The Collection - Beautiful Life
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posted 27 Dec 2018 by Krister Axel
We can always be, as humans, brought together by an appreciation for life’s beauty: confident in the truth that we are never really alone.

With a big 4-part harmony leading into a gentle piano-ballad verse, it’s not until the chorus that we even hear the acoustic guitar. And then you won’t hear the horns until just before the second verse; the harmonium after that.

It’s like a trail of little melodic gifts, tied together with a folk-pop-friendly sense of presence, and some humility. The message here is that we can always be, as humans, brought together by an appreciation for life’s beauty: confident in the truth that we are never really alone.

“You do not have to be known
even the best of us have sometimes felt alone
this whole world is your home”— The Collection

The Collection already enjoy a well-deserved following on Spotify with mostly US-based fans; we hope this will be the single that opens them up to a larger international market.

For the past 7 years, David Wimbish, along with the various iterations his band The Collection, have been charting the ebb and flow of a life seen through the eyes of a poet. This song is featured on our Roots Collection playlist.

About the Author

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Morristown, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


Read my poetry here.