Have you ever considered how the harsher existential realities can be the most comforting to some? The Rarest Kind know exactly how that works. Their new song Just A Ride We’re On takes the message that life is temporary and finds squeezes enough hope out of that frightful eternity to put a smile on a skeleton. With bright pianos, ambient guitars and an epic rhythm section, the song is carried along by a soft and inviting vocal. Listeners are then lead through lines that could devastate in isolation, but inspire as a full picture.
In darker times, especially with current events dividing people so fiercely, we can all use reminders that bad news shouldn’t stop us. Tragedies, especially those that happen beyond our control, shouldn’t define our headspace but serve as reminders that we need to make the time we have work to the fullest extent possible The Rarest Kind are using their position to get this message out. Hopefully listeners can take the time to absorb that positivity and seize the day. If that’s not a worthwhile use of musical talent, I don’t know what is.