…our victory songs, FORREST HILL Life Flows On
by Walter Price
On the surface, the recent imagery-heavy “lockdown baby” single, “Life Flows On”, from singer-songwriter Forrest Hill is a finger snappin’ folk-pop song to sing along to while the world turns. But it’s a bit more than this. The result of mediation and rooted in the frustrating realities that society has had to endure, navigate through, and, with a bit of luck, land mentally victorious on the other side of.
In a quote provided to the GTC, songwriter Forrest Hill speaks about this future post-pandemic playlist staple, “The chorus of the song is meant to remind me that we are free in every moment to set our hearts and minds to our highest intentions. I decided to add a very upbeat, stomp and holler style to the music to bring some levity to the lyrics.”
And we all flow on
Singing our victory songs
When the words have come and gone
Life flows on and on
We can’t live life without some pain
Nothing ever remains the same
One day you’re up, then you’re down
Winds of change will blow you round…
This single confirms that feeling triumphant over adversity and darkness isn’t just for fairytales anymore. As a worldwide community, we’ve had so many challenges to wade through. Political idiocies, police brutality, racial inequality, and the pandemic, to name just a handful of strifes that could’ve destroyed us. But love, kindness, and communication will see us come together once again. And “Life Flows On” is just the anthem we need to soundtrack our journeys into a new world.
“Life Flows On” is taken from the forthcoming album, ‘Only Love’, expected on January 28, 2022.
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“Forrest Hill’s newest album is titled ‘Only Love’. This is his 4th solo album and is a collaboration with producer Christopher Thomas. The alum is scheduled for worldwide release on Jan 28, 2022. Recorded at Tiny Telephone Recording Studio in Oakland, the songs on Only Love explore some of the deeper phycological demons that lead to so much suffering in the world and how we can transform our minds for our own benefit and the benefit of others.” (SoundCloud)
“I started writing music for this album to help me deal with the anxiety I was feeling about work, isolation, growing old, and the trauma of Trump. I originally wrote a lot of lyrical verses that were pretty dark on the surface. These became the textural backbone for a lot of the songs. Later, as I sat with the words, I wrote new choruses to try and infuse the lyrics with some light and hope.” – F. Hill