If there is one thing to be expected from life, it’s aging. Growing up is inevitable but that doesn’t mean we dread the reality of it any less. John Cartwright captures the essence of that journey via daisychaindaze’s latest, “Far From The Madding Crowd.”
There’s an innocent ambiance captured at the start of “Far From The Madding Crowd” that represents the universal truth of childhood. As the song goes on the tension builds with the approaching ways of adolescence, and by the end – the drama ensues with the inevitable; adulthood. It’s a three-act play encompassed in less than three minutes. However, each second of the track speaks volumes towards the overall message Cartwright aimed to deliver.
Listening, one cannot help but think back to their own journey through these various stages, and that becomes more vivid when watching the accompanying video that displays striking imagery. The most vivid being the empty swings at the park. I often find myself yearning for the days when the only care in the world I had was how high I could get on a swing set. My only worry being whether or not a limb would break if I dared to jump.
As Cartwright notes of this song’s bottom line, “You’re a grown-up now…playtime is over.” It’s a harsh reality to cope with but with the aid of a song as masterfully done as this, it’s a little easier to swallow.
Those with an appreciation of classically modern sounds can check out daisychaindaze’s “Far From The Madding Crowd,” available now on all major music and streaming platforms.
Written by Kendra Beltran