Music… the universal elixir. It sports the dual powers to both inspire a digging deeper and also usher us into an inner quiet. In our winters and our summers, through shadow and in light we turn to music for its many healing properties. This week we invite you to tuck these three tracks into your playlist. Perfect companions for practice – on the mat or cushion, in the gym or out on a late-autumn saunter. Exhale…
8 (circle). Don’t let the peculiar title sway you. This track off of Bon Iver‘s newly released CD 22, A Million, the artist’s first album in five years, features lead vocals from Bruce Hornsby. An interesting duo for sure. With a soft accordion background and Mr. Hornsby’s powerful delivery the song swiftly draws you in and transports the listener to some higher ground.
Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye. We lost a legend this past week, so its only fitting we salute him here. Leonard Cohen’s vault runs deep. Best to sample as much of it as possible – much of which is available on iTunes. But, for its soft nature and poignant lyrics which meditate on love and loss, we offer up this gem. “Let’s not talk of love or chains and things we can’t untie…”
Mother. This track from Trevor Hall’s 2015 release Kala features Xavier Rudd and Tubby Love. While the entire CD is worth an extended listen, this track finds the trio blending their tempered vocals alongside a mild reggae beat. Full of heart and soul and perfect for going deep on or off your mat. And, don’t miss Trevor Hall live in concert Thursday evening at the Wilbur Theater.