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another review David Philips on New Folk Sounds

David Philips bekijkt de boel van de positieve kant met zijn nieuwe compositie over de corona crisis. In Bliss (a quarantaine song) bezingt hij de milieu effecten van de pandemie op zijn woonomgeving. Gedurende de quarantaine veranderde Barcelona – de thuishaven van David Philips – van een vervuilde, stinkende en lawaaierige stad in een rustige, vriendelijke en schone stad voor wat betreft de luchtkwaliteit. Het is natuurlijk bijna onmogelijk dat dit zo blijft, maar in een lied kun je je eigen draai aan de werkelijkheid geven.

Op de drumtrack na – die werd geleend van een nooit uitgebrachte demo uit 2017 – werd het lied opgenomen op de zolderkamer van David in Barcelona, waar hij de afgelopen maanden werkte aan nieuw materiaal, zoals op muziekgebied als op het tekenvlak.

Het nummer Bliss (a quarantaine song) is te downloaden via de bekende platforms.

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review David Philips by SomethingElseReviews

There are a lot of great folk singers who can deliver a song with a fine croon and a fluidly fingerpicked acoustic guitar. The ones of these who really stand out are the ones who are perceptive about the world around them and find something positive and lasting about humanity in the midst of strife. Strife, such as our current one, this global pandemic.

Seth Walker quickly stepped up to the moment with “We Got This.” Across the pond in Barcelona, Spain, David Philips found his own sunny angle, a silver lining to all this despair: Mother Nature is getting a much-needed break.

“Bliss (A Quarantine Song)” is set up with his usual simple but foot-tapping arrangement. Philips discovers ‘bliss’ from the normally smoggy Barcelona to a quieter one not overrun by tourists and emissions, where his “lungs get no abuse, while my ears rest quietly without a sound.”

Philips is certainly wanting this worldwide health crisis to end as much as the rest of us; he can’t gig as long as people crowded in clubs spread the plague. But he also asks, “Oh why can’t it just stay like this, with everyone at home/This could be eternal bliss, if we just leave well alone.”

Something well worth pondering over as we plot a new normal in the post-Covid-19 world.

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new single David Philips

today we released a new single from David Philips:

David invites you to see things through optimistic, if rather idealistic eyes, in this positive take on quarantine and the effects it has had on the environment he lives in. During quarantine Barcelona went from being a polluted, smelly, noisy tourist trap to a quiet, peaceful, friendly village with clean air and happy wildlife. The song is about that. David knows it’s idealistic and unrealistic to think things could stay that way but hey, who said songs have to be realistic ? Except the drum track, which was lifted from an unreleased demo from 2017, the song was recorded and produced in his rooftop apartment in Barcelona, where David has spent the past few months writing and working on his bird artwork.

This new single is released digital only and available on all the download and streaming platforms.