What a week!
Having just returned home from photographing a songwriter's retreat, I was tickled to discover how many of you entered originals this week. It seems, as this project progresses, you're being more bold in your willingness to share your own content. I love that! I hope this trend continues!
I'm also floored by the instrumental prowess represented in this week's entries. While I'll always be moved by well-crafted lyrics, there's something to be said for the universality of wordless compositions – a certain magic in their unspoken conveyance of complex emotional landscapes.
Without further adieu...my top selections are as follows.
Exhxhale...You've done it again, dear. <3 Your compositions contain multitudes – each time I hear you play, I find myself breathing a little deeper. The precious birdsong and joyful background chatter of children at play add the sweetest textures – accidental layers somehow perfectly timed. I suspect I could've listened for another half hour and not grown the slightest bit boredravo!**
Just....ust....WOW! You started out with those gorgeous harmonics, then made my jaw-drop with your well-executed percussive style. You are incredibly talented, my dear. I hope you never put that guitar down; it so clearly belongs in your skillful hands. More, please!
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You are absolutely charming, good sir! I smiled through your whole performance, singin' along with you in the best Irish accent I could muster. LOVE IT!
I shall never tire of your lovely voice. I've enjoyed your covers, but this is so much sweeter! You're quite a capable guitar-player as well. <3 Truly beautiful song – I do hope you have more originals to share with us. ;)
Simply gorgeous – I love this so very much. I've always been a sucker for dramatic piano ballads. You've taken us on such a lovely journey with these two pieces; I'd love to hear the other five someday. Just brilliant – well-composed and expertly performed.
['Every Change' (Original)]: https://www.sonicgroove.net/sonicgroove/@wilins/sonicgroovelive-week-06-coversong-todo-cambia-every-chasp-eng
['El Amor Es La Única Salida' (Original)]: https://www.sonicgroove.net/sgl/@orlandogonzalez/sonic-groove-live-week-6-el-amor-es-la-unica-salida-love-is-the-only-waygonzalez___
['I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry' by Hank Williams (Cover)]: https://www.sonicgroove.net/sgl/@ylich/sonicgrooveliveweek6-iawo0vh
That's it for Week 6!
I want to recognize all of you for being so courageous and willing to let yourselves be heard. I'm continuously amazed by how much talent there is on this platform. I appreciate each and every one of you!