“Yeah, I know I ain’t nobody’s bargain — But, hell, a little touch-up and a little paint” — Bruce Springsteen


Emily Brown — A Fish of Earth

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Emily Brown — A Fish of Earth (Song Club Records)

Emily Brown
A Fish of Earth

Emily Brown’s A Fish of Earth is an album that forgoes any traditional pop sensibility.

This is a record of experimentation that ends up creating that rarest thing, art.

Normally, I wouldn’t think to mention the recording process, but it seems relevant in this case.

While studying in San Francisco, Brown shared some of her phone recordings with producers Bly Wallentine and Stuart Wheeler, who were back in Utah. Brown’s guitar and piano playing were stripped out at their suggestion, and the producers suggested orchestrating the songs to highlight their simplicity.

An interesting approach to the songs. …

That’s the tragedy of heartbreak. A story in 100 words.

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Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash

No arguing.
No crying.
She just stood & nodded in acceptance.

He kissed her. One last time — knowing what he was giving up.

In one word — her.

By choice — they determined they couldn’t go any further.
That was her choice — by design.
She shared very little & cared even less.
He couldn’t understand.

He wasn’t interested in living on a plateau — he wanted the expanse.
With her.

She didn’t …at least with him.
Not now.
Not ever.

He watched her leave — his heart was breaking.
She would choose never to give him what may have been.

In one word — love.

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