The saying goes that Devin Townsend once dreamt that he was flying. Then, he decided to write a song that would best represent his dream. This is the result.
It’s one of the most positively charged songs that I know. There is so much peace in this melody that one could calm the Middle East with it. Even so, there’s a lot going on inside these magical four minutes. Across the airy textures the listener is accompanied on their journey by all sorts of guitars and magical electronic fairies that spiral up and up and up. And up there, we’re met by his and her sweet voice. Close your eyes and let your mind soar.
Disclaimer 1: even though I made up the part about Devin’s dream, I did not lie about the feeling of flying. I did dream about flying, like so many others. At least as far as I’m concerned, yes, this song is a beautiful metaphor for the feeling of flying.
Disclaimer 2: regarding the “calming the Middle East” part, I seriously believe in therapy through art. Of course, the mind has to be prepared for it, but there are tools and shortcuts for that too. If only there would be a will… because as the saying goes, where there’s a will, there’s a way.
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This Weekly Song entry has been brought from the FaceBook archive of Weekly Song^. This exploration was originally started through a FaceBook page, about 13 months prior to launching Mentatul. Slowly but surely, the entire FaceBook archive will be brought here.
It’s time to fly! This song has been at my side through countless precious moments, helping me soar through the infinite landscapes of my mind. Devin Townsend’s usual style is progressive metal, but this gem I’m showing you now would better be categorized as “acoustic ambient”.