“Lover of the Light” | Mumford & Sons | The Road to Red Rocks
Friday: french fries-days
It has it all: lovely melodic lyrics, a very intensive performance and a fine quality orchestration.
While the people were achieving some of their utopias in the french streets, on april 1968 this naïve tune is released from a innoncent young girl whose voice has a crystalline high pitch, a child face, moulded on Classical and refreshed by the jazz.
A cute girl, named France Gall, still on finishing 60’s euphoria, not yet drafted by the french popular music business (mostly a lower quality music), shouting out an hymn to the violent winds of the tempo, this primary pulse born from “wind’s violons”, running through time and space, growing to blow big cities and streets, “driving crazy for life the most reasonnable girl”…
The composition is impressive, mastered by Alain Goraguer, the very same that will compose the famous OST from the animation movie entitled La Planete Sauvage, it’s an heavy orchestration that still moves fast and lightly on jazz and swing steps.
The movement is crescendo, climbing fast, double-basse and keyboard softly get into quickly feeded by the vocal scatt breaks of France Gall, opening up for the brass and congas, “the wave swings harder on” stronger, faster ending on the violence of a musical frenzy.