Grass Shadows Give You Much to Cry About in "The Garden of Tears and Hope"

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Zingy, springy polyphony pulls you into Grass Shadows' "The Garden of Tears and Hope".

Beneath the cheer is luckless muck and mire, melodic to a T and devoid of reverie.

The result of much wonder...

The sum of lost parts... Sorrow pulls you under.

Acceptance warms your heart.

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"What is ripped can be stitched..."


Grass Shadows' "The Garden of Tears and Hope" takes two typically opposed positions in sound and soundly smooshes them together.

Deep and sullen, a brooding voice expounds in gloomy agony, juxtaposing prettily with alarmingly upbeat harmony. Silk-smooth flute and silvery strummed strings spark in combining to form a fluorescent fire of sonic serenity in this song.

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Lyrics let us in on deep pain and longing, then ambivalence in the face of faltering faith throughout "The Garden of Tears and Hope". This song sinks deeper into a beautiful depression with each passing second.

There are enough reasons to listen to this song to warrant doing so, but its salient use of complex emotional input plays a major role for sure. Go ahead and listen; you're likely to like it.

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