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In the upper echelon of today’s singer/songwriters, there’s a handful who could be counted among the literary elite -- those whose lyrics are poetry that paints unique, evocative pictures -- and Josh Ritter has long been considered near the top of that heap.His latest album is, among many other things, an absolute affirmation of this.The resulting creative explosion, according to Ritter, was a way to cut himself off from the expectations of others.“I began with an exciting sense of dissatisfaction,” Ritter explains in the album’s press release.
He learned “things that happened,” he says, “that were just more than I felt I could live with her in the relationship.” Touring with friends who felt like family and playing music for his fans were the only things keeping him sane.There were so many things that felt completely unmanageable. Then, when I saw that stuff written down, I realized that it felt very…not immature, but certainly I wasn’t made to deal with these emotions in this way.“I’m not the person who’s going to sit down and put out the songs that I’d written in the heat of the moment,” he adds.“Every time it rains it pours / I pray it rains just a little more on me,” Ritter belts out at the song’s beginning before the full band falls into place.
The upbeat instrumentation masks the anguish in the lyrics, where Ritter struggles to remain brave and stoic in the face of a breakup. “Won’t catch me crying, no / Won’t catch me showing any hurt.” Ritter’s collaboration with Weir spills over into Gathering in the form of “When Will I Be Changed", a duet with the legendary singer/songwriter.It’s never derivative and always manages to sound fresh and new.