Same by Said Sara AKA David Benson is a track that stands out from the rest of his previous releases. He performs with just the strings, his vocals and his writing. This hauntingly beautiful track makes you want to sit in nature as you skip stones on the glistening still waters. The woody quality of this alt-folk track evokes such great imagery of nature.
The song has a repetitive quality to it, whether it’s the lyrics or the musical breaks. The song does a good job of grabbing your attention. What sets it apart though is that it’s at the second or the third listen when you begin to break apart the song and really examine and appreciate it. It’s almost as if you’re either too ready to move on to the next stanza or not ready to let go of the last stanza. The breaks are an interesting beat structure to play with. The interesting string interlude paired with Said’s voice adds such a bonus to the experience.
A film that encapsulates a wide range of experiences is Catherine Called Birdy by Lena Dunham. A beautiful movie about girlhood that is set in medieval England. The film follows Birdy AKA Catherine and her refusal to “grow up” and be sent off through marriage. We have a hilarious protagonist who hides her period rags, scares off suitors and deeply scares her dad. Same would really showcase how similar the father-daughter duo are. It helps so much that the soundscape is so minimal and woody, it would fit seamlessly into the film.
The song permeates a sense of longing and hope. The track by Said Sara ebbs and flows and lulls you into a state of trance. I’m sure you wouldn’t want to miss out on the experience.