Monday, July 18, 2016

Richard Lynch: A Better Place

In listening to Richard Lynch’s “A Better Place,” it’s easy to spot why this song is currently number one on the New Music Weekly am/fm Country Chart. In some ways it’s a simple narrative of a man who discovers his lover is unfaithful (fairly standard country/blues premise), then takes a dramatic turn where the main character is delivering his chorus from the afterlife. Quite a twist on tragedy.

In fact, there is a bittersweet quality to Lynch’s song. On one hand, his distraught lady is justifiably grieving and there is a bit of justice involved in that portion of the lyrics, on the other, there is the redemptive quality that most religious people hope waits for them in the hereafter. Richard Lynch sings a beautiful song beautifully and the music video is very moving!

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