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Tuesday, December 8

I Just Think She's Fly: Goapele

I discovered Goapele's music when I lived in Chicago about six years ago. The first song I heard was "Closer," and it changed my life! (not really, but if you've heard the song, you know what I mean.)

It's the perfect song to get you in the mindframe for reflection and self-evaluation.

The lyrics are potent:
"Closer to my dreams
I’m goin’ higher and higher
I ain’t gonna sleep
Sometimes you just have to let it go (Let it go, let it go)
Leaving all my fears to burn down
Push them away so I can move on
Closer to my dreams"

Whenever I'm feeling stagnant, I often play this song (usually putting it on repeat). And sooner or later, I'm able to restore a sense of purpose, a feeling of hope or a spark of creativity.

Without the natural beauty, without the class and withouth the grace....this song, alone, makes Goapele fly!


Moni @ CL Journal said...

I agree with you and I just had this conversation with my cousin about Goapele. She is fly and I have purchased her music ever since. Off of her debut CD, my song is "Catch -22". I was in something that was just that when it came out and I was feeling her.

Candace Avont said...

Hey Moni,

yeah, she's tight! I love that all of her songs have meaning...