You can feel the clouds of despair along with the winds of heartache gather ominously as you listen to Lost & Alone Again by Derek Lee Goodreid. He has you in the palm of his hands with nothing but his voice and a guitar. His songs generally fall under either blues or rock, genre wise. This one though, can literally be set apart as it has a sombre country touch to it.
The song opens with just a guitar and Derek says “Take me to the well” and you already know you forgot your tissues. Goodreid’s vulnerable delivery draws the listeners only to have us marvelling at his velvety bass voice. The fact that there’s just a guitar and Derek’s voice builds an intimate atmosphere and reduces the distance between him and us. You can hear him spill himself with an incredibly painful sense of honesty onto the page. He also says “Take me down to the river and deliver me from my many sins.” this adds an almost gothic church-like touch to the number.
He also says “Take me down to the river so I can wash these blood-soaked hands.”. It immediately reminds you of the infamous blood scene with Leonardo De Caprio in Django Unchained. The Bluesy Country touch within the song would make it a great addition to Django Unchained’s playlist. It also has a Tarantinoesque imagery. Speaking of, Lost & Alone Again has such vivid descriptions of pain, loss and missing. The number is a stunning piece of music crafted by Derek Lee Goodreid. It has a way of seeping between the cracks of the walls around your heart and breaking it down. You must give a listen to this masterpiece and more of his work in the links attached below.