Behind the lyrics: 5 More Minutes

As music listeners, we often hear lyrics and try to package them up and understand songs in a way that fits our personal experiences. Sometimes I find that it takes a while to truly ‘understand’ a song, and sometimes I’m immediately hit with a memory that persists each time. Often, life changes and I hear the song in a new way. But what does it mean to the artist who wrote it? Have I figured it out or is it deeper? What memory is conjured when they sing it? Sure, the tune about last night’s party can be fun, but

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Thoughts: Brandon Rhyder

Not since “Freeze Frame Time” have I been captivated by Brandon Rhyder. There was a time when nothing was more perfect than waltzing around the dance floor on a Thursday night to Freeze Frame with “him.” Someone gave me the “Because She Loves Me” album and, disappointing to admit, nothing else held my interest. I also admit I do not ride the bandwagon of loving Rhyder’s vibrato-filled voice. I guess that’s what years of choral singing and a childhood of barbershop will do to you. Alas, we are less than two weeks away from the release of his next album

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