Saturday, March 16, 2019
The Heart's Unrest
I am a classically trained musician.I write and sing in genres such as Jazz/ Blues, Pop, Slow Rock and Reggae. I have a Bachelors Degree in Music and Education, and a Masters Degree in Urban Studies. My instruments are voice, piano and guitar. My latest release “Castle In The Sky” was released in January of 2019 and is now available in iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora and many other online stores where digital music is sold. Castle In The Sky tells a story about love and uncertainty in love or loving with unwillingness to act on ones feeling. Ultimately, it speaks to why it might not be prudent to act on ones feelings in certain circumstances. The song is made up of sixteen bar verses. As a result, it is typical that both the chorus and the bridge would also have sixteen bars respectively. The melody underscores the prosody of the lyrics. Both are engaging as they keep you focused on the protagonist’s conflict. From the outset the lyrics get your attention and maintain it throughout as it cycles through the verses, and chorus. Each sub-title uses metaphorical as well as literal terms to bring the listener to the climax of the story. The bridge which begins with: “I feel my heart’s unrest…” brings the song to its resolution which is, that the love story being told is simply in thoughts rather than deeds and therefore just a fantasy in the mind of the protagonists.