Emily Soon “Love is the Loneliest Place” – Listen

Australian Emily Soon wrote ‘Love is the Loneliest Place‘ a few years ago in response to the emotional break-up of a couple she was friends with.  It was a way, she says, “to comprehend the situation as best as I could, also becoming a lesson for myself on the importance of empathy, patience and time.

It’s a song that questions whether love is actually really worth all the pain that it can bring “You don’t really have to find love if it makes you shiver and shake / Now you’re bitter and cold ’cause we left it this way.”   There’s no happy payoff, as Emily Soon and ‘Love is the Loneliest Place’ stays true to the theme to the end – which is a resolution of a kind, but not the lazy and easy one lesser songwriters would hand out.

Photo: Thomas Feng

Author: Jonathan Aird

Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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