“What Is So Beautiful About Life” – A Narrative of Human Life For The Future
With all its unpredictability and disenchantment, human life is nevertheless so beautiful. During their lifetime, every human gets to paint a distinctive picture on the canvas of life. What results is a scintillating image, unique in every regard that evokes awe and wonder. Each one’s life might be a highly personal experience, but the lessons learned from life are passed on through human generations.
The Song Gardeners’ Single “Future Lives” deals with the three stages of human life. The curious Phase of a child, the discovering phase of a youth, and the matured phase of a grown-up person – are all replete with a galaxy of interesting experiences. During the third and final phase of life, the individual who is a bundle of memories leaves back the treasure of wisdom to enrich the lives of the succeeding generations. So, the theme of the song is indeed rare and brilliant.
As the song begins, the keyboard and bass do a teamwork to set up a jazzy groove and Corrie Dunn’s lead vocals bestow an exceptional charm to the production. The songwriter explains the rules and courses of life in the lines,
“Some rules never change, we are born innocent
As the years carry us from stage to stage
There’s no turning back, so let’s pass on what we’ve learned to the future lives.”
As the song progresses to the outro section, there is a shift in the musical theme and the audience is enthralled by a complex rhythmic melody that signifies the experiences and maturity gained over the years.
Choosing 4-part harmony to render the final lyric “Falling down on your face, is like falling into Grace” Corrie and Mary pay homage to all humans for successfully trying until they get life right. The song’s philosophy emphasizes that life as an experience is equally important as the outcome. Everyone’s wisdom is a treasure that can help make future lives better.
Mary Gospe has given her best by delivering soulful harmonies. Corrie Dunn has contributed on piano and lead vocals. James Butler’s synths and bass/drum beats and David Scheibner’s ornate touches on his guitars and synths have made “Future Lives” a soul-stirring experience for the listeners.
Each element of the composition namely the concept, lyrics, tunes, instrumentals, and harmonies together play their brilliant roles in moving this single to achieve the purpose the composer has intended for the single.
After a long search, I found this song a rare composition that helps break the monotony we have been used to in contemporary music. There is something magical about the song that penetrates deep into the core of your heart and converses intimately with your soul. I am sure, you will never be the same person after listening to the song.