As one might gather from the fact that I have a music blog like this that I keep up with regularly, I am incredibly devoted in my love of music, and it manifests itself in many different ways. One of those is my dedication to constantly broadening my horizons while also looking to consume and […]

There’s something about “Right On Back To You,” a song by Keith Urban from his 2010 album Get Closer, that’s always stuck with me since I first got the album, shortly after its release.  Clocking in at close to 5 minutes, the soft country-pop melody has such a soothing and reassuring quality to it that […]

An underappreciated piece of the concert experience is the journey, in those cases where you need to go some distance to get there.  It can be a time to get excited, listening to the artist’s music on the way, or a space in which to discover an amplified love for that music in the post-concert […]

In a few days, we’ll see the ending of 2017 and the dawn of a new year.  New Year’s resolutions will be thrown around by those looking to improve their lives, to find what’s been lacking this year, to fix bad habits they knew have long-since needed ridding.  Personally, I’ve never been a much of […]

I find that there’s always a special kind of love for that first song that you heard from an artist.  Even if your appreciation of it is ultimately dwarfed by the other music you go on to discover—and nine times out of ten, that’s how it goes for me—there’s a special connection with that initial […]

In my experience, a good album tends to do one of two things: It either establishes itself as a cohesive part of your life, or carries you into an entirely separate world.  However, more rarely, a precise combination of lyrical craftsmanship and atmospheric audio can, I believe, allow an album to successfully execute both at […]

Probably the primary reason I’ve always cited for my love of the game Mirror’s Edge is its incredible atmosphere; something about the art style, perspective, and the entire world in which it takes place makes it feel uniquely immersive.  What really completes the atmosphere in both the original and its sequel/reboot, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, however, […]