Week Ender – Jonivan Jones

The Omega to the Week Starter Alpha, Week Ender is the song we want to send you into the weekend with.

Spring still springs forth, despite the ongoing awfulness of most things these days, and in all that cyclical action we are reminded that eventually the light will break through – and with it a promise of better days, or at least a brief respite. What a perfect song for such times “Across The River” by Jonivan Jones is. A Lanegan-esque dark and smoky croak starts the song, but before too long Jones’ voice has opened up like the storm clouds dissipating at dawn. The song tells the story of an inmate working on prison farms but whose spirit and connection to life cannot be taken from them. It works not only as a classic story song but also as metaphor and a new “keep your head up” anthem.

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