Sara Bareilles & John Legend - "A Safe Place to Land"
Like the sneaky little devil that she is, Sara Bareilles snuck out this album ahead of schedule, and it’s simply glorious. This is one of the hidden gems on the album, it sneaks up with it’s own power in the rocking ocean of uncertainty.
She talks quite a bit about about her own struggles with depression and how that has affected her, her music, and this album. It resonates deeply in this song.
His strident clear timbre and her soft round velvet smoothness wrap around each other beautifully, at once making the song aching and soothing. John does something rare and beautiful here. He takes what is given and adds to it, jumping from melody to harmony as easily as a switching hands, and helps to weave a beautiful audio tapestry. Neither voice fights for the spot light, they dance in and out of it individually, but together.
Go check out “Amidst the Chaos” immediately.
So today, looking for the sunrise, I choose Sara Bareilles & John Legend’s "A Safe Place to Land" as my, one situation at a time, heartache like an ocean, be the hand held out to someone in need, song for a, stand your ground, look for the light, in this moment there is no pain, Friday.