Walk Each Other Home by Shannon Hawley: Review
Manesquan, New Jersey-based guitarist and singer-songwriter Shannon Hawley’s latest release, ‘Walk Each Other Home’, is an enchanting incantation of hope that resonates deeply with the listener. The song features Hawley’s distinctive, clear voice and her guitar playing, which is delicate yet powerful.
A tribute to the women and caretakers who work behind the scenes to make the world a better place, the song reminds us of the importance of connection and love. Hawley’s lyrics are poignant and reflective, capturing the essence of the message she is trying to convey. She uses the murmuration of birds, which is a beautiful natural phenomenon where a flock of birds flies in a synchronized manner, changing direction as a collective in response to the movement of those closest to them as a metaphor for the interconnectedness of all living things and the power of community.
The song’s production is crisp allowing Hawley’s voice and guitar to take center stage. The sound is warm and inviting, creating a sense of intimacy and closeness. The recording of the song brings forth every note and nuance of Hawley’s performance in high fidelity.
Overall, ‘Walk Each Other Home’ is a fitting tribute to the caretakers and women who work tirelessly to make the world a better place, and it is a reminder of the power of community and connection in times of darkness.
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Photo credits: Bailey Anne Card @BaileyAnnphoto
Review by: Gabe Finch