This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Overnight Reputation for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
There was an XKCD comic recently that showed a guy listening to “Stairway to Heaven” by … um… I forget who. Some band. Anyway, the guy listened to it and then the punchline was something like “Man, our generation has got to start making music like that.” Only XKCD said it better, okay, I’m paraphrasing here. The point is not the comic strip, anyway. The point is, our generation has done that.
As I am writing this I am listening to the song The Last Land by Arthur Falcone, off his album Stargazer. The song (which you can find here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYezqJ-mv98) is not what you’d expect from a guy like Falcone, whose music is usually an awesome throbbing mix of great guitar solos and cool lyrics. The Last Land is a meditative, slow, acoustic instrumental that just sneaks around among the other songs on Stargazer. I’m not usually much for instrumentals, but as I listened to this song I couldn’t stop thinking of being young again, at bars or out on dates, at that part of the night where everybody’s starting to head home, the lights are coming on, and you’re deciding you’re going to ask that girl to come back home with you. (I say you because I never actually got up the nerve to ask her out. *sigh*).
Great music brings out great emotions. I only found out about Arthur Falcone recently, but I have yet to hear a song of his that didn’t make me feel, and The Last Land is among the best of those; it’s every bit a match for the kind of songwriting and musicianship you might expect from the hard rock gods of the 70s.