“Every sickness has an alien quality, a feeling of invasion and loss of control that is evident in the language we use about it.”
― Siri Hustvedt
My featured guest tonight is the brilliant singer, songwriter, Chuck Westmoreland with a single music video released on September 5, 2016– titled "The Clouds Beyond Us Carry Rain".
Chuck a bar owner and former rock and roll singer, has transitioned nicely into country music. His music speaks to life in the truest since.
“Westmoreland gets to the gritty business of life and death and loss on his solo debut. These aren’t songs about leaving and transformation; these are songs about sticking around in the face of tragedy, setting your feet, and fighting. Bones are cracked open and marrow spooned out with dirty fingers: the good, the bad, and the frustratingly in-between.”
His video is fresh and dramatic leaving me with a somber feeling, a depth that knocked my socks off. Pardon the Texas slang.
I discovered this new talent when he sent me a twitter follow request and yes, I accepted it. An intense lyrical synopsis to this song is noted below:
"The Clouds Beyond us Carry Rain
Cover now as the sunlight scatters around and
The dawn comes like a judge
I pleaded for another hour
Fall away to a shelter in your mind
The clouds beyond us carry rain
Tremble now with our ears unto the ground
The trees follow me to the forest softly bedded down
Come away there ain't no forgiving now
The clouds beyond us bury things
Don't you cry there are children in your eyes
The clouds beyond us carry rain and
The life before us goes untold"
"The Clouds Beyond Us Carry Rain"- is the 4th track in Chuck Westmoreland's self-titled debut album. The album released November 4, 2016 was written, produced, and mixed by Chuck. You can purchase a copy of this remarkable album and get in touch with the talented Chuck Westmoreland as follows:
The album genre is classic country and the music video directed by Kevin Freeny was published on YouTube, Sep 5, 2016 by Chuck Westmoreland Music.
Biography from his Facebook page – Chuck’s wonderful story can be found on https://www.facebook.com/pg/chuckwestmorelandmusic/about/?ref=page_internal check it out!
“The songs are about the lyrics more than anything else,” Westmoreland explains. “I’m trying to tell personal stories that reveal something terrible, familiar, and hopeful to the listener.”
I hope you like this selection as much as I do and have a blessed evening or morning. Thank you for your continued support. Remember music is a language and these are my thoughts tonight.
Peace and Love always
Diana Mary Sharpton
1. Photography: http://www.chuckwestmoreland.com/photos/Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqnGeX6_R9A