Oh my word. I have to share with you all this beautiful song I stumbled across this morning. “Next To Me” by Sleeping At Last. The whole thing is just beautiful, and it felt like my heart was contracting a little, and I might explode if I don’t share it with someone! So, hopefully you pretty little reader will listen to it this morning because I’d love for you to see how great it as well. I know nothing about this band, their formation or how long they’ve been around. Somehow I came across a little Folky playlist created by a stranger on Spotify, and this gem was nestled in the middle of the list. The second I heard
“Oh, our futures were written with crayons in coloring books”
I knew this song was meant for me. Well, dang! Upon a little research you will find that I am way behind the times, and this song is indeed a throwback (released in 2011.) The band was formed back in 1999! Holy cow! According to Wikipedia: National touring ensued, first opening for Switchfoot, then for Billy Corgan’s side project Zwan, Yellowcard, Something Corporate, The Format, and Bleu. They received airplay on Fuse TV and their song “Quicksand” was featured in the third season of Grey’s Anatomy.
How did I miss this band?! I saw Switchfoot, Yellowcard, Something Corporate, and The Format on their tours back then. (And I was a little addicted to that Zwan song “Honestly.”) Also, I may not be a loyal viewer anymore, but for a while there I didn’t miss an episode of Grey’s and part of what attracted me to the show was the awesome music. Oh well, I may have been missing out on them all this time, but now I know and I will be playing this tune a lot lately, I am sure. If you’re not familiar with them either, I highly suggest you give this song a listen!