TOTD: Sargent – “Echo Hill”
It’s been an absolute beast of a week. From having my inbox filled with new tracks, I can’t help but fall in love with most of what I heard. Today’s track of the day is no exception; vocalist and songwriter Gretchen Lieberum‘s latest side-project Sargent brings about a sense of serenity in “Echo Hill.” The caption written for the melancholic song, Lieberum mentions its origins came about from insomnia after her mother’s passing in 2013. Late night strolls to the end of her street (the aforementioned opening album track) to watch the lights of downtown Los Angeles helped find comfort.
“Echo Hill” is taken from Sargent’s self-titled album, and I can only expect more beautiful melodies that will make my heart melt and tears fall. I rarely, if ever, truly fall in love with songs but what Sargent has offered us in the form of the lead single/album opener is truly amazing. I feel Lieberum’s grief as she sings about the loss of her mother; the hope contained within the four minute track strikes a chord with me as I too have recently lost a loved one and it has taken me ages to properly convey what I felt in the aftermath.