May 18, 2011
A Relaxing Song.
Here are the staff picks:
Dan Milliken: “Can’t Go Back Now” – The Weepies
This husband-wife duo’s sound is mega-soothing, the perfect match for a song which gently nudges the listener to persevere through reality’s burdens and chores. When I need relaxation, it’s usually because I’ve stopped feeling like I can. This one helps me realign.
Tara Seetharam: “The Best Keeps Getting Better” – Alan Jackson
As melodramatic as it sounds, no song is truly “relaxing” for me because I have a hard time separating my emotion from music. The best I can come up with is a song that’s “comforting” – and what’s more comforting than signature Alan Jackson?
Kevin Coyne: “Coming Around Again” – Carly Simon
The hook is great, but there’s something so soothing about the instrumentation and her vocal delivery. It’s actually a pretty sad song, but somehow sounds calming and even a little uplifting.
Leeann Ward: “If I Didn’t Know Any Better” – Alison Krauss & Union Station
There’s just something so soothing about the mix of this song’s melody, Krauss’s angelic voice and Jerry Douglas’ haunting dobro that always relaxes me.