Feeling moved and inspired touches deep upon our sense of humanity. Opens us up to experiences on a sensory level, out of our heads. Beyond the analytics of it all.

Music as one art form, is a way we are moved on a deep level. For me, it has a way of stopping time and freezing the moment, as I track the progression of the song. Following music is a sort of mindfulness for me.

Today, Saturday, as the day when the week’s pace changes, I am choosing a mellow song intended to reflect the transition. Australian musician, Jarryd James, released a song early this year called Do You Remember that has hit number one in Australia on the Indy Music Charts.

The chords that frame the song are simple and repetitive and vary mostly between two. The beat is consistent, with the drum holding a steady throb, like the beat of a heart. James’ voice is the real variant as he moves in and out of the rhythm set by the drum. He sings in a breathy voice, like one in the throes of longing. . . .

As you listen, you can imagine a heartbeat stop in parts of the song. Perhaps yours? Enjoy.

When did we lose our way
easier to let it . . . go, ah
so many can’t tell anybody
how did I let you . . . know

call me when you’ve made up your mind
but you won’t
caught up in the way you that you played my heart
only love could ever hit this hard

chorus
ah don’t be scared about it
don’t forget it was real
do you remember the way it made you feel
do you remember the things it let you feel?

how do I make you stay
when it’s easier to let you . . . go, no
nobody knows what we know about it
no one needs to know

call me when you’ve made up your mind but you won’t
caught up in the way that you played my heart
only love could ever hit this hard

when you’ve loved to your limit
you gave all you’re given
who you gonna pray to when you’re there
will you find out that there ain’t no other love
no other love for you, ah ha

oh when you think about it
do you remember me
do you remember the way it made you feel
do you remember the things it let you feel

Note: I posted a lyric version above as it seemed to lend itself more to listening to the nuances of the song. For your visual pleasure, I am posting the official Do You Remember video, beautifully shot in black and white and artfully created.