Song of the Day, March 28: Live In the Now by Ellis Paul

EllisPLiveNowToday’s song is a hopeful moment in a series of darker reflections. Ellis Paul’s fourth commercial release, Translucent Soul, is a wonderful collection of songs merging the personal and the universal with his finest touch. Informed by his recent divorce, many of the songs look at heavier themes of loss and pain. For this mid-point to the proceedings, however, he takes things a different direction.

A series of reflections from the road, he takes his touring observations and notes how similar different lives can be. It’s a simple conceit, may wonderful by Paul’s careful storytelling. He ties the threads together with a central observation — each moment has something to offer, so make the most of it. Delicate and charming, it’s a fresh breeze of song that helps hold the album together.

Enjoy this lovely meditation today.

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About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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