Dang, Canada. You got some craazy talent.
Of your musical exports in the past decade, the band Stars remains solidly in first position for me. Music, understandably, is considered a subjective matter depending on the genre leanings of the listener. Yet, since I first discovered the album “Heart” in a dingy, labyrinthine music store some seven years ago, Stars has never failed to woo me with crystal clear vocals, enlightened lyrics and organic, upbeat tunes.
I say all of this to give a nod to the band which has, without fail, been an accomplice to my writing over time, inspiring many a thought and providing timely encouragement during the occasional writer’s “mind blank”.
Many writers prefer to write in silence. For me, music and writing go hand-in-hand. I couldn’t have done without the company along the way. So, here’s looking at you, Stars.