Here is a powerful debut single. The song comes from Ashley Campbell. She is the daughter of country great, Glen Campbell. His story with Alzheimer’s has been known for some time now.
So with that background let’s listen to the song, but also think about it in terms of a debut single from a really promising new country artist.
Remembering – Ashley Campbell
You can feel and hear that this is a very personal song. It’s a beautiful song about life and something many people go through today.
It’s the story of a girl that loved her dad while growing up. She’s reflecting on the life she’s had with her dad and all the things he taught her and the experiences they’ve had. And it’s not as much about the teaching I guess as it is about the way he loved her.
If we’re lucky we get people like this in our lives. They do things without even thinking about it that affect our lives in positive ways.
And then life kind of reaches the end and things like memories can start to fade, but it’s the task of the new generation to take over with the remembering. And they do it without even thinking. They remember the love they were given and give it on to the next generation.
Really great song. It has a great melody. I think it’s the right mix of positive and sad, which is challenging for the situation.
Very well done.
Chart Estimate: #15
CML Points: 88/100