An old friend.
It is easy to stare and get lost in space. Everything else is irrelevant – the deep, humdrum rumblings of passing vehicles; the ceaseless barkings of the neighbour’s annoying canine; the hi-and-bye swayings of curtains against a gentle breeze.
Just you and me, us against the world, and it feels like we have already won.
That is what I get when you come on. The lifting of spirits from a sorrowful heart, the desire to break into song. Of memories preserved of times from not long ago, no matter right or wrong.
Listening to the band’s grand, sweeping melodies again – in preparation for album number four – is indeed a flying journey for the senses, a plethora of radiant rediscoveries.
Look up, look up. Did you see the sky today?