Embers (Twelfth night)
One of the best presents I received this Christmas was in fact one that we all received, though truthfully too few of us would’ve known about it. Indeed — confirmed as it were by the internal warmth generator of a musical gift that keeps on giving — it is true that the best things in life are free. Emotive and emotionally unifying, the vocal flights of both Mikey Kenney and Brooke Sharkey need little accompaniment, an acoustic guitar would often suffice — full of feel, and felt on your fingertips, not just in your ear. We, as people, need songs like this; slightly broken as we are — soaring and growing — dying — not feeling, and feeling.