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.”