Matt Alber - "House on Fire"
In support of National Pride Month, for the entire month of June I will only post artists who Identify as somewhere on the LGBTQI Spectrum. We are loud, we are proud, and we deserve to be heard.
So my admiration for Matt Alber is exponential. He’s a grammy winning vocalist, he’s a classical musician and he happens to be an out and proud gay singer/songwriter (and member of the Bear Community), and beyond all those incredible attributes, he is an amazing artist. He sits somewhere between the Rufus Wainwright and Ben Folds, he has a voice like Johnny Cash; “Steady like a Freight Train and Sharp like a Razor”, and his songs are so brutally and unabashedly honest that you can’t help but feel every bit of emotion he puts into them. So yeah, I like him a little.
I’ve written about him more extensively here:
You should definitely check him out. His music is honest, and raw, and beautiful. I dare you to listen and not fall in love.
Today’s choice, however, is about letting yourself fall into the scary places of love. Letting yourself believe that each little step you take is in the right direction. Fear can make you not want to step into the wild wonderful world of love, but then it wins. Let yourself find beauty in the matching of opposites. Let yourself fall for the person you didn't expect. Let yourself take the chance. Love is about taking a chance when you feel like all your chances have been taken. It’s the choice to do something you’re afraid of, to take a risk, to step up to the ledge and one last time, leap, and hope that this time you’ll fly. Second chances aren’t the only ones worth getting, sometimes you need 4th, 5th, and 32nd chances too. Opportunities don’t stop coming, you simply stop believing they can give you the outcome you want.
So today, with wonder and hope all around me, I choose the incredible Matt Alber's "House on Fire" as my, light me up, let us shine, warmth through the cold nights, song for a, this is what you've been waiting for, chin up young person, three coins in a fountain - make it mine, Wednesday.