Monday, December 01, 2008

Song of the Morning: Welcome Home, Son

It may have the rhythm and hand claps associated with a stormy flamenco, but Radical Face's "Welcome Home, Son" is much more than the thunderous chorus it packs. It is a powerful song that, perhaps not unlike The Mountain Goats' "This Year" I've mentioned before, hints of a very painful story.

The unique capability of music to communicate and convey emotions is utilized here in its fullest. Coupled with the poetic lyrics that suggest a certain line of domestic history, it delivers the message home, to the waiting listener. So when the uplifting rhythm and melody of the chorus are synced with the repeating phrases "come home", the result is culminated in explosions of emotions, imbued with each listener's own history and interpretation.

Press play, crank up the volume and listen.

Radical Face - Welcome Home (from Ghost)
For more great music and art go to Radical Face's site here, MySpace and pages.
Radical Face (Ben Cooper) picture is from his MySpace page.

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