Sadness to Hope: Air Review – “People Say Things Change”

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Air Review

“People Say Things Change”

How We Got By

A beautifully sad song, dealing with loss, trying to understand why things happen, and then ‘people say things change’.  Does that really help?  Well, the guys from Air Review, Dragan Jakovljevic, Douglas Hale, Richard Carpenter, and Jeff Taylor, used their sad losses to make a beautiful album.  With all the bad that happened, from cancer to losing a foster child to infertility, the band decided to turn grieve into something more.  And it works.  Although there is deep sorrow in their first single from the new album, there is also a ray of hope.  I just love this bio from the band:

Together they produced a 12-track album that takes notes from 80’s synth pop, R&B, and classic rock — soaring melodies and good old fashioned guitar solos mixed in with analog synths and auto-tune make for brand new territory for the quartet. The lyrics are direct and raw — taken straight from the band’s experiences. Ideas about longing, loss, hope and resilience combine to tell a story of basic human experience. The shared process of crafting the songs was an important part of processing a season of life for Air Review. It truly is what helped them get by. Now, their only goal in releasing these songs is that maybe it will help someone else process whatever life has given or taken away from them.

This is one of the most beautiful, sad, and yet hopeful album I’ve heard.  Thank you guys.

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