Boston-based, alto-voiced, singer-songwriter, Arielle Silver, has graced these pages before, and now has a great new single out called What Really Matters, from her album, A Thousand Tiny Torches – a new Indie/Folk/Americana compilation.
Arielle draws on her own experience for inspiration in her song-writing, and in What Really Matters, she recalls “a harrowing season in Southern California as gunshots ricocheted through a country bar and the surrounding hills ignited with apocalyptic wildfires”. She expresses feelings that most of us can identify with at some time in our lives when she sings:
‘When you’re burned down to the bedrock
When you’re scraped down to the coals
When everything you thought you knew is changing
And you feel the devil fighting for your soul’
Great lyrics, and great melody, this song tells how, when everything seems to be against you, that’s when you realise what really matters. Refreshing, honest, and well worth a listen – Enjoy!