What Really Matters

from What Really Matters (single) by Arielle Silver

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Hooky and driving folk-pop inspired by the California wildfires, with female vocals and layered harmonies, chomping piano, driving drums, and handclaps.

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What would you take if your world was on fire
Riding the wind on a tinder of leaves
Flames flying in like an enemy fighter
Sun rising red, tell me what would you grieve

When you’re burned down to the bedrock
When you’re scraped down to the coals
When everything you thought you knew is changing
And you feel the devil fighting for your soul

Flask of whisky, stash of pot
Letters from a lover that you should have long forgot
When your tidal wave of tears turns to laughter
That’s when you know it comes down
Down down down down down down down
To what really matters

Smoke screens and daydreams don’t help when you’re running
Tears lift to heaven the rest of your home
Falling like snow you’re an angel in ashes
Chimneys and tree bones and churchyard stones

When it comes down to the bedrock
When everything that you’ve known
Is scattered glass in the doorway
And you’re wrestling with an angel for control

Flask of whisky, stash of pot
Letters from a lover that you should have long forgot
When your tidal wave of tears turns to laughter
That’s when you know it comes down

Flask of whisky, stash of pot
Letters from a lover that you should have long forgot
When your tidal wave of tears turns to laughter
That’s when you know it comes down
Down down down down down down down
To what really matters

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from What Really Matters (single), released February 28, 2020
Song by Arielle Silver
Produced by Shane Alexander
Engineered by Michael Gehring at Secret World Studios
Mixed by Brian Yaskulka
Mastered by Hans DeKline
Photo by Anabel DFlux
Design by Danit Sigler and Arielle Silver

Arielle Silver - lead vocal, backing vocals, acoustic guitar, claps
Shane Alexander - acoustic guitar, electric guitar, backing vocals, keys, claps
Denny Weston Jr. - drums and percussion
Carl Byron - piano, organ, keys
Darby Orr - bass
Jesse Siebenberg - baritone guitar, percussion
Mike Gehring - claps

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Arielle Silver Los Angeles, California

Music Connection TOP 2020 PROSPECTS and
American Songwriter Daily Discovery, Arielle Silver's songs have the heart of Laurel Canyon, the pulse of Americana, and the soul of the Chelsea Hotel. Her long-awaited upcoming album, A THOUSAND TINY TORCHES, was community-funded and releases June 2020. The Boston Globe called Something Pretty Something True album,“Lovely songwriting and arrangements,” ... more

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