Eve Adams “You’re Not Wrong” – Listen

Wistful is the word that comes to mind as Eve Adams sings the melancholic ‘You’re Not Wrong.‘  It’s a song that’s shot through with a retro-feel, this time the “old times” being resurrected are an imagined 1930s jazz infused crooner sensibility.  It’s a song which drifts on waves of strings and, yes, saxophone – the latter provided by Eve Adams’ frequent musical collaborator Military Genius.  And yes, we also wonder what his parents could have been thinking.Eve Adams has described the emotions she was striving to capture in ‘You’re Not Wrong’, saying that it “was written as an anthem of surrender.  During a dark night of my soul, I was yearning for these kinds of messages, listening over and over to the heartbroken torch songs of the 1930’s, full of their grand symbolism and unapologetic melancholy, and finding levity and comfort in the soundtrack of the Wizard of Oz. From that place I began writing. What started as a simple message from Dorothy to the Scarecrow has expanded over time into a more universal statement. To me, ‘You’re Not Wrong’ is a reminder to look to the sky, to nature, for guidance and to surrender to the Universe when you need to.

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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