Top 20 BandCamp discoveries: Week 1

“Christopher” – by Ellery

I would love to know the story behind this song. How much is it biographical, autobiographical, fictional or real? Hopefully there will be a day where I get to speak to this wonderfully talented wife and husband duo.

It’s a beautifully heartfelt song that appears to be about a young man who has everything ahead of him, but suffers from fits of deep depression fueled by a fractured relationship with his father. This, of course, is only my interpretation.

It’s a stripped back masterpiece with wavering time, beautifully subtle harmonies and a wonderful crescendo.

Official recording:

Live version (audio is not great)

 

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