The write-up The Story At the rear of “Home” and “Truth,” Edward Sharpe’s Companion Music of Darkness and Light-weight appeared 1st on Consequence.
Alex Ebert is direct singer, songwriter and resident shaman of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, the hippie-encouraged outfit that broke out in 2009 with a new sound that was tricky to pin down. Ebert, by using his change-ego messiah character Edward Sharpe, introduced back again a new earnestness and authenticity to tunes with country-motivated people-pop.
With the Magnetic Zeros, Sharpe’s breakout one and signature song throughout four albums is, of class, “Home.” An ebullient and endearing anthem of adore and pure pleasure, the track has come to be legendary thanks to its instantly recognizable whistles and indelible opening lyric, “Alabama, Arkansas/ I do like my ma and pa.” Not to point out the mid-tune confessional involving Ebert and his then-girlfriend and bandmate Jade Castrinos (who co-wrote and shares vocals on the monitor).
But the veneer of pleasure on “Home” hides an underlying truth: Ebert applied Edward Sharpe to rise above his own private demons. And out of that truth, Ebert afterwards penned his solo track “Truth” – from his initial solo album, Alexander – to set the file straight to his followers. The confessional track, supposed to be a companion piece of types to “Home,” opens with the haunting lyric, “The reality is that I never ever shook my shadow.” A lengthy way from “Home” – but nevertheless with replete with whistling.
Ebert joined host Peter Csathy for the 10th episode of The Story Guiding the Tune podcast to go over his traditional “Home.” He can take listeners through the inspirations to the generation (which include that spoken-phrase ode to Castrinos), and reveals how the darker realities underpinning “Truth” join to that original hit. Along the way, Ebert’s candid, uncooked discussion reveals his musical journey from rapper to spiritual “Bad Guru” (the identify of his philosophy and spirituality publication).
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