This Way Now
“This Way Now” seems appropriate at this juncture in the pandemic. It has no melody, just chordal progressions with 4ths and 5ths lingering in the decay of the instrument voices. For me, the lack of melody speaks to an imbalance between darkness and light, anxiety and hope. Even with the promising vaccines on the horizons and a light at the end of this Covid tunnel, we have some difficult months ahead. The melody will come. In the meantime, I hope you can find some solace in the progressions.
Copyright © 2020 Ellen Bennett
Ellen Bennett has been composing music for more than 40 years. She is also a writer, actor, and Harley enthusiast. “There is no better way to social distance than to take to the roads, breathe in the wide, open spaces and see humanity from a very different perspective.”
Very nice! A sound that brings peace and serenity. Beautiful piece!
So lovely. I listened on my way in to work in a Covid unit. The melody will come—
Yes, my friend, the melody will come. Thank you for your listen and words.
Thank you, Regina, for your listen, your words.
Listening to made me feel like I was watching a scene in a movie that had only music & pictures. Very moving & wonderful!
Thank you Lynn.
Simply lovely, m’dear.
Thank you m’dear. As always, we continue to support each other in what truly matters…
Ellen – Beautiful. Strong. Uplifting. Peaceful. Comforting. Some surprising sequences about 1/2 way and 3/4 of the way into the piece. I was hearing the melody in my head….this will certainly come to you. Or you can let the listener write their own melody. Much like we are all on this journey together, but have our own stories to tell. You absolutely inspire me to become a better version of myself. Fabulously crafted. Thank you my friend!
Thank you for your heartfelt observations, Cathy. We are all warriors on this road to humanity, right? 2021…let’s get back on those gray roads and find the melodies!
Sounds hopeful and thoughtful to me — it hardly needs a melody, but I look forward to hearing it!
Definitely has a gentle “on the road” vibe.
Thank you, C.J.
This is very beautiful. I have it on in the background while I work on my computer – lit tree in the corner, fire in the wood stove. CJ wrote that it feels hopeful. I think I agree. Sounds like it could be part of a movie soundtrack too. Keep making art of all kinds my friend. We all need it. xo
Thank you dear friend. I am sorry it took me so long to reply–just saw your comment this evening. Let us both navigate this new world with hope.