Â Filled with the sounds of a warm lap-style dobro, and enthralling, deep vocal stylings, Bret Mosleyâ€™s Light & Blood is a heartfelt masterpiece. â€œRun It Againâ€ takes us from the uplifting and relaxed atmosphere of the previous songs on the album, and shakes us with the grim reality of the perils in our society through Mosleyâ€™s eyes. As one of the only songs in the album written in a minor key, the song portrays scenes of desperation, retribution, subdued frustration, but more importantly, the hope that shines through it all.
â€œRun It Againâ€ was inspired by the devastating tsunami that crippled Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, and Thailand in 2004. â€œIt felt to me like Mother Earth was giving us a spanking,â€ says Mosley. â€œShe was reminding us that she brought us into the world, and should could take us out any old time she felt like it.â€
The passion behind â€œRun It Againâ€ is undeniably fueled by Mosley heeding the call from nature, but the track also digs further into the problems facing our individuality and the society that embraces it. While reading works of Ken Wilber and David Deida, Mosley began to make some realizations about his culture that surrounds him. â€œThe whole matter of sexual politics and polarity was working me over personally at the time,â€ says Mosley. â€œBeing surrounded by so many hardened, masculine woman and foppish, metrosexual menâ€”I felt like something was badly out of whack.â€
For Mosley, â€œRun It Againâ€ is partly about being isolated and confused in this society that was moving in the wrong direction. â€œIt seemed that the culture was trying to self-correct for the excessive masculine imperialist aggression that the US corporate barons have wrought throughout the world,â€ he says. â€œSomehow in this self-corrective impulse, we were missing the mark.â€
Mosley taps our shoulders lightly with melody to remind us that â€œmen can be men, and women can be women, and it can actually be a good thing. War isnâ€™t a show of power, itâ€™s a display of fear. The ocean…thatâ€™s power.â€
Mosleyâ€™s first studio album Light & Blood (Woodstock MusicWorks) is available now.