I have no skill for explaining music; most of the time I’m hardly listening at all. I’m feeling. Drowning. Living. And so there’ll be no technical terms, no appreciation expressed for single notes, runs, or riffs. It’ll just be me saying I like this sound, these words; it touches a part of me, reminds me that I can be more, that I can be someone wise or enchanting, or lost, tucked in dreams no one can touch. It’ll just be me saying you might like it too. Musical Interlude is an every-now-and-then feature on Tempting Persephone.
One listen to Agnes Obel’s Philharmonics and I was ensnared. This song – “Riverside” – is brilliantly haunting. It brings to mind ghosts and misplaced love, nights of sweltering heat and moss coated pond water*, and…A million other little things that give you free reign to craft an amazing, transporting story. It makes me want to roll up my sleeves and get my hands dirty with sweet, sticky words.
*Even without the visual aide of the video, which wonderfully matches the tone of the song.