Was that night in tenth grade real? Or was it just emotions?
In Smith’s “Too Good at Goodbyes,” the presence of reverb swells with the energy of the lyrics and density of instrumentation.
Every sound became hyper-present, as if our sonic outlook had moved from a standard to a high definition screen.
Why has music endured? Amidst rising social, political, and natural conflict, the significance and influence of music seems small.
Seeing beyond the physical sonorities and looking to the intentions behind them allows us to see music as a product of a living, breathing, ever-shifting, human being.