Spencer Brill has managed to capture such big emotions in just 3 mins and 23 secs. Hospital Song so lightly delivers a song of great gravity. He very poignantly speaks of being stuck in a hospital and being afraid of one’s own well-being. It’s hard being in a hospital. What’s even harder is being in a hospital during a pandemic as both the patient and as the hospital staff.
He makes sure you know he’s speaking of covid right from the start. He does this with the lyrics “My sense of smell is lost I’m barely tasting this applesauce. Weak black coffee in a weaker paper cup”. The song begins with a light acoustic guitar and electric guitar section that helps you float into the music. Spencer delivers the song with a well-balanced combination of fun and intense that helps us both ground ourselves in the music as well as let loose.
The song summons the imagery of Fault In Our Stars. The film was a blockbuster, catapulting John Green into the mainstream. It feels like a gentle hug after a heartbreak, of which the film itself is the culprit. Hospital Song would be a song that sinks in seamlessly into the playlist of the film. Of course, the song falls within very specific genres and themes but it still is dynamic within them as well. Hospital Song shows us how extraordinarily good Spencer Brill is at painting vivid imagery. He also knows how to pick his production team as they have done a great job at delivering a neat and polished number. It’s time you discovered him and fell in love with him as much as us.