Today I’m introducing you to the latest track by my good friend and fellow piano player and composer Merrill Crissey! You can read a lot more about him here, but lets jump right into the latest release of his!
The track Waltz for one was released as a single on the 24th of April.
Tell us something about your track Waltz for one!
“Waltz for One” was originally just meant to be a dark piano piece like a nocturne. About the time I started to finish it though, life changed for the world and for me personally. The Covid-19 crisis caused an upheaval unlike any of us have ever seen. Many have become severely sick and many others have succumbed to the illness. Those of us who have remained healthy so far are often plagued with anxiety, boredom, or loneliness.
Unrelated to the crisis, I also have experienced a personal loss in the last couple of weeks. Without going into details our family has suffered emotionally from it unlike any other time I can remember. Grief, it seems, is not far from any of us.
So this song has taken on a new meaning for me. It is a lament—a lament for those who are struggling, those who have suffered loss, and those who cannot see light at the end of the tunnel. Before you look for hope you sometimes need to acknowledge the current darkness and loss you are experiencing. This song expresses some of the sadness I feel and that I see in the world. Another day I will try to write a piece with more hope but not today.
Thanks for this Chip!