The Plainfields Bring Hope and Relief
~ EP Review ~
Mar 13, 2014
This EP is a joyous and laid back excursion into lovely memories and contemplative moments. The seven songs are full of light and love. You won’t find any rage or angst here. The EP notes state that it was created based on their love of nature and partially inspired by the book, Last Child in the Woods, by Richard Louv – which I now want to read too!
The song, “Outside”, has the spirit and timbre of the John Sebastian tune, “You’re a Big Boy Now.” It is the story of a boy riding his bike, enjoying playing outside and finding his way home by neighborhood landmarks. It is about the time when kids could play outside safely and their parents didn’t need to worry.
“When I was a boy I played outside all the time,
“Sometimes when I’m on the beach,
“Back on the Good Road” is a philosophical reflection on being lost and then found.
“Most days are brighter than others
“Love Song” is Plainfield’s cover of a song written in 1969 by Leslie Duncan, and recorded by Elton John on his album, Tumbleweed Connection. It’s an anthem from the Age of Aquarius that conveys the healing message of love. It still applies today.
“The words I have to say
“You Can’t Find Me” is about how a man retreats into his man-cave to recharge himself.
“A place where you can’t find me at all
“Favorite New Thing” is a song about slowing down and being grateful for the little things.
“Birds on a wire
“Isn’t Love Something?” is one of those tunes glorying in the joy when unexpected paths cross and result in love.
If you want to hear an EP that makes you feel good about being alive, this is it. The band is assembled from musicians who have worked previously with big name musicians.
The Plainfields are:
Gary Shiebler is also the author of The Search for the Perfect Dog, as well as other books about animals.
Check out their website at www.plainfields.com.
EP cover image from plainfields.com
Kimmy Sophia Brown has loved humor and music and freedom for as long as she can remember.She is especially passionate about the environment and caring for animals.
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