This is particularly prevalent in the book materials of the album «The Benefits of Being Alone» and its respective covers. If the first track is a celebration of freedom, «The Reprise» is a silent lament of loneliness. The texts do not change, but the arrangement brings a completely different rotation the second time. The song «The Benefits of Being Alone» has much in common with the statler Brothers song «Counting Flowers on the Wall». With a jazz piano, horns and a joyful melody, the song lists the supposed benefits of a single life, such as «Booking flights as places I`ve always wanted to go».» However, the song quickly shows his hand, with lyrics like «It might take six days to find my body away, but think of all the space I get to browse» because the illusion is broken that the singer is happy to be isolated. The resumption of the track goes even further to show how hateful it is for the singer to be alone, because although the texts are unchanged, they are supported only by a slow and downcast piano. The effect of these soothed tracks is incredibly moving and perfectly conveys the singers fighting for optimism in a cry for help. It invites us to feel the courage it takes to be vulnerable. WE HAVE MADE A SPARK (2012) JUNO Award, Polaris Long List, produced by Zachariah Hickman in Boston MA.
Exceptional tracks on Bravado are «The Benediction» and «The Benefits of Being Alone» (and it`s repeated). The track «The Benediction», as the name suggests, has much in common with a biblical prayer, pink repeatedly implored his friends, family and lovers, but above all himself. The melody of this song has this painful sincerity, the Rose s not only wants, but must be a good woman. «The Return (Love Comes Back)» is a turning point for the album. There is a swelling of hope to the choruses that are built below. It`s a triumphant reminder of the resilience of life after some of the most disappointing tracks on the record. The repetition of the song`s title is a comforting memory, a mantra that surpasses any struggle with mortality or loneliness. Although this is far from the last track, this lasting memory feels like the cousins are giving a gift to anyone who seeks the answer themselves. It`s a confrontation that makes it so interesting. It`s a comfort to see how the cousins show up in these songs. She carefully studies subjects that many people would be too uncomfortable for themselves.
«The Time Being (Impending Mortality Awareness Society)» even treats the theme of mortality as something that many can only address in the company of others. Album: Bravado Release Date: February 21, 2020 Genre: Folk/Pop Bravado is an album that contains many conflicts between its soothing melodies. In the fight against universal concepts as important as love, aging, death, loneliness, the desire for connection, the artist uses his lyrical know-how and well-established musical arrangements find beauty in pain and happiness in mourning. For example, in the track «The Agreement,» when he complains to a lover: «The obligation is too scary, but I cry when you get married,» she adds: «You know you`re not just anyone, but you know you`re one of many.» In other words, in a failed relationship, the singer finds a golden glow, that she can try again and find someone new. The album contains guitar, piano, percussion, horns, violin and usually clings to sweet folk songs, but occasionally takes its energy and moves into pop melodies.