TUNE James Holt - And Then I Awoke
Easily the calmest track featured on this EP, And Then I Awoke tells the story of a character who’s in love with a person too perfect that she can only exist in his mind. She is impossibly perfect, as even the birds say that, to them, she is more beautiful that the return of spring. She is loved by all of nature and he is determined to find her no matter the cost.
The Rhodes gently groans, the BV’s sedately hum, the “pocket-orchestra” provides the calm, cascading backdrop as we are whisked away by this character’s love-dream. This continues until the music is resolved on a final major chord, which we are awakened to realise it was all just an illusion.