6am repeat :: ryan tanner // ‘peaceful mind’

6am Repeat is a recurring feature here at Folk Hive in which we stream the latest track that plays incessantly in the earbuds when we awake at that hour and imbibe massive amounts of coffee and cigarettes in preparation for the advancing day.  Consider it your jam of the day — a sweet, sweet gift from me to you.  I love you, dude.


Here are some facts.

1. This song is not new, by any means.

2. I’ll admit it, my sister bought this album eons ago and then begged me to write about it. I relented. While the song is absolutely gorgeous, my mind was all wrapped in love and I couldn’t reconcile the tone with my old happiness.

3. Old happiness is now gone. And now the words sung here are not just an abstract concept but a reminder of what was lost. They are part of the autobiography of us that I wish I was able to write…

4. I’m making a mixtape in memory of that love. This song (along with a healthy side of “I and Love and You”) are included. It’s been on repeat for two days, in the car, in the house. The banjo is echoing off the walls and Diana Fotheringham’s accenting vocals are bouncing in my brain. I can’t stop listening.


Ryan Tanner :: Peaceful Mind [mp3]

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