Radio Episode: New Inspirations Features Fresh Releases

Brandi Carlile’s By The Way I Forgive You
After a long series of heart-shaped playlists and storytelling, it’s time for a little break.
I’ve come into possession of some fantastic new releases from a few of my all-time favorite artists like Trevor Hall, Brandi Carlile, and Iron & Wine. I’ve also gone back to some releases from 2017 including blues all-star Simo and rediscovered some incredible songs. Simo’s track I Pray is something so powerful and inspirational that it could be the basis for a whole series on its own.

The selections from Brandi Carlile speak to both the passion of parenthood and also the difficulties of letting go of someone you love.

Summer Clouds is possibly the best ballad on the subject of letting go. When he sings “By the end” you’ll have poetry to put behind the emotions of loving with your whole heart, even if the end result isn’t what you wanted.

Trevor Hall’s next iteration of The Fruitful Darkness is a transformational experience. Arrows’ is a sonic journey of strength. Karma’ is a reflection of his study of stars.

Joss Stone’s latest album is a collaborative exploration of taking care of the earth.

Matthew Mayfield sings of the combination of our journeys and the responsibility needed along the way to grow.

Simo’s I Want Love is more than a love song. It’s a heart beating out music.

The inspirations in this episode will lead you to more appreciation and love in how you see the world, and those in your circles. Be enlightened. Enjoy!

Music Playlist

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Heart Place (Instrumental) Lindsay Katt Picking Out Boxes. Lindsay Katt 2008 02:25
The Mother Brandi Carlile By The Way I Forgive You. Brandi Carlile Band 2018 03:16
Whatever You Do Brandi Carlile By The Way I Forgive You. Brandi Carlile Band 2018 04:07

Summer Clouds Iron & Wine Beast Epic. Sub Pop 2017 03:34
Right For Sky Iron & Wine Beast Epic. Sub Pop 2017 03:59

Arrows Trevor Hall The Fruitful Darkness. Vanguard Records 2018 03:18
Karma Trevor Hall The Fruitful Darkness. Vanguard Records 2018 03:51

Spring Project Mama Earth & Joss Stone Project Mama Earth. Provogue Records 2017 04:36
Entanglement Project Mama Earth & Joss Stone Project Mama Earth. Provogue Records 2017 04:15

Show Me Matthew Mayfield Recoil. Matthew Mayfield 2016 03:32
God’s Fault Matthew Mayfield Recoil. Matthew Mayfield 2016 04:51

I Want Love Simo Rise & Shine. Mascot Label Group 2017 05:24
I Pray Simo Rise & Shine. Mascot Label Group 2017 13:06

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