MP3: Kristofer Åström - Twentyseven
27 was a big year for me too. That was the year in my life that I, for all intents and purposes, walked off a cliff into a new life. My wife and I quit our jobs, packed up and moved north into the unknown (Olympia). It wasn't just a new location, but a new era of responsibility. Sometimes I wish I could go back, but those moments are fleeting. No regrets!
As for Kristofer's take- it's a bit more obscure, but I wouldn't be surprised by a similar story. Common wisdom seems to say that we're supposed to get our shit together by our late twenties, so those years on the cusp could be a big turning point. I miss the option of being frivolous or spontaneous, even though I never really was. As for the song? Fantastic, of course. The run-on sentences provide the drive and the subtle vocal doubling adds intrigue. It takes a little while to get where it's going, but it's well worth it. You'll know when you arrive.
Kristofer Åström - Twentyseven