Edwin McCain; Reliving the Past

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It’s been quite a while since Edwin McCain released his hit single “I’ll Be” from his second album Misguided Roses. The song still stands as a powerful testament to the power of relationships and connections between people (even after the relationships end). Certainly, it is important to remember the classics as we move forward and become inundated with dozens of new hits every day from trendy artists. I rediscovered this treasure under the sea while journeying through the radio stations, and I couldn’t help but stop what I was doing. It had this strange effect on me; to clarify, it was a good strange feeling (not like the stigma “strange” usually gets).

McCain’s career got me thinking about the hidden meaning in songs. I realized I don’t even take the time to think about a song’s meaning anymore, as if the beat and the music has become more important than the lyrics. Music is to songwriters as a canvas is to an freelance artist, or a journal to a writer. There has to be a delicate balance between the way the song makes us feel and the way the song makes us think. I encourage all of you to listen to “I’ll Be” when you have the chance — you get an amazing feeling when you realize a song operates at the same frequency as you do.