Album: Other Suns – Songs About Death

I have received the song To Adrianne in our submission from this album with the following message:

“From the upcoming record Songs About Death, this is probably the album’s centerpiece. Its quiet, introspective lyrics and fluttering finger-picked guitars are reminiscent of Big Thief or Florist, and the story of its writing–several years ago, in the midst of the pandemic, at a time of immense isolation and existential frailty–should make it available to anyone who has felt anything similar in response to our deeply unquiet times.”

I decided to check out a full album that caught my attention. Upon listening to it, I was completely captivated. The album is a collection of folk songs that have a strong emphasis on songwriting. The artists have created such a beautiful sound landscape that I often find myself closing my eyes and imagining I am strolling through a misty forest with these songs playing in my ears. One of the things that stood out to me the most was the sound of the sea in one of the songs. It added a distinct and special feeling that made the experience even more enjoyable. The album consists of ten beautiful songs, all accompanied by acoustic guitar that has the power to please your soul. I highly recommend listening to the album from start to finish to truly appreciate the artistic value and beauty of each song.

I have reached out to the artist and asked our 3 Qs.

What inspired you to start making music and what keeps you making music?

Certainly. I was a musician from the time I was 5 years old, only started making my own music when I was 13. In the 16 years since then, I must’ve written a hundred mediocre songs. What keeps me making music is the hope that one day I’ll write a great one.

What was the most challenging thing in your music (artistic) path?

The challenge is always getting out of the way. I’ve had near psychosis, I’ve had years of bodily pain like you wouldn’t believe, but the hardest thing I ever tried to do was make a record of songs I didn’t believe in. The pandemic came along and scrapped that and it was the best thing that ever happened to me artistically. Living these songs was what was difficult, writing them was easy.

What would you dream to do if anything was possible?

If anything was possible I’d probably want to be a writer a hundred years ago or so. That this is impossible is one of the reasons I write.

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