Saturday, September 15, 2018

Tim Carr - elegantly crafted beautiful "Long Enough Along For The Ride" feels like an ascent to heaven

The song Long Enough Along For The Ride by L.A. based singer, composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist Tim Carr is so utterly beautiful that it feels like an ascent to heaven. While that may sound corny or overblown that is what I was feeling as I listened to it for the first time and then ten times in a row. The song is deceptively complex and sweet. I mean it, at first, it feels like a coffee shop folk song, instantly beautiful and captivating and then the stunning nuanced production washes over you. Whether it is the faintest of bell tones highlighting a phrase or the subtle drum shuffle or delicately placed synth of what sounds like horns / strings NOTHING is forced but (instead) sits perfectly where it should be in an elegant sort of way. According to press notes, Carr's folk based songs are inspired by African rhythms, melodies of the French Romantics and 60's pop and that is so evident here. Love, love, love this song. 

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Robb Donker