It had been one of those weeks and I craved getting out of the city and into the ocean….
After soaking up an afternoon of salt, wind, sand and sunshine, I drenched myself in even more soulful goodness by listening to this sweet little bundle of music on my drive home; Ty Segall’s sixth studio album Sleeper.
Ten acoustic songs all influenced by the passing of Segall’s father and his subsequent estrangement from his mother. Segall said of the album, “I was not in a good spot. I had been through some rough stuff, like my dad passed away, and was going through some relationship issues, too. Plus, I was having all of these awful dreams. Ones about sleep and death, and it’s from there that I’d write stuff from. It’s not really like what I do. It’s more brutal to me. It was just therapeutic, really. It just was necessary for me to put that out there, recording a song or writing it down on a piece of paper to get it out of my head and body, so I could move on to other things.”
Sounds like a handful, but it’s great… see it as the closest thing your mid-week will come to a beach-like-escape.