For an artist who’s almost permanently cheerful and smiling, Josh Ritter’s 2013 album The Beast in Its Tracks was a surprisingly mournful turn for the singer-songwriter, but who could blame him? After all, the songs were all written, sometimes overtly, about his 2010 divorce from fellow musician Dawn Landes.
Cool new Josh Ritter Interview. Can’t wait for the next album!
“We think we tell stories, but stories often tell us, tell us to love or to hate, to see or to be blind. Often, too often, stories saddle us, ride us, whip us onward, tell us what to do, and we do it without questioning. The task of learning to be free requires learning to hear them, to question them, to pause and hear silence, to name them, and then to become the storyteller.”—Rebecca Solnit (via mttbll)