bellum spirituale… Song 245

A new month. A new album. I’m doing something a little different and a little more ambitious than my previous work. Albums like 2112, Tommy, The Wall and The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway are some of my favorite albums of all time. What do they all have in common? They’re all the dreaded “concept album”. That’s what I’m going to do this month. This month will be one continuous concept album, designed to be heard in order.

The war of spirit plagues those who see and feel the injustice and absurdity in this world. Ignorance is bliss and knowledge is scorned. 56 people shot? Who cares? You hit a squirrel with your car? An outpouring of sympathy and heart-felt wishes of healing ensues. At what point does the absurdity of it all become too much to handle? At what point does the need arise to fight to reclaim your spirit? Is love real? Does anyone feel anything genuine any more? How do you reconnect with your spirit in a universe of 1’s and 0’s?

Song 245: “Overture”



from bellum spirituale – September 2016, track released September 1, 2016
Written, recorded and performed by Matthew Sams

Author: matthewsams

Matt Sams is an American singer/songwriter/guitarist from the Chicago area. He has been playing music since childhood and is now in the process of writing, recording and releasing a new song every day of 2014. Keep up to date on the progress by following Matt on Twitter @Somnistatic

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