes or stays? One day perhaps I will.
For now, I implore you to listen to Stapleton’s ‘Either Way’ and feel all the feels for yourself.
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