There are many “songs for change” out there. Some, will gently talk to the listener, conveying their message in a patient way. Most, go about it in a bit more lecturing fashion. This one? Well, have a read and a listen…
Despite the slightly dark mood it could sometimes suggest, I find this song to be incredibly hopeful and motivating. This is not only because of Kristy’s fantastic voice, but also because of the beautiful lyrics.
It may not start from the first second, but before we know it, wicked synths and merciless pounding will start wreaking havoc. Nasty samples join soon after. One crescendo later and the dark side reaches climax. Hail contrast!
An acoustic and choral masterpiece the likes of which human history just loves to parade around the Universe with. Even without knowing anything about the folklore behind this song, the strength of life flows through it with unstoppable might. That may not be apparent in the first couple of minutes, because life just rests then. But just wait for the rest to end and for the musicians to really start shining.
The lyrics, with translation: