My husband said that when he listens to my current favorite album, he can hear his beard grow.
Because, yes, Israel Nash has the current “it” sound of hipster-chic cool (like beards…sound…um, moving on).
That said, I’m not turned off by that “cool” factor—and this album has the makings of memories driving down the road, wind in hair, heart lifted skyward.
And today was the sort of day that is actually wonderful, but long.
With the sun creeping away and my children’s energy level growing to near-bedtime frenzy, all I wanted was to sway my hips to this album with a glass of wine. So that’s what I’m doing. Only I paused, because I absolutely had to share it with you.
Said album, “Rain Plans,” is the music that I’ll think of in five years and envision exactly where I was in my life right now, with my ears and my heart to the floor, taking in the rhythm of my current emotions. (Actually, the friend that gave me this CD is the one who told me those things you know but don’t quite know—that we must be careful, because an album can become intrinsically tied to where we are in our lives, right now; feelings laid raw and bare along with guitar riffs and swooning, handsome singers.)
But, take a listen, and tell me, too, that this doesn’t make hips sway, souls ache and tender hopes prepare for a dawning spring.
Here are three songs from Rain Plans.
Photo: Album art.