The voice of award winning songwriter, Paul Edelman, front man for Jangling Sparrows and his own musical endeavors has once again made a transformation.
Yes, that does sound a bit dramatic, but, look at it from my perspective..
I have had a chance to listen to many of Paul’s songs, and with each release he becomes more than a singer / songwriter… he has moved “Fast Forward”, his voice is not just his, but also ours. Many times his music has spoken to me on personal levels, such as with the release of his song “Joshua Chamberlain” from the album Bootstraps and Other American Fables.
The song, to me, acknowledges issues affecting all of us, political, social and more. It is verbose, and demands attention, a strong level of truth that needs to be respected.
With each album, especially Bootstraps, I feel Edelman has taken himself into that “Hall of Mirrors”, viewing himself and his of work from different directions, moving from Rock infused Blues, to Americana / Folk, then on to 60’s inspired Psychedelic transitions in sound, ever evolving into new directions with each new album, we see a new and complex side of an artist that lives the human experience daily.
This brings me to his latest release “Rain On The Rooftop”, a song that starts with a rhythmic drumming, like that of a marching band, revving you up, the lyrics come in with a melancholy tone, a trance comes in and you find yourself with your thoughts, finding your way through memories. Maybe that’s what rain sounds like, the constant tapping on the window, a cleansing wash that takes away the sadness leaving a pure and clean soul behind, to warm in the sunlight of joy. The song has an underlying sense of romance, to see love for what it is, a pure emotion that makes the pain go away.
Paul Edelman’s music is heart opening, allowing you to feel what you want, joyful.
Listen to his music and learn more about Paul Edelman on his website and online.
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