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WATCH: Kirby Brown, “Ashes and Leaves”

Sep 13, 2021

WATCH: Kirby Brown,

Artist: Kirby Brown
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
Song: “Ashes and Leaves”
Album: Break Into Blossom
Release Date: September 17, 2021
Label: Self-released via Soundly Music

In Their Words: “Sometimes, we are the ones being left — by lovers, friends, family, etc. At other times, we are the leavers. Maybe this is one of the inevitable arrangements of life. No matter which side of that bargain we find ourselves on, I believe there’s a resolve that comes when we are able to let go of our control, our power, our solutions. ‘Ashes and Leaves,’ at least as it appears to me, is a song about that sacrament of open-handed release: ‘They say you never know ‘til it’s too late / But you say it like you know it now / Life is full of aches that you just can’t shake / Full of things you learn to do without.’ It’s a meditation on acceptance. Even if nothing stays the same, everything (and everyone) finds a home in its own way. Even if that’s a moving target, there’s a kind of peace that comes in letting go and leaning into perpetual motion.” — Kirby Brown

Photo credit: Jordan Sirek

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