07. March 2022 · Comments Off on Carolyn Arends: Without Music · Categories: music

Just because … well … MUSIC!

The official music video for WITHOUT MUSIC by Carolyn Arends (featuring Amy Grant). Stream/download the song at https://ffm.to/withoutmusic.oyd.

WITHOUT MUSIC celebrates the enduring necessity and power of music, even – especially – in difficult times. It can be found on Carolyn’s new album: RECOGNITION. (https://www.carolynarends.com/new-music)

VIDEO: Directed, shot, and edited by THE ARCTIC at Five Acres in Abbotsford, BC. Amy Grant footage shot in Nashville, TN by ONE MOVE MEDIA.

Carolyn Arends

This was meant to be a melancholic song
A litany of all that’s gone wrong
But the melody took over, and it started to soar
Till it wasn’t melancholic anymore

I was going to write a cynical verse
‘Cause the bad just seems to keep getting worse
But the notes found their own rhythm, and they started to dance
Till my cynicism didn’t stand a chance

“Without music life would not be fair”
I heard someone say
Well God knows there’s injustice everywhere
But the music will not go away

Instrumental verse


So I guess this is my song for all the ones
Who keep singing as the world comes undone
Like a broken hallelujah, their melodies soar
Till the world’s not quite so broken anymore

Yeah like a rumour of glory, our melodies soar
And the world’s not quite as hopeless anymore

© Running Arends Music/ASCAP

Randall Stoll—drums
Miles Hill—acoustic bass
Spencer Capier — acoustic guitar (Santa Cruz 00 1929)
Carolyn Arends—vocal, guitar (Koa Taylor)
Roy Salmond—accordion, electric guitar (Gretsch 1963 Country Gentleman 6120), percussion
Amy Grant—vocal

Co–produced by Carolyn Arends and Roy Salmond
Mixed by Richie Biggs
Mastered by Greg Reely


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