Have you ever heard a voice so beautiful it makes you literally gasp in amazement?
And when that voice delivers songs of such emotional brilliance it becomes a different kind of musical experience. The rest of the room kind of fades away and you almost don’t want to breathe, you don’t want to break the spell because you can’t believe a human being could ever produce a sound so glorious.
I will never forget the first time I heard Jen Cork sing.
It was at a Southern Tier Songwriters Showcase where Jen performed along with several other wonderful singer songwriters (people I now refer to as my Ithaca family) . I had heard three of them before, had already met two of them at other events, and then I heard Jen sing, her angelic voice reached the rafters of the repurposed old church that the show was being held in and soared better than any previously incumbent choir ever could. It was magnificent and she didn’t even need a microphone.
Jen’s new single “Maybe Someday” is a beautifully bittersweet love letter of acceptance. Acceptance of a relationship that has come to an end, but one where the love never could. It’s a song about letting go but keeping hope in your heart. Hope that one day, if the stars align just right, that they could be together again.
“Maybe Someday” is a beautiful song about letting go and letting the other person know they always have a home in your heart.
Jen’s lyrics are vividly cinematic, when you close your eyes you can picture the scenes she paints for the lovers of her story, maybe even for yourself. When two people decide to walk in separate directions, but always leaving the door open to turn around.
The instrumentation serves the song so beautifully, Jen’s tender guitar coupled with a string arrangement by Wendell Roth featuring Roth on violin and Rebecca Couillard on cello add to the emotional resonance and sonic texture of the overall composition. There’s just something about strings on a song like this that make you grab the tissues. (I’m not crying…you’re crying)
The song was recorded at Sunwood Recording in Trumansburg by Chris Ploss.
To let go, is an act of strength, an act of courage. To do so with love, is an act of maturity and compassion. It’s hard, some people just can’t do it. As heartbreaking as it is to do, to do so with your arms wide open is as big an act of love as I can think of.
Is “Maybe Someday” a sad song? Sure it is. But it’s also a song of endless hope and love, and those qualities describe the best of who we can be as people, as humans.
“Maybe Someday” will be released on February 28th 2020 and will be available wherever you get your music from.
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