“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.
Live version (audio is not great)